Web App of the Week: CuePrompter


In a time when just about everyone has his or her own free Web show, it only makes sense that you come to the table fully prepared to rock it... with a little help, that is. Or if you aren't the kind of multimedia, Web 2.0 junkie that I'm talking about, then you'll at least want to check out this awesome Web app the next time you have to give a presentation or otherwise impress people with your "impromptu" speaking skills.

I throw that word in quotes, because the Web app Cueprompter.com is akin to one giant cheat sheet for anything you want to type in. Input your text, select a few variables, and Cueprompter will transform your screen into a giant teleprompter--just like what you'd see as a news broadcaster. You can play and pause the scrolling text, alter the speed, and send it in reverse (or forward) to catch up to bits and pieces you might have accidentally missed (blame the assistant).

And that's it!  Cueprompter is super-easy to use and gives you a decent amount of options (screen size, font size, and black-on-white or white-on-black coloration) for what ultimately amounts to a very simple teleprompter service. The only downside is that you're limited to a maximum of 2,000 characters for any given teleprompter window. That gives you just enough space to articulate your points without turning this into a radio theater version of War and Peace . And, hey, if you need more... you can always open up a new Cueprompter tab in your browser, right?

Each week, Maximum PC picks a new free or shareware download as its favorite of... the week. Have a nifty application that you can't live without? Twitter David Murphy @acererak with your latest suggestions.

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