What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Presenta for iPad

iOS software iPad Presenta

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been typical of us to release a pair of iPad applications these days. Indeed, we submitted another pair some 18 hours ago. One of them is called Presenta. Presenta is a failed project we abandoned a month ago due to lack of programming knowledge. So we quickly developed and released TextJunk instead. It’s now been complete.

iOS software iPad Presenta   iOS software iPad Presenta

Presenta lets you use your iPad to make a slideshow presentation. You can create as many multi-page presentation projects as the disk space allows. Insert text and picture layers to a given slide. Use your finger to swipe the screen to turn over pages.

Every time you start a project, Presenta creates a file in its sandbox-protected folder assigned to this application. If you have 15 presentation projects, you will have 15 files. You can transfer project files to a desktop computer through iTunes to save disk space. You can always transfer a project file back to Presenta through iTunes.  


  1. Create a presentation project as a file (.pza). Transfer project files to a desktop computer.
  2. Delete unused project files through the application. (Choose Delete Project under Project.)
  3. Swipe the screen with your finger to turn over pages.
  4. Cast shadow on text. Set a font color and a shadow color separately.
  5. Make changes to text. Undo/Redo changes. Presenta supports the full undo/redo function when it comes to configuring a text layer.
  6. Choose either the Photo library or the application folder as the source of pictures.
  7. Set a JPEG compression rate between 1 and 100%, and Presenta converts the compressed picture into binary data.
  8. Choose one of 56 texture patterns for slides.
  9. Choose one of the six date formats.
  10. Configure your default settings in the Settings screen.
  11. Language: English only.
  12. Application file size: 6.0 MB
  13. The application comes with a complete built-in user’s guide. (Tap ‘Help’ and choose ‘Open User’s Guide.’)

System requirements

  1. iOS 6.0 or higher
  2. iPad


  1. In order to transfer image files to the sandbox-protected folder assigned to this application, the user must have access to a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia software) installed.
  2. The application can only read JPEG or PNG formats.
  3. The original picture must have at least 128 x 128 px in dimensions with the rescaled image being smaller than 960 x 425 pts.
  4. The application supports the landscape orientation (horizontal) only.
  5. A set of user-selected font style, text color, text size will apply to the entire body of text. And the user cannot apply different sets to individual letters or words.
  6. The input text of a text layer must be set in one line.

Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.

1.1.1 (May 10, 2013)

  1. Fix: With large picture files (like 4 – 5 MB) in application’s sandbox-protected folder, the application could crash when the user tapped the application button repeatedly while trying to create a picture layer.

1.1.0 (Released on May 3, 2013)

  1. The user can now duplicate the selected text layer.
  2. The user now has more text size variations.
  3. When the user chooses Open Project under Project, the select-file popover window now indicates the number of slides for a corresponding project. Similarly, the select-file popover window for deleting a project can now show the number of slides for each project.
  4. The user can now choose Get Info under Text to get information on the selected text layer.
  5. The user can now choose Get Info under Picture to get information on the selected picture layer.
  6. The application comes with additional patterns, now with a total of 110 of them.
  7. The user can now reorder slides. Choose Reorder Slides under Slide.
  8. Several other minor changes and improvements are made.

1.0.1 (April 27, 2013)

  1. Fix: The application pointed to a wrong shadow color index.

Presenta is a product of MacHouse.

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