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Prompt! is simple teleprompter software for online download and purchase.
We've been developing, improving and selling Prompt! for a decade on Mac and PC.

Simple is the key to Prompt! as it scrolls text, either mirrored or not and has simple word processing functions (like cut, copy, paste and whatever you decide to type from within the program). Text can be imported and exported to and from the application in the standard .txt format as well as saved with a native Prompt! .pmt format. Try out the lite version before you buy.

Prompt! saves its own file format so you can import text for the talent to read and then adjust the settings and then give the application and the file to your on-camera person to practice at their leisure in their own environment regardless of platform, either Macintosh or Windows. The scrolling settings you make stay with the file.

Text can be imported and exported
Simple text editing is available
Native files can be saved
User customizable controls
Macintosh or Windows playback
Choose font and font size
Mirrors text display on screen
Mouse or keyboard control
Unicode support
Multiple resolutions, multiple montitors
Easy to use
Timer/progress indicator
Prompt! Light FREE TRIAL software downloads (click to download)
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Volume License - Up to 10 copies on 10 different computers


Prompt! is only available for online purchase and download using a credit card or PayPal.

Click the "BUY" button and you will be taken to your secure (SSL) shopping basket where you can enter your payment information. You can close the shopping cart at any time by clicking "Continue Shopping" to preview and buy anything else on the site. If you wish to open your shopping basket again, you can do so by clicking on the View Cart button.

After your payment has been processed (this may take up to one minute) you will then be directed to a page where you can immediately download your purchase.

A receipt is also emailed to you with the login credentials for you to download your purchase again for up to 48 hours.

If, for any reason, you have trouble downloading please email for assistance.

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More about Prompt!

When on-camera talent performs, they read what they speak from a teleprompter. Traditionally, this task is performed by a dedicated computer with an application to edit and scroll the text at a user driven speed using a piece of hardware called a "scroller". The video output of the scrolling text is reflected from a half silvered (pellix) mirror and the camera shoots through the other side of the mirror so that the talent is looking into the camera but reading the reflection of the text. This requires lots of hardware and software to achieve the same results as Prompt! and a laptop or computer and display.

By placing the laptop computer between the talent and the camera, the talent can read text from the top of the laptop screen and still appear to be looking at the camera if the camera is far enough back using a long lens. Trial and error is the key to getting a natural look to this process but the further the camera is from the subject, the better. If the talent will be controlling their own scrolling then mouse control is the best and if you have long mouse cord, that's even better. There is a built-in function to allow someone else to control the speed by using the keyboard or mouse. Use both if you like. For those traditionalists, Prompt! will also flip the text for use on half mirror teleprompter hardware..

Try out the (FREE) lite version before you buy. (The lite version only works with text files of under 2500 characters).

Click here for Prompt! full documentation (PDF) (also available from within the application in the Settings under "HELP"

Important information for cross platform users:

Some users of the The Windows version of Prompt! have had trouble using the Windows-created files on their OSX Mac Prompt!. There is a free application which will fix this issue with the Windows files on a Mac. The link is here.

All downloadable files have been compressed into .zip format for smaller download times. Macintosh users already have a decompression utility as do Windows users, but if you are a windows user and experience trouble then then please download a free ZIP utility for your platform here.


  • Unicode/Multi-language support (flipped/unflipped or unflipped/unflipped).
  • More resolution choices
  • Dual display support
  • New graphics and code engine
  • Universal binary that runs on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
  • Mac OS X10.8 support
  • Larger font sizes and font choice
  • Optional black background
  • Preferences can be saved and/or reset
  • Type justification (Left, Center or Right)
Author: Rob Johnson
System requirements (different versions)
Mac OS X10.5 or greater, Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Remote control:

Windows and Mac users can use a "Presentation Remote". It's designed to work with PowerPoint and alike but Prompt! has been programmed to work with these devices. There are some wireless and wired remote controls devices which come preprogrammed to use the PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN AND the 'b" key and Prompt! will work with these. PAGE UP will scroll faster, PAGE DOWN, will scroll slower and the "b" key will pause all scrolling and change the horizontal indicator to yellow indicating the paused mode. You can change the pause speed setting while Prompt! is in pause mode even though the scrolling is stopped. Pressing the "b" key again will toggle out of pause and you will be in the new speed.

If you are interested in controlling Prompt via wireless foot control then you should check out the Airturn BT-105 for Mac and PC. The AirTurn BT-105 is a wireless unit for controlling Prompt! and several other Mac and PC presentation applications hands-free. The BT-105 can connect two footswitches (which they sell as a package too) to provide speed control for Prompt!. The price is very reasonable as well.

Languages tested so far:

The Prompt! application displays menus and buttons in English but can work with different languages such as:

  • Bulgarian Cyrillic
  • Chinese (traditional and simplified)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • English
  • Ethiopian Amharic
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Indo-Aryan Marathi (Devanagari)
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean HanGeul
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian Cyrillic
  • Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic
  • Serbo-Croatian Latin
  • Thai
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

    Prompt! will not work with Right to Left Languages.

Please note that if you wish to use accented characters you will need to change the Settings
in Prompt to use the utf-8 characterset. (Settings | Characterset | utf-8)

Teleprompter links comments and reviews on Prompt!
Bill Meyers Online - Valuable resource on using teleprompters and video
Prompt! review on
The Homebuilt Teleprompter

The Teleprompter Manual (Book)

Unsolicited comments:

"I've been producing videos and commercials for over a decade. Prompt! will allow me to compete in this ever increasing marketplace with a professional tool that is adapted for today's marketplace and needs. My last shoot involved a greenscreen technology called Chromatte by ReflecMedia. It uses led's on the lens and prohibits the use of traditional mirror based teleprompters. I'll never go back! This will save me time and money. I spent over $1500 on teleprompting my last project - NEVER AGAIN thanks to Prompt!"
-Perry Lawrence

"When we began making video web sites for our clients, we looked everywhere for an affordable solution to teleprompting. Once we came across Prompt! we were sold! Prompt! fit our needs perfectly. The ease of use, features, and ability to run on our laptops allowed us to set up on client sites hassle free. Now with Prompt! our work days just became that much easier. We would recommend Prompt! to any company big or small with teleprompting needs."
-Andy Barth of E-Vision Media Design

"Wow! This version is so much better! We have middle & high school broadcast classes & use the software for our morning shows. This version is so user friendly. I am sure that the students will love it!!!"
- Brad Williams

Last, but certainly not least, is Prompt! It's not a plug-in nor special effects generator, but an independent app that's pure must-have. There's even a FREE lite version. So what does it do? It converts your laptop into a teleprompter. Now that's pretty sweet. It's a lifesaver when your on-camera talent can't remember their lines. It's also ideal for small, do-it-yourself shoots and vlogs. Import your text into the app and control the size of fonts, display on screen mirror text, use mouse or keyboard controls, or auto scroll.
- Dingbat magazine

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