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Make beautiful presentations, together

Stay in sync in your slides, with easy sharing and real-time editing. Use comments and assign action items to build your ideas together.

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Present slideshows with confidence

With easy-to-use presenter view, speaker notes, and live captions, Slides makes presenting your ideas a breeze. You can even present to Google Meet video calls directly from Slides.

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Seamlessly connect to your other Google apps

Slides is thoughtfully connected to other Google apps you love, saving you time. Embed charts from Google Sheets or reply to comments directly from Gmail. You can even search the web and Google Drive for relevant content and images directly from Slides.

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Extend collaboration and intelligence to PowerPoint files

Easily edit Microsoft PowerPoint presentations online without converting them, and layer on Slides’ enhanced collaborative and assistive features like comments, action items, and Smart Compose.

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Work on fresh content

With Slides, everyone’s working on the latest version of a presentation. And with edits automatically saved in version history, it’s easy to track or undo changes.

Design slides faster, with built-in intelligence

Make slides faster, with built-in intelligence

Assistive features like Smart Compose and autocorrect help you build slides faster with fewer errors.

Stay productive, even offline

Stay productive, even offline

You can access, create, and edit Slides even without an internet connection, helping you stay productive from anywhere.

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Secure by default

We use industry-leading security measures to keep your data safe, including advanced malware protections. Slides is also cloud-native, eliminating the need for local files and minimizing risk to your devices.

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All files uploaded to Google Drive or created in Slides are encrypted in transit and at rest.

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Private by design

Slides adheres to the same robust privacy commitments and data protections as the rest of Google Cloud’s enterprise services .

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Access, create, and edit your presentations wherever you are — from any mobile device, tablet, or computer — even when offline.

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Chosen by brands large and small

Our presentation software is used by over 18,235,768 marketers, communicators, executives and educators from over 133 countries that include:

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Create beautiful presentations, faster

Visme is the best presentation software for teams who need real-time collaboration and individuals who need advanced features and customization for interactive presentations. Create beautiful presentations in minutes, not hours.

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“Frequently, members of the lead team need to give presentations and trainings; Visme has allowed us to really increase the quality of the presentations with minimal effort AND we can re-use past presentations as templates for future presentations, which makes it a great little efficiency booster too!”

“I like the sheer volume of quality presentation and design templates we get with Visme. Editing the templates is generally straightforward and we can have a few different people have access to editing them. We can also set different permissions to have some people provide input or approval and others do the actual editing. We can collaborate right within the Visme to make our notes and suggestions as direct as possible.”

Make it bold and beautiful

Design presentation slides with a wide selection of gorgeous templates and pitch decks , millions of free stock images and thousands of icons.

Tap into more than 50 charts & graphs, interactive maps, mind maps, plus multimedia features modern functionalities that other presentation apps and presentation programs don’t offer.

Thousands of easy-to-edit presentation templates, slides and pitch decks

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Record yourself presenting

Once you’ve created your presentation, do more than only share or download it. With Visme’s Presenter Studio, you can record your presentation and share it with your audience.

Living in the past?

Relax. Visme allows you to import and export your Microsoft PowerPoint as editable presentations.

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Graphics, charts, diagrams, data widgets and maps

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Save time and a whole lot of hassle

No more searching for Microsoft Office files in your device, in your G Suite account or in iCloud. Have everything you need in one place, accessible at any time and reuse them in your presentations.

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File Management & Content Blocks

The more you create, the more productive you get. Grow your own media library of icons and even PDFs for future presentations and other formats.

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Slide Library

Create your own slide library or custom content blocks and reuse them in any of your future presentations.

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Create a stunning presentation in 5 minutes

Gain granular control, animate anything, create actionable areas, add videos, voice overs, and music to your presentations., present like a pro or go home.

Deliver your presentation as visually interactive experiences.

Create, edit & present

Access Visme on your favorite browser on your desktop or laptop. No presentation software or plugins to install. Present offline even if you have no internet connection.

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Reach your audience everywhere

Visme presentations are engineered to display across all mobile and tablet devices. Auto responsive presentations will adhere to maximum resolution of any device you present on.

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Stay poised with presenter

Tap into Visme presenter view to access notes and prompts visible only to you while you present to help you maintain focus and stay on prompt.

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Share or download your presentations

Share your presentation online, make it private or download to present offline

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Share online

Share your presentation online, embed to your website with Visme’s advanced embedding options or post on social media.

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Make it private

Make your presentation private or password protected and not indexable by Google for internal sharing and sensitive information.

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Download your presentation to present offline without internet connection. Download as PowerPoint, PDF, HTML5 and video.

Track, analyze and engage

Learn who is viewing your presentation and for how long, down to the slide level.

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Great for you . Even better for your team!

Visme for presentations is everything you need to collaborate and share beautiful presentations with your team.

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Manage your team

Easily add and track users in your teams for real-time collaboration

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Set document brand guidelines

Lock your document brand colors and set your own chart and graph templates

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Set permissions

Set user permissions or create roles to decide who can view, edit or share your documents

Learn more about how our users are taking advantage of everything Visme has to offer.

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How WOW! is Saving Nearly 79% in Time and Cost With Visme

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How IBM Saw a 75% Reduction in Job Posting Costs With Visme

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Build a library of presentations, slides, media assets and brand colors to share with your team.

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Present live or offline, make it private or use to generate leads and measure results.

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Advanced editing and presentation design features

Hundreds of professional presentation templates for every industry

Available in HD format and can be customized to any desired size

Add your own branded fonts and colors for a consistent feel across all your documents

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Quickly and easily download as HTML5 or PowerPoint to present offline

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some of the best presentation software are Visme, Prezi, SlideDog, Haiku Deck, Slidebean, Powtoon and Zoho Show and others like Google Slides, Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote.

While PowerPoint was a great tool, it’s a bit outdated and doesn’t have the capabilities that a modern tool like Visme has. With professionally designed, modern presentation templates, millions of free design assets, easy-to-understand tutorials and more available to you, Visme is the number one PowerPoint alternative available. You can find more PowerPoint alternatives on our blog.

Don't worry – you don't have to start from scratch! Import your PowerPoint presentation into Visme, edit it online and export in PowerPoint, PDF or even embed it on your website.

Visme presentations are responsive on mobile devices, so regardless of if you're viewing your project on an Android or iOS device like an iPhone or iPad, your presentations are still displayed perfectly.

Yes, Visme offers a completely free plan! However, for professionals and businesses who need access to more premium features, there are tiered pricing plans available based on your needs.

Create a free account today and start creating your own presentations, infographics, social media content, professional documents and more.

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The best presentation software in 2022

These powerpoint alternatives go beyond the basics..

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The latest presentation apps have made it easier than ever to format slides and create professional-looking slideshows without giving off a "this is a template" vibe. Even standard PowerPoint alternatives have updated key features to make it easier than ever to collaborate and create presentations quickly, so you can spend more time prepping for your actual presentation.

If, like me, you've been using Google Slides unquestioningly for years, it's a whole new world out there. The newest crop of online presentation tools go way beyond the classic slideshow experience, with new features to keep your audience's attention, streamline the creation process with AI, and turn slide decks into videos and interactive conversations.

I spent a lot of time testing the top presentation software solutions out there to bring you the best of the best. for AI-powered presentations

Prezi for non-linear, conversational presentations

Powtoon for video presentations

Genially for interactive, presenter-less presentations

Pitch for collaborating with your team on presentations

Zoho Show for a simple presentation app

What makes a great presentation app?

How we evaluate and test apps.

All of our best apps roundups are written by humans who've spent much of their careers using, testing, and writing about software. We spend dozens of hours researching and testing apps, using each app as it's intended to be used and evaluating it against the criteria we set for the category. We're never paid for placement in our articles from any app or for links to any site—we value the trust readers put in us to offer authentic evaluations of the categories and apps we review. For more details on our process, read the full rundown of how we select apps to feature on the Zapier blog .

