Highlight computer presentations with Highlight

runs on Mac
screenshot of Highlight

Using a computer to give a presentation can be a real mixed bag. The classic approach is to build a PowerPoint presentation, and hope that you've covered everybody's questions before they ask them. That's fine until the first time you have to deviate from the script. Then you have to switch over to pointing and hoping that everybody can follow along.

Highlight is a tool that can help you out with this. Basically it lets you overlay whatever is on your screen with a clear layer to write and draw on. By default when you fire it up, you get a free form pencil that lets you circle and point at items on your screen. Through the use of modifier keys (Shift, Control, Option) singly and in combination, you can also draw rectangles, ellipses, straight lines, arrows, and more. A hotkey lets you toggle the app on and off, since you can't click on any underlying buttons when the app receives focus.

Highlight is a Mac application. It runs under OS X (10.4 and later) and is distributed as a Universal Binary, so it's equally at home on PowerPC and Intel-powered Macs.

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2 Responses to “Highlight computer presentations with Highlight”

  1. Yeah I would agree with this, presentations are definitly the way to go to present information (from a computer) to single or mutiple users.

  2. Heidi says:

    Is there an app like this for Windows? I do a lot of training sessions using web meeting applications, and I can use the built-in screen annotation tools when displaying a presentation through that web meeting system. But if I am sharing my desktop or a web page, the annotations can’t be used.