5 Alternatives to PowerPoint

These 5 alternatives to PowerPoint can really help your presentations stand out from the crowd.

Microsoft’s PowerPoint is often the go-to for creating presentations and, while it’s a great tool, there are some alternatives worth considering.
Here are five alternatives that could give your business the edge in your next meeting.

1. Keynote

If you are an Apple user, rejoice in the fact that your standard presentation software is Keynote. This free solution allows you to simply build customisable presentations with an extensive choice of typography and high-quality animations, while also having access to iCloud, which allows you to share, view or edit from other devices.

Keynote is also compatible with PowerPoint – you can save your presentations as a PPT and also import existing PowerPoints into Keynote. And, like all Apple inventions, the thoughtful additions, like being able to use your iPhone to control your presentation from your Mac, take this software to the next level.

2. Prezi

Prezi is another exciting piece of software and the first to offer a change from the standard static presentation format. What makes Prezi exciting is its interesting animations and transitions – users can zoom and pan in on different sections of their presentation, which is a big change to the linear format more commonly used which relies on clicking from one slide to the next.

With over 100 pre-designed templates to choose from, and an intuitive image editor, Prezi now claims to have more than 100 million users who have created over 325 million presentations worldwide. While you can store your presentation in the cloud, you can also download them for offline use.

3. Google Slides

Google Slides is part of Google’s family of Workplace applications. This web-based platform is ideal for users who wish to collaborate with others as presentations live in the cloud. Changes can be made simultaneously and are automatically saved – you can also easily keep an eye on revisions to previous versions of your work.

Slides is easy to use and compatible with PowerPoint. And, while there aren’t as many special effects, features like the new Q&A function can encourage interaction from your audience when presenting.

4. Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform which focuses on visual content. With a library of one million high-resolution photographs and 130 different typography designs, Canva’s platform is great for those who want to create stand out presentations, website banners, posters and just about any piece of marketing material.

5. Genially

Genially is an online piece of software which focuses on interactive content – offering users the ability to create presentations, quizzes, infographics, CVs and much more. With hundreds of free templates, users can get started online immediately, while presentations can also be downloaded for use offline.

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