When you need to create an interesting and engaging presentation for your boss, college, new clients, or a job interview, you have plenty of options for tools to get the job done. First of all people thinking about Power Point. At a certain time Power Point was the best tool for presentations and it deserves our respect. It's easy to use and everything is very clear. It's one of the best presentation tool, but it doesn't have many features or special effects.
I know learning new software might be hard for some, but you never know, maybe it will be more pleasurable. Today I’ve compiled a list of cutting–edge, effective, and easy to use Power Point alternatives for you to try. Enjoy!
Google Docs has become one of the world’s leading software packages. It’s free, easy to use, and with the large number of people using Google, it has become the "Microsoft Word" Power Point of this generation. Google Docs is free, but you’re working in the cloud.
Inside Google Docs, you’ll find Google Presentation. With its minimal layout the software is extremely easy to use. To access it, you’ll need to create a Google account, select ‘Documents’ from the More menu, press the ‘Create’ button, and then select the presentation button from the drop down menu.
Google docs is the best tool if you're traveling a lot or working with several computers.
Every university students know about Prezi. It offers all the standard functions that are expected from Power Point, it also allows a whole new functionality: mind mapping. Not only does Prezi stand in a class of its own, but it’s also guaranteed to give you the edge that Microsoft Power Point can not offer.
Prezi allows for all the slides to be viewed from an overview, while allowing a person to zoom in one slide at a time. For me, this is a serious advantage, because it allows me to effectively ‘hop’ between slides, without having to move back several paces.
Prezi is free, but there is only for private using. If you want offline edit and use it offline it costs $13.25 per month, if there is team, price depends on how many people are on your team and how long you want to use it. For example Prezi for one year and for 10 people price is $1590.
If you use a Mac, you don’t even want to touch Power Point. Keynote is the best alternative for Mac lovers. It’s simple and very easy to use. The added advantage of Keynote is that it barely requires training. The layout is pretty straight forward. Your presentations will also work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. Apple plays nicely with Microsoft, meaning you can edit or import Power Point documents with Keynote.
You can download Keynote from Apple's store for $19.99.