Monday, September 20, 2010

iPad app Prompster is all-in-one speechwriter, recorder & teleprompter

Teleprompters were once the province of conventions and television studios.  I've told you about open-source software that will put a teleprompter on your desktop or laptop.  Now, iPad owners can take the teleprompter with them with new app Prompster, demonstrated in the video at the end of this post.

From its announcement, Prompster includes features that let you:
  • record your practice or live speech, with playback options;
  • transfer recorded audio files to a Mac or PC using iTunes file sharing;
  • create, edit and store your speech, moving between document and prompter modes;
  • import documents from popular word processors like MS Word and Apple Pages;
  • scroll the text at variable speeds, speeding it up or slowing it down "on the fly;"
  • start or pause scrolling with a tap;
  • track how much time has elapsed since the start of your speech;
  • increase or decrease font size "on the fly;" and
  • share your speech via email or iTunes.
I'd be especially pleased to hear from iPad users who are trying this new app. Let us know how it works for you in the comments.

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Janice Tomich ~ Calculated Presentations said...

From someone who has been dragging their feet purchasing an iPad - I'm sold. This app solves a multitude of problems (shuffling paper and note cards etc.) and offers some food for thought for a multitude of new uses.

As always, thanks Denise!

TJ said...

Sorry, but I feel the iPad Promoter is one of the worst ideas ever. A real, transparent prompter is hard enough for most people to use well, even when someone else is regulating the speed. This is a good way to make people destroy all of their eye contact with their audience and sound robotic. A simple sheet of paper with notes is a far superior 'prompter."