Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars App Developer: ExhibitView Solutions
One of the most helpful iPad apps available to presenters – Exhibitview is definitely a worthwhile tool. Projects are created using documents, images and audio-visual media from Dropbox. The items are selected and then imported from Dropbox into the projects. The items can be customised for presentation and finally projected onto screen or printed. The app gives the user access to various tools which help to support his/her arguments or ideas while presenting.
The user is able to create new projects, and then add to those projects using items from Dropbox. Projects can be viewed alphabetically or chronologically, and the files or items within each project can be re-named. When the user is looking for items, Exhibitview allows him/her to view only documents, only images, only audio-visual media, or all items simultaneously. Items can therefore be found swiftly and efficiently. In addition, the search feature assists the user in finding the items he/she needs. Projects or items can be deleted from Exhibitview at any time. The audience sees only what they are supposed to see, while all of the back-end preparation and organisation is done simultaneously, using the same iPad, out of the audience’s view. While the presentation is in progress, the user is able to use various tools to make his her her point quickly, easily, and effectively. These tools include:
a call-up zoom, which allows the user zoom in on the information he/she wishes to highlight
a rotate button, which ensures the best visibility for the audience
a highlight button, which highlights the important information
a free-hand tool, which allows the presenter to circle or draw on the items
undo and redo buttons
an eraser, which works specifically on the freehand drawings without disturbing the original items
a print feature, which enables the user to print information that can be used as hand-outs
a screenshot button, which takes a snapshot of the screen at any particular time
a pinch and zoom tool
In addition the screen can be cleared or the app can be disconnected from the projector at any time.
The display screen is split in 2, to enable the user to display 2 items simultaneously, for example an image and a document, or 2 different documents. The presentation mode effectively ensures that the presentation is live and active, while the screen lock mode, keeps the screen static, so that when the iPad is passed around it stays in the desired view. Support is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Flexible, practical and user-friendly – this iPad application allows lawyers, and anybody else who needs to make presentations, collect, organise, store and use information, and in so doing, present effectively. With Exhibitview, the presenter has all the information needed in one place and is able to jump from file to file, drawing attention to vital information, without losing the momentum of the argument. An outstanding tool that is without doubt an asset to any good presentation.