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Thursday, September 23, 2010

PowerPoint Remote Control - Android Phone Edition

I've covered PowerPoint remotes before, but this time it's different. PowerPoint Remote Controls allows you to use your Android phone as an interactive remote control for your presentation. You can also do this with your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad (but I don't have one of those so I can't review the software).

The things that PPTRemote does that makes me very happy is that it allows the viewing of notes on the phone while the audience sees the presentation. You can also preview the next slide or jump to a specific slide. It looks like the wifi connection is the way to go for speed and reliability. I would also say that your phone should be fully charged if you are going to use this as your primary presenting tool - it would be bad to have your phone die in the middle of a presentation or sermon.

As soon as I get a chance I will give this a more thorough review, until then you can watch the video below showing how it all works.

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Mark said...

On the iPhone, when it works, it's great. But most of the time, it's fairly testy.

James Wood said...

Yeah, this would need to be a flawless solution to make it into my daily rotation. I wonder if hooking up an old phone for just this purpose might work.