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Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only)

Markup and Highlighting Tool for Live PowerPoint Presentations (PC only) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it
Highlight, focus or magnify objects in PowerPoint presentations, on the fly and with zero preperation
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MagPointer is a downloadable Windows PC software which provides a set of highlighting tools to support the delivery of a PowerPoint presentation.


MagPointer leverages in-depth PowerPoint traits and characteristics, enabling the user to highlight and manipulate easily objects inside any slide.


The toolset includes:

  • Selecting and enlarging a specific slide object
  • Creating frames around specific elements present on a slide
  • Laser pointer
  • Zooming tool
  • Dimming screen outside of the highlighted area
  • Magnify and freeze
  • Element Highlighting tool


MagPointer auto-activates itself when you are in PowerPoint slideshow mode and it appears on the right side of the screen as a vertical toolbar.


It can be used only in conjunction with PowerPoint.


My comment: Very useful tool for presenter and effective feature set. The integrated features and tools are very useful but when MagPointer is active I dislike seeing subtle grey areas appear under every object in a slide. Usability leaves something to be desired especially when it comes to the vertical toolbar and cursor-contextual menu. Could prove very useful and handy for certain trainers/educators who find themselevs at ease with this small downsides.



Free trial version available: http://www.magpointer.com

(padi version $19.95)


Download: http://www.magpointer.com/download.html


Get started: http://www.magpointer.com/getting-started.html


User Guide: http://www.magpointer.com/uploads/1/2/1/2/12121421/magpointer_user_guide.pdf


Buy: http://www.magpointer.com/buy.html





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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:56 AM

Useful tool for presenters.

MagPointer's comment, May 26, 2013 12:38 AM
Thank you Robin for writing about us.
Robin Good's comment, May 26, 2013 3:47 AM
Thank you for creating MagPointer.
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Tutorial Building Software Integrates Screen-Capture and Voice-Over Recording for PCs: Wink 2.0

Robin Good: Wink 2.0 is a free downloadable presnetation tool that works both on PCs and Linux computers.


"Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc).


Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users."


Key features include:


-> Audio: Record voice as you create the tutorial for explaining better.


-> Input formats: Capture screenshots from your PC, or use images in BMP/JPG/PNG/TIFF/GIF formats.


-> Output formats: Macromedia Flash, Standalone EXE, PDF, PostScript, HTML or any of the above image formats. Use Flash/html for the web, EXE for distributing to PC users and PDF for printable manuals.


-> Multilingual support: Works in English, French, German, Italian, Danish, Spanish, Serbian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese.


-> Smart Capture Tools: Capture screenshots automatically as you use your PC, based on mouse and keyboard input (great time saver and generates professional captures).


-> Performance/Quality: Creates highly compressed Flash presentations (few kbs to few hundreds of kbs, much smaller than competing commercial products) ideal for using on the web. 


It runs on Windows and Linux.

Free to use.


Download it here: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/download.htm 


More info: http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ 

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PowerPoint Alternative Offers Extra Transitions, Animations and Special Effects: SoftMaker Presentations (Win & Linux)

PowerPoint Alternative Offers Extra Transitions, Animations and Special Effects: SoftMaker Presentations (Win & Linux) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: SoftMaker Presentations is the presentation graphics program available inside SoftMaker Office 2012 – a Windows-and-Linux-only suite of applications that is fully compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint (and Office).


SoftMaker Presentations replicates all of the classic Powerpoint functionalities while adding powerful efects, animations and transitions.


SoftMaker Presentations lets you create any kind of presentation, be it a slideshow, a video or a collection of HTML pages, and to pass it around as a PowerPoint file.


Key features include:

-> Opens and saves PPT and PPTX files of Microsoft PowerPoint 97 to 2010 faithfully, including those with password protection


-> Font embedding ensures that presentations retain their fonts even when viewed on other computers

-> PDF file output of slides, outlines, handouts, and notes


-> Design templates give you impressive results fast.


-> Animations and slide transitions

- > Hundreds of object and text animations available

-> Ready-made animation schemes that animate entire presentations at once


-> Insert movie and sound files


-> Outliner


-> Interactive presentation of slide shows with virtual pen and highlighter


-> Fully Unicode-enabled, including Arabic


-> Free-of-charge technical support


30-day free trial version: http://www.softmaker.net/down/ofw2012eval.exe 


Cost: €69.95 


There is also a Linux version. 


More info: http://www.softmaker.com/english/ofwpr_en.htm 

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Create Presentations by Merging Images and PDF Files Easily with PDFrizator (Win)

Create Presentations by Merging Images and PDF Files Easily with PDFrizator (Win) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it



From the official site: "The PDFrizator is a Freeware tool to create PDF presentations, with the possibility to setup the PDF page transition effect, page advance time, and background music.


This can be done for already existing PDF's, or from the various file type formats supported, that can all be converted, and visually combined, in the same project.


Because of the possibility to convert multiple file formats, the PDFrizator is also a handy tool to rapidly, and visually, create PDF files"


Key features include:

  • Powerful Resource Explorer, able to browse local files and online ones using Internet services such as: Bing images, Google images, Picasa, Flickr and Twitpic.

  • Advanced Sound Explorer, with embedded player, to easily select local music files, or found in the Internet, searching in sites such as SoundCloud.

  • Visually merge, delete, rotate, rearrange and set result PDF pages size.

  • Possibility to install in portable mode.


For Windows PCs only.


Download here: http://www.rttsoftware.com/downloads.html#DownloadPDFrizator


Find out more: http://www.rttsoftware.com/pdfrizator.html




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Statistical Graphs: Create Interactive Charts and Maps with StatPlanet and StatTrends (Win)

Statistical Graphs: Create Interactive Charts and Maps with StatPlanet and StatTrends (Win) | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Robin Good: StatSilk offers a set of free downloadable software tools to create professional-looking stat and trend charts.


StatPlanet can be used to create anything from basic interactive maps to advanced infographics.


StatTrends is tailored to create interactive graphs and charts.


Key features include: 


-> Multiple graphing and charting types


-> Select countries by clicking on them in the world map or country selection window. Statistics and details for the country selected are displayed inside popups and visualization components.


-> Animate changes over time


-> Zoom into map regions


-> Hide or reveal details - Change the level of detail by hiding or revealing interface components, country names or statistics.


-> Customize the colors and value ranges of maps

and graphs.


-> Export maps for use in other applications or publications.


Examples: http://www.statsilk.com/examples 


Try free web-demo here: http://www.statsilk.com/software/stattrends 


Features: http://www.statsilk.com/features 

and here: http://www.statsilk.com/features#components 

Downloads: http://www.statsilk.com/downloads (Win only)


Find out more: http://www.statsilk.com/ 

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On-Screen Highlight and Mark-up Toolkit for PCs: Presentation Marker

On-Screen Highlight and Mark-up Toolkit for PCs: Presentation Marker | Presentation Tools | Scoop.it

Presentation Marker is a Windows-only downloadable software utility which makes it easy to highlight, amrk-up, annotate and draw on any computer screen, on top of what is already being displayed.

This is a great tool for presenters, teachers and professional trainers who often need a toolkit to help them direct and focus attention of their students/viewers to specific parts of their screen.


Presentation Marker integrates among others:

- Text tool

- Arrow pointer

- Pen brush

- Shapes

- Magnification lens

- Spotlight

- Clock

- Screen capture


Find out more: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/pmarker/index.htm 


A free 30-day trial is available here: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/download/presentationmarker.exe 


A full version, usable on three different PCs costs $19.95: http://www.presentation-assistant.com/pmarker/register.htm 

 

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