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Presentation Assistant Standard Edition 2.7.2 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Presentation Assistant Standard Edition 2.7.2

Presentation Assistant is a best annotation, zoom and assistant tool.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 163 21 comments

Presentation Assistant Standard Edition 2.7.2 was available as a giveaway on June 27, 2013!

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Presentation Assistant is a best annotation, zoom and assistant tool for teaching, technical presentations, education, demonstration, explaining, and internal meeting at work or if you just need to explain someone something on your computer. Presentation Assistant allows users to annotate on screen and zoom into certain portions for quick explanation. With the screen annotation tools, you can draw all kinds of lines, rectangles, circles, or add text marks or picture marks on the screen.

Presentation Assistant offers additional on-screen annotation tools – Spotlight, Curtain, Screen Digital Clock, Arrow Point, Magnification, Screen Capture etc.

The developer is offering a 50% discount on lifetime license on the giveaway day (free updates/upgrades and support for life). Get it here.

Note that 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with life time license of Presentation Assistant Standard Edition. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (x32/x64)


GoldGingko Software



File Size:

15.8 MB



Comments on Presentation Assistant Standard Edition 2.7.2

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The software installed and activated flawlessly. My comments here are based on trial and error use of the software and a quick read of the quick start tutorial.

First, under Tools/Tool Configuration then the General tab, there is a choice to prohibit checking for a new version. Since this is GAOTD, I checked it because I understand a new version will invalidate the license for it. I don't know if this was intended but under Help is a choice to switch editions to professional and ultimate. I tried it and it seemed to work. By going to ultimate, the window matches the tutorial and you end up with more features. Tools is found in the "main control panel".

When you double click the desktop icon the "main control panel" comes up. I found that to appear flaky in its operation (probably because I am new to this.) One example is that I set the view to hide on the left and it shifted over time to hide on the top or bottom. I found that if I left click on the icon in the system tray and then choose whiteboard, a screen comes up with drawing tools that actually work.

I was hoping this would allow me to add comments/pointers/sketches to other documents (pdfs, word docs, a scanned in document). I have to work with the program more.

Reply   |   Comment by TAD  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yes as stated plenty of free programs that will do more than today's offer
I use Faststone capture and demo builder portable
Don't remember if I had to pay for them though as I have had them for a few years.

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi, I think Giovanni and Others nailed it today to the core! Giving away half-baked Product results in Testers spitting it out and never wanting to find out what the "real thing" tastes like. Especially when being nagged to do so! That's the psychology of it.

Promo Pop-ps, mail addresses grabbing and other such practices are time and time again in MAJORITY of cases Counterproductive! They are a massive TURN-OFF for prospective Buyers!

Giveaways here are "limited" enough as it is (no updates, chances of losing them altogether when changing computers, or in crashes), so anything less than a decent Versions presented here seems mean and shabby on Developers part. Never look a gift horse in a mouth? Sorry, care what you put in it in a first place! That's basically fair for All taking part in GAOTD Exercise?

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Personally I despise software that is supposed to be given away only to find out it has built in NAG SCREENS to buy

So I say bye bye!

This is NAGWARE and not a Giveaway. Personally, I would much rather see real software given away all week long than to have different programs each day like this one.

Reply   |   Comment by boozehelps  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

This software's download package was suspicious after the automatic scanning with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Also Recently any software at giveawayoftheday.com seems to be trial versions with limitations or expiration time limits.

I am hoping giveawayoftheday.com does not miss that the original spirit of the site was GiveAway and if you like, you purchase it, because you can use it and appreciate the programmer's efforts. It seems giveawayof theday.com is becoming a Trial-Software site, or a time-limited site.
This is too bad for me because rather than looking forward to the next software to test, I am disappointed with a software that I can not fully use.

There is too much competition for the money to not make your software the BEST by having it 100% functional and 100% free you will get users to buy the software to get the improvements in the new, better version.

As the other posts said, not really worth the cost of $29.95 it is asking as a lot of these functions are already built into Windows or easily obtainable as 'freeware'. For me it is that the software is not 100% functional, and causes a Security Alert.

All offers of software on GiveAwayoftheDay.com should be Give-Aways.
Please programmers, be the Best with 100% availability of functions.

Reply   |   Comment by Gregory R. Miller  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

I think it needs to be able to play your presentation and allow for a little bit of audio and video in order to do my presentations I have to show it in motion and not just a still sideshow attraction that goes 1 fpm I am exaggerating a bit but you get the jist.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Re #7: "It is not only a limited edition, they also build in especially for GAotD a annoying promo-popup at program startup... "

For their software "Presentation Marker" (a GOTD in April 2012), they also used a very annoying popup to advertise their Presentation Assistant Pro on each program start-up. It was so irritating that I hardly ever used it.

So it is a big no-no for me for today's offer.