When looking for the best presentation apps, I wanted utility players since slideshows are used for just about everything, from pitch decks and product launches to class lectures and church sermons. With that in mind, here's what I was looking for:

Pre-built templates. The best presentation tools should have attractive, professional-looking templates to build presentations in a hurry.

Sharing and collaboration options. More people are working remotely. Whether you plan to share your webinar slides later, or you just want to collaborate with a coworker on a presentation, it should be easy to share files and collaborate in real-time.

Flexibility and customization options. Templates are great, but top presentation apps should enable you to customize just about everything—giving you the flexibility to build exactly what you need.

Affordability. Creating compelling presentations is important, but you shouldn't have to bust your budget to make it happen. With capable free tools on the market, affordability is a top consideration.

Beyond that, we also looked for presentation apps that brought something unique to the table, like video presentations or AI design—features above and beyond what you can get for free from a legacy solution like PowerPoint or Google Slides.

Here's what my testing workflow looked like:

I went through any onboarding or guided tutorials.

I created a new deck, scanning through all available templates, noting how well-designed they are (and which were free versus paid).

I added new slides, deleted slides, edited text and images, and played around with other content types.

I changed presentation design settings like color schemes and background images.

I reviewed and tested the sharing and collaboration options.

I tested out presenter view (when available).

After my first round of testing, I went back into the top performers to test any unique or niche features like AI, brand settings, interactive content, and more. With that, these are the best presentation apps I found—each one really brings something different or radically easy to the table.

Already have slides and want a great way to share them instead? Here are the best apps to share presentations .

The best free presentation software

Canva (Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)

Canva, our pick for the best free presentation app

Canva offers one of the most robust free plans of all the presentation apps I tested. The app delays account creation until after you've created your first design, so you can get started building your presentation in seconds. Choose from an almost overwhelming number of beautiful templates (nearly all available for free), including those designed specifically for education or business use cases.

Anyone who's accidentally scrolled too far and been bumped to the next slide will appreciate Canva's editor interface, which eliminates that problem altogether with a smooth scroll that doesn't jump around. Choose from a handful of preset animations to add life to your presentations, or browse the library of audio and video files available to add.

Canva recently added a number of new options for sharing your presentation, including adding collaborators to your team, sharing directly to social media, and even via QR code.

Present directly from Canva and let audience members submit their questions via Canva Live. Once you share a link to invite audience members to your presentation, they can send questions for you to answer. As the presenter, you'll see them pop up in your presenter view window, so you can keep the audience engaged and your presentation clear.

Canva pricing: Free plan available; paid plans start at $119.99/year for up to 5 users and include additional features like Brand Kit and premium templates and stock assets.

The best presentation app for AI-powered presentations (Web, Mac, Windows)

If you're like me, editing granular spacing issues is the absolute worst part of building a presentation. uses artificial intelligence to take a lot of the hassle and granular design requirements out of the presentation process, so you can focus on the content of a presentation without sacrificing professional design. Look at the GIF above as an example: when you drag an element toward a specific area of the slide, it'll automatically drop it into place for you.

The editor is a little different from most presentation apps, but it's still intuitive—and you'll start off with a quick two-minute tutorial. When creating a new slide, scroll through "inspiration slides" to find a layout you like; once you choose, the app will pull the layout and automatically adapt it to match the design of the rest of your presentation.

With 10 themes, several templated slides, over 40 fully-designed templates, and 23 different color palettes to choose from, strikes a perfect balance between automation and customization.

While traditional collaboration features are limited on the free plan, paid plans are reasonably priced and offer sharing and collaboration options that rival collab-focused apps like Google Slides. And speaking of Google, you can connect with Google Drive to save all your presentations there. pricing: Plans start at $12/month for unlimited slides, revision history, viewer analytics, and more. Upgrade to a Team plan for $40/user/month to get extra collaboration and workspace features and custom brand controls.

If you're looking for an AI presentation tool, Slidebean is another great option for startups. The app offers a number of templates; a unique, content-first outline editor; and AI design help that you can toggle on or off for each slide. I didn't include it on the list mainly because of the price: the free plan is quite limited, and the paid all-access plan starts at $29/month.

The best presentation app for conversational presentations

Prezi (Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)

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Struggling to squeeze information into a basic, linear presentation? Give Prezi a try. Unlike nearly all other presentation apps on the market, Prezi Present doesn't restrict the structure of your presentation to a straight line. The editor focuses on topics and subtopics and allows you to arrange them any way you want, so you can create a more conversational flow of information.

With the structural flexibility, you still get all the same customization features you expect from top presentation software, including fully-editable templates.

Plus, Prezi comes with two other apps: Prezi Design and Prezi Video. Prezi Video helps you take remote presentations to a new level. You can record a video where the presentation elements are displayed right over your webcam feed. Record and save the video to share later, or connect with your video conferencing tool of choice (including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and more) to present live.

Prezi pricing: Free 14-day trial and a free plan that includes up to 5 visual projects; paid plans start at $15/month.

The best presentation app for video presentations

Powtoon (Web, iOS, Android)

Powtoon makes it easy to create engaging videos by orienting the editor around a slide deck. Editing a Powtoon feels just like editing a presentation, but by the time you finish, you have a professional video. 

You can edit your slides at any time, and when you hit play, a video plays through your deck—the feel is almost like an animated explainer video. Each slide includes the animations you choose and takes up as much time as is needed based on the content on the slide. Powtoon figures the timing automatically, and you can see in the bottom-right of the editor how much time is used on your current slide versus the total presentation. If you ever want to present as a slide deck, just toggle between Slideshow and Movie.

You'll likely need to subscribe to a paid plan to get the most out of Powtoon—like creating videos longer than three minutes, downloading them as MP4 files, and white-labeling your presentations—but doing so won't break the bank. Plus, you'll unlock tons of templates complete with animations and soundtracks.

One of my favorite Powtoon features is the ability to orient your video: you can choose horizontal orientation (like a normal presentation) or opt for vertical (for mobile) or square (for social media). When your presentation is ready, you can publish straight to YouTube, Wistia, Facebook Ads, and any number of other locations.

Powtoon pricing: Limited free plan available; paid plans start at $20/month and include white-labeling, priority support, additional storage, and more.

The best presentation app for interactive presentations

Genially (Web)

Genially, our pick for the best presentation app for interactive presentations

While many presentation apps are built for presenter-led decks, Genially 's interactive features and animated templates make it easy to build a self-led presentation. A variety of interactive buttons allow you to show viewers additional context on hover, have them skip to any page of your deck, and let them navigate to external links.

This presentation program offers a bunch of searchable templates, including some for business proposals, reports, social media presentations, and more (though most of those are available on premium plans only). Genially also includes Smart blocks —templated blocks of content for elements like data visualizations, image galleries, and more.

My favorite feature is the brand settings. Premium users can set universal branding guidelines that include your logo, color scheme, fonts, images, backgrounds, and more. Think of them like a custom template, created and customized by you, that the whole team can use. Once set, your team can easily create on-brand presentations that automatically apply your brand settings, without even thinking about it.

Plus, Genially supports additional content like training materials, infographics, interactive images, and more—all subject to your brand presets.

Genially pricing: Free plan available with unlimited creations and views and access to templates; paid plans start at $7.49/month and include additional download options, privacy controls, offline viewing, premium templates, and more.

The best presentation app for collaborating with your team

Pitch (Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)

Pitch, our pick for the best presentation software for collaborating with your team

Need to collaborate on presentations with your team? Pitch is a Google Slides alternative that gets the job done. As far as decks go, Pitch includes all the beautifully-designed templates, customizability, and ease of use you expect from a top-notch presentation tool. But the app really shines when you add your team.

The right-hand sidebar is all about project management and collaboration: you can set and update the status of your deck, assign entire presentations or individual slides to team members, plus comment, react, or add notes. Save custom templates to make future presentations even easier and faster.

