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Create Interactive Presentations Across All Devices With Swipe.to

Sometimes, it can be a challenge trying to hold people’s attention during a presentation, regardless of whether the content is interesting or not. We now live in such a fast-paced world and people have attention spans that are shorter; Powerpoint slides aren’t just going to cut it anymore.

What matters these days is interactivity and engagement and Swipe.to is just the thing that can help you take your presentations to the next level. Swipe.to takes boring presentations and gives them a makeover with a new way to create and present them across all of your devices, all at the price of nothing.

Creating Slides

To start creating your first presentation or “slide”, just start dragging and dropping various files into a series of decks onto the online dashboard. Swipe gives us a variety of file format options to drop into a slide. The formats include PDF, KEY, Markdown, Vimeo, Youtube, JPG, GIF, PNG, RAW, PSD, AI, SVG, EPS, and many more.

One of my favorite features of Swipe is that you can use different media from the Web. For example, you can place an image on the first slide, audio on the next, or a video on another, using just a link from Youtube or Vimeo. The developers have given plenty of options for when we need to add media.

You can also use your favorite text editor to write and edit all of your slides using a familiar markdown language thus providing a greater level of customization.

Presenting

A major feature I love is that there’s no waiting for big files to process and download! Once you have given out the links and the permissions, you can now present your slides to a live audience through WIFI, 3G, or LTE.

The developers promise that your slides will look the same across all devices including computers, tablets, and phones (as long as you have a reliable connection to the internet).

Views And Viewers

Swipe also can tell you how many people have and are currently viewing your presentation, as long as the ones viewing it have a Swipe account.

Dropbox Sync

If you have Dropbox, Swipe allows you to easily backup your presentations and sync your pictures, videos, audio and other media from and to your Dropbox account. For now, Dropbox is the only supported service for syncing with Swipe but as Swipe is still in BETA, we will hopefully see more supported services coming soon.

Privacy

Each presentation in Swipe is private by default, but you can easily change this. You can do this while editing your slide, with the right-hand sidebar privacy options, by making it available only for people with the link or only the emails that you define. You can also set particular times on when it’s available for viewing and who can see the presentation.

Conclusion

Swipe.to takes normal presentations and gives them a brand new look. I find Swipe.to very useful, faster, and simpler to use in creating slides. It also gives the user unlimited space, which is a plus; keep in mind that all accounts are entirely free.

What I Liked

  • All accounts are free.
  • Multiple file formats supported.
  • Drag-and-drop interface for creating slides.
  • Unlimited number of viewers, slide storage and file space.
  • Easy addition of multimedia (video and audio) by copying and pasting links from Youtube and Vimeo.
  • Files are viewable and accessible in seconds of uploading to your deck. No download wait time.

What I Didn’t Like

  • No chat features (hopefully coming soon).
  • No customizable animations for slides.
  • No support for Skydrive, Evernote or Google Drive.





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Chromecast updated to show Google Drive presentations

The web version of Google Drive now allows everyone to cast presentations to their Chromecast dongles. Previously, only a select group of users had access to the functionality. In order to use the feature, which can be found under “Present on another device” in Google Drive’s Present menu, users must be on the same Wi-Fi network as their Chromecast device and have the Cast extension enabled. Android support is currently unannounced.

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Create Online Video Presentations Easily With Movenote

Presentations are a great way to explain things and get important information across to an audience. However, there are times when it’s just impossible to conduct a presentation in real-time, be it due to distance or simply lack of time. Sure, you could just email your slides or publish them online, but without the all-important human element, it can be hard to communicate and get your point across. If you’ve ever wished for an easy way to overcome this problem by combining slides with audio and visual narration, you can stop wishing. Say hello to Movenote.

Movenote

Movenote is an app and website that lets you create video slidecasts, which the app calls Movenotes. Movenote lets you accompany your slides with a video narration. If giving a presentation in real life is impossible for whatever reason, Movenote might just be the next best thing. If this sounds useful to you, read on to find out more.

