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Presentation Mode: The Better Way to Present Your Ideas

Presentation Mode: The Better Way to Present Your Ideas

作者: Andrew Sinkov 發佈日期: 18 九月 2013

作者: Andrew Sinkov 發佈日期: 18 九月 2013

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Presentations are a pain, particularly ones meant for small groups. They’re unpleasant because the presenter is forced to translate complex ideas into bullet points, and they’re difficult for an audience to follow because supporting information is often missing. It just feels like wasted effort.

This is what we set out to solve with our awesome new Premium feature, Presentation Mode. Available first in Evernote for Mac version 5.3.

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Presentation Mode

You’re already using Evernote to gather your thoughts and collect your research. Rather than taking the time to transfer these ideas to presentation software, use Presentation Mode to let people into your thinking process by showing your notes in a beautiful, full-screen layout with one click.

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Show and Tell
Once in Presentation Mode, you can navigate through your note using the spacebar. We built the spacebar action to move through a screens-worth of content at a time. We love this for showing images during design reviews. There are also some handy keyboard shortcuts:

  • CMD-Enter: launches Presentation Mode
  • CMD-OPT-Enter: launches Presentation Mode on a secondary display
  • CTRL-P: changes the laser pointer color
  • CTRL-N: toggles Night Mode

Laser pointer
Drawing the eyes of your audience onto something specific can be a challenge with a the normal arrow pointer. When you enter Presentation Mode, the pointer turns into a laser-pointer that leaves a light trail as you move it. You’ll find this to be a great way to show people what to focus on. You can change the color of the laser pointer at the top right corner of the screen.

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Multiple Notes
When you’re in a single note and you click Presentation Mode, you present that note. You can move to the next or previous note that appears in the note list by using the left or right arrows.

If you want to walk through several, specific notes, select them and choose Start Presentation. Now, using the left and right arrows will only move you among those notes.

Attachments
You can throw just about anything into an Evernote note. Likewise, you can show just about anything when you’re in Presentation Mode. If your note contains images, PDFs, spreadsheets, or documents, simply click on the file and you’ll enter a full-screen view of the attachment. When you’re done, hit ESC to return to your presentation.

Multiple Monitors
At Evernote, we use Presentation Mode in almost all of our meetings. Usually, we’re showing something that’s still in process, and so these meeting are opportunities for others to give feedback.

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That’s why we built multiple monitor support into Presentation Mode. When you attach your computer to another screen, one view is the presentation view, and the other view is the regular Evernote layout. This allows the presenter to make changes to the note in real-time as meeting participants share their thoughts. Those updates immediately show up on the presentation screen.

Night Mode
The beauty of Presentation Mode is in its simplicity: a solid background and a clean text layout. Sometimes, black text on a white background doesn’t match the aesthetic you’re going for. If that’s the case, you can switch into Night Mode, which inverts the colors. Just click on the sun icon in the top right corner when in a presentation.

Create a Table of Contents with Note Links
This is a great advanced tip for multiple-note presentations. Create a new note and paste note links from all the notes that you plan on presenting into it. In effect, you’ve created a table of contents for your presentation. Start your presentation from the note that contains the note links and click to jump to other notes as needed.

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Try It Now For 30 days

Whether you work independently or as part of a team, Presentation Mode will help you seamlessly move from working in Evernote to sharing your ideas. This feature is available to Premium and Evernote Business users only. We’re offering it as a 30-day preview for all Free users, as well. Click on the presentation icon to get started. We hope you like using it as much as we do.

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  • samueldclarke

    Just giving this a spin now and it’s fantastic! Nicely done.

    • Bruce Cote

      yes great post:)

    • Bruce Cote

      yes great post:)

  • Narek

    Will it be available on the web?

  • Yakov Hadash

    I can’t get this to work on mine — when I open pres mode, I just get a white box filling up most of the screen. it goes away if I click on something. Thanks for random white box mode, evernote!

  • mathieugille

    Great new feature ! But all my PDF’s that are in portrait mode are displayed in landscape mode in the Presentation Mode … Strange !

  • David Schubert

    Is only the English version updated yet or did I overlook the feature?