You can also invite collaborators from outside your company to work with you on individual decks. And if you opt for a paid plan, Pitch introduces workspace roles, shared private folders, and version history.

The "Go live" feature is a personal favorite—with just a click on the headphones icon in the top right, you can start a live video call. Any team members who open the presentation can hop in and collaborate in real-time. 

Pitch pricing: Free plan offers unlimited presentations, custom templates, and live video collaboration; paid plans start at $8/user/month for additional workspace features, presentation analytics, and more.

The best simple presentation app

Zoho Show (Web, iOS, Android, Chrome)

Zoho Show, our pick for the best simple presentation app

If you're looking for a simple, yet capable presentation app that's a step up from Google Slides, Zoho Show is a great option. It's completely free to use, offers a clean, intuitive editor, and includes a number of templates.

Templates are on the basic side, but they boast a more modern and professional design than much of what Google Slides or PowerPoint offer. And I love that you can set the font and color scheme for the whole template, right from the start.

The app doesn't skimp on collaboration or shareability either. You can invite collaborators via email or shareable link, and comments and version history make it easy to work together on presentations. Once you're ready to share, you can even broadcast your presentation to a remote audience right from within Zoho.

Plus, you can one-click lock slides to prevent any more editing or hide individual slides to customize your presentation for different audiences.

Zoho Show price: Free

What about the old standbys?

You might notice a few major presentation players aren't on our list, including OGs Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, and Google Slides. These apps are perfectly adequate for creating basic presentations, and they're free if you have a Windows or Mac device or a Google account.

I didn't include them on the list because the presentation space has really developed in the last several years, and after testing them out, I found these behemoths haven't kept pace. If they weren't made by Microsoft/Apple/Google, I might not even be mentioning them. They're pretty basic tools, they're behind the curve when it comes to templates (both quantity and design), and they don't offer any uniquely valuable features like AI, robust team collaboration, branding controls, video, and so on.

If you're reading this, you're probably looking for an alternative that allows you to move away from one of the big 3, and as the presentation platforms featured above show, there's a ton to gain—in terms of features, usability, and more—when you do.

This post was originally published in October 2014 and has since been updated with contributions from Danny Schreiber, Matthew Guay, Andrew Kunesh, and Krystina Martinez.

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Kiera’s a content writer who helps SaaS and eCommerce companies connect with customers and reach new audiences. Located in Boston, MA, she loves cinnamon coffee and a good baseball game. Catch up with her on Twitter @Kieraabbamonte.

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Best free presentation software and alternative to PowerPoint of 2023

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The best free presentation software

The best free presentation software provides a simple way to create attention-grabbing presentations as an alternative to subscribing to Microsoft PowerPoint.

While PowerPoint (opens in new tab) is the market leader when it comes to presentation software, some people may be unwilling to subscribe to a Microsoft 365 subscription, especially if they don't expect to need to use it very often.

However, there are plenty of great alternatives available for free that you can use. While these won't have the same level of features as PowerPoint, they still offer a very competent platform to design the presentation you need.

Choosing the best free presentation software can be time consuming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. To help, let’s take a look at five of the best free presentation software options available today.

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Reasons to avoid.

Prezi turns the traditional approach to presentations on its head. Instead of creating slide after slide, this presentation software gives you a single giant canvas. You can add blocks of text or images, or even create miniature slides. During your presentation, you can seamlessly fly around the canvas and zoom in to look at individual chunks of content.

For how complex Prezi seems, it’s impressively simple to use the platform. The only major divergence from Microsoft PowerPoint is that you need to add animated paths from one part of the canvas to another. The tools for this are fairly straightforward, especially if you’ve ever used an animation or video editing software.

Of course, this type of presentation structure isn’t always ideal. Prezi makes it hard to visualize structured data like financials, which can make it difficult to use in business applications. Some viewers also might not appreciate the fly-around animation style that’s inherent to the presentation software.

Read our full Prezi review .

Canva is perfect for making speedy presentations right in your web browser. This software offers a handful of free layouts to help you get your slideshow started, and it’s easy to customize the templates to fit your needs. There isn’t a huge variety of content elements to add to your presentation, but Canva makes up for this with a searchable library of more than 1 million images you can use.

Your Canva presentations live online, which makes it extremely easy to collaborate. You can invite colleagues to edit your slideshow (although simultaneous editing is not supported) or seamlessly share your finished presentation. However, beware that Canva can’t import presentations from Microsoft Powerpoint or export finished work to a Powerpoint-editable format.

Read our full Canva review .

3. LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office, and it includes a Powerpoint equivalent called Impress with nearly all of the same functionality. The only big difference you’ll find between the two slideshow creation tools is the LibreOffice lacks some modern features like built-in collaboration and integration with Microsoft OneDrive.

However, Impress does have a few advantages of its own. The software can import files from Keynote, the default presentation software on Mac computers. Plus, there are hundreds of free templates that you can download for free. Even better, there’s no limit on what fonts you can use with Impress, so it’s easy to change the look of your presentation from what Powerpoint typically allows.

On the whole, LibreOffice Impress is about as close as it gets to simply replicating Microsoft Powerpoint for free.

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4. Google Slides

Google Slides is part of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), and it does a nice job of matching a number of PowerPoint’s capabilities. This free presentation software supports embedding videos, creating diagrams, and adding animations to your slides. While the selection of templates is somewhat limited, you can easily import hundreds of additional templates for free or create your own.

Even better, Google Slides supports the collaboration tools (opens in new tab) users have come to expect from Google. Multiple people can work on a slideshow simultaneously, and there’s a built-in group chat so you can keep track of what everyone is doing. It’s also nice that you can play your presentation in presenter mode, which allows you to preview how it will look to your audience and rehearse timing.

The only downside to Google Slides is that bloated slideshows can experience some loading delays. Also beware that while you can move between Slides and Powerpoint, the conversion often messes with the layout of your slides.

Read our full Google Slides review .

5. WPS Office Free

WPS Office Free is a Microsoft Office look-alike that fully support PowerPoint files without any layout issues during import. The WPS Presentation tool has all of the same capabilities of PowerPoint, including tons of animations, slide transitions, content effects, and video embedding. The selection of included presentation templates is also very impressive for a free software.

One of the best things about this presentation software is that the user interface will feel incredibly familiar if you’re coming from Microsoft. All of the tools are displayed in a top ribbon, with your slides shown on the left side of the screen for easy navigation. It’s simple to display your presentation right from WPS Presentation, which means there’s no unexpected troubleshooting when it’s time to show off your work.

There’s not much to dislike about WPS Presentation. However, keep in mind that the software is supported by ads. Some users find the ads annoying, but they’re not overly in the way.

Read our full WPS Office Free review .

How we tested the best free presentation software

To test for the best free presentation software we first set up an account with the relevant software platform, whether as a download or as an online service. We then tested the service to see how the software could be used for different purposes and in different situations. The aim was to push each software platform to see how useful its basic tools were and also how easy it was to get to grips with any more advanced tools.

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Which alternative to PowerPoint is best for you?

When deciding which alternative to PowerPoint to download and use, first consider what your actual needs are, as sometimes free platforms may only provide basic options, so if you need to use advanced tools you may find a paid platform is much more worthwhile. Additionally, free and budget software options can sometimes prove limited when it comes to the variety of tools available, while higher-end software can really cater for every need, so do ensure you have a good idea of which features you think you may require.

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14 Best Presentation Software Alternatives to PowerPoint

PowerPoint was one of the first tools to offer easy-to-use, customizable templates—a major plus for non-designers. But design-wise, PowerPoint isn’t the most engaging platform or presentation software. Your business presentations will lack the impact you desire, leading to monotonous presentations few enjoy seeing. No one wishes to see your next slide—they already know it has three bullet points.

To create a powerful, dynamic presentation, you need software with rich media capabilities. And when you use presentation software with features other than just adding images and text, you increase your chances of holding your audience’s attention throughout your entire speech. The challenge is that higher-quality presentations don’t equal more ROI unless you know how to use the software.

