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Giveaway of the day — Focusky Zooming Presentation Maker 1.2.3

Focusky Zooming Presentation Maker will help you create effective, innovative and engaging presentation for online or offline displaying.
$99 EXPIRED
User rating: 271 (41%) 389 (59%) 35 comments

Focusky Zooming Presentation Maker 1.2.3 was available as a giveaway on May 28, 2014!

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The very presentation software to create effective, innovative and engaging presentation for online or offline displaying. Focusky introduces the most impressive and most fun way to creatively combine text, photos, shapes, online YouTube video, video clips and Flash into your very zooming presentation. And to display the multimedia presentation in a more animated and attractive way with zoom and slide effect. It is an excellent alternative to PowerPoint.

Main features:

  • Zoom and Pan Effect;
  • Path of Discovery;
  • Free Scaling Digital Whiteboard;
  • Multimedia Available;
  • Offline and Online Presenting;
  • Full Control;
  • Compatibility;
  • Simplest But Most Effective;
  • Easy Editing.

System Requirements:

Windows 8/ 7/ Vista/ XP (x32/x64); Pentium or similar processor; 1GB RAM; Flash Player 11.3 or above required

Publisher:

Focusky

Homepage:

http://focusky.com/zooming-presentation-features.html

File Size:

116 MB

Price:

$99

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#35

The font generator will be gone once it fetched all of files for Focusky.

Reply   |   Comment by Dolittle  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Also same problem with high cpu from font generator process, even with software turned off. closing the process (or process tree) but it restarts :(

I liked working with the program, but can't have it consuming my cpu power when I don't use the program.

Reply   |   Comment by SErgio  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

Installed, but then the application gets stuck "initializing".

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling for a third time, but same problem.

Looked like an interesting application that I might have wanted to try, but it just doesn't work on my Win 8.1 system with plenty of resources.

Unfortunately, I will uninstall and the developer lost another potential customer.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Removed the AutoUpdate to another folder, still runs program OK.
The Font generator and check system functions don't shutdown whether using x to close or the menu exit program. Have to end with a task manager; not acceptable, high system load, W7x64.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Why has nobody mentioned the processes this thing starts up that you cant close down? Something to do with fonts and it eats up your CPU. I have uninstalled and they are still running and hogging my CPU.

Reply   |   Comment by Anonymous  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

The program installed without a hitch on my Windows 7 Pro machine. Very attractive interface looked quite user friendly. But as soon as the program was opened, every machine operation slowed to a crawl. It seems that the font management portion of the program is a HUGE system resource hog, that does not shut down when the program is closed. Even after uninstalling, the font manager files remained resident in the program folder, and refused to let me delete them. I had to change the exe file extensions to .xxx in order to remove all of the program's components. Suggested alternative: If you don't like the cloud-based open-to-the-public file operations of Prezi, buy yourself a copy of Prezi Pro. It permits the creation of Prezi files on your own desktop, for private review only if that's what you prefer.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Riley  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

I can't seem to register. It will not take the key, and does not allow you to cut and paste the long register code.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandi Jasmine  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

@22->Andrea 'For those who don’t like FLASH, there is a free app by Google...'

Not exactly a free app, Andrea, it's an Adobe extension to its major products. The file has an .mxp extension - Adobe (Macromedia) extension package file, ergo mxp.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#27

Interesting software, I was looking for something like this so I am glad that I could download it for free.

Anyway I have some strange problem with performance when Focusky running. Even If I am not working in Focusky window it grabs 50% of processor power. (Process Focusky FOnt manager is running 3-7 times, dont understand). I have i7 4700 Haswell, it should offer enough power...

Reply   |   Comment by unimc  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Installed fine on Windows 7 Professional but getting the program past the initializing stage took roughly 40 minutes just to have the pink progress bar underneath the "g" of the word "initializing." Ain't nobody got time for dat! Needless to say it's been uninstalled. Next program, please!

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

This looks interesting. Had to shut down my firewall to install and "fiddle" to get it installed. Disappointed to see even with the registration there is a watermark. Some comical typos it registerted, rather than registered and perloading is the new preloading. I suggest fixing those glaring errors to be professional and for the $$. Couldn't download the manual at this time, I think this is an issue on my end but not positive.

Loads of features and potential. For the flash whiners you can save to several formats and you don't have to use flash it's just an option.

Free alternatives DO NOT belong in reviews. What is it with you people? Review THIS program.

Reply   |   Comment by JeanInMontana  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#24

For those who don't like FLASH, there is a free app by Google which can convert Flash SWF files to HTML5, so as to reuse Flash content on portable devices without a Flash player (iPhones, iPads etc...).

https://www.google.com/doubleclick/studio/swiffy

I think it should work even with the final output of this GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Andrea  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#23

Installed and registered with no problems in Vista 32, was up and running in thirty seconds from download. Obviously haven't had time to fully explore its capabilities, but so far performs as claimed, with a clean, if not entirely intuitive, interface.

