If your work or studies need you to make presentations in front of an audience, a crowd or your peers, then you know the importance of having good, engaging and effective presentation content in your hands. Powerpoint may not be cutting it for most of us anymore, but fret not, we have here 10 great Powerpoint alternatives as fine replacements.
Whether you need presentation tools for business proposals, HR training, a viva voce, or for teaching a class, these tools will probably help you keep your audience entertained through and through. Manipulate your videos, images, animation, audio clips and more into a winning presentation that will definitely help you win over the crowd.
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Prezi is a zooming presentation tool that lets you create and present your ideas on a large and zoomable virtual canvas. You can easily place ideas, images, and videos and arrange them in a natural flow to tell your story. It works on Cloud, desktop and even on the iPad or iPhone. It offers a Free account which gives you public presentations plus 100MB storage space.
Click here to learn more about its pricing plans.
Looking for a way to create free and interactive professional-looking, HTML5 presentations? Try EWC Presenter. It provides an HTML5 WYSIWYG editor for you to design simple presentation content in HTML5.
Users can animate their presentations with a Flash-like editor where you can select keyframes, set the length of the various animations, and so on. It’s still under Beta and it’s free to register an account.
SlideRocket is a presentation platform that helps you to create and manage your presentation. Import your existing presentations from PowerPoint or Google, and start using SlideRocket’s authoring and tracking tools to create a vibrant and dynamic presentation.
You can work with HD video, audio, charts, pictures and Flash. SlideRocket has since been acquired by ClearSlide, if you would like to try it out, check out this link.
Vuvox offers 3 main features: Collage, Studio and Express to create a multimedia presentations with feeds, links, music, audio, video and photos from Flicker, SmugMug or Picasa. It’s a useful tool to create a documentary-style slideshows.
It is also perfect for multimedia collage presentations that require the use of rich media elements.
Empresser is an online rich media presentation editor which allows you to add photos, music, audio, video, and even Flash into your presentation. Users are allowed to share their presentations via link or embed them on their websites.
Registration is free and there’s no limit to the number of presentations you can create and store.
Charts are importaint in a presentation and that’s why we’re including Oomfo in this list. In short, Oomfo helps you to design interactive charts like Pareto, Waterfall, Funnel, Marimekko, Pyramid and etc. Oomfo allows you to connect your chart data from your Cloud application or multiple Excel files.
You may start by choosing a chart template from its gallery and it only supports Microsoft Office 2003 and above.
As the name suggested, ScrollShow is a scrolling presentation editor for iPad with multi-speed backgrounds. With ScrollShow, can create panoramic presentations with parallax effect. It is ideal to present timeline presentations, animate infographics online or at a personal level, present your vacation photos. It is cool, fun, easy to use and costs only $ 4.99.
If you always share your presentations on the Web, Knovio can help you show your personality by letting you attach your voice or a video alongside the presentation. You can coordinate your narration to run parallel to the slides.
You can even import PowerPoint presentations that are already done and work on that with Knovio. Your slides can then be shared on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn or shared privately with close friends.
Similar to Knovio, Present.me supercharges your presentation by adding videos side by side to your slideshows whether it is in Powerpoint, PDF, Excel, Word, Google Docs or Open Office format. You can even watch the edited presentation on mobile devices using Present.me exclusive apps.
There are limitations for free account. Check it out to find out more.
VCASMO is an online presentation editor for multimedia slide shows, business presentations, training, academic teaching and etc. It lets you easily place videos with subtitle and PowerPoint presentation side by side and publish in on your desktop, iPad or even iPhone.
Free account comes with 512MB storage with unlimited presentations.