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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