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Old March 23rd, 2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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New FREE teleprompter web-based app

Ok so a few weeks ago I needed a quick cheap laptop teleprompter solution that I didn't feel like paying for and after browsing for available solutions, I didn't like anything that was out there.. so luckily i happen to also code for a living so figured i'd write my own. also figured i'd write a web-based one.

if you just wanna get to it already - check it out EasyPrompter - the best free online teleprompter.

I'd really love to hear your feedback, everyone. I intend to maintain and improve it, especially if there is interest. I also intend to keep it free. If it gest super-popular or people really want to be able to save scripts, settings, etc - maybe i'll think about sort of a premium account, but the basic prompter will always be free.

I think this is at least competitive to others like it but really want feedback.

Please go and check it out. there are no ads and no accounts to sign up for. just type in your script and hit start.

I didn't know where this should be posted so figured i'd post here. if someone thinks there's a better place for it, do let me know.

tell everyone ;)


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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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not a single piece of feedback? comon people
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Old March 24th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hi Mike,

Very nicely done! This is super easy to use and set up.

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Old March 24th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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That's brilliant, definitely one to save to my favourites.
Is there any chance of you making it into a downloadable program ?
I've been in situations before where i could've used a teleprompter but i didn't have a net connection.
I'd be willing to pay a small fee for a program like that, simple and easy to use, plain black and white.
My paypal is on standby !!

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Old March 24th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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Without even looking at it, I would agree that downloadable would be much better. No matter how reliable your internet connection is, Murphy says it will pick precisely the worst moment to go down. I wouldn't want to hold up a shoot waiting for someone to figure out what's wrong with the 'net.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #6
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A windows app is being considered. I also had the idea of making the web app downloadable. Meaning the javascript would just be saved and you can run it from your computer without a connection.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #7
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Mike,


Well done! I have had use for a promter a few times and everytime I priced them I cringed and we moved on without one.


I wont have use for one until well into May when we shooting a three to four part series. It will be a first for us and the prompter will be excellent. I look forward to using it.

I actually had thought of setting up a power point to do it.


Now if you could make it stand alone so that you would not need an internet link that would be awesome for those of us who shootl mostly outside!!!!!!


Is there a chance of that?
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Old March 27th, 2009, 07:44 AM   #8
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Mike - love it.

It does all it needs to do - I've just tried it out and it worked brilliantly.

I have to agree, a download version would be the icing on the cake.

Looking forward to your next phase of development...
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Old March 27th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #9
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Mike, nicely done. a couple items though

1. I didn't see any controls to mirror the text, did I just miss them?
If that isn't a function then in order to shoot thru the glass the user would need to build a periscope type prompter. IMO mirroring text is essential.
2. Can scripts be imported or does one have to manually type the script in order to use it?
3. Downloadable is essential.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #10
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I love it

Can't wait for the downloadable version!
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Old March 27th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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Well done - thanks for posting that.
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Old March 27th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #12
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No mirror text? Deal breaker. :(
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 11:28 PM   #13
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unfortunately, there is no way (currently) to flip text in JavaScript. There are some unicode hacks that'll flip it horizontally but none that will do it vertically. The only way to get this is with a downloadable font that will simulate flipped text. Not the most elegant solution but i may have to implement it.

there is no way to import script aside from copy/paste at this moment. if there is enough interest, I will consider some sort of account-based setup where you'll be allowed to save scripts/settings.

downloadable version is coming soon - keep the comments coming!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 02:02 AM   #14
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Ask and you shall receive. Portable stand-alone version is now available. Please let me know how it works for you all.

EasyPrompter - the best free online teleprompter.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 03:52 AM   #15
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Thanks Mike a really useful thing to have on my macbook pro, it works a treat and is nice and simple for quick teleprompting.
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