ScreenPointer is an agent application that highlights the mouse as a pointer.
· You can activate the pointing function by pressing the left and right modifier keys simultaneously or long-pressing a modifier key.
· You can choose from among 11 different pointer types.
· You can use ScreenPointer with Keynote or PowerPoint.
Note: If you want to hide the cursor in Keynote, you need to check "Slideshow"-> "Interacting: Show pointer only on slides with links or movies" in Keynote preferences.
Please use it for presentations or screen sharing.
- You can toggle the pointing function by long press of the modifier key.
- When "Draw Action" is set to "Disable", normal mouse action can be performed even when the pointer is displayed.
Then I thought the balance of the function, I gave up to hide the cursor forcefully.
Ratings and Reviews
Still doesn’t replace ZoomIt! on Windows
I’m a mac user. But I have to use Windows a lot for presenting. This utility partially fills a gap and thats awesome!
On Windows we have a utility called ZoomIt! that works marvelously, because it is completely stealth until you use it. 4 Modes
Ctrl+1 zoomes the screen in a freeze frame way based upon the pointer’s location. Its useful for complex applications or rooms with poor quality projectors. In this mode you can click and start drawing. In the drawing mode, keyboard keys will change pointer color, size, and modifiers give you shape draws like arrows, straight lines, circles and rectangles. You can also type stuff on the screen.
Ctrl+2 is just the drawing mode.. Everything from above w/o the zoom part.
Ctrl+3 is an on screen timer. Its pretty common that we need to take a break during a longer presentation… this gives the audience the 5 or 10 min timer til we get started again. Or maybe you need to give them a questionnaire or the like
Ctrl+4 Is the active zoom mode. Its like Ctrl+1, except the screen stays active.
I think the UI could be clearer and more intuitive. That said, once I played around with it and figured it out, I was pretty impressed with how deep the feature set is, how flexible it is, and how smoothly it seems to work. Seems very promising to me! I’ll try to come back and update this after I’ve used it “in anger” while giving a talk.
Updating my review to 5 stars -- all three of my suggestions below were implemented! What a great little app for free!
I'm on High Sierra and it worked fine on my MacBook in my quick testing. Haven't tried multiple monitors.
IMHO only one of the options is truly useful -- the spotlight. My suggestions:
1. A preference for the delay. I'd like an option to see the spotlight immediately.
2. A pref for the opacity. It would be nice to dim the background not quite so dark, so you could still see it.
3. A pref to use the key as a toggle -- press once to turn on, again to turn off -- so you don't have to hold it down the whole time.
Thanks to the dev for giving us this cool little app!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.