Frequently Asked Questions

Does DemoPro support multiple screens?


What are the default hotkeys?

The default hotkeys vary by keyboard layout. To look them up or customize them, click DemoPro in your menubar.

I press the hotkey for a drawing tool and nothing happens?

First, make sure that you are pressing the correct keys: corresponds to the CONTROL key, to the OPTION key, and to the COMMAND key.

On the keyboard for some countries (like Germany) the default hotkeys are not recognized. While we are working on a fix, you should set your own hotkeys: open the DemoPro menu, click the button for the hotkey that you would like to set, press the new hotkey, that's it. Hotkeys are a combination of at least two keys. The first one has to be CONTROL, OPTION or COMMAND.

What are the two activation modes?

Hold hotkey down (default) requires two hands, but it is the fastest mode. Press and hold the hotkey down to activate the annotation mode. This will add the pen color to your cursor. Draw on the screen with your mouse or trackpad while holding the hotkey down. Release the hotkey to resume your demonstration.

Press to start & stop is a one handed mode, more convenient if you need to do lots of annotations or if you are using a tablet or iPad with Sidecar to draw. In this mode, press the hotkey once to activate the annotation mode. This will add the pen color to your cursor. Draw on the screen with your mouse or trackpad. When you are done, press the same hotkey or the hotkey for "clear all" to exit the annotation mode.

How do I erase my annotations?

There is a hotkey for that. Look it up by clicking DemoPro in your menubar.

Can DemoPro be used with an iPad and Apple Pencil?

If your Mac and iPad meet the Sidecar system requirements, you can use Sidecar to mirror or extend your Mac screen on the iPad. You will still need access to your Mac keyboard to activate DemoPro, but once the annotation mode is on, you can use the Apple Pencil.

If you don't meet the system requirements for Sidecar, you can use a solution like Astropad Standard together with DemoPro.

Can DemoPro be used with a drawing tablet?

Yes. If you have a drawing tablet like a Wacom Intuos, you can use your stylus to draw on any application (pen pressure is currently not supported).

Can you add zoom capability?

Zooming capability using hotkeys is already built-in MacOS, but you need to enable it. Look under System Preferences > Accessibility > Zoom to turn it on and select a modifier key.

Do you offer Volume Licensing

You can get volume licenses through Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager. Schools get a 50% discount when purchasing 20 licenses or more.

Why another screen annotation tool?

I developed DemoPro because I couldn't find an affordable, lightweight, unobtrusive, and fast tool for live presentations on the mac similar to ZoomIt on Windows.

What is DemoPro's privacy policy?

DemoPro does not collect any personal data at all.