In a very interesting move, Prowise have just made their brilliant Prowise Presenter software available completely free of charge to every user. Previously the free version had some limiting features, but now they’ve removed those limits and are giving free users the same benefits. This is great news for interactive whiteboard users, whatever brand of board you have.
As of 5 November 2018, Prowise is offering their interactive whiteboard software entirely free of charge to all current and new users!
On their blog, Prowise explained that the reason for this is that they want to make education accessible for everyone. Pupil or teacher. And so they want as many people as possible to use their software. Making Prowise Presenter freely accessible for everyone is the next step towards doing this. Presenter runs brilliantly on all devices and is therefore suitable for use at school and at home.
Prowise Presenter can run in your browser, and also via a standalone downloaded app. You need a live internet connection to log in, and your files live in the cloud. You can store them offline too if you wish. I’ve written a quick guide to version 9 of their software here. It’s fully-featured interactive whiteboard software and is comparable to Smart Notebook and ActivInspire in my opinion. If you are using whiteboards that have difficult software, then you really should investigate Prowise Presenter. It’s not going to cost you anything to check it out!
Previously, a pro account offered additional possibilities compared to the free account. For example, access to Touch Table tools, sharing and opening lessons in the Prowise Presenter Community and the option to save an unlimited number of presentations. These benefits are now freely accessible to everyone.
Prowise also has a fantastic tool for connecting your interactive whiteboard screen to ipads and other devices called ProConnect, which is one of the best tools of this type that I’ve used. You can send your screen to student devices, they can annotate on it and send it back to you. An excellent quick assessment tool. Read more about ProConnect here.
If you have a free account, as of today you’ll also be able to access these additional features:
- Unique Touch Table tools
- Share lessons in School, Management or international Community
- Unlimited storage for lessons, sounds en images
- Storage via Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive
- Importing and exporting files (for instance PowerPoint)
- Advanced management possibilities
And with Prowise Presenter version 10 coming soon (you can try out the Beta now) this is a great time to get yourself a Prowise account.
If you’re getting a little confused and fed up with the various licensing options, and added costs involved with other brands of interactive whiteboard software, then you should definitely take a look at Prowise Presenter.
Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you ever need training in how to use Prowise Presenter and ProConnect, then get in touch.