Brainshark Introduces Unique Presenter Mode Capabilities for SlideShark iPad App

"New Version of SlideShark Includes Numerous Enhancements Designed to Help Mobile Professionals More Effectively Deliver and Share PowerPoint Presentations from Their iPads"

WALTHAM, Mass. — May 16, 2012 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile presentations, today announced the availability of version 1.6 of SlideShark, its free iPad app. Available in Apple’s App Store, SlideShark lets mobile professionals view, share and track PowerPoint presentations on the iPad, and now includes Presenter Mode, which encompasses capabilities not currently offered by any other app. With these capabilities, iPad 2 and new iPad users connecting to an external projector or TV can simultaneously view slide notes, separate timers for time spent on individual slides and the overall presentation, an animation counter, and current, previous and next slides – all while their audience sees the presentation in full-screen mode. Other new features in this release include faster conversion times, advanced reporting on presentation viewing activity and enhanced administrative controls.

SlideShark is the only app that allows users to reliably view and present PowerPoint presentations on the iPad the way they were meant to be seen – with fonts, colors, animations and graphics intact, and no internet connection required while presenting. With the prior release of SlideShark version 1.5, users were given the ability to share and track their presentations online for on-demand viewing on all major devices. To date, SlideShark has been remarkably well-received, being adopted by hundreds of thousands of users across more than 120 countries and averaging more than two downloads per minute 24x7. Additionally, SlideShark recently won a Mobile Merit Award, which recognizes outstanding companies, individuals and technologies that have achieved excellence in the global mobile industry.

SlideShark version 1.6 includes the following new features:

  • Presenter Mode capabilities – iPad 2 and new iPad users can plug into a projector or TV to simultaneously view slide notes, separate timers for time spent on individual slides and the overall presentation, an animation counter, and current, previous and next slides – all while their audience sees the presentation in full-screen mode. Users can also choose a full-screen mode for both the presenter and the audience. In either mode, animations will display on both screens.
  • iPad 1 projector/TV support – First-generation iPad users can now plug in and present to audiences in full-screen mode, a feature that was previously only available on the new iPad and iPad 2.
  • Dramatically faster conversions – New processing improvements allow users to upload and convert their presentations three to five times faster than before.

SlideShark Plus, which offers additional storage options, and SlideShark Team Edition, SlideShark’s multi-user version, both now offer the ability to run reports on presentations shared online, including information about who viewed the slides, when they were viewed and for how long. Team Edition administrators can also now report on views and usage of content by their team members. Additionally, Team Edition administrators can control team members’ ability to hide or re-order slides on specific presentations and can specify whether they are allowed to upload their own content, ensuring the use of authorized content and providing the ability to meet compliance requirements.

“SlideShark was the first – and remains the only – app that allows iPad users to dependably view, share and track PowerPoint presentations,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “This new version gives users a host of powerful new tools designed to make them stronger, more polished presenters.”

For more information about SlideShark or to download the latest version of the app, please visit www.slideshark.com

About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.