I thought I would do a quick review of the app called PromptSmart. It is an app that allows you read your script and have it advance via your voice.
If you are like me, you have trouble memorizing your new scripts. I have printed them out and learned my script that way but when your on a roll and have to stop to turn a page, it throws off your timing. With PromptSmart, it picks up your voice and will advance your script as you go along. If you stop talking, it stops scrolling. By doing this, you can work on your and your puppets movements and reactions without the script leaving you behind. Another good thing about this app is, that if you need to make a change in the script, you can stop make the change, and then go right back to practicing.
You have a couple of options with this app. You can get the free version (PromptSmart Lite Teleprompter), which is good, but you can only load one script at a time. There is a pay version (PromptSmart Pro Teleprompter), and at the time of this writing is only $19.99. With the Pro version, you can load a lot of scripts. I have loaded all my current scripts in, so I can changae the puppet, bring up the script for that puppet and continue practicing. I have the app loaded on both my iPad, so I can see it better, and on my iPhone if I just want to review without the puppets on my hand.
Pick it up at the App Store. You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks for sharing Eddie! I’ll have to get that one!
You’re welcome Tom. I’ve tried other methods like recording the script and listening to it, like you would a song, but using this app, for me, has been the best method. I really like that it doesn’t continue if you stop talking. If you have to pause for affect, the app will wait for you.
I downloaded the free version. Eager to test it out. Thank you for posting the review.
I think you’ll like it Ann. Just remember that you can only load one script at a time, but that is what I did. I started with the free version and like it so much I bought the pay version.
Thanks Eddie for the info about the PromptSmart App. Sounds good.
I’ve had trouble memorizing a script. I found out about the app “Recorder Plus” I use dit this year to learn my Open Mic script for the ConVENTion this year. I recorded my script both to time it and learn it. I listened to it during my 11 hours on the road to the ConVENTion. My listening was only when on cruise control an Interstate with light traffic. Really helped.
Now PromptScript sounds like the next step up and better able to use for rehearsing puppet manipulation. Thanks Eddie
I really like it a lot Wally. When I was learning my Summer Library Program this year, I had to learn a new script and new song. I put it all on the app and in no time I was getting it down. And like I said earlier, I love that I can edit on the spot and go back into the script and continue practice.
Eddie Siller or Ann Seeton,
Where did you get the PromptSmart app?
I did a SEARCH on the Apple App Store, and PromptSmart did not show up. I have an Apple MacBook Pro, I get and use only a few apps and I get them from the Apple App Store.
Wally, It should pop up but type teleprompter in the search of the Apple App store.
Thank you Eddie, I’ll try that tomorrow.
Wally Cady said
Thank you Eddie, I’ll try that tomorrow.
Well, I tried today, but after doing a search “teleprompter”, I get shown 16 apps …. PromptSmart is not one of them. So I tried a search “PromptSmart Teleprompter”, no result.
As Eddie reported in his post at the beginning of this thread, I liked the idea that the PromptSmart scrolled as Eddie talked and stopped when he stopped talking, and picked up again as he started talking again.
Sorry I can’t find PromptSmart. My search did come up with “Teleprompter”, it sounds good, but doesn’t list the feature of stopping and starting as Eddie reported. It costs $34.99, but does have a free demo.
Not sure what to do next, I’ll wait for now. Got other things to do.
Wally, are you using an iPhone or Android? I just had my wife type in Teleprompter in the search and Promptsmart was the first one the popped up. You are going to the app store right? I’d say just try it again.
Eddie, I am using my MacBook Pro laptop, easier for my old eyes. My iPhone is an SE model and is not large like the new ones.
My iPad and iPhone could get it but my Mac cannot. If the kids hadn’t dumped a drink on the MacBook Pro I’d try but I think the older Apples aren’t using the apps.
If I had known how much I was going to use my phone for internet I would have gotten a larger screen.
Ann, that is why I have the 8s Plus. It’s got a big enough screen that I can see it good. I use the promptsmart app on my iPad mainly but at times use my iPhone.
It looks like I’m out of luck on getting the Promptsmart app on my Apple laptop. I’ll have to think about trying the demo of “Teleprompter”.
Well hopefully that one will work good for you Wally.
Certain apps are made specifically for pads or phones and not offered to laptops. I’m not sure of any other teleprompter programs that automatically start and stop. If you find one Wally, let us know!
And again, that is why I like this app. The voice activation part.
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