** NEW ** Now supports Apple Watch!
** NEW ** Now support Office 2016 and Office 365 Subscription.
New York Times article on i-Clickr Remote:
"PowerPoint presentations and the like are a bit easier to control remotely because, presumably, they are being viewed through a laptop. But the benefit is considerable. No longer tethered to your laptop, you can move around the room while still holding in your hand an image of what’s on the screen behind you. No more of that weird over-the-shoulder karaoke move when checking to see where you are in the presentation."
Go to your next PowerPoint presentation IN STYLE with i-Clickr Remote for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!
* Complete control of your PowerPoint presentation including animations.
* Record your presentation (slides and your voice audio) into a movie as you present.
* Share PDF version of the presentation with audience via E-Mail.
* View your slides AND slide notes directly on your iOS device during your presentation.
* Navigate through your slides with finger swipes and taps.
* Grab your audience's attention with real-time annotations (Windows only).
* Help you track your presentation time with onboard clock.
* Set presentation alarm so that your iOS device will alert you with a silent buzz before your time runs out.
* Pause and resume presentations.
* Switch between multiple slideshow.
* Work with both Windows and Mac Office (see below for the Office versions supported), iWork '09 Keynote on Mac, and OpenOffice on Windows.
* Easy to set up with zero configuration.
* No additional cost when using with multiple host computers.
* NEW: Control presentation from your Apple Watch.
* NEW: Control external laser pointer.
* On Windows, support all versions of Microsoft PowerPoint (the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is not supported). Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows (version XP or above) is required at the host PC.
* On Mac OS X, Office Mac 2004 or above, or iWork '09 Keynote is required.
* WiFi connection between the host computer and your device, or connection using direct ad hoc network and the iOS’s personal hotspot.
* Also support the FREE OpenOffice 3.1 on Windows.
To download software required at your host computer (that is, the PC/Mac that will run your PowerPoint presentation), visit http://www.senstic.com/iPhone/iClickr/Download.aspx
*** If you have problem getting i-Clickr to work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will help you fix the problem.
* Fixed the issue with notes scrolling.
* Added support to newer tablet model with larger screens.
* Added support to external laser pointer devices such as i-Beamer.
* Fixed a number of minor bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
OK for small number of simple slides
I found this app difficult to set up, confusing to run, and quite capable of getting off track. The setup on the IPad was easy enough, but not so on the Mac. I could find no coherent set of step-by-step instructions. Instead, I tried to link my iPad to my Mac only to be told I must have a firewall issue, etc., when the problem was I hadn't started up the app on the Mac yet. Nowhere did it explain whether the Powerpoint slides needed to be opened yet or whether Powerpoint needed to be running. ( I still don't know. I just kept beating on everything until it finally worked.)
When the app initialized, it apparently makes a low-res movie of your slides, then sends the movie to the iPad. This movie may vary significantly from your slides if you are doing complex animations.
If you, in a burst of enthusiasm, return to your laptop & click on Powerpoint, as far as I can tell, i-click will permanently disconnect.
Therefore, if you've a few slides with no complex transitions, i- click will do. Otherwise, consider the more general tool, LogMeIn. LogMeIn is particularly useful if your computer supports two screens. You can echo the control screen on your iPad, showing not only an accurate, hi-res image of the current slide, but the previous & next slides, as well.
The app has great potential...but connection issues make it somewhat frustrating to use. It also seems to time out and fail to connect to the computer after about 30 minutes. This can be fixed by going out of the app, then entering again, but it's frustrating. I think the developers may be able to fix some connection issues, and when they do it will be a wonderful app.
I also think that the the annotation feature could be significantly improved by adding a laser pointer feature.
Overall...okay, but not great as currently presented.
I think this app has good potential. I would like to see the ability to play videos that are embedded in the presentation through the app. I had a few connectivity issues like others have stated (e.g., stability). I will likely forgo using this app during professional presentations until all the bugs are worked out and the technology is reliable. I hope the next update will address crashes and enable remote video play (i.e. videos that are part do the ppt or Keynote presentation).
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.