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Getting pegged by your firm's partners to give a PowerPoint presentation can be nerve-racking. Putting together the slides is always a hassle, but presenting your show is even worse. MyPoint is a free app designed to make it a little easier.
Developed by Didonai LLC, the app turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a fully functional PowerPoint remote control.
However, the program lets you do more than just click through slides.
MyPoint's big feature is that it can display the slides from your presentation on you iOS device. This allows you to keep track of where you are in your speech without having to turn around and look at the screen. It's a nifty feature and really helps you stay in the moment.
In addition, the app also allows users to insert notes and other reminders in each slide. This is particularly useful for those who have a hard time talking off the cuff, but don't like fumbling with cards.
MyPoint also has a pointer feature, so no need for a laser pointer anymore. Users can mark slides using a wide assortment of colors. The app also sports a timer, which is a great little touch for long-winded attorneys.
The only issue some users might have with the app is its setup process. Users must install a program onto their computers that allows the app to sync with a user's wireless network.
Though the software doesn't require a lot of resources to run, the problem is that it doesn't seem to always provide the most solid connection. The app can occasionally de-sync. It's not clear whether this is due to a software bug or an individual's Wi-Fi network. Either way, it can be an issue.
However, for a free app, MyPoint is at least worth a shot. You'll be able to use your iPhone to control your next PowerPoint presentation. That's bound to impress someone at your firm.