The following are 14 presentation software alternatives to PowerPoint. All but one are easy to learn and provide distinct features to solve various needs, making each the best presentation tool for a specific purpose.

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1. prezi present: best for non-linear presentations.

Screenshot of Prezi UI, a software alternative to PowerPoint

Prezi lets you create a non-linear story, meaning you don’t have to go from slide A to B to C. Instead, you can jump straight into the section that interests your audience the most and avoid boring them with other data.

Prezi’s interactive presentations continuously prompt viewers to keep watching. For example, you can first share a bird’s-eye view of what the presentation will cover as an introduction. Then, you can zoom in to specific topics to further teach your audience about a problem, new product, or idea.

2. Vyond: Best for engaging animation-based presentations

According to Kaltura , 98% of enterprise professionals think videos are better and faster at training employees. You can use Vyond to create engaging animated video presentations in a format proven to increase learning retention . Its animated elements will help persuade viewers to watch what you present instead of the latest celebrity news.

3. Zoho Show: Best for teams that don’t care about fancy design

Zoho presentation software UI, an alternative to powerpoint

Zoho Show is presentation software that uses an uncluttered interface so you can focus on organizing your ideas. There are animation tools too, which help you make portions of your presentation stand out. While it doesn’t offer interactive options, it’s perfect for teams that need to create a simple presentation in the least amount of time.

4. Best for teams conscious about time and design

Screenshot of User Interface, an alternative to powerpoint is presentation software for teams that need to deliver high-quality presentations fast. Its artificial intelligence rearranges your slide’s elements so they’re clear, appealing, and sized correctly based on their importance. The active AI lets you create presentations in less time without worrying about design principles.

5. Soapbox: Best for teams creating content in bulk

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Soapbox is a presentation software you can access from your browser. You can use it to record yourself, your computer screen, or both.

It takes just two clicks to record, making Soapbox ideal to create product or content videos in bulk. For example, you can organize your background, write a list of topics on a piece of paper, and then record videos for many departments, such as sales, HR, and marketing.

Unlike other tools, you won’t have to create slides or charts. You can hit record and cover the topic from your seat.

6. Canva: Best for teams looking for designer features

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Canva is the leading all-in-one design tool for non-designers. You can create eye-grabbing infographics, include engaging images, and position your elements exactly how you want without ever leaving the platform. Their templates are professional and carefully crafted, letting you stand out from competitors without using external design tools.

7. Google Slides: Best for teams migrating from PowerPoint

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Google Slides is a presentation software anyone can use because of its intuitive interface. Since it’s free and available on all devices, it takes teams just a few clicks to start collaborating, no matter the device they use. The browser-based app is the ideal presentation software for teams ready to leave PowerPoint but not ready to learn more complex features.

8. Keynotes: Best for native presentations on Mac and iOS

screenshot of Keynote UI, a powerpoint alternative

Keynote is a great option for Mac users who want access to templates—and not themes—for visually appealing presentations. It integrates with iOS apps and devices to create presentations faster. For example, you can add colors and comments to presentations using your iPad’s Apple Pencil.

The ability to turn Keynote files into PowerPoint presentations allows Mac lovers to cooperate with teammates on the platform each one likes the most. Its similarity with PowerPoint and Google Slides also allows for a simple transition between presentation apps.

9. SlideDog: Best for those indecisive about which software to use

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SlideDog’s value proposition is the ability to combine multimedia assets with presentations from Prezi and PowerPoint. While you won’t create a presentation with SlideDog alone, this feature lets you use each platform’s most engaging attributes. Integrating assets enables you to show a unique presentation without distracting your audience by switching tabs.

10. Ludus: Best for creative teams

Screenshot of Ludus presentation software

Ludus is a presentation software geared for designers who want complete control over how everything looks. Ludus has a learning curve for non-designers, but it’s straightforward for those used to design tools like Sketch and Figma. Like other software, you’ll be able to include images, videos, and text. You’ll also be able to create reusable assets, edit elements’ corner radii, and access other features designers give up when using other presentation tools.

Type and font lovers can set a specific cap line, line height, and spacing for their text elements. Those who work with shapes can give them borders and shadows and turn them into overlays.

11. FlowVella: Best for interactive presentations

Image of FlowVella presentation software

FlowVella lets you create presentations that operate like websites. You can include videos, PDFs, and a navigation bar to show your audience various media without leaving your presentation. The interactive features also give viewers the option to learn more about the topics that interest them the most once the presentation is over.

During events, it’s common for booth hosts to talk to multiple people at once. Multitasking can cause hosts to unknowingly ignore a lead. FlowVella’s Kiosk mode lets you show presentations event visitors can interact with but not alter, answering their questions and keeping their interest in buying from you.

12. Visme: Best for managing all design operations from one software

Visme is a suite of design assets for non-designers. It’s perfect for teams that want to centralize their design operations, as it offers a wide range of valuable tools for many departments.

Visme has customizable animated icons, images, charts, and characters you can use to create presentations that look and sound like your brand. While the presentation maker has more functionality than PowerPoint, it’s intuitive enough for anyone to learn Visme’s basics in just a few minutes.

13. Vidyard: Best for sales teams finding leads

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Vidyard is a browser extension and app to record sales-oriented video presentations. These videos will help you stand out from canned cold emails, building trust with prospects and getting them to watch what you offer.

You can also use Vidyard to present precise answers to a prospect’s objections or follow up with the steps they should follow after becoming a customer. Thanks to its engagement analysis features, you can track the number of viewers who act after watching your video. You can then export this data directly to your CRM to see the ROI from video prospecting.

14. Loom: Best for internal communications

Image of Loom presentation software

Loom offers video editing features like filler word removal to make your presentation unambiguous and concise. The drawing tool and mouse emphasis feature also help you bring attention to your presentation’s most essential data. These tools make Loom ideal to create a database of clear internal use videos, like presentations about job expectations or your company culture.

These videos give managers time to focus on more critical tasks and employees the ability to re-watch internal information as many times as it takes to assimilate it.

Create a Powerful Presentation by Trying New Tools

When most of your colleagues are using PowerPoint, it’s easy to feel like you should hop on the bandwagon and use the software, too. But your presentation is far more likely to have an impact on your audience if you explore other software that offers unique visual features and compelling animations that engage people beyond the typical bullet-point slides everyone is used to watching.

Understand the software pros and cons in this guide so you can try a new program for creating presentations—one that fits your organization’s need and delights your audience with novel, engaging features.

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It’s no secret that presentations are at the heart of every business, work, and educational process. Sharing our knowledge and ideas is often an essential part of what we do. In this situation, knowing how to craft a presentation that won’t put your audience to sleep is critical for success.

And plain slides filled with text and bullet points will no longer do the job! To grab the attention of your audience, you need to shake things up a little.  

Luckily, there are plenty of presentation tools available online. We’ve collected a list of the best presentation software available online in one place to help you make creative and captivating presentations.

Depending on your needs, each of these 40 presentation tools has its advantages and disadvantages. You can use them to connect with your audience in a more effective and visually appealing way. They can serve as a great PowerPoint alternative and spice up the creation process. 

Let’s take a look at each tool separately and find the best presentation software for your project.  

Renderforest Presentation Maker


Free and Paid from $9.9/month, billed annually

Renderforest is an all-in-one branding platform where you can create professional graphic designs directly in your browser. You can go with a variety of presentation templates ranging from personal to business packs. You only need to select a design and modify it with the beginner-friendly editing kit.

Renderforest also offers templates for video presentations — from 3D and whiteboard animations to corporate and educational presentations.

Keynote software by Apple

Keynote by Apple

Free, available only for MacOS

Apple Keynote is the most successful competitor of PowerPoint among MacOS users. This interactive business presentation software allows you to create engaging and dynamic slides, add charts and graphs to them, edit photos, and add effects to sharpen your project. Access your presentations either online with iCloud, with a mobile app, or download a desktop version for Mac.

