Presentation Prompter turns your Mac into a teleprompter and helps you deliver successful presentations. It is built for live performers, newscasters, actors, public speakers, narrators, and anyone who has ever used cue cards or read from a script. Write or import scripts, then scroll them smoothly on one or more screens.
– Smooth scrolling, GPU–accelerated and tuned for particular hardware.
– Precision speed controls let you accommodate any speaking rate or text size.
– Dual–screen prompting displays your script on a second screen. Optionally flip the script only on the other screen if you’re using a mirror enclosure.
– Teleprompter operators can see exactly what the talent sees on their own screen, resulting in better communication between the operator and talent.
– Minimize talent eye movement with one–click margins.
– Maintain your reading position with an adjustable focus arrow.
– Never run over your allotted time! Show a clock and remaining time estimate below your script for time–awareness.
– Prevents accidental edits, screen saver activation, and other interferences while prompting.
– Mark sections of interest and jump to them instantly with bookmarks. Great for rehearsing a difficult part or managing any large script.
– Control the prompter using your keyboard and trackpad, or use a dedicated remote or controller.
– Write and modify scripts in a dedicated editing environment — there’s no need to use a separate app.
– Highlight speaker names, use a special style for difficult–to–pronounce words, and space lines perfectly to make them easier to read. Use any combination of fonts, colors, and spacing for readability and emphasis.
– Compatible with MS Word and other common file formats to quickly get existing content into Presentation Prompter.
– Print scripts for backup or rehearsal purposes. Ink saver features improve readability and print time.
– Added “Show Prompter in Document” toggle to the Prompt menu. This reveals the focus arrow, time bar, and margins in Edit mode allowing you to better match content between mode changes. It also has a corresponding preference and is on by default.
– Prompt in a window is on by default.
– New streaming support. The operator window appears in more streaming apps.
– Added “Resize Document Prompter” and size presets under the Window menu. This sets the size of the prompter and makes it easier to work with specific resolutions, especially for streaming. The size list can be customized.
– Added a “Lock Window Resize” toggle to the Window menu. This prevents accidental window resizes in Edit mode, which has utility when streaming.
– Remade the Prompter preferences tab. It has better organization and annotation, and new settings to control “Show Prompter in Edit mode” and “Show bookmarks in Prompt mode” defaults.
– Added a margin alignment control in the Preview panel. The allows the prompter to be aligned to any edge or corner when using margins (not just center-aligned). This has utility if you mount a display next to a camera absent a mirror enclosure.
– What’s New panel that serves as a more-visual overview of recent changes.
– Improved window zoom behavior with dual-screen prompting. Zoom sizes your document window to match its Prompt mode size (or as close as it can).
– Improves synchronizing positions when changing modes, when the prompter content does not change size.
– Windowed prompting now (generally) leaves windows where you position them between modes unless the window changes sizes.
– Made additional optimizations in Prompt mode.
– Made window resizing smoother.
– Control-clicking the “Change Resolution” button in the Preview window (if a second screen is at too high of a resolution) shows a menu of applicable resolutions.
– Allowable width margin increased from 50% to 75%.
– Made focus arrow colors more vibrant. Note: Users need to set the focus arrow color again to get the new colors.
– The speed increment slider in the General preferences now allows for any increment between 0.1 and 1.
– Fixed Hot Keys so they do not trigger alongside menu shortcuts.
– Fixed the scrollbar so it shows up on mouseover in Prompt mode.
– Fixed a bug where the elapsed timer starts counting upon entering Prompt mode before prompting started.
– Fixed a subtle off-by-1 pixel bug that could crop up in unusual circumstances.
– Fixed tab stops and the “Reset Ruler” feature to use the correct tab stop defaults.
– Fixed the Font panel flashing briefly on launch. Once you notice, you can’t unsee it. Now that you can’t unsee it, you have reason to upgrade.
– Fixed various minor interface glitches on macOS 11 “Big Sur”.
– Other internal improvements and fixes. A lot of changes.
Ratings and Reviews
Functional, customizable and reliable for prompting under pressure
Prompter operators who do this professionally become accustomed to some workflows, window and controller behaviors that allow them to work quickly, under high pressure at times… like rapidly getting an edit into the script during a commercial break before going back to prompt mode, or quickly identifying rundown items and punching forward and back to bookmarked lines when rehearsing a script out of sequence.
In this app, the key features… Bookmarks, scroll behaviors, toggling between modes, accessing these one-handed from a USB controller like a ShuttlePro or ShuttleExpress... are all acceptable and can be configured to mimic the familiar placement under your hand, and the behavior, of some high-end software.
It’s also easy to learn… I discovered this software in a surprise technical situation where an analog-to-HDMI conversion out of my familiar Windows prompter computer would not work with the client’s displays, and this was the option. With an hour or two to configure the Shuttle controller and test the key prompter features and behaviors, it got done. Recommended.
Worth every penny
I would put Presentation Prompter up against some professional teleprompting software programs (with attendant scroll hardware and setup).
Easy to use, works perfectly, and allows for amateur on-the-fly prompting.
Positives: Bookmark capabilities, spellcheck (etc.), smooth running and easy control, easy to use, can import word and text files, etc.
Negatives: Wish that it had stored formatting by speaker (but that’s a very advanced, little-used feature). Wish it had a built-in, on-prompter speaker timer that counted down instead of up. These two things are very minor, however.
Can be used in a professional, large-event setting with professonal keynote speakers who are used to all kinds of teleprompting setups.
We've bought most of the teleprompter software available for the Mac. This is the most flexible and most stable that we've seen to date.
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- 5.5 MB
- Requires macOS 10.6.8 or later.
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