QPrompt, a free and open source Teleprompter

about QPrompt

In the next article we are going to take a look at QPrompt. This is a professional Teleprompter software for video creators. The interface will allow us to work with Teleprompters of tablets, study, webcams and mobile phones. Its most remarkable ability is perhaps the ability to make the background transparent, which makes it excellent for video conferencing.

Today, many types of people are creating video content. From YouTubers to school teachers are dedicated to creating videos. This is so thanks to the fact that today users can have screen recorders and editors to create good videos. Teleprompters such as QPrompt are also part of those tools that we will find available to create our videos. This program has been built with a focus on ease of use, performance, control precision, and cross-platform support..

Teleprompters run visual cues or even text so a speaker can read it while speaking. Teleprompter software like the one at hand, which can be run on different devices. The Q in QPrompt indicates that this program is created using the Qt framework. All of that makes it a great option for KDE, but it works just as well in GNOME.

General characteristics of QPrompt

QPrompt working

  • This program can run on Windows, macOS, Gnu / Linux and Android.
  • Works as studio, tablet, webcam and phone Teleprompters.
  • Will allow us paste from other software No problem.
  • The program has a fluid motion.
  • We will can make on-the-fly changes to text to be displayed.
  • We will have the possibility of use markers to jump to any part of the script.
  • Multi-screen message, with independent duplication.

qprompt options

  • The background transparency It will allow us to see ourselves or our audience as we follow the text.
  • Count with one built-in stopwatch. The program estimates the remaining time.
  • Also includes a progress indicator, so that we know how much is left.
  • It can be used rich text format.
  • Supports writing systems of more than 180 languages.

These are just some of the features of this program. They can consult all of them in detail from the project website.

Install QPrompt on Ubuntu

Ubuntu users will have the option of select from AppImage, Snap and Flatpak files for installation.

As AppImage

It can get the AppImage file from project releases page. You can also get the latest version published today by typing in the terminal:

download QPrompt APPImage

wget https://github.com/Cuperino/QPrompt/releases/download/v1.0.0/qprompt-v1.0-2c9752c-v1.0-linux-64-gcc.AppImage

When we download the file, we must give permission. This can be done by typing in the same terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T):

sudo chmod +x qprompt-*.AppImage

After executing the previous command, we can start the program by double clicking on the file or by running in terminal:

launch app as appimage

./qprompt-v1.0-2c9752c-v1.0-linux-64-gcc.AppImage

Like snap

For install this program like snap pack, we will have to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute in it:

install qprompt snap

sudo snap install qprompt

After installing the program, we can start it by looking for the launcher in our system.

app launcher

Uninstall

In case you want remove the snap package from this program, just open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

uninstall qprompt snap

sudo snap remove qprompt

Like Flatpak

To use this program as a package Flatpak, it will be necessary to have this technology enabled in our equipment. If you use Ubuntu 20.04, and you still don’t have these types of packages enabled, you can follow the guide that a colleague wrote in this blog a while ago.

When you can install these types of packages on your system, you can open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the install command:

install as flatpak

flatpak install flathub com.cuperino.qprompt

After completing the installation, you can start the program by searching for the program launcher on your computer, or by typing in the terminal:

flatpak run com.cuperino.qprompt

Uninstall

To remove the Flatpak package, we just have to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

uninstall Qprompt flatpak

flatpak uninstall com.cuperino.qprompt

For more information on this project, users can go to the project website or his repository on GitHub.

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