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Paid from $5.99/month, billed annually

Starting from the 90s, Microsoft PowerPoint was the most commonly used and one of the best presentation software and remains popular among many users up to this day. The presentation software offers creative presentation tools such as 3D icons and models, complex animations, cinematic motions, and more. Create from scratch or use the built-in templates.

You can also access the free online version of the tool right from the browser and create presentations with images, videos, transitions, and animations. Save your slides online, and access them from a computer, phone, or tablet.

Sway Presentation Maker

Free to download, paid version details not provided by the vendor

Sway helps to create presentations and other documentation in minutes by adding your photos, videos, and other multimedia. This presentation tool dynamically adapts to any screen and can be shared or co-edited with a URL. It’s connected to the Microsoft account so the users can easily add files from OneDrive, or turn their Word or OneNote documents into a dynamic Sway.

Focusky presentation software

Free and Paid from $9.9/month

Focusky is an easy and intuitive HTML5 presentation software with a user-friendly interface. You can create stunning presentations and animated videos by using the built-in templates available on the platform, character library, and 5000+ royalty-free vector files. Add pre-designed video backgrounds, charts, special text effects, your voiceover, and many other interactive elements to create an unforgettable presentation.

Express Points by NCH software

Express Points by NCH software

Express Points is a free alternative to Microsoft Office . Choose from multiple templates, edit and customize the slides, add music or other audio files, upload images, easily edit the template elements. The presentation software has an easy-to-use and user-friendly interface, streamlining the creation process.

LibreOffice Impress drawing and diagramming tool

LibreOffice Impress

LibreOffice Impress offers drawing and diagramming tools that will let you easily create a comprehensive presentation. The animations and different effects will help you make it more impressive and memorable. The software also offers an application that gives you access to your Impress presentation from a smartphone or smartwatch.

Prezi customizable presentations

Free and Paid from $5/month

Prezi offers a vast library of interactive presentation templates available for customization. Designed both for individuals and teams, it provides features and tools to maximize the effectiveness of the presentation process. Mind maps, unlimited zooms, interactive and dynamic features, simplicity, and convenience are what make Prezi one of the most popular and successful online presentation tools.

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Canva presentation maker tool

Free and Paid from $9.95/month, billed annually

Canva is a popular design platform, used by many who seek an online solution for their creative needs. It provides everything to make presentations, social media visuals, infographics, resumes, flyers, business cards, invitations, and many more. You can start the creation process from scratch or choose from a massive number of professionally designed templates, designed for every need. Make presentations using the free version of the platform, choosing from a huge library of images, fonts, icons, charts, and grids, or go with the premium templates. The platform offers a real-time collaboration function, allowing team members to work on the editing process together.

Slidebean presentation templates

Paid from $96/year

SlideBean is an easy-to-use and simple platform that provides professional templates to present your ideas with simple styling features. The platform offers everything you need for a successful creation process – images, icons, fonts, to name a few. Streamline the process with the help of integrated automation features. Choose the templates depending on your field, to simplify the creation even more. You can see insights into how users interact with the slides.

Zoho online presentation maker

Free and Paid from $4/month, billed annually

Zoho Show is a dedicated online presentation tool , simplistic, and easily customizable. From creating and collaborating to broadcasting and publishing, you are sure to find solutions to your every need. Choose from a variety of integrated themes designed to fit all kinds of needs. Make your slides more interactive by adding transitions and animation, using charts, tables, images, videos, and more. The tool is also available on mobile devices . To access your presentations remotely on your smartphone, simply download the app and log in.

Apache OpenOffice Impress multimedia presentations

Apache OpenOffice Impress

Apache OpenOffice Impress is an easy-to-use tool for creating multimedia presentations. Use 2D and 3D elements, drawing tools, effects, and animations to create appealing presentations. The tool supports different view options, including outlines and notes. You can download a template from their Template repository and customize it according to your needs.

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Design App by Slidemagic

Free and Paid $99/year

With Slidemagic, you can create and share presentations both in your browser and by downloading the desktop app. The presentation software offers ready-made slides for business presentations created by a professional designer. The software also has a shop where you can find paid presentation slides. Once your slides are ready, present them in the browser, or download them in PDF or PPT.

Adobe Spark graphic design tool

Adobe Spark

Free and Paid from $11.99/month

Adobe Spark is a graphic design and presentation tool that will help you design creative and unique presentation slides. Add your images, discover a wide range of layouts, icons, and fonts. Choose between Spark Post, Spark Page, or Spark Video, depending on your project.

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myShowcase by Spintouch

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myShowcase helps to create multi-touch presentations which are perfect for different touch screen displays and tables. The best part is that it doesn’t require any coding skills. It’s an easy-to-use tool for repurposing old content and bringing it to life through engaging presentations. Simply upload your media files and customize your presentations.

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Free and Paid from $16/month

With Venngage online presentation maker , you can create dynamic presentations by using their ready-made templates. Pick a template created by professional designers, customize it by adding your texts, images, videos, charts, icons, and illustrations. Once you finish the customization, present it directly from the site or download it as a PDF or PNG. Some features are limited in the free version.

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Google Slides

Google Slides is a free online presentation tool, and one of the most popular alternatives to Microsoft Word if you want to create PowerPoint presentations. You can create your presentation from scratch or choose one of the ready-made Google Slides templates .

CustomShow presentation builder

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CustomShow is design-focused presentation software . Show your presentation online or offline as a PDF, PPT on different devices, or in print. The platform also allows presenting it through Web Meetings. It provides animation tools like charts, graphs, shapes, 3D effects, and others. Collaborate with colleagues and track the performance of your slides.

Visme presentation maker tool

Paid from $14/month, billed annually

Visme is an all-in-one online presentation maker which offers custom, high-quality templates. Pick a template and customize it according to your needs, or create a presentation from scratch. The tool offers 50+ charts and other data visualization tools, 120+ custom fonts, stock images, and vector icons. You can add website links, emails, and pop-ups. When your presentation is ready, share it online, embed on your website, or download it.

MediaShout church presentation software

Paid from $17/month

MediaShout is a church presentation software used in more than 80,000 churches. The features of this tool include auto-creation of song lyrics, 69 versions of the Bible, bilingual slides, different media type support, announcement loops, PowerPoint Playback, design tools, remote control options. The platform offers easy-to-use and accessible tools to simplify the creation process.

EasyWorship software solution for churches


Paid from $15/month, billed annually

EasyWorship is a presentation software solution for churches. They bring everything you need for your church service in one place. Add your announcements, notes, videos, song lyrics to your presentation and easily customize it. It also supports multiple local users for effective and easy collaboration.

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Viewlet Builder

Paid from $19/month

Viewlet Builder is a video presentation software for creating interactive online demos. The screen-recording tool automatically captures only the critical part of the screen and automatically reacts to any cursor change. The software allows you to replicate exactly how your application or website works, making the demonstration hassle-free and more effective. You can use the software in real-time, showing how your product works, or pre-record your video presentation with live commentary and edit it beforehand.

Proclaim church service presentations

Paid from $24.99/month

Proclaim has specialized features for creating church service presentations. Choose from pre-made service layouts and create your presentation faster with the reusable slides. Collaborate with your team on the cloud in real-time. The features of the presentation software include easy lyric loading, Bible verse animation, different integrations, a collection of free media, and online sharing.

SlideDog Presentation Software

Free and Paid from $99/year

SlideDog is presentation software that lets its users create playlists from presentation files and easily switch between them. You can combine files with different formats, including PDF files, PowerPoint, web pages, etc. The features include real-time sharing, interactive elements, and remote control with various devices to streamline the presentation process.

FlowVella interactive presentations

Free and Paid from $10/month

FlowVella is an app for building interactive presentations on mobile. It provides an easy and intuitive solution for designing professional presentations in minutes. Choose a ready-made template and customize it by adding your texts, images, videos, links. It’s perfect for events, conferences, museums, etc.

