Draw ink in any virtual environment, whether it’s another program, the Start menu or the desktop, make annotations, and highlight important areas.
- Epic Pen
- Version: 3.5.1
- License :Freeware
- OS:Windows All
- Publisher:Tank Media
Epic Pen Description
Epic Pen is a fun application that gives you the possibility to draw on the screen with a pen, regardless of the environment, such as desktop, active application, the Start menu, taskbar, or anything else. It also supports a highlighter, eraser, screenshot grabber, and keyboard shortcuts. No previous experienced with graphic software is necessary.
Installation and interface
Setting it up is fast and easy, and the only notable aspect is that it requires you to have .NET Framework installed.
As far as the interface is concerned, the utility adopts a small vertical bar with a modern appearance and buttons for all actions, which can be switched to minimized form to make it non-intrusive.
Drawing tools and keyboard shortcuts
You can select a pen or highlighter to draw after picking the preferred color and pen size, go back to cursor mode to carry on with normal PC activity, erase drawings, undo actions, clear the screen, as well as capture the whole screen and save the image to PNG file type.
Worth noting is that the eraser doesn’t work with the classical method of holding down the mouse button and dragging the eraser over the unwanted areas you want to eliminated. Instead, you can simply click a line to make it disappear.
Keyboard shortcuts are supported for toggling Epic Pen’s visibility, selecting the cursor, pen, highlighter and eraser, undoing actions, clearing the screen, taking snapshots, as well as for increasing the decreasing the stroke size. These hotkeys can be remapped to suit your preferences. Meanwhile, settings can be remembered for future sessions, or reset to default.
Evaluation and conclusion
It had minimal impact on the computer’s performance in our tests, using low CPU and RAM. To conclude, Epic Pen comes equipped with intuitive options for transforming your screen into a drawing board.