Speeches is an app designed to help public speakers deliver a well-timed speech without having to juggle traditional paper notes. Previously available only on the iPhone, Speeches can now be used on the iPad to make cue cards for public speaking engagements.
"Speeches on an iPad is a natural fit for a podium speech, where you can lie the device down in front of you", said the app's creator Jennifer Venhorst, "For a more casual speech or pitch, the iPhone is a better choice."
Cue cards can be prepared on an iPhone or iPad, or imported via Mail app or Dropbox. The cards are much easier to navigate than traditional notes, and a timing meter tells the speaker at a glance if they are on time. Speeches allows customization of every speech. For example, you can choose a different font for the cue cards in each speech.
Speeches goes well beyond paper notes when it comes to keeping track of time. The onscreen timing meter shows at a glance exactly how far along the speech is. A second bar shows the progress through the notes, and comparing the two tells you immediately if your pace is too fast or too slow.
Speeches 1.1 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.