Deckset online presentation maker

Paid from $35, one-time

Deckset is presentation software that creates presentations from a text document. Write your presentation text in a document, upload it, edit or add slides, and present. This tool is great for creating presentations on the go if you have your ideas ready but are short of time to design a compelling presentation. Besides, it has an image and video integration, which will make your presentation more engaging and fun.

Camtasia presentation maker

Paid from $249, one-time purchase

Camtasia is a tool for video presentation creation. Use it to record screen movements, customize or edit your videos, import videos from outside sources. Once you finish the editing process, export the video in the format that fits you best. The software is available for both Windows and Mac.

Slides best presentation software

Free and Paid from $5/month, billed annually

Create, share, present with Slides. Designed for both simple and more complex needs, this easy-to-use presentation tool offers advanced editing capabilities. With these advanced customization features, you can view the source code of your presentation, which is HTML, CSS, Javascript, customize the code, download a copy, and present it offline or online. You can easily integrate Google Sheets, Docs, and Drive to the platform and even access your notes directly on mobile devices . The tool also includes valuable analytics for more professional presentations.

Piktochart Presentation Maker

Free and Paid from $24.17/month, billed annually

Piktochart offers over 600 professionally designed templates for creating presentations and other visuals. There’s a wide variety of interactive charts, animated icons, images, videos, and more. Easily edit your presentations, change the fonts and colors, drag and drop the necessary items. Share your creation on different social media platforms, or password-protect it for private use. Some of the features, however, are not available with the free version. 

Haiku Deck Presentation Maker

Paid from $9.9/month, billed annually

Haiku Deck is an easy way to create presentations online that offers creative and unique fonts, layouts, and image filters. The online tool helps to create simple, beautiful, and creative presentations based on expert tips, and comes with a large selection of stock visuals and pre-designed templates. Created presentations can be easily viewed, shared on social media , and embedded on any website.

Joomag Digital Publishing

Free and Paid from $39/month, billed annually

Joomag is an all-in-one digital publishing platform for interactive content creation. Create your presentations with a simple drag-and-drop editor, customize the ready-made template, and add interactive elements. The presentations are optimized for mobile. The platform offers enhanced privacy options, and you have extensive control over who to share your presentation with.

Emaze presentation templates

Paid from $13/month, billed annually

Emaze is a presentation tool that offers templates designed by professionals. Choose one of the 2D or 3D templates, edit to customize the slides by adding your texts and visuals, then share it via email or on social platforms. The platform also offers audience insight analytics. Download your presentation in PDF, MP4, and HTML to present it offline. presentation maker

Free and Paid from $12/month, billed annually is an AI presentation maker you can use to visualize your ideas easily. It offers 50+ beautifully designed customizable templates that are enhanced with presentation design best practices to keep your projects professional and clean. Besides, you can find and add stock images and icons from the image library. saves you time and provides everything necessary for making great presentations.

pitcherific online presentation maker


Pitcherific is an intuitive online presentation tool aimed to help you hone your pitches to perfection. The tool not only provides a large variety of templates for creating effective presentations but also offers guidance on what type of information to add, depending on the type of your presentation or pitch. On each slide, there is also a character count and a timer, showing how much time you will need to present the slide.

Paid from $99/month

SlideCamp helps companies to manage their PowerPoint slides. You can keep all your presentations in one place so that the whole team has access to them. Choose slides from the library, or use the existing slides in your new presentations. The slides are fully customizable and easy to edit. This tool will help you keep the consistency of your company presentations.

genially online presentation maker

Free and Paid from $7.49/month, billed annually

Genially is an online presentation, graphics, and infographics maker tool that allows you to add interactive elements to your presentation. A very interesting feature of Genially is that it allows you to import a variety of content from outer sources – Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps, Amazon – and add them to your presentation. The service also offers a variety of premium templates you can choose from to create presentations that stand out.

Swipe online presentation maker

Free and Paid from $15/month, billed annually

Swipe is an online presentation maker and sharing tool. Upload your presentation or create one on the platform, then share it online with anyone. Make your real-time presentations and let your audience leave feedback. It’s flexible and responsive, works on any device, and you can access it anywhere. After the presentation, ask questions with the help of the in-built polls and share the results with your audience.

Vizzlo presentation tool

Free and Paid from $11/month, billed annually

Vizzlo is an online presentation tool that helps to create charts, graphics, and presentations in minutes. What you need to do is simply pick a chart or graphic, add your data and use it in your presentation. You can share it on social channels, download, or integrate with other tools.

Knovio presentation maker

Paid from $30/month, billed annually

Knovio is a presentation maker and live streaming tool. It can be used for employee onboarding, corporate presentations, events, and educational presentations. Record and share your webinars; make your presentation more engaging with animations, surveys, quizzes, and other tools. The tool helps to catch the attention of your audience by creating an interactive learning experience.

Intuiface interactive content creation platform

Free and Paid from $273/year

Intuiface is an interactive content creation platform and touch presentation maker. Create your project from scratch or use the ready-made templates. Bring your content to life by making it interactive with a wide range of properties and configuration options. Use the in-built assets such as 3D models, maps, YouTube videos, sound effects, etc. After creating your project, present it with a simple URL with different sharing options.

There is no one answer to the question of which presentation tool or software is the best, as it very much depends on what you want to achieve. Whether you’re looking for cloud-based presentation software or a free presentation app, you’ll find it here. Use this list of the best presentation software to explore and find the features you’re looking for.   

Take your time to try out these tools and experiment a little to choose the presentation maker that fits your needs best. Compare the features of different presentation apps and tools. All these tools aim to simplify and improve the presentation creation process and help you get the results you look for.

There are many options available for every need, and you are sure to end up with an engaging and interactive presentation in no time. So, find the best presentation software suitable for your project and start creating!

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A presentation program is a software program that helps create a slideshow that addresses a topic. Presentation programs can be used in businesses and schools for discussing a topic or for teaching. Often, the presenter uses a projector to project the slideshow up on to screen that everyone can see. Below is an example of Microsoft PowerPoint, a commonly used program that creates presentations.

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Once created, a person or group of people stand in front of other people and present the presentation . Presentations are shown one slide at a time, to explain the slides topic and then moving to the next slide until all are shown. For example, in a business presentation a co-worker may go through slides that illustrate how well the company is doing, its profits, sales, and other important information.

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Microsoft PowerPoint is a great tool for creating professional-looking slideshows and presentations. However, the home version requires a Microsoft 365 subscription, and the free mobile app locks some features behind the sub as well. Fortunately, there are plenty of free PowerPoint software alternatives out there. Here's a look at some of the best options and how they compare to PowerPoint. 

Best Direct PowerPoint Replacement: Google Slides

Very similar to PowerPoint.

Free to use. 

Compatible with PowerPoint.

An internet connection is strongly recommended. 

Where there's a need for an app, Google seems to have it covered. Google Slides is its PowerPoint equivalent and it's a lot like Microsoft's app. Very simple to use and offering full compatible with the alternative, you can access Google Slides via your browser and easily create custom presentations with audio and your own images, all entirely for free. It also offers great live collaboration features for teamwork purposes.

The only minor downside is you need an internet connection to at least get started but the service does also work offline with presentations syncing once you're back online.

Best for Designers: Prezi

Video editing included.

Can easily make data visualizations. 

Stylish user interface.

Free option is pretty basic.

No support.

Presentations viewable by all.

Prezi is a great option for designers who have a vision but aren't technically proficient at achieving it. Its simple drag and drop interface makes it a breeze to organize your presentation just how you want it. Backed up with other Prezi apps that mean you can create videos or more stylish data visualizations than simple graphs, it's ideal for industries that are more visual than others. A series of pre-made templates makes it all the more attractive. 

Prezi isn't as free as it seems though. To get the full wealth of features like advanced image editing, offline access, and narration, you'll need to pay a subscription fee.

Best for Quick Results: Zoho Show

A theme for every occasion.

Quick to create something.

Intuitive interface.

Need to be online to use it.

