After getting home after long week out of town, I was preparing for a presentation on Saturday morning. I had my PowerPoint slides ready and had taken them to Kinko’s to get printed, but I didn’t have a remote to run the slide show. I think I had loaned my USB one to my Dad. Walmart didn’t have any. So, I though is there an app for that.
I did a little searching on the app store and found several options. The one that looked like it would work for me (Window and PowerPoint) was iClicker.
I download the app and download some software on my PC. I started the software on the PC and started the app. It worked. The app could find my computer via Wi-Fi. I picked a presentation with the software on the PC and it showed up on the app on my iPhone. I could see the slides and make it advance all from my iPhone. It was very cool.
The software on the iPhone can do a a lot with the presentation.
- Advance and next or previous slide
- Display the current or next slide
- Display the notes for the slide
- Add marking dynamically during the show (stars, checks, text)
Ok, so size of the slide display on the iPhone is pretty small, so you need to make sure if you are depending on it for your notes that you can read it ok.
Since the connection is via Wi-Fi there is not distance issues.
I went to my presentation location this am. Set up my PC and set up the iClicker and it worked. Problem solved.
There is a free version and a paid version ($10) of the app. I can’t find what is different between the two. I did see something that say the free version was good for slide shows of 15 slides so I just got the paid version.
Once again the iPhone and the apps amaze me.