We see you have a product called SlideDraw, what does it do?
SlideDraw simply lets the presenter draw on top of images and navigate in the easiest way possible. Plain and simple. Done.
We kept our “tentpoles” short and simple for SlideDraw, here is the list:
1. macOS based, the favorite platform of our creative and production friends.
2. Super simple for the presenter to use with no UI clutter.
3. Assist-able from the production team.
4. Production friendly features.
Let’s take look at each of these!
1. macOS. Running on our favorite platform of macOS, SlideDraw is a live presentation image annotation app designed with the touch screen in mind. And get this! With macOS Catalina’s Sidecar feature, an iPad with the Apple Pencil is a perfect pairing! This is a native (Swift 5) app as well.
2. Simple. The user interface for the presenter has been minimized to only give you what you need. Namely, simple color choices, preset stroke sizes, highlight mode and a simple undo function. And for fun, if you want to hide the drawing or navigation controls, you can. It’s perfect for the person who doesn’t want to draw but just go back and forth.
SlideDraw’s Drawing Interface
3. Assist-able. SlideDraw has a separate window called the Control Panel. We recommend running this on a separate display during a production. The Control Panel lets you load in slides, advance around, and even clear the drawings when needed. You can also reorder the slides while the presentation is going on.
The Control Panel in SlideDraw
4. Production Friendly. Serving in production for over twenty years has made me appreciate the little things, so this is easily my favorite tentpole to discuss.
Once, we saw at Fellowship once that the touchscreen TV needed to fade out during a video, so yeah, we added a button to do that on the Control Panel. No more fake black slide.
When you draw on a slide and go forward, and then back, guess what? The drawing on that slide is STILL THERE! And undo-able. Bam.
Images of the drawing (alpha PNG) are saved automatically as you move around in the presentation. Your Social Media curators will have some fun with those.
Clean Output Window, the source you take to your screens or your gigantic LED wall does NOT have the (previously ugly) drawing buttons and user interface on it. I love this.
Bonus Features: On top of that, we disable the system sleep, provide cursor blanking, present in true window full-screen modes, and more to make your life easier.