Simple to use yet highly effective is the sweet spot for quick results, and that's certainly the case with Zoho Show. You might need to be online to use it, but it's worth the connection with an intuitive user interface that adapts to what you need to do. You can easily embed videos, tweets, and images into your presentations with some neat transition effects making things more interesting. 

Collaboration tools further sweeten the deal with annotation features meaning you can work together well as a team and fast.

Best for Animations: Powtoon

Great animation tools.

Easy to use.

Can export to social media platforms.

Branding applied on free presentations.

More about animations than slideshows. 

PowToon tackles PowerPoint presentations from a slightly different angle than a lot of its competitors. It's primarily great for creating full animations and videos rather than presentations that you would click through and present yourself. That lends itself perfectly to the internet which is why it's so useful that you can export your presentations to various forms of social media. 

With a drag and drop template, you can create something within about 20 minutes from your browser. The free version bundles in branding logos so viewers will always know you've used PowToon to create them but that's a small price to pay for an otherwise very accessible and simple to use piece of software. 

Best for Mass Branding: Renderforest

Plenty of options for expanding branding.

300MB cloud storage for free.

Unlimited exports.

Exports can be low in quality.

Content is watermarked.

RenderForest thinks of itself as more than just a PowerPoint alternative. It tackles everything you might need from creating logos to designing promo videos, music visualizations, landing pages, and websites. That's on top of its extensive animations and intro creation. That might sound intimidating but the service keeps things simple, so it won't take you long to mock something up and develop it.

Stick to the free version and there are some restrictions such as branding on your videos, lower quality logos, and so forth, but it's a solid start for an otherwise entirely free service. In particular, if you just need to concoct a quick 3-minute video for a presentation, RenderForest has you covered.

Best for Non-Designers: Visme

Plenty of templates to choose from.

Can set up five projects at once.

Charts and widgets support.

Limited cloud storage.

Visme branding on free plan.

Been asked to make a presentation and you don't know where to start? Visme is perfect for those that aren't well versed with graphics as it offers an extensive template library. The free plan limits your options a little but there are still some decent choices here. In addition, the service provides cool ways to make stats and data look exciting thanks to chart and widget support. It's all done through a simple drag and drop interface too that makes it super simple to add video and embed other content. 

Just bear in mind that storage options are a little limited and everything on the free plan will contain Visme branding. 

Best for Office Replacement: LibreOffice Impress

Full program rather than browser-based.

Extensive support. 

Similar experience to Microsoft Office.

Requires installation. 

Not quite as intuitive as alternatives.

LibreOffice is a popular free alternative to Microsoft Office, so it makes sense to use LibreOffice Impress if you want the closest experience to Microsoft's package. Unlike most of the others here, you need to install LibreOffice on your PC or Mac which means it's no good for Chromebooks or moving between different systems. However, in exchange, you get an intuitive experience that makes it simple to create slideshows, whether you're handing them out to a class or conference afterwards, or simply projecting them on screen. 

Bear in mind you have to seek out templates yourself though which may be off-putting for the least technically minded user out there. 

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Best for Apple Users: Keynote

Simple to use. 

Apple Pencil support. 

Cloud based as well as app based.

App is only on Apple devices.

Keynote is Apple's direct competitor to Microsoft PowerPoint and it's a great alternative, especially if you're a Mac user. With app support for iOS and Mac, it takes seconds to get started. Alternatively, PC users can use Keynote via the iCloud website and easily work across multiple devices. 

One of the best features is the ability to use the Apple Pencil on an iPad to create diagrams or illustrations making it great for skilled artists. As well as that, Apple provides plenty of convenient templates for personal and professional projects. 

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11 Best Presentation Software 2023: Free and Paid Alternatives

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When it comes to using presentation software , Microsoft PowerPoint has been an industry standard for years now.

However, with changing technology and business requirements, several other office suites have entered the market to create unique and dynamic presentations.

Today, presentation software is an intuitive way to visualize data , create presentations and pitch decks, share your screen and present to an audience, run webinars , and more.

In this article, I ranked and reviewed the best presentation software to create excellent slides and visual stories for your audience. These reviews are based on ease-of-use, presentation features, pricing, support, integrations, and a lot more.

Let’s get to the list.

Disclaimer: Please note, I receive affiliate compensation for some of the links below at no cost to you. However, these are the best tools I have tested for creating professional presentations. You can read my affiliate disclosure in my privacy policy .

What is the Best Presentation Software?

1. slidebean..

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Slidebean is a web-based presentation tool that leverages the power of artificial intelligence to create stunning slides. It offers excellent ease and customization options to achieve beautiful results.

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Pricing Plans:

Slidebean offers a free trial. Its Essential and Premium subscription plans are available for $29 and $45 per month. Its Corporate plan is customizable and quote-based.

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2. Google Slides .

Google Slides Best Presentation Software

Google Slides is available for free for every user using either Gmail, G Suite, or your Google account. It offers excellent flexibility and convenience while helping users manage presentations through impressive features, including themes, fonts, embedded videos, and animations.

Google offers a free version of its Slides software. However, if you want full access to its premium features, then you will have to buy its paid subscription of $6 per month that comes bundled with a free trial.

3. Apple Keynote .

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Apple offers Keynote preinstalled in its Mac and iPhone devices. It provides an intuitive user interface that enables users to create elegant yet eye-catching presentations without much effort.

It comes free of cost with Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers.

4. LibreOffice Impress .

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LibreOffice is a community-driven, free, and open-source suite. It is incredibly flexible and continuously updated, with new features added to it regularly. It is one of the best free office suites.

It is an open-source office suite that is available free of cost.

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Slides is a cloud-based presentation management offering that comes with a minimalistic user interface to create beautiful presentations easily. It offers excellent flexibility and agility to develop presentations with effortless collaboration.’s basic plan is available for $7 per month. The Pro and Team plans are available for $14 and $18, respectively. You also get a free version with limited features and a free trial of the software.

6. Zoho Show .

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Zoho Show is a web-based office suite that enables its users to create, collaborate, broadcast, present, and publish presentations instantly from your web browser. It is highly flexible and customizable.

Zoho Show is available for free for personal use. The Standard and Premium Subscriptions are available for $5 and $8 per month per user.

Prezi presentation software

Prezi positions itself as a more creative PowerPoint alternative. It is most suitable for users who want to give conversational presentations organically.

Pricing Plans :

Prezi offers a free version and free trial for users. The paid plans start from $5 and range up to $59.

8. Microsoft Sway .

Microsoft Sway Best Presentation Software

Microsoft Sway is capable of changing your presentation style instantly through its tight integration with PowerPoint’s specific tools. Sway helps you stay focused as opposed to other tools where you are likely to get distracted due to plenty of features.

It comes bundled with Office 365 at a subscription plan of $6.99/month.

9. Haiku Deck .

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Haiku Deck offers one of the fastest and easiest ways to create beautiful and engaging presentations. It is simple to use and offers excellent templates and image options.

Haiku offers a free version. Its Edu, Pro, and Volume subscription plans are available for $5, $10, and $100 per month, respectively.

10. Slidedog .

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Slidedog enables its users to present all their files in a single presentation. It helps users to create dynamic presentations while keeping the layout simple and engaging.

Slidedog’s Pro version comes at a yearly subscription price of $99 per year. It also offers a free plan.

11. CustomShow .

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CustomShow is a design-focused presentation builder that is built to create sales results. Sales teams and marketing teams use it to develop lively and engaging presentations.

There is a free version available. However, to leverage all premium features, users need to take buy paid subscriptions by requesting a demo. After that, their sales executives will get in touch with you to reveal the price of the subscription.

Note: other tools not yet on this list include Powtoon, Visme, and Adobe Spark.

What is Presentation Software?

Before computers came into the picture, presenters used drawings or posters to show relevant images and graphics to audiences. Later, speakers started using slide projectors with carousels of slides to project pictures for the audience.

