Released June 29, 2020

What's new

  • Drawing: You can now draw on the current slide! Using the new drawing toolbar you can use multiple colors to either draw on the current slide or on a blank canvas. For more information click here.

  • Layout configurations are now automatically saved for each document (this includes showing notes, notes mode, notes position, etc). For more information click here.


  • Bigger slide views. Again the slide previews in presenter view got a bit bigger.

  • When hovering of the current slide in the presenter view, the selected pointer will be displayed there too

  • When hovering over the presentation view with your cursor, the pointer is now also displayed correctly (perfect for video calls)

  • In the preferences, you can now choose if you want to prevent your Mac from falling asleep while presenting.

  • SlidePilot can now detect the notes position of PDFs created with Beamer, if you include a special meta tag. For more information click here.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would break the undo mechanism.


Released June 6, 2020


  • Improved slide sizing. Slides in the presenter view are now much bigger and fill out the available space

  • Changed behavior of navigator to not slide over the view, so that the navigator doesn't cover the presenter view

  • When a notes file is detected with a PDF document, SlidePilot now also automatically show the notes view


Released May 29, 2020

What's new

  • PDF Notes: You can now add notes to any PDF. Use the built-in notes editor to create rich text notes for you presentation. For more information on how notes work and best practices visit the Docs.

  • PDF Links: You can now click on PDF links in SlidePilot to jump directly to a page, a website or open a document


  • Improved rendering performance

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed displaying rotated PDF pages


Released May 6, 2020

What's new

  • Touch-Bar: SlidePilot now supports the MacBooks Touch Bar"

  • Pointers: Added more appearance options for the cursor/pointer. Besides the normal Mac arrow cursor, you can now have a dot, circle, target and target color.

  • Next Slide Layout: Added the ability to show/hide the next slide, so it is now possible to only display the current slide


  • Added French language support

  • Added support for macOS 10.11+

  • Typing numbers in the navigator is now faster and more intuitive

  • Added support for Logitech and Kensington presenters

  • Improved behavior, where canceling the initial open file prompt would cause the app to show no windows, app now quits on that action

  • A warning is now displayed in the presenter view, when the presentation screen is hidden.

  • Selecting notes position none is available, even when notes are displayed. Selecting it will disable showing notes automatically.

  • On the first slide change, after opening a document, the timer will be started

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug, where the navigator menu item was indicated as displayed in the menu bar, but was actually not

  • Fixed missing slide info on startup

  • Fixed a bug, where typing numbers would unexpectedly select slides, when the navigator was open

  • Fixed a bug, where opening a file wouldn't show windows on startup


Released April 25, 2020

What's new

  • Pre-Rendering and Caching: Added a pre-rendering and caching mechanism, which allows for super fast slide presentations, without having to wait for the page to load. Check out the Docs for more information on how the mechanism works.


  • Added white background for transparent PDFs

  • When the page changes, the navigator now automatically scrolls to the currently selected page

  • General page rendering improvements

  • Improved general stability

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug, where notes position wouldn't reset when opening a new document

  • Fixed bug, where notes position display mode wouldn't reset when opening a new document

  • Fixed bug, where presentation view would not update when selecting a page in the navigator


Released April 14, 2020

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed critical bug, which wouldn't update the slides on the presentation screen.


Released April 9, 2020

What's new

  • Slide Navigator: Browse through your slides with the new Slide Navigator. Search for pages using the search field


  • Performance improvements for loading PDFs


Released April 6, 2020

What's new

  • Everything is new 🎉

Bug Fixes

  • No bugs yet 👀