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What is Sidekick Beta?
What is Sidekick Beta?

Get to know Sidekick Beta!

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Written by Mari Trapp
Updated over a week ago

What is Sidekick Beta? Sidekick Beta is a cutting-edge presenter tool designed for youth workers and educators. It's the new cloud-based version of the well-loved Sidekick app, which has been aiding youth ministry with engaging and interactive content. The Beta version is built on a foundation of feedback from active users and the latest technological advancements.

It offers a suite of features to create dynamic presentations, interactive games, and compelling content that resonate with young audiences. What sets Sidekick Beta apart is its emphasis on ease of use, accessibility, and collaboration. Being cloud-based, it allows users to create, save, and access their work from anywhere, on any device with internet connectivity.

Key Features of Sidekick Beta

  1. Cloud-Based Platform: Access your presentations and content from anywhere, eliminating the need for constant software updates or device dependency.

  2. User-Friendly Interface: Designed with simplicity in mind, it’s easy to use, even for those with minimal technical skills.

  3. Enhanced Collaboration: Share and collaborate on presentations with team members in real-time, fostering a more cohesive planning experience.

  4. Real-Time Feedback and Interaction: Features allow audiences to interact with the presentation using polls to vote and soon, so much more!

Sidekick Beta vs. Sidekick Legacy: Understanding the Differences While both Sidekick Beta and Sidekick Legacy are incredible tools for presenting and for creating more interaction, they are different:

  1. Accessibility: Sidekick Beta's cloud-based nature makes it more accessible than the downloadable Sidekick Legacy. Users can work and present from any device with internet access, without the need to install software.

  2. Collaboration: Unlike Sidekick Legacy, Sidekick Beta emphasizes collaborative work, allowing multiple users to be in a Workspace.

  3. Updates and Maintenance: With Sidekick Beta being cloud-based, updates and new features are seamlessly integrated without the need for user intervention, unlike Sidekick Legacy which requires manual updates.

  4. Ease of Use: While both versions are user-friendly, Sidekick Beta offers a more intuitive interface, making it easier for new users to navigate and create content quickly.

  5. Flexibility and Mobility: The ability to access Sidekick Beta from any device offers greater flexibility and mobility compared to the device-specific nature of Sidekick Legacy.

Sidekick Beta represents a significant leap forward in presenter tools for youth ministry, offering enhanced flexibility, ease of use, and collaborative features. While it builds upon the solid foundation laid by Sidekick Legacy, its cloud-based approach and emphasis on user experience and collaboration mark a new era in digital tools for engaging youth. For DYM and Coleader members, this transition to Sidekick Beta promises a more efficient, accessible, and dynamic way to create meaningful experiences for young audiences.

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