  • netizen24601

    I’m guess because the platforms are different and thus perhaps don’t share a code base that its two different dev teams. So releases of new features are not always in sync.

  • steverumsby

    Is there a way to insert slide breaks into a note so that multi-slide notes are easier to produce?

  • Yvon Decelles

    That green… wow… my eyes hurt…. I like the format but wow… give us a way to change that color at least cause… that green…. Ugh…..

  • Yvon Decelles

    That green… wow… my eyes hurt…. I like the format but wow… give us a way to change that color at least cause… that green…. Ugh…..

  • Delf Egge

    So far Mac and iOS are more appealing than Windows. Although I can live with windows 7.

  • Delf Egge

    So far Mac and iOS are more appealing than Windows. Although I can live with windows 7.

  • Ray Valiani

    Perhaps there should be an Evernote offline
    app for Google chrome. I need to be able to switch between my pc, mac and Linux
    machine all the time. If there is not, I will probably switch off my premium subscription once the Chrome based alternative gets good enough.

  • Jason Frasca

    This is a brilliant implementation and use of Evernote notes. By taking the pain away from transposing all of your notes from one platform – Evernote and squeezing them into another – Powerpoint or Keynote.

  • Raymond Yee

    After two chat sessions with Evernote support, our current conclusion: Presentation Mode doesn’t work on my OS X 10.6.8 machine because I’m missing needed components that typically come w/ Safari 6. I’m on Safari 5.x because Safari 6 not supported on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6). A support ticket has been filed.

  • Raymond Yee

    After two chat sessions with Evernote support, our current conclusion: Presentation Mode doesn’t work on my OS X 10.6.8 machine because I’m missing needed components that typically come w/ Safari 6. I’m on Safari 5.x because Safari 6 not supported on Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6). A support ticket has been filed.

    • Nik

      Aw nuts, my work machine is 10.6.8 because of VPN client issues w/ Lion/Mountain Lion, and of course that’s the machine I’d really get some use out of Presentation Mode. Hope they make it available for Snow Leopard. Thanks Raymond for filing the support request!

    • Nik

      Aw nuts, my work machine is 10.6.8 because of VPN client issues w/ Lion/Mountain Lion, and of course that’s the machine I’d really get some use out of Presentation Mode. Hope they make it available for Snow Leopard. Thanks Raymond for filing the support request!

  • Quin Quilitz

    Mac people get the thinking apps, because they know what to do with them.

  • Quin Quilitz

    You’ve got to be kidding me. How awesome is THAT? How did you get the typography to look so good? Jesus Christ. These beautiful fadings between states, keyboard shortcuts work just how one would think, the onscreen controls are awesome. Small and nice grey color choice. These little number squares added in front of lists are great too. Love the boldness and blue color of the links. Just saw the bright blue font coloring I have in my note is automatically dimmed down. You even thought of that. Quotes could use a bit more line spacing, but that’s the only thing I noticed that was a bit off. This is so well made. Oh man. It’s a delight. Thank you. That really made my day. Steve would love this for the typography alone.

  • Raymond Yee

    I just heard back from Evernote that Presentation Mode works only for OS X 10.7+ — so don’t waste lots of time trying to get it working if you’re like me (a OS X 10.6 user)!! I wish Evernote had just made that dependency crystal clear.

  • gemsling

    Nice. The way it makes text much larger suggests it’s only intended for use with a projector. I think it could also be useful for showing notes to someone directly on your screen, but that would require an option to alter the text size or zoom level.

    The ease of navigating between notes with Left/Right is nice, too, but the delay before a note appears would put me off using it in place of presentation slides. Perhaps Evernote could pre-cache the next and previous notes when opening the current note, so that they’re ready to display immediately upon pressing Left/Right.

  • TCDrunkChapul Atillâ

    Of course, you’re right. The Why – question can also widened:

    Why do the majority in business use Powerpoint although it’s overpriced “commodity SW” (they tend to use even a pirate copied Version if they can’t afford it) although you got very productive alternatives which aren’t that expensive (Evernote, ConceptDraw Office etc.) or even priceless (OpenOffice/LibreOffice)?

