Sketch It!

1.5 MB   4,360 downloads
3.1 100% CLEAN Freeware    
1.9/5 4
Freely draw anywhere on your screen with a customizable brush and take screenshots using this lightweight and practical application

editor's review





During a live presentation it is most of the times required to emphasize certain bits of text or elements displayed on screen. This can easily be done with the help of specialized applications such as Sketch It! which enables you to draw anything, anywhere on your screen.

Use hotkeys to activate features

Running the application brings up brief details regarding what the application is capable of. In only a matter of seconds you start putting it to good use, because the clever design lets you quickly accommodate.

The application spends most of its time hidden in the system tray to leave all desktop space available. By pressing custom combination of keys, you are able to draw anywhere on your screen. This is done with a brush of customizable color and thickness.

Unfortunately, there is no implemented function that allows you to set transparency, so that you can better emphasize text. In case any mistakes are made, the reverse can be done with an eraser option.

Capture activity on your screen

Additionally, you are able to quickly take a screenshot of desktop activity and have it saved to file or just copied to the clipboard to use in other applications.

However, hotkey support only stretches as far as drawing is concerned. In order to capture activity on your screen, the main window needs to be brought up every time. Moreover, you cannot set a default destination for pictures to be automatically saved.

In conclusion

To sum it up, Sketch It! is a handy assistant that aids you when taking part in a presentation. It can also provide support in schools or help you relax after a hard day at work. Limited features keep it from being the best of its kind, but nor is it too straightforward to lack any usability.

Sketch It! was reviewed by Mircea Dragomir
Last updated on June 24th, 2014
Sketch It! - You can see the shortcuts that Sketch It! uses when opening the Controls window.Sketch It! - Users can also select the associated action that they want to perform.Sketch It! - You can select the color of the lines and the size of them by using the menu window.Sketch It! - Users can also customize the display that they want to draw on, with the help of the menu window.

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