Screen Annotations provides a set of tools and options to enhance on-screen presentations; annotations, whiteboard, and countdown timer. Creen Annotanion's toolbar lets you write and draw on screen. Whiteboard option enables you to focus attention onto a white canvas to express ideas or clarify content. Last but not least, a customable countdown timer to create a sense of urgency and give the feeling that time is running out.

Screen Annotations

Figure 1: Available tools to write and draw over most desktop software.

Screen Annotations is a status bar application that when launched its icon will be shown at top right corner. It creates an overlay that lets you draw and write over most software, including webpages, video, presentations, etc.

Adding Text to screen: Click and drag mouse to adjust for font size then press ENTER when you are done typing text.

Hotkey support

Common hotkeys are used to enable user easily use gained knowledge of standard hotkeys.

Action Shortcut
Exit overlay Press Command-q or Esc.
Undo Press Command-z.
Redo Press Command-Shift-z.
Line weight Press Command-[0-9]. Each number is associated with a line weith.

How to Take Screen Shot of Your Annotations

You can take pictures (called screenshots) of the screen on your Mac using Screenshot or keyboard shortcuts.

Action Shortcut
Capture the entire screen Press Shift-Command-3.
Capture a portion of the screen Press Shift-Command-4, then move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot. Press the mouse or trackpad button, drag over the area you want to capture, then release the mouse or trackpad button.
Open screenshot Press Shift-Command 5. Press enter once ready to take screenshot


Present ideas on a single whiteboard to augment your presentations.


Figure 2: White overlay that allows to write and draw using available tools.

Countdown Timer (Meeting Starting in:)

Easily communicate break time between presentations or as enriching tool to let attendees know starting time.

Countdown Timer

Figure 3: Countdown timer to keep attendees informed about meeting time.

Key Features

  • Make your presentation stand out by highlighting information directly on screen
  • Great for online tutoring and screen share presentations
  • Enhance presentations by using shapes and text to highlight content
  • Improve online presentation using overlay draws on your content
  • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers