There are several situations during a conference or a meeting that you cannot speak loudly and you need a solution for your tablet to display your text as large as possible, filling the entire screen. Let’s imagine you need a way to remind a speaker of the remaining time for the presentation or to tell something to the person sitting far away from you without disturbing the other participants.
It can be useful also if you need a last-minute sign to put on a reception desk or if you are going to welcoming guests at the airport or the hotel.
In this video of the #APPydays series, we selected 4 of the best free apps to manage smart communications and participants interaction.
Enjoy the video or, if you prefer it, go on reading the post below.
The apps we’re going to show you are not the most innovative, but we think they might be very useful for you during your meetings and events. The big text apps are perfect to manage smart communications and we will see also an interesting solution for participants interaction.
There are several situations during a conference or a meeting that you cannot speak loudly and you need a solution for your tablet to display your text as large as possible, filling the entire screen.
Let’s imagine you need a way to remind a speaker of the remaining time for the presentation or also in a small meeting and you need to tell something to the person sitting far away from you, maybe on the opposite side of the table, without disturbing the other participants.
Or if you need a last-minute sign to put on a reception desk or if you are going to welcoming guests at the airport or picking them up at the hotel, and you need a sign, easy to read from a distance
In all these cases, we might need a big text app and we made a selection for you of 4 free apps.
Please consider that in the video we are using an iPad but we tell you also if the apps are available for Android devices as well.
First one is Make It Big. It is easy to use, intuitive and user-friendly. You simply type the text you want to be displayed on the screen, including emoji, and it’s done. You can change text and background color and font type and if you shake your device your message start flashing.
With Just Big Text instead, you can create and save your text for future use and what I think is nice is that you can send your screens to other members of your team using text messages, or with Messenger, Facebook, Twitter or any other App on your device that can accept images.
Card Decks is a bit more sophisticated and apart from the big text functions we just mentioned for the previous apps, it can be used in several ways during events, also to engage participants during sessions. You can use the app to build your own countdown timer, reminders, It can be used to show your vote or estimation on a certain topic. And if you are the chair of a session in a conference, you can use the app to show your opinion, or mood, in a simple, non-verbal way or, use the shuffle feature to randomly select and assign a task to participants, team members, and so on.
Don’t forget that using an Apple TV you can display what you have on your iPad wireless on a big screen, like for example a led TV or the secondary screen of a conference room. This way your message can be even bigger than on your mobile device display.
No one of these 3 apps is available for Androids but you can find a valid alternative in Big Text. It has the same functions of changing text and background color, The nice feature here is the “scrolling text” option. In case your message is longer than 2 or 3 words you can display it big and make it scroll.
Another big text app available on both Apple store and Google play store is Neon. With Neon you don’t have any option to change colors, just because the effect has to be the one of the neon. Type your text, add emoji if you want and display it.
You can see all the apps in action in the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iclPXV8PiQ
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