Of course, such drawing capability isn’t limited to Previews annotation capability. Many Mac utilities can annotate images, including the very cool Snappy system (which is free). What if you want to draw on the Mac’s screen? You know, the ultimate annotation. That requires a screen capture capability, and either Preview or another annotation app. Or, Vill Q.
Problem, Meet Simple Solution
My father was a carpenter, mechanic, and something of a jack-of-all-trades when it came to tools. Maybe that’s why I’m a good tech troubleshooter. He once taught me this: ‘If the only tool you know how to use is a hammer, then every problem will look like a nail.’ In other words, get the right tool for the job.
Vill Q could be the tool you want and need to draw on the Mac’s screen. That’s right. On the Mac’s screen. Like this.
What you get is a floating toolbar or tool palette of, well, tools which help you to draw on the Mac’s screen. Vill Q resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s available from within almost any Mac app.
The Mac’s screen displays inside the Vill Q window along with the tool palette so you can, well, draw.
The drawing and annotation tools are straightforward. Choose up to four colors at a time. There’s text, lines, boxes, circles, and pens. Line width is adjusted with a simple slider bar. There are a bunch of useful keyboard shortcuts, too.
Of course, we’re talking Mac app here so undo and redo is built in.
Not only is Vill Q fun to use, it’s also useful and a good way to create simple, on-the-fly presentations.
This one is nicely done, works well, and the tool selections won’t overwhelm you.