Extending PowerPoint with Freepath

Extending PowerPoint with Freepath

Summary: Demo 2006: Grass Roots Software demoed a new presentation application, Freepath (the site is still not live at this writing) that lets you build a playlist by dragging and dropping elements into a composer. The software leverages PowerPoint content and also supports audio, video, PDF, Word and other data types.

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Demo 2006: Grass Roots Software demoed a new presentation application, Freepath (the site is still not live at this writing) that lets you build a playlist by dragging and dropping elements into a composer. The software leverages PowerPoint content and also supports audio, video, PDF, Word and other data types. Freepath is available for $249 ($149 for the next 90 days). CNET's Rafe Needleman concludes:

This could be priceless for professional presenters and for people who are good at jumping around in their presentations, but it's likely overkill for the occasional or linear-thinking PowerPoint jockey.


 

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  • Have to give it a look, most of these fail badly.

    Givent he price they are charging I don't think there will be a long line up of customers, but I am willing to be shown differently.

    As an FYI: There is nothing about PowerPoint that requires linear progression, that's just how most people think so that is how they use it.
    No_Ax_to_Grind
    • Linear thinking?

      [There is nothing about PowerPoint that requires linear progression, that's just how most people think so that is how they use it.]

      "Most" people? Try 50%. Saying most MEN think "linearally" would be a true statement (about 60%). Using MBTI T-F statistical breakdowns . . .
      Roger Ramjet
      • Splitting a fine hair.

        Not that it matters.., ;-)
        No_Ax_to_Grind
    • Different From The Rest

      Having a chance to use Freepath in the pre-release stages, I can say that there's much more to it than simply removing the linear aspects from PowerPoint. I would encourage you to visit the Freepath demo and decide for yourself.
      http://myfreepath.com/Demo.php
      ecarroll@...
      • Did it...

        Instaled it and, ummm, nothing particularly breath taking about it. Not saying it's a bad product, but I don't see many willing to spend the $$$ they want for it when they have PowerPoint as part of Office already on their machines. Have to wait and see I suppose...
        No_Ax_to_Grind
        • Really?

          You said that you installed Freepath. I was wondering how you did so. The software is still in beta and a demo does not exist at this time. Did you mean that you checked out the Flash presentation I posted a link for?
          ecarroll@...