This article covers a simple method to share presentation controls with anyone in seconds. Presenting a single presentation with multiple predators can be easily done in person. But what if you have to do the same but remotely where the presenters are apart from each other. This can be a situation with anyone, especially during this self-quarantine time. This a quite a problem but there are many third-party tools that can make it feasible.
Remote by Rewatch is one such tool that allows you to share presentation controls with anyone anywhere. This is a simple program that you can install on your PC. It generates a URL that is basically a remote for the presentation deck. The URL leads to a webpage with navigation buttons that control your slides with no need for anything additional. It works with almost every presentation tool covering Google Slides, PowerPoint, Keynote, LibreOffice Impress, etc.
Share Presentation Controls with Anyone in Seconds
To share your presentation controls with anyone, you have to install the Remote by Rewatch host app on your PC. This is a one time process and only you (the person with slide deck) have to do it. The host app is available for Windows and macOS. Grab the latest version for your OS from here and install it on your computer.
When you run this app, it sits in the system tray (Windows) or menubar (macOS) on your PC. Click on the app from there and it instantly gives you a link for the remote. Along with the link, it gives you an option to play/pause the controls whenever needed. It’s like a kill switch for you to get the control back to your only whenever needed. From there, you can copy the remote URL to your clipboard and share it with other presenters or anyone with whom you like to hare the controls.
The URL leads to a webpage where it shows a remote with previous and next buttons. The remote has a light to indicate the status, green light means it’s ready and connected, yellow light means the controls are pauses by the owner, and a red light means the host app is disconnected.
Any number of people can use this URL to navigate the presentation. The host gets an indicator in the app showing the number of currently active presenters. However, there is no option to remove an individual or multiple presenters.
Remote by Rewatch is like a virtual presenter device to navigate the slides from anywhere. Taking the advance of being virtual, multiple people can share it simultaneously to control the presentation. This can be really useful to students and professionals for remote group presentations during this COVID pandemic.