So that Apple presentation, huh? If you missed it you can catch up on the official website, but the gist of it is lots of new hardware announcements, pricing, and release date information. There was also some stuff about Apple TV, and Tim Cook hugged One Republic.
But enough about that. Let’s talk about all the stuff Apple covered during today’s event.
Ever since its launch, iPad users have had the chance to create and display slideshow presentations thanks to the Apple's own Pages app. However, while presentations made in that app can be easily brought over into Microsoft's popular PowerPoint program, doing the opposite is far more troublesome. Brainshark's new SlideShark app hopes to fix that.
Bringing PowerPoint presentations to an iPad through SlideShark is a three step process. First, users create an account and get access to their own private server. Presentations are then loaded onto that server and converted. Finally, the app downloads the presentation in a form the iPad can display. Unlike other similar apps, SlideShark promises that no fonts, colors or animations will be lost.
Using the iPad's native mirroring capabilities, users can play their presentations through a computer or projector. Best of all, the service and the app are completely free. The SlideShark app is currently available on the app store and accounts are created at www.SlideShark.com.
If you’re using Apple’s Keynote app for iPad you’ll be exited to hear that new template options now exist outside of the default themes that come with the presentation app. iPresentee has announced the launch of its Keynote Themes for iPad pack that includes 33 themes designed specifically for the iPad. Priced at $25, users need to have a Mac and a copy of iWork ’09 in order to use the theme pack which can be purchased from the iPresentee website.
All of the themes included in the pack are available in both 1024x768 and 800x600 pixel dimensions and can be used on the iPad as well as the desktop version of Keynote. If you’re already making use of your iPad as a presentation device, this great set of templates is definitely worth considering. We’ve included a gallery showing off some of these exciting new themes below.