Simple and easy to use teleprompter for your Mac
Version: 1.1.6PromptPuppy is the junior version of PromptDog, a software-only teleprompter, for actual shoots, and tweaked extensively on the set and afterwards until it worked perfectly to very high standards.
License: Free To Try $19.95
Operating System: Mac OS X
Why use a teleprompter?
Teleprompters are cool. Putting a laptop or second monitor above or below the camera lens is a great way to save the trouble of memorizing lengthy scripts and make shoots go faster, smoother and better.
What’s wrong with teleprompters?
Professional teleprompters cost too much, and some aren’t designed very well. They usually run more than a thousand dollars (though the expensive ones usually include a small dedicated monitor and/or box with mirror). We consider this highway robbery, since small LCD monitors can be purchased for under $100, and half-silvered mirrors and boxes are not too expensive.
Easily change your display
When you’re on the set, every second counts. All controls for text size, font, line spacing and inverting text for black-on-white display are easily accessible right on the main page - no hunting for preferences or searching through menus.
When the talent flubs a line, just a flick of your finger backward on the mouse wheel and the text will rapidly skip back a few lines at warp speed so you can retake the section, unlike other prompters where you have to work very hard to scroll back a few lines.
Smooth, quiet scrolling
Instead of using noisy keystrokes, PromptPuppy will use your laptop trackpad or mouse scroll wheel, for very responsive and quiet, easily adjustable scrolling speed. (Although if you don’t have a scroll wheel or trackpad, up and down arrow keys work also!).