Ultimate Pen
Ultimate Pen
1.6.3

3.3

Ultimate Pen free download for Mac

Ultimate Pen

1.6.3
21 November 2016

Presentation-oriented screen notation tool.

Overview

Ultimate Pen is unique, creative software that allows you to draw on top of most applications. Think of Ultimate Pen as an incredibly easy way to annotate and doodle on your computer screen - and you don’t have to buy any special hardware. Ultimate Pen is a favorite among educators who use its drawing and highlighting features to actively engage students and to emphasize lecture concepts.

Ultimate Pen creates a full screen, transparent window on your computer screen allowing you draw on just about anything. You can add notes, draw shapes, make comments, or paste illustrations directly onto the screen. Use Ultimate Pen with a mouse, or, for even more control, use Ultimate Pen with a drawing tablet to take advantage of the tablet’s pressure sensitivity to modify the thickness or opacity of your drawings.

Once you've finished drawing, take a full screen screenshot, select part of the screen and grab only that, or copy your drawing to the clipboard for use in another app. Ultimate Pen's unique Click-Through Mode makes your drawing float on top of the screen even as you access and use other applications.

What's new in Ultimate Pen

Version 1.6.3:
  • Fixed File > Save As and File > Save Selection As commands to not include the file chooser in the image when using the screenshot background

8 Ultimate Pen Reviews

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Anonymous
27 October 2003

Most helpful

I would say "cool app" but since it's been over a year since Panic released DeskTastic, all I can say is "Unoriginal Ripoff". Creative Solutions my butt.
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Version 1.0
ylluminate
23 November 2016
I'm on the fence with this app. It seems to have real potential and works with 10.12.1 just fine. Also, it's great to have support for multiple monitors as I use several at once. So far I dislike how it has only 1 undo / redo of an action. It would be nice to have 20 or unlimited undos and redos. I'm also not seeing a control of the tool / pen thickness, so that is a big let down. I'd also like to see more shape and highlight tools; perhaps taking cues from Skitch. Finally, it would be nice to be able to load multiple images as layers so as to bring notes up quickly (like a layers interface in Photoshop) for when giving presentations and such. I think if we were to see these addressed and a overhaul of the tool interface, we could really begin to sink our teeth into this potentially valuable tool.
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Version 1.6.3
Gallerand S.
31 March 2005
You could also try Scriboard 1.5.0 which can draw over powerpoint presentation even with a second monitor and also can draw over floating palettes and menu bar !
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
15 November 2004
I just evaluated Desktastic, Ultimate Pen and Deskdoodle. If you're considering products like this, make sure you check out Deskdoodle too. Not only is it cheaper, I thought it was better than the other two for my purposes (quick screenshots of project notes).
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Version 1.2.2
Phillryu
17 December 2003
I'm on a PC right now so I can't review this, but I'd just like to point out that yeah, Powerpoint has a lot more features than Keynote, but we all know that one is bloated, and the other is not. I'm not suggesting that this is bloated, just saying that a feature comparison chart isnt' all that matters.
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Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
17 December 2003
Our product comparison chart isn't meant to show that one product is better than another. It's meant to show the differences between the products. If you don't need the additional features of one product or the other, this chart will help you decide that. We've had LOTS (and I do mean LOTS) of people ask what the difference is between Ultimate Pen and Desktastic. Having the chart on the web saves us quite a bit of time on sales/tech support. I guess this just goes to show that we can't satisfy everybody at the same time. If you have any ideas about how to make our web site better, please send them to us at info@snowmintcs.com or support@snowmintcs.com.
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Version 1.1.1
Anonymous
26 November 2003
Since everybody keeps asking us about the differences between Ultimate Pen and Desktastic, we decided to post a web page with a chart showing the features of each. You can view it at http://www.snowmintcs.com/products/ultimatepen/Comparison.html Kyle Snowmint Creative Solutions LLC
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Version 1.1
Mrandre
26 November 2003
Hotkey to show/hide. That's your killer feature. Awesome.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
05 November 2003
I think Ultimate Pen is a solid and incredibly useful application. I really enjoy being able to press a hotkey and then start drawing anywhere on the screen. I teach animation for a living, and when I'm doing lectures and reviewing student work on screen, it is incredibly handy to be able to markup the drawings and animations as I go. If a student wants a copy of the notes, I just save off the images and then email them the files. Sure, Desktastic has been out for a year, but there have been no updates for quite some time (I've owned and used it since it was released). I think Desktastic is a great application, but Ultimate Pen has those extra few refinements that make it a better application right now. Customizable system-wide hotkey to activate and deactivate drawing mode, keyboard shortcuts for tools, hiding/showing the tool palette as needed, and user-adjustable tablet settings. Small things, but when you're using it almost everyday, these things do add up.
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Version 1.0.2
Anonymous
27 October 2003
I would say "cool app" but since it's been over a year since Panic released DeskTastic, all I can say is "Unoriginal Ripoff". Creative Solutions my butt.
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Version 1.0
$19.95

3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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