By Luke Brody
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Teleprompter is an easy-to-use yet powerful prompting application.
Using Teleprompter is as easy a typing in your script and clicking play, but don’t be fooled by Teleprompter’s simplicity! It also comes jam packed with useful features:
• Remote Control:
Control Teleprompter remotely with your iPhone or with another Mac over WiFi or Bluetooth. (Now optionally password protected!)
• Screen Mirroring:
Clone your script onto a second monitor, or into another window.
Flip your script horizontally, vertically, or both.
• Automatic Timing:
Need to be at a certain sentence at certain time? No problem. Use Teleprompter’s intuitive video editor style Overview interface.
• Locking Screen Resolution
Make sure your script stays consistent or optimize it for different sized screens by keeping it the same width and height.
• Customizable Overlay
Keep the talent (or yourself) on track with a customizable image over the script.
• Great Performance
Teleprompter has been carefully engineered to provide distraction-free, buttery smooth scrolling.
Teleprompter utilizes multi-threaded rendering to effectively push multiple high resolution displays.
Use Teleprompter to help record videos, give speeches, read your textbook, and more!
Teleprompter Controller is available at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teleprompter-controller/id417602496
For more in-depth information about Teleprompter, check out the user manual at pavonine.co/teleprompter/manual.pdf
What's New in Version 2.0.2
This version of Teleprompter contains bug fixes and small changes:
• Fixed glitchy prompting when flipped vertically in the main window.
• Changed the review window to open on the second launch for each version. Also minor tweaks to its design.
• Fixed not being able to open doc and docx files through the open panel.
• Fixed red line not showing up in the main window when the controls are active.
This product is great when it is running. I use it on a MacBook Pro running Yosemite and it crashes frequently, Like once every 20 minutes or so.
The developer should be charging more money
I bought five teleprompter software solutions before finding this one. Why did I buy so many? Because every one of them fell short in one way or another. Either they were poorly programmed (or poor ports of PC prompter solutions), they had too many bugs, they lacked basic functionality, or they were simply not professional enough to use in front of a client. It has been a frustrating experience trying to find versatile professional teleprompter software for the Mac. I FINALLY found this software and my sanity has been saved. For starters… it “just works”. Not ony that, it works exceptionally well. The programmer clearly has chops and knows how to use Apple’s API’s (meaning that this app largely “feels” like an Apple-wothy product), that alone is a refreshing change from most of the other software options I have found. TP is extremely versatile and I was able to configure it to work perfectly with my dedicated prompter (not an iPad) and Macbook Pro. This app is more complicated than most I have used (because it is highly configurable and has many more options than most), but is still very easy to learn and very fast in day-to-day usage. Expect to spend a little bit of time with the online users manual. I really cant say enough good things about this software. Is it perfect? almost. Certainly better than anything else you will find for professional prompting on the Mac. I have contacted the developer and he has been extremely helpful and responsive. I can’t speak to others comments about the iPhone remote not working propely because I am using this software with a pro-level prompter, driven by my Macbook pro. But I CAN say that this guy knows what he is doing and clearly wants to make the best product on the market. I told him (sorry everyone) that he is charging too little for the app. Considering other options run from $59 to $99 for software that is terrible in comparison, he should be charging three times what he is currently and this would still be a great deal. I don’t mean to be such a fanboy, but this software has really saved my bacon….let alone my reputation.