Getting Started With Movenote

To get started using Movenote, just log on to the website and register a new account if you don’t have one. You can also log in using your Google, Facebook or LinkedIn accounts. However, it looks like you’ll only have Google Drive integration if you login using a Google account.

Once you’ve logged in, go through Movenote’s terms and conditions. Once you’re done with that, you can watch some YouTube videos with tips on getting started with Movenote. Finally, Movenote will ask for your permission to use your webcam.

Camera Permission

Using Movenote

This is what the main Movenote interface looks like:

Movenote Interface

Your slides take up the bulk of the screen, with your webcam’s output on the right side of the screen. This is so that you can see yourself while you’re recording the Movenote. Press the pencil icon beside the presentation title to edit the Movenote’s title. Archive is where you access older Movenotes.

Adding slides is simple as clicking on Add Slides and choosing whether to add files from your computer or from your Google Drive account.

Uploading Content

Once you’ve added your slides, either from your computer or from Google Drive, you can rearrange and delete them however you wish. Just press Re-order at the top of the slide display and a new window will pop up allowing you to re-order and delete slides.

Re-ordering Slides

Recording Your Presentation

Once you’re satisfied with your slides, you can start recording your Movenote. Just press the red Record button; Movenote will start a countdown and then begin recording. While recording, just narrate as you normally would, and click the arrows above the slide display in order to move through the slides. You can also turn your mouse cursor into a laser pointer by holding your mouse button down; this can be useful for highlighting certain parts of a slide.

Once you’re done recording, click Pause. You can then either resume recording, start over if you made a mistake, or press Save & preview if you’re satisfied with your recording.

Once you press Save & preview, Movenote will take a few minutes to generate your Movenote. How long Movenote takes depends on the length of the presentation.

Completed Movenote

You have a number of ways to share your completed Movenote. You can email the link via Gmail, copy the public link, or share it on social networks including Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Movenote also has AddThis integration, letting you share your Movenote on a lot of other social platforms such as Pinterest and Tumblr.

There are a few other controls at the bottom of the screen. The seekbar and the slide counter work in tandem with each other, in that moving through the slides also advances through the Movenote. Viewers also have the option to download the slides in .PDF format.

There’s also a settings menu that lets you do a few extra things, including adding a link, editing the slides, generating an embed code as well as deleting the Movenote.

Movenote Settings Menu

Conclusion

Movenote is an incredibly useful tool if you want to accompany slides and presentations with audio-visual narration and explanations. If you’ve ever wanted to keep the human element of presentations while sharing information across the Internet, then Movenote is definitely something you’ll want to try out.

Movenote is also available for mobile platforms, both Android and iOS. There’s also a Movenote Chrome app as well as a Movenote for Gmail extension that lets you create Movenotes directly from Gmail.


    




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Create Beautiful Presentations Easily With Slidebean

Presentations are part and parcel of our lives. Whether it’s a university assignment, monthly sales meeting or pitching a product to potential investors, a presentation has to look good and have great content. But there are always times when it’s difficult, if not impossible, to balance the two. Maybe you just don’t have an eye for design, or maybe you don’t have enough time to get both the content and design of your slides up to par. Well, that’s all a thing of the past with Slidebean.

Slidebean

Slidebean is a cloud-based app, currently in beta, that lets users create beautiful presentations quickly and easily. Slidebean changes the way you create presentations, by encouraging users to focus solely on the content, while the app handles the design side of the equation. No more having to worry about trying to balance content and design. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in using, read on.

Getting Started With Slidebean

As usual, the first step is to register with Slidebean. You can either create an account or log in using your Facebook or Twitter account.

Registration

A nice touch is the fact that registering also logs you in instantly, without having to wait for a verification email or anything of the sort. Once you’re logged in, you’re taken to your Dashboard, which is where you create new presentations and manage the ones you’ve already created.

Slidebean Dashboard

Creating A Presentation With Slidebean

Slidebean makes creating a presentation very easy. Clicking on Create new presentation in the Dashboard will begin the creation process.

