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Comparison of BiteFX for Windows and iPad Functionality

Posted by Stuart Harman on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 09:11 AM

From the desk of Stu Harman, our support and coaching expert. In this article Stu describes the differences in functionality between the BiteFX for Windows and BiteFX for iPad software.

BiteFX has been working to close the functionality gap between its two BiteFX software platforms, BiteFX for Windows and BiteFX for iPad. Most of the features are now common to both platforms. To help members understand the differences between the two platforms, we have put together this comparison blog for your reference.

Here is a comparison table showing the capabilities of each version of BiteFX.


BiteFX for Windows

BiteFX for iPad

Options Menu


Software Updates

Help Guide

Controls Only

User Guide


Lock/Unlock Changes




Presentation Templates

Progress Slider


Select Previous/Next Animation or Picture

Software Play Animation

Play Speed Controller

Horizontal Drag to Play

Circular Rotate to Play


Forward/Backward     One Frame


Import/Delete Pictures

Add Pictures to  Imported Album


Rename Album After Importing


Hide Pictures

Zoom to Enlarge    Picture Segment


Create/Modify Presentations

Delete Presentations

Rename Presentations

Duplicate/Modify Presentation Templates

Import/Export/Duplicate Presentations


Auto-Play Presentations


Create Session Reports



Here are a few key differences when operating the software:

Installing Software Updates

Windows - Keep BiteFX open long enough to allow detected updates to automatically download, then click on "OK" to install the update(s) when prompted.

iPad - Tap on the Menu tab, tap on the Updates tab in the list, and then tap on "Download Updates".


Opening the Animation, Picture, and Presentation Template panels

Windows - Animations, Pictures and Presentation Templates each have their own panel on/off button.

iPad - First tap on the panel select tab, then select the animation, picture or presentation template panels by tapping on the individual tabs at the top of the display.


Importing Pictures

Windows - Pictures must be saved in a folder. With any panel displayed, click on the "Add picture Album" button, navigate to the folder of pictures, click on the folder name once to select it, and then click on "Select folder". Once a folder has been imported, pictures cannot be added or removed individually. The album name will be the same as the folder name and cannot be renamed after importing.

iPad - Pictures are imported individually. Tap on the "Panel Select" tab, tap on the "Picture panel" tab at the top, and tap on the "Add Pictures" button. You can import a picture into a new "Add Pictures" row, or into an existing Imported pictures row. The album name will be "Import (x)". To rename the album anytime, tap on the name, rename it in the Specify Album Name dialog, and then tap on "Save".


Deleting Pictures

Windows - Individual pictures cannot be deleted individually. To remove a picture, the entire album must be removed first by clicking on the "Remove album" button (red X) and then "Yes". Remove the individual picture from the folder, and then import folder again.

iPad - Imported picture can only be removed individually. Tap on the "X" in the upper left corner of the picture's thumbnail, then on "Yes" when the Delete Alert dialog appears.


Creating Presentations

Windows - Open the Animation or Picture panel, click and drag any thumbnail to your My Presentations row. The presentation's default name will be "New Presentation". To re-name the presentation, double-click on the presentation name, type in the new name and then hit "Enter" on your keyboard.

iPad - Unlock the panel by tapping on the "Lock/Unlock Panel" tab. Drag thumbnails into the My Presentations row. The default name will be "Presentation". Tap on the name, enter the new name, and then tap on "Save".


Advancing Through Animation Groups, Picture Albums & Presentations

Windows - Select the first thumbnail in the animation group, picture album, presentation template or your own presentation row, then click on the "Next animation/picture" button to advance through that group.

iPad - First, make sure the Padlock is in the "locked" position (tap on the Padlock tab to lock/unlock it). Select the first thumbnail in the animation group, picture album, presentation template or your own presentation row, then click on the "Next " tab to advance through that group. Alternatively, you can side swipe to move through a group if you prefer.


If you would like to learn more or have any questions about the BiteFX for Windows and BiteFX for iPad software differences, please contact us by email at your convenience, or by telephone Mon-Fri  8am–5pm Pacific Time:

1-877-2BiteFX (1-877-224-8339) 
International (+1) 530-582-1189

Tags: iPad Tips, Using BiteFX

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