Tuesday, April 24, 2007

A Presenter's Dream!

I don't know what inspired me, but I had this sudden revelation during a recent presentation. Actually, it was just before the presentation when I was setting up my bluetooth mouse that I use to run the presentation. The batteries were dead.

I was mad. Then I looked over at my cell phone and thought...it's bluetooth. Why couldn't I just use that instead. Then I wouldn't I have to carry batteries or a separate mouse just for presenting. I don't know why I didn't think about it before!

Once I got home, I spent some time looking for something that would give me a clue as to whether or not this was even possible. By some miracle of Googling, I came across PuppetMaster. I was hoping to find something free, preferrably open source, but after I downloaded the trial version of PuppetMaster, I was hooked.

For $20, this is a must have for anyone who presents on a regular or semi-regular basis. It's a great way to control your laptop using your cell phone. It works not only on PowerPoint but also on a host of other applications. You can even use your cell phone as a mouse! It's awesome!

I don't often hawk software, but I this one is worth every penny!