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#22

For some reason, this program (or something triggered by it) is downloading font-SWFs into the following folder (this is now ten...twenty...thirty minutes after installation):

:\ProgramData\Focusky\files\fonts

So far it has reached 430 files and about 180 MB.

Where are these files coming from? Is this a cause for concern?

It has also duplicated all themes and templates in both
:\ProgramData\Focusky
and :\Program Files (x86)\Focusky

Now...470 (appearing at a rate of about onje every ten seconds).

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#21

I'm not being able to install in Windows 8.1 x64.
Is it a limitation? I don't want to lose the GAOTD...

Reply   |   Comment by Lisandro  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Tested on Android 4.2 as an HTML file, on pressing the right arrow key it zoomed in to the beginning of the page as normal.
However, other than that it was pretty useless on a tablet.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#19

#9: "The only CONS for me is that is a FLASH app, so not really what I mean for SECURITY, not to mention that most portable devices out there (IOS devices, for instance) don’t play flash at all."

To me that says it all Giovanni. Salespeople & students are going to be far more likely to carry & use tablets. Stats from last year say 1.5 mill Android activations per day, with over a billion total -- stat's also say there are more active cell phones than people on the planet. If you're going to display your presentation for a few people or a crowd, a great many people are going to use their tablet or cell with a portable projector, or stream it from their tablet/cell to a big HDTV.

That said, if you can live with Flash, there's a PDF manual here [click download manual] that will give folks a good idea of what they have to do to create a presentation with Focusky Zooming Presentation Maker.
http://focusky.com/help-document.html
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Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#18

@Focusky developers (and XP-Users!)

"CheckSystemFont.exe"(!) and AutoUpdater.exe(...) show false dependencies in XP, SP3! :-(

A) Missing functions:
- user32.dll
- kernel32.dll
- shell32.dll
- advapi32.dll
- uxtheme.dll
B) Missing:
- windowscodecs.dll
- dwmapi.dll

This - at least - one reason for not running properly in Windows XP...


@Karl:
I almost ever highly appreciate your comments on the software! - makes it often much easier to decide, if it worth downloading and testing!
Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#17

I took a look at the presentation #1 Karl linked to, and found that it looks incredibly like Prezi, with the bouncing zoom effect. Always makes me a little seasick.

Reply   |   Comment by MrsTScott  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#16

I still can not instal this :-(, Windows 7

Reply   |   Comment by SANYO  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#15

While at first glance it is not my cup of Tech Presentation Tea, the high school students of today are use to this type of presentation. They would fall asleep at a simple present the facts PowerPoint. In the words of the great poet, Bob Dylan, "Don't Stand in the Doorway.... The Times are A'Changin."

Reply   |   Comment by Donald Pullum  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#14

Looks like a knockoff of Prezi. (Lofty #8: If you don't like the sample presentations from this developer, check out those from the Prezi site, to see some incredible uses of this presentation approach.) The differences: Prezi is primarily cloud-based, whereas this is local. Prezi has a free option, although you must pay to remove the Prezi logo from your presentation, to enable offline editing, or to prevent your presentations from being publicly available. This one has no free option, but the giveaway version seems to have all the advantages of the Prezi paid version.

If you plan to keep and reuse your presentations for a long time, and if you are allergic to spending money, I think it is better to stick with Prezi than to go for this giveaway. Otherwise, after your next upgrade, you won't be able to use your Focusky presentations anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Bub  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

Looks good to me...perfect for teachers and web marketers, with very advanced features such as the Zoom and Pan Effect and the ability to append nodes for each objects, so as to enable your audience to understand your concepts.

Users can also add various geometrical shapes in their slideshows (circles, rectangles, lines or arrows, as well as add an audio file before publishing their slideshow to EXE, ZIP or HTML format or even burn it to a CD for offline view.

Just silly people may give it 63% thumbs downs!

Online tutorial:
http://focusky.com/help-document.html

The only CONS for me is that is a FLASH app, so not really what I mean for SECURITY, not to mention that most portable devices out there (IOS devices, for instance) don't play flash at all.

Here is a superb note on FLASH from (late lamented) Steve Jobs, where he explained why Apple decided NOT to let iPads support Flash anymore:

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash

For this reason, a FREE tool like SLIDEGO could actually be a better option if you are eager to reach users accessing the web by portable devices:

http://www.slidego.com/home/about.php

To grab your audience’s attention of by customizable mouse pointers, mouse clicks, visible keystrokes and a screen pen, see also:

http://www.math.uaa.alaska.edu/~afkjm/PenAttention

Other great FREE APPS to make compelling PRESENTATIONS are also these:

http://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/free-edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Windows-Portable-Applications-CamStudio-Portable.shtml
http://www.debugmode.com/wink
http://www.free-screencast.com
http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-screen-recorder

Enjoy!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+124)
#12

This application looks and works like Prezi.

