ThinkFree Turns the iPod into a Portable PowerPoint Presentation Graphics System


BOSTON, MA — (MARKET WIRE) — 07/12/2005 — MACWORLD — ThinkFree, Inc., the leading developer of standards-compatible office software, today announced the initial beta release of ThinkFree Office® 3 Show, iPod Edition, a unique software that allows anyone with an iPod® (or compatible MP3 device) to create, edit and transport full-blown PowerPoint presentations, even on a computer that does not run Microsoft® Office. In addition, the software allows for a seamless PowerPoint slide show in the palm of one’s hand on all new iPods, which now come with a color display, as well as other leading portable multimedia players.

Bringing the mobility of professional expression to another level, ThinkFree Office 3 Show, iPod Edition lets anyone create and edit powerful presentation graphics on any PC or Mac®, then (with the color iPod or portable multimedia player) display them anywhere, from the campus to the golf course. This means that sales professionals, executives and students can leave their laptops at home and can literally put sophisticated graphic presentations in the hands of their prospects.

ThinkFree Office 3 Show, iPod Edition comes with over 130 PowerPoint-compatible drawings and AutoShapes, 17 animation effects and 40 transitions. In addition to the standard .ppt file format, it can save documents as HTML, the World Wide Web standard format, as PDF file or as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphix) format. The software loads from the iPod into the memory of a computer the iPod is connected to, regardless of whether the computer is running Mac OS X or Windows. ThinkFree Office 3 Show, iPod Edition installs on any iPod or iPod Mini if they have 100 MB available space. To run ThinkFree Office 3 Show, iPod Edition, either Mac OS® X 10.3, 10.4 or Windows 2000/XP is required. The computer should have more than 256MB RAM.

ThinkFree Office 3 Show, iPod Edition is currently in beta and it will ship into retail in August at a suggested retail price of USD $39.95. For complete product and purchase details, including upgrade pricing, please visit



I could see this being really useful for checking a PPT on a plane without having to pull out the notebook/ Tablet.


I think the iPod is the most wonderfully hacked device today.

If this works, this is powerful stuff.

Add this along with the proposed concept of an iPod docking into a notebook and it has major mobility ramifications.

The downside of the Thinkfree solution is for us roadwarrior/Powerpoint presenter types…we typically work on or tweak our presentations inflight or just prior to a show.

I don’t see how they could get editing a PP on an iPod to work.

A handtop/uPC is still my choice at this point.

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