Auto Presentation Switcher

Auto Presentation Switcher (APS) is an automation-tool for Powerpoint, Keynote and  PDF presentations. Switch presentations with shortcuts and Companion buttons. Our custom-made image-viewer makes the transitions look seamless.

The Ultimate Presentation-Controller for Show-Operators

Powerpoint, Keynote & PDF at your fingertips

APS for Windows

  • 64 bit Windows 10 or 11
  • .Net 4.7.2 or later  
  • PowerPoint-software for PowerPoint-files
  • 64-bit Adobe Reader or 64-bit Adobe Acrobat for PDF-files
  • v. (6. January 2023)
    – More improvements on the responsiveness of the menu
  • v. (28. December 2022)
    – FIXED a bug where the menu would be unresponsive while performing presentation-commandsFor full version-history, see changelog

APS for Mac

  • CPU: Both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs are supported natively
  • OS-support: 10.14 and beyond (Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave)
  • PowerPoint-software for PowerPoint-files
  • Keynote software for Keynote-files
  • Google Chrome or Adobe Acrobat for PDF-files
  • v.2.1 (1) (22 March 2023)
    – FIXED a rare issue where some Keynote-files would not respond to the next/previous command. 
  • v. 2.1 (0) (29 November 2022)
    – NEW slot-commands for presentations
    – NEW open presentation from filename&filepath network command
    – NEW go to slide network-command
    – NEW next slide for Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat DC network-command
    – NEW feedback for current, next and previous presentation network-command
    – FIXED a bug that could cause APS to crash with some commands
  • For full version-history, see changelog

Buy and Activate

Starting at $35/year


  • To use the software without restrictions you need to activate the applications with a licence. Licences can be bought from the store.
  • We currently offer subscription based licences with yearly payment. 
  • To activate the application, copy your licence key-code into the activation-field and push OK. 
  • You can use the software as much as you want in trial-mode. The only restriction is that the applications will close after 10 minutes. 

Control presentations and still-images inside your computer

On shows and events where different speakers bring their own presentations, APS is an indispensable tool for the AV-technician responsible for the visual content: You no longer have to search the Finder-menu for the next presentation. By using our commands instead, you get a smoother workflow when dealing with Powerpoint, Keynote and PDF files.

Work faster

Use buttons and shortcuts to switch between Keynote, Powerpoint and PDF-presentations

Freeze the slide while you go out of the presentation to do edits

Display other images on top of your presentation

Simplify your setup

In large coorporate events, APS can reduce the number of computers and switcher-inputs needed to handle presentations

For smaller conference-setups, APS can replace the traditional hardware presentation-switcher

Trusted by leading industry professionals

APS is an invaluable part of our setup, especially for productions with limited crew. To be able to switch between presentations seamlessly on 1 machine simplifies our setup alot, and enables us to deliver professional, sleak looking events with a minimum of hardware and crew.

– Vegard Lunde Wiik, Grevent, Norway

Your software saves me so much time and stress.. Combined with companion just makes it easy for me to have 6 different PPTs for one assembly

– David Szoka, The Farrall Centre, Australia

I am a technologist and a power user of apps and I can tell you that PresentationTools apps are few of the best tools I have ever used during my shows.

– Mark Wehbeh, Spacetune Events, UAE

APS changes presentations with one button in about 2sec and we now enjoy a stress-free handling of whole folders full of presentations. APS is truly a lifesaver and makes presentation switching a breeze.

– Livestream Producer at Tekna, Norway

I have just purchased and put APS into use at a conference. It worked very well and will be a very useful tool for me going forward. Will continue to recommend it.

– Dan Inge Bruheim, Totaltek A/S, Norway

Switch presentations with shortcuts

With APS, Ctrl + right arrow (PC) or Command + right arrow (Mac) will display the next presentation in the folder. This makes it easy to create a playlist of presentations: The only preparation you need is to sort them numerically in a folder. Then, during the show, just push the APS-shortcut to display the next file.

Display images and screenshots

Our new image-viewer tries to solve the problem of what the presentation-computer should show to the audience when there is no presentation to display. For example, what if you are in the middle of a presentation and you discover that there is a mistake in the next slide? With APS you can now freeze the screen, exit the presentation, do edits and go back, and the audience won’t know what just happened. 

And with our image-bank of 10 images you can easily display backdrops and logos before, between and after the presentations, creating a seamless and flexible workflow inside the box

Companion intergration

All the commands for APS can be found in the popular Companion-software, which allows you control different devices using hardware-controllers over the local network. Feedback on the buttons will show if an image is displayed or ready to be used. With our presets found in the Companion menu  it is easy to drag and drop the buttons where you need them.

New: Advanced presentation-control

Version 2.1 of APS brings more commands and feedback for our Companion-module:

  • Create buttons that opens specific Powerpoint, Keynote and PDF files. Choose which slide it will start from, and whether it will start in fullscreen.
  • Advance slides while using other applications
  • Go to specific slides

Control your licences from the user-dashboard

With a subscription-licence  you  can create an account on this site where you can monitor your licences, release licences from activated computers, and manage your subscriptions registered to your email-address.

More about APS

The origin of APS and PresentationTools​

It all started when I got fed up of fumbling with the mouse to find the next presentation. The solution we found was too good to be kept to ourselves.

APS 2.1 released!

APS 2.1 gives more options to control slides and presentations through Companion: – Open and display presentations from filenames – Control slides in applications

Powerpoint and Macbooks: How to use mirrored Presenter View in a 3 screen setup

Using Powerpoint with Mac has some unexpected obstacles. After many years of frustration, I finally found out a method to reliably mirror the presenter-view on a Mac in a 3-screen setup.