Brainshark Adds New Features in SlideShark V. 1.6 iPad App Update

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — May 16, 2012

Brainshark, Inc., a provider of online and mobile presentation technology, launched version 1.6 of SlideShark, its free iPad app.

Available in Apple's App Store, SlideShark lets mobile professionals view, share and track PowerPoint presentations on the iPad, and now includes Presenter Mode, which encompasses capabilities not currently offered by any other app.

With these capabilities, iPad 2 and new iPad users connecting to an external projector or TV can simultaneously view slide notes, separate timers for time spent on individual slides and the overall presentation, an animation counter, and current, previous and next slides – all while their audience sees the presentation in full-screen mode. Other new features in this release include faster conversion times, advanced reporting on presentation viewing activity and enhanced administrative controls.

SlideShark is the only app that allows users to reliably view and present PowerPoint presentations on the iPad the way they were meant to be seen – with fonts, colors, animations and graphics intact, and no internet connection required while presenting. With the prior release of SlideShark version 1.5, users were given the ability to share and track their presentations online for on-demand viewing on all major devices.

To date, SlideShark has been adopted by hundreds of thousands of users across more than 120 countries and averaging more than two downloads per minute. Additionally, SlideShark recently won a Mobile Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding companies, individuals and technologies that have achieved excellence in the global mobile industry.

SlideShark version 1.6 includes the following new features:

  • Presenter Mode capabilities – iPad 2 and new iPad users can plug into a projector or TV to simultaneously view slide notes, separate timers for time spent on individual slides and the overall presentation, an animation counter, and current, previous and next slides – all while their audience sees the presentation in full-screen mode. Users can also choose a full-screen mode for both the presenter and the audience. In either mode, animations will display on both screens.
  • iPad 1 projector/TV support – First-generation iPad users can now plug in and present to audiences in full-screen mode, a feature that was previously only available on the new iPad and iPad 2.
  • Dramatically faster conversions – New processing improvements allow users to upload and convert their presentations three to five times faster than before.
SlideShark Plus, which offers additional storage options, and SlideShark Team Edition, SlideShark's multi-user version, both now offer the ability to run reports on presentations shared online, including information about who viewed the slides, when they were viewed and for how long. Team Edition administrators can also now report on views and usage of content by their team members.

Additionally, Team Edition administrators can control team members' ability to hide or re-order slides on specific presentations and can specify whether they are allowed to upload their own content, ensuring the use of authorized content and providing the ability to meet compliance requirements.

For more information about SlideShark or to download the latest version of the app, please visit www.slideshark.com.

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