Luigi Aditiarama
Luigi AditiaramaPeople say I talk a lot.

What highlighting tools for Mac that I can use when I demo my product?

I need a tool to draw boxes, pointers, etc when I demo a product. It should freeze the active screen and allows me to draw boxes and arrows while I talk through the features of my product.
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  1. 36

    A great way to highlight your mouse during a screencast

    Westin Lohne
    Westin Lohnepreviously product design @facebook · Written
    A simple tool that can highlight your cursor location during a presentation
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    Screenflow 8

    Easily create stunning videos for Mac 🎬

    Michael Kimsal
    Michael KimsalTech enthusiast and Beatles fan. · Written
    I'm not sure from the question if you're asking about something that can do that during a live presentation, or just allow you to edit after recording your screen. If you mean 'live', I'm not sure, but Screenflow provides a decent amount of tools to help create good screen casts. You can pause the video portion ('freeze' it) while the audio track carries on, and you can add in mouse highlighting, add shape overlays, text, etc. Have used screenflow from v3 to v6 and still find I fall back to it multiple times per month for various projects.
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    • Eytan Buchman
      Eytan BuchmanVP Marketing, Freightos

      I love Screenflow although the last couple of updates have been getting pushed out a little buggy. I'd rather a less frequent cadence at a higher price point. Screenflow itself is awesome - I've yet to find something better.

    • Kristian Kabuay
      Kristian KabuayArtist @

      I was using v5 but not it doesn't work on the new Mac OS. I agree with everyone that the constant update$ are annoying. It's great but at a $129 cost, I'd rather just record raw and use another editor like iMove and FinalCut that I already own. 6 months from now, will v8.5 cost another $39?

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    StepShot Guides PRO

    Create guides and video tutorials with no hassle

    Sofia Sembai
    Sofia SembaiContent Manager · Written
    This software meets your needs in the case if you don't mean a live demo. StepShot Guides PRO can record all your clicks as screenshots which can be annotated with adding arrows, lines, highlight boxes, text boxes, and so on - that's what you need. And to create a video demo of these screenshots - just choose the export to video format and you'll be able to record your voice for audio narration or make use of auto-narration available in several languages and voices.
    • Volodymyr Zastavnyy
      Volodymyr ZastavnyyFounder, NEWOLDSTAMP

      As a CEO, I'm often approached with different questions during the day, and this used to distract me a lot from some important tasks. What I do now, is just simply prepare the automated tutorials with StepShot and easily share them with my employees.

    • It’s often very complicated to communicate with our clients without the visual image of what they would like to change in the projects we make for them. Thanks to StepShot, our work has became much easier since now our clients just go through the website, click on what they like/dislike and provide us with a quick feedback, all in one doc!)

  4. Théo Blochet
    Théo BlochetProduct Guy. Currently @GetQonto · Written
    You could just capture the current screen in Skitch (⌘+shift+5), while screensharing, annotate the screenshot with what you want to highlight (Skitch is the fastest tool I know of to annotate a screenshot in a readable way, with text, rectangles, circles and arrows). When you're done, discard your screenshot and resume your demo?
  5. 1
    Design Camera

    Drag and drop 3D mockups

    This is the easiest tool to create awesome mokcup videos.
    • Pete Lacey
      Pete Laceyok at design

      I used it to create a bunch of clips for a presentation – it was a literally game-changer. Everybody asked me afterwards what tool I used. Great stuff Morten!

    • Sahil Dave
      Sahil DaveUX/UI Designer

      A great product to quickly create videos/gifs for design presentation. I've been using After Effects to create videos of my designs since a couple of years. Used tonnes of plugins (like Sketch2AE) to get my designs into AE but it just doesn't work all the time. I usually ended up creating a Flinto and then use that video in AE. A pain!

      With DesignCamera, I could import the Sketch designs with a quick shortcut. The layering feature was awesome too. The built-in animation preset looked awesome!

      I had a performance problem on my Macbook Pro 2017 but it might have been because of number of apps open at that time.

      Highly recommended.