We’re delighted to announce a new improved version of ParticiPoll, our free audience polling add-in for PowerPoint.
Please be sure you’re using the latest version of the ParticiPoll add-in by following these simple instructions: http://www.participoll.com/question/new-version-participoll-available-install/
WHAT’S NEW IN PARTICIPOLL VERSION 2?
We’ve optimised the voting and polling code to reduce the time it takes for votes to reach your presentations.
Support for Proxy Server Connections
If you connect to the Internet via a proxy server you can now enter your connection settings and continue to use ParticiPoll.
Bugs Fixed and Better Warning Messages
We fixed a few bugs in our previous version and introduced more informative warning messages for things like lost internet connections and multiple polls within slides.
And now for the bad news….
End of Support for PowerPoint 2007
Having come up against a fundamental animation bug in PowerPoint 2007, which Microsoft have acknowledged but haven’t patched, we’ve regrettably had to take the decision to abandon support for 2007. PowerPoint for Office versions 2010 and 2013 both continue to work well.
Mac Version not Ready (Yet!)
We’re still planning to try to release a version for Mac but our efforts on the PC version have taken longer than anticipated. Please do let us know if you would like to be notified when a Mac version becomes available.
NEW FEATURE IDEAS FOR VERSION 3
Poll screen capture, customisable voting buttons, sharing presentation files with your audience, a connection test button: we’ve had lots of great ideas for new features for our next release – many of them from our customers.
Have a look at the list of feature ideas we’re considering and tell us what you think by email or leaving a comment: http://www.participoll.com/new-feature-ideas/
Thanks for your continued support for ParticiPoll!