The first thing you’ll be asked to do is to input the title of your presentation.

Presentation Title

Then, Slidebean will ask you where the presentation is taking place. You have a choice of One on One, Classroom, Meeting, Auditorium or Online.

Presentation Location

If you choose Classroom or Auditorium, there’ll be an additional screen where you’re asked to input the name of the institution where the presentation is taking place.

College Or Academic Institution

Once you’re done inputting this basic information, it’s time to get started on the content.

There are six types of slides that you can insert into a Slidebean presentation. They are:

  • Header
  • Text
  • Bullets
  • Quote
  • Image
  • Video

There’s also a Chart option available in the slide creator, but this slide type isn’t available yet.

Adding content to your presentation is simply a matter of selecting a slide type and inputting any required information. Here’s what inputting content into a Text slide looks like:

Text Slide

You have a few options when it comes to inserting images into your presentation. You have the usual options to upload your own images or link images already online, but Slidebean also has an image search function powered by 500px. If you don’t have the image you need with you, you’ll probably be able to find something suitable using the search function.

Image Slide

Designing And Presenting Your Presentation

Once you’re done creating the content of your presentation, it’s time to select the design. Just click on the Continue To Design link at the bottom and you’ll be taken to the design screen. You have a choice of six different designs and 11 different colour schemes to fit any situation.

Presentation Design

After you’re satisfied with the content and look of your presentation, you can either download the presentation or present it directly from Slidebean. At the Dashboard, just mouse over a presentation and click on Present if you want to present it straight from Slidebean.

If you want to download it, click on More then click on Download. Slidebean will send you a link to a .PDF download. Be warned, though, that the .PDF will not contain any videos, animations or stock photos from 500px.

Presenting And Downloading Presentation

You can also share your presentation online. Just press the Share button and you’ll be given a public link, as well as buttons for sharing your presentation on Twitter and Facebook.

Sharing Presentation

Conclusion

Slidebean is a great tool for creating beautiful presentations without the headache of dealing with a complex interface or having to come up with a great-looking design. Slidebean is free to use, but there’s also a paid plan that adds support for secure private presentations as well as the ability to present offline. The paid plan costs $ 4.99 a month.


    




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Visual Presentations – Making Complex Things Simple

If you grasp data, presented in brief, visual slides better, then you’ll like our presentations section as it offers exactly what you need – short, substantial slideshows on IT technologies, enhanced by impressive graphics.

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40+ Free Tools And Sites For Creating Presentations

There is a time when only Power Point was used for creating presentations and slides. But now there are so many advanced sites and wonderful Apps are easily available in the internet. If you are planning to create an eye-catching and outstanding presentation then have a look at this collection. In this collection you will find 40+ superb sites and Apps that surely help you to creating your masterpiece and most important is they all are easy to use.

With these sites and Apps you can make your presentation more stunning and eye-catching. Check this out and get to pick one and do not forget to share your precious opinion with us via comment section is below. Enjoy and stay creative everyone.

Prezi

Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.

SlideRocket

SlideRocket is a revolutionary new approach to business communications designed from the start to help you make great presentations that engage your audience and deliver tangible results.

AuthorSTREAM

authorSTREAM enables presenters to upload and share PowerPoint presentations online and embed slideshows in blogs, convert to video and share on YouTube, iPods, iPads and social networks.

Jux

Jux is the best showcase for your stories. Share words, photos and videos with unprecedented ease and impact. Fullscreen on every screen. Desktop, iPad and iPhone.

Empressr

Tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant.

MyBrainShark

Free presentation creation, hosting. Add audio to PowerPoint slides, docs, photos to create online videos. Use for e-learning, on-demand webinars, lead generation.

Knovio

Novio: an easy-to-use tool to create interactive online video presentations using a webcam and PowerPoint slides.

Myplick

Myplick is an easy way to share your Presentations and Slideshows online.

