Are there any software that can acts like a transparency film over computer monitor screen for Windows?

Something like ScreenMark but except where I can save the drawings as a files for future usage.

This is what my screen displays, as you can see, the Anki edit screen has many boxes, without any visual aid, it is laborious to find the correct boxes.


So I draw some lines with whiteboard marker on my monitor, so this is what I actually see.

Edited screenshot

Obviously, this is not the best solution. I'm looking for a free solution for Windows 10.

  • Good question! Your Anki model is one of the most detailed I have ever seen :-)
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 5:24
  • Ahaha, Nicolas, nice to see you here!
    – Ben
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 13:38
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    You need it to be overlaid and able to see it while you work on other things? Would you need to work within the grid it's over? Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 18:35
  • Yes, I just want an overlay, and be able to work as usual. Multiple monitor support would be nice too.
    – Ben
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 2:07
  • Press Prt Scr on your keyboard. Open Paint, click in the main area. Then press Ctrl V for paste. There it is and paint has drawing tools to draw line on it and text on it. It is all built-in to windows no need to install anything. Yes you can save in several formats. I don't have multi-monitors so I can't test that part.
    – cybernard
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 17:25


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