Prezi Finally Comes to the iPad (sort of)

January 11, 2011

in News, Tools

The team behind the presentation software Prezi published today a free App to view Prezis on the iPad (iTunes link). While the application does not allow you to edit your files (they say it’s coming), you can download the ones stored  in your online account to show them on Apple’s tablet.

I’m a long time user (and fan) of Prezi and I tried it as soon as it was available. Unfortunately in the 2 presentatios I tried, the layout was all scrambled and the movements didn’t center on the frames correctly. Hopefully they’ll fix that soon.

Screen capture from the Prezi iPad App

From the official announcement on Prezi’s blog:

We’ll regularly update the Prezi for the iPad app. When using the current version please consider the following:

  1. Prezi for the iPad app allows you to show prezis that were previously created on your computer. The app does not have editor features.
  2. YouTube videos, PDF and SWF files does not work in the current version of Prezi for the iPad.
  3. When you open a prezi for the first time on your iPad, it can take a while to load depending on the size of your prezi. Even big prezis load super quick for the second run.

From TechCrunch’s post:

Right off the bat: we all know the iPad doesn’t support Flash, so not all existing presentations can be viewed in full if they contain Flash material such as videos. Apart from that, all presentations that were made in the past should be flawlessly viewable on the iPad.

  • When you open a prezi for the first time on your iPad, it can take a while to load depending on the size of your prezi. Even big prezis load super quick for the second run.
  • YouTube videos, PDF and SWF files does not work in the current version of Prezi for the iPad.
    • Peter Halacsy

      hi guys,
      today we just released a new version of prezi ipad viewer. We added youtube feature.

      let me know what you think

      peter
      halacsy

      head of product
      prezi.com

      • http://www.gchicco.com Gianfranco Chicco

        Will try it asap, thanks for your comment

      • http://www.gchicco.com Gianfranco Chicco

        Peter, FYI I just published this: http://www.conferencebasics.com/2011/06/how-prezi-changed-the-way-of-making-presentations/

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