i-Clickr for PowerPoint Remote lets you to use your iPhone/iPod Touch as a remote control for PowerPoint. Using your PC's WiFi (Standard Wireless/GPRS) and Bonjour (iPhone) you establish a remote connection between the PC and iPhone. Once your connection has been established, you select the presentation on your PC, set the presentation alarm on your iPhone and then navigate your presentation using forward and back buttons, sweeping your finger across the iPhone or by double-tapping to advance to the next slide. Some of the features of i-Clickr that I really like are that you can see you notes right on the iPhone, jump to any slide in your presentation quickly and put up a blank screen at anytime using your iPhone. Selecting “Toggle Peek Mode” lets you to see the next slide on the iPhone before you advance. This feature is great, if you’re like me and sometimes forget the order in which you have your slides. The one drawback it you cannot click hyperlinks, but you can play embedded videos if you have them set to start playing on a mouse click.
To get i-Clickr go to iTunes and download the i-Clickr App and subsequently install the i-Clickr software to your wireless capable PC from the Senstic website. The free or lite version allows you to navigate presentation with up to 15 slides. I tried out the lite version and immediately purchased the $9.99 App for those times when I have more than 15 slides.
By the way, I was presenting at a high school last week and showed this to the assistant principal who had his iPhone. Because we were both on the wireless network, he was able to “see” my presentation and we were able to simultaneously navigate the PowerPoint I was using. This could be useful or a nuisance depending on where you are using your iPhone as a remote.
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