Highlight for Mac

Highlight for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6.4
File Size:
83.72KB
Date Added:
December 10, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
1,308
Downloads Last Week:
6
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

As a basic presentation tool, Highlight for Mac enables users to draw on their screen using a mouse or trackpad, and does it fairly well, with only minor frustrations along the way.

Highlight for Mac costs just under a buck and is available through the Mac App store. Once purchased, it downloads and installs quite easily. There were no hints or quick tutorials on first launch, nor is there a Help file or even a Preferences panel accessible from the menu bar. However, there is a direct link to an online manual available on the app's official Web site. The manual consists of listing the 10 keys or key combinations that impact the behavior of this application, like changing the shapes you can draw and how to delete what you've done. We wondered why this couldn't have been included as a Help file from within the app, but it was a fairly minor quibble. The manual also lists the key combination that opens up the Preferences panel, more information that would have been easy to include in-app. Once we got past these initial bums, and it was a matter of minutes, we were using the app with ease. One major feature this application lacks, though, is the ability to draw over apps in full-screen mode, which seems a natural fit for a presentation.

Highlight for Mac leaves room for minor improvement, but these should be easily fixed in future releases. The app is useful for teachers and Mac users who give computer-based presentations.

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  • 5 stars

    "Use it all the time"

    January 11, 2009   |   By hoodsmom

    Version: Highlight 1.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I use version 1.3 on my Panther and Tiger installs and it works great. I recommended it to my user group and it was a big hit.

    If you want more features, consider ScribbleScreen - I compared the two on the ScribbleScreen page
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/24728

    Each app lacks a little something present in the other, so it's good to have both (and they can be used simultaneously).

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  • 5 stars

    "Great App"

    September 10, 2006   |   By dhmclaughlin

    Version: Highlight 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Excellent! I can take a screen shot of the highlighted material to save or send to someone else. That has come in very handy. Very simple; works great.

    DM

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  • 5 stars

    "This is niffty."

    September 01, 2006   |   By jagga2

    Version: Highlight 1.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have tried this for what it is on Panther 10.3.9 with my G4 Powerbook and it works fine. Like the simplicity, nothing to load, set, pick from a multitude of options, and then start to work. It's up, press key, mouse, and you have it... done. Nice little add-on, THANKS.

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