    We will never find the true answer I guess…

  • alistair3408

    I just saw this. I love it. Will definitely be using in future for quick presentations.

  • alistair3408

    I just saw this. I love it. Will definitely be using in future for quick presentations.

  • chad

    Please make available for mobile device.

  • chad

    Please make available for mobile device.

  • WallsOfJericho316

    Just a killer feature. Keep the premium features coming. Looking forward to the Windows version getting this, so that I can make my co-workers jealous.

  • Yvonne

    Please Evernote, update your release notes so that it’s very clear to users that the Presentation Mode feature isn’t available to users of Mac OS 10.6. I wasted a lot of time wondering why the keyboard shortcuts wouldn’t work and looking for an icon or menu command that would let me try this feature. Only now, and by scrolling through many comments, do I discover that this feature isn’t universally available. I don’t mind too much, but I resent the wasted time, when it would have been so easy to be upfront about it in this blog, in the release notes, in the announcements and so on.

    And yes, Snow Leopard users are increasingly in the minority and I accept the consequences of remaining on that OS (e.g. I can no longer link Skitch to Evernote), but so long as the main app is compatible with OS 10.6, then you owe it to be upfront when a specific feature won’t be available.

  • Yvonne

    Please Evernote, update your release notes so that it’s very clear to users that the Presentation Mode feature isn’t available to users of Mac OS 10.6. I wasted a lot of time wondering why the keyboard shortcuts wouldn’t work and looking for an icon or menu command that would let me try this feature. Only now, and by scrolling through many comments, do I discover that this feature isn’t universally available. I don’t mind too much, but I resent the wasted time, when it would have been so easy to be upfront about it in this blog, in the release notes, in the announcements and so on.

    And yes, Snow Leopard users are increasingly in the minority and I accept the consequences of remaining on that OS (e.g. I can no longer link Skitch to Evernote), but so long as the main app is compatible with OS 10.6, then you owe it to be upfront when a specific feature won’t be available.

  • Darren Huckey

    I’m running Version 5.3.0 (401872) with a Premium Account, but this is not showing up. What am I missing???

  • Mark

    The slight problem is that if I have a pdf that’s many pages (as I do), it shows the first page, and then the hotkeys will only show the next or previous note. I have to click into the pdf before the space bar allows me to step through it page at a time (which looks a big scroll).

    It’d be great to have a hot key so I don’t have to reach for the mouse (ideally, space, as this is what is used to scroll anyway)

  • Mark

    I use both OSX and windows. Sometimes Windows is ahead, sometimes OSX. For a little while now it’s been OSX, but it goes back and forth. The alternative is delaying already developed features on one platform whilst the other catches up. As long as notes created in one platform are viewable and tweakable in the other, it’s not a bad way to do it.

  • Ken Kessler

    Looking forward to the IPad and Windows version! Sounds like a good innvoation. Hope it will not be too long!

  • Derek

    I was this close to getting Evernote Premium just to get this feature. Sadly I am running on Windows. :(

  • Sam

    I use evernote on Windows and this is one of the reasons I updated to Premium. Pretty misleading not to mention this in the premium info pages on your site.

  • Davis

    I love this – but it would be SO much better if there were a way to pop an image up to full-screen size and back while in present mode

  • Lynn

    I would like to view a multiple page document within presentation mode, but currently the only way to do this is to use the document mode which doesn’t show the whole document on on page.

  • Davis

    Ok, in presentation mode, I can click on an image to take it full-screen, cool, but I find myself clicking or double-clicking it to get shrink it back down when I’m done with it, and nothing happens. Do I really have to go to my keyboard for that, or to the little x in the corner of the screen?

  • Davis

    Also it would be great if there were a way to magnify or reduce the size of text while in presentation mode… even the largest text size is too small for smaller screens or larger groups

  • Osei Daniels

    ARGH, paid for presentation mode but still i can’t increase the font size when i’m presenting from my ipad! SOOOOOOOOOO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!! My #1 issue with evernote…sigh…smh

  • missakins

    This dilutes the value of premium a lot. I pay the same amount for premium as the Mac users, and right now even free users on Mac have a better product than I do.