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Annotate anything with Presentify

If you’re looking for an app that allows you to annotate anything on your screen, check out Presentify.  Presentify is a macOS menu bar app that helps users “give better presentations, online classes, or video tutorials by letting you annotate any screen, highlight your cursor, and more.”

While using the app, you’ll be able to annotate anything on the screen including videos, PDFs, images, code, etc.

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Here’s a review from James Sebenius at Harvard Business School:

“This elegantly designed app fills a great need, especially in these days of screen sharing on Zoom, when you want to emphasize parts of a presentation as you speak.  Ram Patra, the developer, was incredibly responsive and helpful when I had a question and quickly volunteered to produce a video explanation for others who might encounter the same issue…”

Overview of Presentify:

  • Draw anywhere, anytime:
    • You can draw on or annotate any screen you wish.  Simply select Annotate Screen from the menu bar and start doodling
    • A lot of drawing shapes are available, as well as text
    • The highlighter feature lets you highlight portions of text without obscuring it
    • Auto-erase your annotations
  • Works on iPad connected to a Macbook via Sidecar, Astropad, or Duet
  • Compatible with all video calling software like Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, etc.
  • The Whiteboard feature lets you draw on a whiteboard and not over other apps if you wish; you can even change the color of your whiteboard to whatever you feel like
  • Handy control panel to switch between different annotate tools and colors
  • Ability to highlight your mouse pointer to grab the attention of your audience
    • Change your cursor highlight color, opacity, size, and more

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