RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

SlideDog 1.5.9

Create a presentation from videos, images, web pages, more

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 22 February 2014
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 462
Developer: Preseria
RSS News Feed:
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/theSlidedog
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SlideDog
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
SlideDog 1.5.9
Create a presentation from videos, images, web pages, more

SlideDog is a simple tool which can help you combine images, videos, PowerPoint files, web pages, PDFs and more into a single multimedia presentation, then broadcast it online.

There are limitations here. In particular, SlideDog doesn't handle these file types itself, and instead depends on you having suitable viewers available (VLC Media Player for movies, PowerPoint or the PowerPoint viewer for PPT/ PPTX files, and so on). It will install some of these if you don't have them already.

The process of creating your presentation is simple enough. Click Add File, then select "From Disk" to add a local file, "From Web" to add a web page, or "YouTube" to include a YouTube video (you can add a URL directly, or use the built-in YouTube search tool to find what you need).

More files can be added and organised in a timeline, or saved for reloading later. Double-clicking launches the presentation, and you can navigate with the cursor keys, or by stepping directly to a slide from the timeline. When you're done, pressing Esc ends the show.

This works well enough locally, but what's more interesting is SlideDog's ability to broadcast your presentation online, and interact with your audience. In a few seconds the program can present you with a link which you can pass to a maximum of 100 people. Click this and they'll view your files as you present them (currently only PowerPoint files, PDFs and images).

To understand how all this is being received, you can ask if your audience is following, or set up simple polls. A basic text chat tool allows viewers to make comments or ask you questions, and a "Get Feedback" option asks them for their views on the presentation, and lets them know what you thought.

The free version limits this "live sharing" functionality to blocks of 15 minutes. It's still in beta, too, and unsurprisingly isn't reliable yet. Uploading to SlideDog Pro ($9.99/ month, $99/ year) removes the time restriction, though, as well as adding other benefits: slideshow-style automatic advance of slides, dual-display support, and more.

Verdict:

SlideDog's presentations are easy to create, if rather basic. Its ability to broadcast your work online makes the program much more interesting, although beware, the free version restricts this to blocks of 15 minutes.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
IceCream Slideshow Maker

Icecream Slideshow Maker 1.20

Freeware

Turn your pictures into a video slideshow

Adobe Voice 1.0

Adobe Voice 1.0

Freeware

Create narration-based video slideshows with your iPad

MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD 2013 Deluxe

MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD 2013 Deluxe

Trial Software

Transform your photos into polished, professional video slideshows

PDFrizator 0.6.0.29

PDFrizator 0.6.0.29

Freeware

Create professional PDF presentations with this powerful free tool

Other Download Articles From This Category
Free Studio v6.5.2.525

Free Studio v6.5.2.525

Freeware

Download, convert, burn and share your media files with this comprehensive free suite

CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager 1.017

Freeware

Add or remove music directly from your iPod, iPhone or iPad without using iTunes

Pixelmator for iOS 1.0

Pixelmator for iOS 2.0.1

No Trial Available. Purchase Only

A powerful image editor that comes at a bargain price

ACDSee Photo Manager 18.2

ACDSee 18.2

Trial Software

Organise, import, view, enhance and share your digital photos with this comprehensive management tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $29.95
RRP: $89.95
Saving 67%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.1

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.1 brings:
 - WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: