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Your favorite presentation tool – tell us!

We’ve seen a few speakers throw down their favorite presentation tools recently:

So, that’s console-presenter and showoff, so far. I also know some very bold presenters use LaTeX with Beamer for theirs.

What do you use? And why?

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  1. Rasmus
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I have a bad habit of building my own tools. So, I use an HTML-based one I built myself.

  2. Posted April 29, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    For static slides, I mostly use S5, with HTML generated from any of a number of homegrown slide tools. These days, I spend as much time in Vim and terminal buffers as I do in slides, though, which means it’s just 24 or 36-point Inconsolata from a full-screen shell.

  3. Posted April 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been a fan of the XUL based takahahi presenter. Slides with big words, notes and a progress bar, don’t know what else I would need. And it’s just text so you can hack it to be what ever you need.

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://piro.sakura.ne.jp/xul/applications/takahashi-r/&sl=ja&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

  4. Posted April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be presenting using a custom tool based on Google’s recent html5 presentation. You can see the original here:

    http://apirocks.com/html5/html5.html

  5. Peter Fein
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Player Piano – http://playerpiano.googlecode.com

    It fakes an interactive python shell using doctests. Great for demoing code, and way easier than trying to type live.

  6. Posted May 4, 2010 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    I love my presenter-mode screen with all the extra goodies, so I use OpenOffice with that extension.

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