PresentMe

Click ‘Record’ and off you go – if you can talk & click a mouse at the same time then you can use Present.me. If you make a mistake, there’s no need to start again, you can trim the mistake off, then carry on recording from where you left off. It’s really easy!

SlideBoom

Upload and Share PowerPoint presentations with your family, friends, colleagues, clients and the whole world.

Vcasmo

The easiest and powerful presentation platform just works.

Zentation

Zentation combines video and slides to create online presentations that best simulate the live experience. Easily create high-end webinars, webcasts, elearning, training and virtual events.

PhotoPeach

Automatically make your own free slide show in seconds. Upload photos, pick music, add captions in the show, and more!

VoiceThread

Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

Animoto

Get students excited to learn with digital media. Make a video with photos, video clips and music to enhance the classroom experience.

Slide Show Creator

SSC is great for sharing photos from a vacation or a celebration with your friends and family. Beautiful or humorous presentations make a wonderful gift. Slide Shows can also promote your products or services. Share your slideshows on YouTube or Facebook!

Biteslide

Biteslide is a fun and easy-to-use slidebook app that promotes student creativity, self-expression, and imagination.

Electric Slide: Present Anywhere

Electric Slide is the easiest way to wirelessly present PowerPoint slides, Office documents, PDFs and videos with your iPhone or iPad. Your device is a remote control that works anywhere with any screen. Since viewers just need your simple URL to follow along, setup is a cinch. You can also connect your device directly to a TV or projector via HDMI or VGA.

eMaze

eMaze is an online presentation tool for people who want more than PowerPoint

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is the simple new way to create inspired presentations – whether you’re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Featured on the iTunes “New and Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” lists!

PhotoSnack

Slideshows for facebook, twitter and blogs.

Reel

Get your design ideas online and start reeling in the feedback. A little app from ZURB that lets you cast your ideas, poll your friends, and reel in the feedback.

SlideShark

View PowerPoint on an iPad, iPhone or iPod with an award-winning app. Connect an iPad to a projector. Manage and track team content. Broadcast slides online.

Slideshow Creator

Free Slideshow Maker Software for Windows.

Speaker Deck

Speaker Deck is the best way to share presentations online. Simply upload your slides as a PDF, and we’ll turn them into a beautiful online experience. View them on SpeakerDeck.com, or share them on any website with an embed code.

TotSplash

Awesome Way to Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps and Prezi Effects.

Vivapitch

Vivapitch lets you view, share, save, annotate and engage with conference presentations on your mobile device, in real time.

PreZentit

Vizlingo

Simply put, Vizlingo is a messaging tool that translates your words into video. It’s easy! Just type, see and send.

WebSlides

A new way of organizing, sharing, and presenting web content.

Premium Tools and Sites:

TimeGlider

9Slides

Kizoa

Narrable

Netclick

PhotoPeach

Slideshows for facebook, twitter and blogs

PowToon

Soo Meta

Keynote

Corkulous Pro

Power Presenter

Sadun’s Whiteboard


Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

Scene, by All: NYFW AW 2014: Highlights from innovative presentations at the biannual celebration of fashion

Scene, by All: NYFW AW 2014


There’s more to Fashion Week than what’s draped across the models or the attendees at runway shows. With an ever-crowding competitive schedule, more brands have begun to embrace innovation in presentations—like last season’s show-stopping debut from Opening Ceremony. No longer just a stroll down the catwalk; performance and theatrics…

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5 Free Android Apps For More Productive Meetings & Presentations – Best Of

Meetings may not always be productive but they are essential evils that keep the gears in the office oiled and running smoothly. If you need help creating a more organized, effective and efficient meeting or presentation, then this post will be of some help.

Anywhere Pad App

We have for you today 5 great Android apps that can help with collaboration, keeping everyone on the same page, sharing files and important documents as well as web conferencing. Best of all, these apps are not only available for Android, some of them can be used across multiple platforms, desktop and mobile, so you don’t have to worry about who is carrying which type of mobile device.

