ShowTool SM helps you manage better when time matters. A comprehensive suite of Stage Management utilities gives you the edge, helping you focus on what really matters. All of your information can be emailed from within the app, helping you create reports effortlessly.
Supporting multiple shows, ShowTool SM helps you maintain documentation and work more productively in repertory environments. Shows can be imported and exported across devices.
Timing your show couldn’t be simpler. Create Timer Groups for each instance of your performance or rehearsal and use unlimited presets to prefill the part of the show you are timing.
MARKS / SPIKES
Create a database of all your marks simply and quickly. Select from an unlimited range of colours and save additional information for each entry.
Create a quick checklist for your production so you don’t have to remember everything. Switch on checking mode and easily check off the various items at the appropriate moment.
Show Info gives you a quick way of ensuring you have checked everything you need to.
Create a props list with ease. Includes checking mode to ensure all your props are set in the correct place at the correct time.
With built-in support for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 8 and up, ShowTool SM is fully supported by the developers and will be updated regularly with extra features.
Support for iOS 12
Ratings and Reviews
Not quite ready for prime time
It’s a nice idea, but it doesn’t seem stable enough for live use. Just trying to set up a show, I encountered a number of bugs. For example, after a while adding scenes, they stopped appearing in the list. Clicking around a while and going out and back in they finally showed up, but by that time I’d entered the scenes out of order. Clicking “Sort/Delete” did nothing - it looked like the mode changed, but there were no sort or delete controls. Trying several times, going out and back in, I finally got it to work, although sometimes weird things happened. Trying to check a prop and save it from the all props view kept crashing the app.
I also think that improvements could be made to make this easier to use. For example, if a prop is used in more than one scene, it has to be entered multiple times. It would be nice to be able to enter it once and track it through the scenes.
For now I think I’ll continue to use Evernote for my checklists. I’m sorry that I spent money on this.
Needs more features
While ShowTool SM has some interesting features, it feels more like an "extra" than an essential for Stage Managers. The props list is nice, but how about a place to organize those? Support for custom rehearsal report logs, a notes feature, attendance support, or multiple (save-able) checklists would also be appreciated. The export feature for the Props list feels very bare-bones; an updated interface to include rich text formatting when sending this lists could eliminate that.
Overall, it is a decent app for $0.99 or $1.99... but as it is currently set at a price of $4.99, the bar is set high, and as of right now, ShowTool SM fails to deliver.
Has Strong Potential
Version 1.0.1 already has several great features that will be even better with tweaking. For instance, I really like that I can e-mail myself run times. But is there a way to reset the times without resetting the labels? If I want to record individual scenes or scene shifts, I don't want to lose 5-10 seconds typing in the names for each section. Looking forward to testing the rest of the tools.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.