Fed up with “Death by PowerPoint”? Then check out some of these great alternatives:
Slides – slides.com – is a simple but effective tool for creating and sharing presentations online. Slides greatest feature is its simplicity – no unnecessary animations or fancy effects. Instead, Slides main focus is to create simple, clean but professional looking slide presentations. Best of all, Slides uses HTML 5 so will work on a variety of devices and platforms (no plugins required).
Create simple but effective looking presentations with Slides.
Prezi - www.prezi.com - is a Flash-based online app that lets you break away from the slide-by-slide approach of most presentation software. Instead, it allows you to create non-linear presentations where you can zoom in and out of a visual map containing words, links, images, videos, and more. To see the true power of Prezi, take a look at some online examples at: http://prezi.com/explore
3. Moovly – Moovly.com – If you haven’t used Moovly before, Moovly is a powerful web 2.0 tool for creating animated presentations. Moovly enables you to create stunning animated videos, banner ads, infographics, interactive presentations and compelling animations that you can share online. Moovly is available in three flavours: Free, Plus and Pro. Moovly also offer multi-user discounts for businesses and education establishments. Check out some examples here: http://www.moovly.com/gallery
Create stunning animated videos, banner ads, infographics and interactive presentations with Moovly.
4. PowToon – PowToon.com – is an online business presentation software tool that allows you to create free animated videos. As well as a huge variety of themes to get you started, PowToon also features a huge library of images, effects and animated characters (Many of which are free) to help tell your story. As with most other online presentation tools, PowToon also allows you to upload/import your own graphics. To find out more, visit: http://www.powtoon.com/
Create professional looking animated video presentations with PowToon.
VideoScribe – http://www.videoscribe.co/ – lets you to create stunning animated video presentations that will wow your audience and make them think “how did they do that?”. VideoScribe is available as either a desktop version (PC & MAC), and a mobile version iPad and an Android. The desktop version is available as a seven day (fully functioning) free trial – after which you can buy VideoScribe on a monthly (approx. £10 per month), yearly or one-off subscription – Video multi-user discounts are available for businesses and education establishments. To see what you can do with VideoScribe, check out some of these wonderful: http://www.videoscribe.co/scribes
Keynote (available for Mac and iOS devices) is the Apple user's tool of choice when it comes to creating professional looing presentations. As you would expect, Keynote comes complete with all the usual features you would expect from a professional presentation such as templates and transitions but also throws in a few added extras such as animated charts. To find out more, click here: https://www.apple.com/uk/mac/keynote/
Haiku Deck – haikudeck.com – makes it easy to create beautiful and professional presentations both online (beta) or via its dedicated iOS app. Haiku Deck’s biggest strength is its simplicity – stripping back all those fancy animations and effects in favour of simplicity and design. Instead, you have access to a huge library of Creative Commons and Getty Images to include in your presentations – as well as being able to upload/ import your own content. To find out more, click here: https://www.haikudeck.com/about
Create beautiful and professional looking presentations with ease using Haiku Deck
Google Slides is Google’s answer to PowerPoint and is part of its Google Docs suite. Like other online presentation offerings, Google Slides is quick and easy to use and includes a plethora of templates and animations however, what sets Google Slides apart from its rivals is the ability to collaborate on your presentations. To find out more, click here: http://www.google.co.uk/slides/about/
Collaborate with ease using Google Slides.
At first glance, emaze – www.emaze.com – looks like another an online slide based presentation tool however, what sets this apart from other online presentation tools, is its beautiful 3D templates and video backgrounds. Just place your text in the placeholder and let emaze do all the hard work. Best of all, it uses HTML5 so will work on virtually any device / any platform (no plugins required).
Create stunning 3D visuals with ease using emaze.
You are probably wondering why PowerPoint is in a list of alternatives to PowerPoint! Well, thanks to a free plugin for Office 2013 called Office Mix, you can now turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons. With OfficeMix, you can record and share your presentations, embed apps and webpages and create interactive quizzes. To find out more, visit: mix.office.com
Turn your PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons with Office Mix.
Interactive lesson on the Water Cycle created using Office Mix
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