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Controlling Your Sidekick Presentation from Your Phone
Controlling Your Sidekick Presentation from Your Phone

This feature improves the quality of presentations while also reducing potential awkward moments that can occur when slide cues are missed.

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Written by Josh Boldman
Updated over a week ago


Sidekick allows presenters to seamlessly control their own slides, without having to rely on someone else to know when you advance to the next slide.

Streamlining Slide Transitions in Sidekick

1. Setting Up for Presentation

  • Open your presentation in Sidekick and prepare it for display.

2. Using Your Own Device for Control

  • Open Google Chrome on your smartphone or tablet.

  • Select your ongoing presentation from the Dashboard.

3. Live Slide Control

  • Once in the presentation mode on your device, you’ll see the current slide and navigation arrows.

  • You can advance or reverse slides in real time, syncing perfectly with your presentation.

Real-Time Syncing with Secondary Controller

  • If someone else is advancing the slides from another device or computer, this change will be reflected on your device immediately.

  • This ensures that you are always aware of the slide being displayed, even if you are unable to see your audience’s screen.

Flexibility in Slide Management

  • You can choose to be the primary slide controller or allow someone else to control the presentation while using your device as a backup.

  • If a slide isn’t advanced at the right time, you can discreetly correct it without drawing attention or causing embarrassment.

Additional Resources and Support

  • Need Help?: For assistance or inquiries, contact Sidekick support at [email protected].

  • Stay Updated: For the latest features and updates, visit the Sidekick blog at


The new Sidekick enhances presentation flow by giving presenters direct control over slide transitions, ensuring that slides are always in sync with their presentation. This feature not only improves the quality of presentations but also reduces potential discomfort for both the presenter and the slide operator.

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