Reply   |   Comment by ZZC  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Giovanni and others:
This website once started out as a good way to try a company's software. Now, it is a way for people to try SPAMWARE. In other words, this site makes its money off of YOU, which is ok because I am a Capitalist. However, this website also promotes 3rd party SPAMWARE. Once the software company has your email address, you are doomed.
The software offered here is not very good. It is better to visit BITSDUJOUR.COM for your software, where they offer QUALITY software either free or at a significant discount.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I really would have liked to try out the pro version. It is disappointing, to say the least, that it is a limited version.

Reply   |   Comment by fillawea  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

As mentioned previously by Giovanni, this offering is pure *CRAP* in the purest sense (if that is even possible). I hope some of you fellow users refuse to download or use this severely crippled "standard" version. As a professional, I often purchase new software packages, but with these tactics, I won't even try it.

The GOTD! "nag" screen is also a BIG "no no" in my book. I can see this developer has a LOT to learn. A sign of the times I suppose. For being severely crippled *and* the presence of a website-specific "nag" screen, I would rate this developer and their software a big, fat zero!

Reply   |   Comment by Joseph Yarbrough  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

im not buying it. I hate crippleware and a timebomb or subscription based that will convert to trial after expiration. I'll wait for american or german, russian developers for they can provide a not subscription base software.

Reply   |   Comment by melvin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

don't expect a chinese company that will give you the not limited giveaway. It is there tradition to give a limited or crippleware.

Reply   |   Comment by Tino  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

Work-around for the bug with the On-Screen Keyboard on Win7: copy the osk.exe from the windows\system32 directory into the program directory of PA and put the new path into the tools-settings. That will do the trick.

Reply   |   Comment by Kobi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Thanks GAOTD and GoldGinko for this offer.
I have been using Presentation Marker since it was offered here, and I was quite happy with it. This one is an upgrade to PM, having everything PM had plus a few more nice tools like different screen capturing modes, different modes of handling the captured images for further use in other applications etc.
The only thing which doesn't seem to work for me is calling the On-Screen Keyboard from the tools section. This will produce an error saying "Could not start the On-Screen Keyboard", no matter what settings I use. I tried running the prog as Admin, Compatibility mode, changing the address, using flags...
For what it's worth: I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a 64bit Samsung Notepad.

Reply   |   Comment by Kobi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Re #4, “… just the standard (limited features) edition.”

It is not only a limited edition, they also build in especially for GAotD a annoying promo-popup at program startup. Really annoying and ugly. No way to turn it off and at every programstart. This is the case after registration!

Switching to pro or ultimate lasts only limited time and is just trialware.

This is really a cripled version.

Reply   |   Comment by Becky  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

Re #4, "... just the standard (limited features) edition."

You can switch to the professional and ultimate editions from within the menu (help/switch edition). I expect that will be possible for at least 30 days.

See http://www.presentation-assistant.com/compareedtions.htm
to find out what you can do with this giveaway in the standard edition.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I did not see it mentioned in the manual, but if you hold SHIFT, you can draw perfect horizontal and vertical lines.

Reply   |   Comment by gergn  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Holy CRAP!

The PRO version is an excellent tool, but what is offered here is (once again) just the standard (limited features) edition.
Until developers use this website to give us only the crippled version of their main programs, I'll never make any review about their products, because this was not the main goal on the basis of which this marveloous service was launched a few years ago. Hope other people here do the same...too BAD!


* (Portable) WINK (==> Softpedia Editor Pick and my Personal First Choice)

* Active Presenter

* Portable CamStudio

* (Portable) Easy Screencast Recorder + (Portable) Screenshot Captor + FlipSuite

* ScreenTwin
What if you could create online and offline video lessons, tutorials, project presentations, product demos and other demonstrations, training courses etc... literally with one mouse click, and then broadcast them to any other PCs having network access for FREE?
Too good to be true? Of course NOT!!



My 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 cent for today's giveaway!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+200)

Along with the Presentation Assistant, the same publisher has offered here Presentation Pointer and Presentation Marker. Judging by the prices, Presentation Assistant must be more complete. Here you can find the links:

Here is a comparison of the different Presentation Assistant editions:

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Registers easy on Windows 7 and 8. It only asks for a name, not an email which is greatly appreciated. This version appears to only take screenshots and not record a video. The tools to create a prsentation out of screenshots are great but why this would not have a screen record feature is baffling. Am I missing something? IBM leads the market in presentation making. Fraps has been the leading product in screen recording for gaming but appears to have stopped improving it.

My suggestion is to make this capable of recording video of what we are teaching and edit that. Also, broaden your market with a gaming recording feature with voiceover capabilities.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Installed easily on Win XP SP3. When I copied and pasted the registration code it didn't recognise it, so I re-registered using a different name and this was successful.

Fairly limited amount of tools for presentations, and includes an on screen clock, quick links to the Windows on-screen keyboard and calculator, and a screen grabbing function. All in all a handy set of tools but not really worth the $29.95 it is asking as a lot of these functions are already built into Windows or easily obtainable as freeware (Zoomit, irfanview etc)

Un-installing it now.

Reply   |   Comment by Big Teapot  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
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