Prezi is a cloud-based (SaaS) presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. The product employs a zooming user interface (ZUI), which allows users to zoom in and out of their presentation media, and allows users to display and navigate through information within a 2.5D or parallax 3D space on the Z-axis. Prezi was officially established in 2009 by co-founders Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy and Peter Arvai.

After creating a presentation you can download it to your PC and run it without an internet connection. There is a free version with some limitations.

It would be interesting to see a comparison between Focusky and Prezi.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Osime  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#11

From the look of the online sample, this seems to do the exact same thing that a Prezi does (www.prezi.com). True, Prezis have to be viewed online, but there is a wealth of things you can do with them (such as group collaboration). They are also free to create, and the site is always being updated with new services. (You can always embed the html codes in another site, too).

On another note, anyone creating this type of presentation should first review some of the excellent online presentations available. There is a trick to doing them so that the viewer does not become dizzy.

Reply   |   Comment by Layla  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#10

Prezi is a web-based alternative to today's GOTD which lets you create animated (zooming) presentations. It's completely free for presentations in the public domain, i.e. you only need a paid subscription if you want privacy. Prezi is very popular among teachers, and has a large public library of re-usable presentations which can be searched for ideas to create your own.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#9

This looks like a copy of Prezi (prezi.com). If used correctly (and I would suggest looking at the presentations on that site) they are much better than powerpoints. The zooming can get a bit 'whizzy' on some, but don't forget, you're probably viewing them at a fast rate - if you were presenting to a real audience, you wouldn't be zooming through the slides so quick, so the transitions would be better paced (if that makes sense...)

Prezi is free, with the caveat that presentations are public.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#8

After looking at the examples, the "presentations" are truly awful (in my opinion) and would give me a headache if I was forced to watch one for very long. Engaging and impressive - No.

Reply   |   Comment by lofty  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#7

Up and running without any problems in XP, opens up to a clean interface.
Renamed the auto updater program by putting an x in front of the extension, in essence renamed.

It's a program that looks like it has a great deal of potential, how much is something that will take some time to discover.
I've been looking into my family history and want to be able to present it in and interesting manner, this looks like it could be useful but have one concern that’s the longevity of Flash.

I'm certainly going to keep this and experiment with it, and no, I'm not going to complain about the price as obviously a great deal of thought and development has gone into producing it.
It has the potential to make much better presentations than PowerPoint in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)
#6

@Karl.
Very useful, that i can do. thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#5

@4 freebird31

I didn't find something in the settings, too. I simply renamed AutoUpdate.exe to AutoUpdate.xxx. This is my normal way. Not to delete the task, it can be usefully in the future, but to disable it. In a taskmanager, in an advanced firewall or through renaming...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+81)
#4

@karl

HOW does one disable that auto updater? I looked for a way, but did not find it.

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#3

Downloaded and installed fine on windows 7 home premium sp1.

I was wondering if music was addable, and it is. Quite easily too.
Although I find the interface totally NOT intuitive... maybe because English is not my native language, but I find it hard to learn how to use this program.

Have started a test, but got stuck halfway and I don't have much time to sit calmly and learn, today.
So final verdict later, for me.

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#2

I'm with XPSP3, tried to install but on first run it took few minutes to initialize the system fonts and than it got stuck. The bar stop at ~third of it's way.
I had to cancel the process.

*2'nd run... same thing.

No good for XP?

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#1

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

A Chinese company from Guangzhou. Testimonials exist - tested Miki Sever (CEO) - Tiktakti.

An interesting approach to presentation software. Makes it much more dynamic, than the (rather static) PowerPoint. With the risk to make a presentation too dynamic, e.g. the focus is on visual effects and not on the information behind.

Have a look at this example:

http://focusky.com/examples/apple-history/index.html?iframe=true&width=90%&height=100%

A modern interface opens. You have a number of presets for a presentation. I selected the "World Map". In the settings you can chance the Focusky information to your own copyright, you can add your own text "xxx is loading, please be patient, cinema starts right now.." or something similar more or less informative.

In my short test it worked as it claims. I have to add a WOW!. Something really new. At least for me. Not the 27th "We make your picture looking better than ever".

For me a keeper to have an alternative to other presentation software. Works as it should and the learning curve is not too steep.

Test it! This is something, which really makes fun. Remember this is a Flash application. The one, who want to see this, needs a Flash Player! With all ProAndCons.

Version 1.2.3 seems to be a rather early version - but I did not find any problem in my short test . This is not so often ;-)

Remember to disable the additional installed AutoUpdater.exe
Thanks GOATD and Wonder Idea Technology...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+145)
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