1. Mindomo

Mindomo is an app that is loaded with tools to help increase efficiency for brainstorming ideas. Users can easily draw out ideas on mind maps and turn them into a presentation. Colleagues can watch and even collaborate in real time. You can even embed Youtube videos, upload videos or sound clips, comments or use themes to improve the overall visualization of your mind map.

Mindomo

The great thing about Mindomo is that it runs actively on all platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux and of course Android. This is a great app to keep note of all your ideas since it can work both on desktop and mobile.

2. Studiopass

Studiopass is a collaboration app to synergize your meeting content in one streamlined interface so that you can get all your files shared easily within the group in a meeting. You can present your Microsoft Office documents, PDFs and even videos to the participants and even let them collaborate on the documents at the same time.

Studiopass

It also includes Dropbox support so you can import all your files easily and decide who can access your files by giving them roles ranging from administrator, folder manager, files manager or user viewer. They have support for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android platform but at the moment run only fairly well on tablets.

3. Cisco WebEx Meetings

This is one of the most popular services for setting up online meetings. Cisco WebEx Meetings lets you schedule a meeting from your Android device while on the go. Its integrated VOIP and web conferencing via WiFi or 3G plus features like sharing content with annotations make it the perfect tool for team presentations.

Cisco WebEx Meetings

If you are the chairperson of the meeting, you can choose to pass the ball to other participants to make them the temporary presenter to contribute their section or their data in an quick and easy manner. Interested in experiencing a full online meeting experience? Try out Cisco WebEx Meetings.

4. ISL Groop

If you need a great online meeting app with great presentation features, you can check out ISL Groop. It also gives you the option to collaborate from just about anywhere. ISL Groop allows slide-sharing, drawing or even live screens. Meetings can be done on every major platform including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android, making them as competitive as many other similar apps on the market.

ISL Groop

If you are not always around for a meeting, you may give ISL Groop a try so you don’t ever miss another one again.

5. Anywhere Pad

Host your meeting in a streamline manner with this paperless boardroom solution Anywhere Pad, where you can schedule a meeting to brainstorm for ideas or do a presentation on the go all using your Android device. You can consult with your participants miles away while also sharing notes in real time. Anywhere Pad can help you to reduce the time you spend on scheduling meetings as well as archiving the meeting contents because you can send agenda, documents and updates easily.

Anywhere Pad

It also lets you download meeting-related documents for offline viewing. If you want to save paper and costs spent on document printouts then Anywhere Pad is the right solution for you.


    




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Five Presentations From Ampersand 2013 Available Online

It’s hard to believe Ampersand Conference is only three years old. Since its inaugural edition in 2011 the one-day web typography event has made a steep ascension in the world of typography conferences. This year it even already has its transatlantic counterpart in New York City, which is held in The TimesCenter on November 2nd (you can still save $ 100 if you register now). I attended the first edition – read my ridiculously exhaustive account here – and spoke at the second one. To my regret I couldn’t attend the third Ampersand in Brighton at the beginning of the Summer. But yay, Clearleft, the company of Ampersand organiser Richard Rutter, recently posted five presentations on its Vimeo channel. Anyone who could not be there can now enjoy the talks of Gerry Leonidas, Ben Terrett & Chris Heathcote, Kutlu Çanlıoğlu, Nina Stössinger, and Andy Hume. View them after the jump.


Gerry Leonidas on The Newest New Typography from Clearleft on Vimeo.


Ben Terrett & Chris Heathcote on Designing GOV.UK from Clearleft on Vimeo.


Kutlu Çanlıoğlu on Designing BBC World Service from Clearleft on Vimeo.


Nina Stössinger on Being Ernestine from Clearleft on Vimeo.


Andy Hume on Web Fonts as a Progressive Enhancement from Clearleft on Vimeo.


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Create presentations with this free HTML5 tool

Presentate aims to make presentations easier by helping to create great-looking creations in the browser to be shared on any device.

    


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