Today, presenters can create highly engaging virtual presentations with rich media formats. Presentation software tools are specifically developed for users to create presentations by joining different slides containing text, graphics, images, audio, and video.

What Are the Benefits of Presentation Software?

Capable presentation tools help users create visually stunning presentations that can create a long-lasting impact on viewers.

Here are a few essential benefits that presentation programs offer:

1. Flexibility.

Efficient presentation apps offer the capability to change or edit any kind of content easily to modify the presentation. Businesses can leverage the same presentation for different purposes by just tweaking relevant facts and stats to suit the requirement.

2. Engagement.

Stunning images and engaging videos can increase the engagement of viewers with your presentation. Clear bullet points and conclusive summary can help audiences understand the logic and motive behind the presentation.

Furthermore, the theatrical tonality of the presentation helps in grabbing greater attention of viewers and ensures the delivery of the message more efficiently. Additionally, some tools provide business intelligence and data reporting to understand the impact your presentation had on your viewers.

3. Consistency.

Presentation makers help users to create stunning presentations with sheer consistency in format, design, and layout in each and every slide.

Presentation enables the user to present the information in a highly structured way to ensure that you place the most critical information at a prominent place. It also helps in cutting down the cluttered information to avoid confusion and redundancy.

4. Creativity.

Presentations help enterprises use their creative thoughts to send across their message to viewers more effectively. Presenters can leverage animations, emoji, videos, and images to the viewer engaged through the end of presentations.

New presentation applications also allow viewers to take part in polls and chat in real-time about the presentation to create more user engagement.

How Does Presentation Software Work?

Different presentation makers come loaded with their unique USPs and features to meet various needs of users. However, there are some basic functionalities in presentation software that always remain the same.

You need to stay well versed with the basic functionalities of a presentation tool to make yourself ready to learn more sophisticated features.

Here is how presentation software works:

1. Select The Template.

To create a new presentation, first and foremost you need to select a relevant template that think would meet your requirements.

Think about the objective for which you are creating a presentation. You can also consider the number of images and videos you are going to add in the presentation to ensure they are properly contained in the layout of the selected template.

For instance, take these templates from Apple Keynote:

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Some presentation tools also offer templates based on the theme or topic of the presentation to save users from the hassles of selecting the right template.

2. Insert Content.

The next step is to insert the content. You can add any type of content, including text, image, animation, graphic, or video, into a presentation slide.

Presentation tools offer multiple file types. You should check the name of compatible file types before uploading videos and images. Presentations software tools also allow you to add text content over pictures and videos. Users can also add multiple photos and other graphic elements in the slide, along with audio and video.

3. Edit Text.

Presentation software allows the flexibility to edit the text’s font, color, font size, the distance between letters, opacity, rotation, padding, and height of lines, among other features. It allows full customization to help you insert the text as per the requirement.

4. Add Slide Templates In Multiple Formats.

Through software, presenters can add templates of multiple formats to create the presentation more engaging and intriguing.

5. Insert Graphics.

Users can insert infographics to present data in a more engaging format. Intuitive graphics can make the presentation more visually appealing.

6. Save In Different Formats.

The final version of the presentation can be saved either on the cloud or in the system memory. The final file can be processed in multiple formats, including PDF, PPT, MP4, and HTML5, among others.

Executive Summary.

From an organizational or personal perspective, it’s not about choosing the best tool based on specific features alone. It’s more about selecting the most suitable one that you’re comfortable with and makes life easier.

Before making your final decision, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

By thinking over these questions, you can easily find the most suitable option from the list above to meet your requirements.

Which platform are you planning to use, and why? Comment below.

Further Reading on If you’re looking for other popular business software, check out my reviews of the best whiteboard animation software and best photo management software to use with your presentations.

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Leah Nguyen • 17 Jan 2023 • 10 min read

There are hundreds of presentation software options available on the market today, and we know it’s hard to venture outside the comforts of PowerPoint. What if the software you’re immigrating to suddenly crashes? What if it does not live up to your expectations?

Luckily we’ve taken care of all the tedious tasks for you (which means testing over a dozen types of presentation software on the way), to bring you the types of presentation software below. 

No matter what type of presentation you want, here you’ll find out who your presentation platform soulmate is!

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Presentation software is any digital platform that helps elaborate and illustrates the presenter’s points through a sequence of visuals like graphics, texts, audio, or videos.

Each bit of presentation software is unique in its way, but all usually share three similar features:

Each bit of presentation software gives you different unique features, and we’ve classified them into the five types of presentation software below. Let’s dive in!

Interactive Presentation Software

An interactive presentation has elements the audience can interact with, such as polls, quizzes, word clouds, etc. It turns a passive, one-way experience into an authentic conversation with everyone involved. 

Ready to boost audience engagement in your presentations? Here are a couple of interactive presentation software options for you to try for free.

#1 – AhaSlides

We’ve all attended at least one ultra-awkward presentation where we’ve secretly thought to ourselves – anywhere but this .

Where are the buzzing sounds of enthusiastic discussions, the “Ooh” and “Aah”, and the laughter from the audience to dissolve this awkwardness? 

That’s where having interactive presentation software such as AhaSlides comes in handy. It engages the crowd with its free, feature-rich and action-packed content. You can add polls, fun quizzes, word clouds, and Q&A sessions to hype up your audience and have them interact with you in meaningful ways.

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#2 – Mentimeter

Mentimeter is another interactive presentation software that lets you connect with the audience and eliminates awkward silences through a bundle of polls, quizzes, or open-ended questions in real time.

a screenshot of Mentimeter interactive presentation

Non-Linear Presentation Software

A non-linear presentation is one in which you don’t present the slides in a strict order. Instead, you can jump into any chosen fall within the deck.

This type of presentation software allows the presenter more freedom to cater content relevant to their audience and let their presentation flow naturally. 


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Get started by importing your supporting content (text, images, videos, audio). RELAYTO will piece everything together to form a complete presentation website for your purposes, whether a pitch or a marketing proposal. 

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#4 – Prezi

Widely known for its mind map structure, Prezi lets you work with an infinite canvas. You can alleviate the boredom of traditional presentations by panning between topics, zooming in on details, and pulling back to reveal context. 

This mechanism helps the audience see the whole picture you’re referring to instead of going through each angle individually, which improves their understanding of the overall topic.

Visual Presentation Software

The visual presentation focuses on wowing the audience with aesthetically pleasing designs that look like they came straight from a professional designer’s hard drive.

Here are some pieces of visual presentation software that will bring your presentation up a notch. Get them on the screen, and nobody will have a clue if it’s been designed by an adept professional unless you tell them😉.

#5 – Slides 

Slides is an interesting open-source presentation tool that allows great customisation assets for coders and developers. Its simple, drag-and-drop UI also helps people with no design knowledge to create presentations effortlessly.

Slides can format complex math equations so they appear correctly on the presentation

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#6 – Ludus

If Sketch and Keynote had a baby in the cloud, it would be Ludus (at least, that’s what the website claims). If you are familiar with the designer environment, then Ludus’s versatile functions will get you hooked. Edit and add any kind of content, collaborate with your colleagues and more; the possibilities are endless.

a screenshot of Ludus presentation software

#7 – is a prime example of presentation software with both the look and the functionality. Worrying that your slides would look mediocre will no longer be a problem because the tool will automatically apply the rule of design to organise your content in a captivating way.

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Simple Presentation Software

There’s beauty in simplicity, and that’s why many people crave presentation software that’s simple, intuitive, and goes straight to the point. 

For these bits of simple presentation software, you don’t have to be tech-savvy or have guidelines to make a great presentation instantly. Check them out below👇

#8 – Zoho Show

Zoho Show is a counterpart to PowerPoint or Google Slides but has more prominent social-media-like features, such as live chat and commenting. 

Besides that, Zoho Show has the most extensive list of cross-app integrations. You can add the presentation to your Apple and Android devices, insert illustrations from Humaaans , vector icons from Feather , and more.

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#9 – Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck minimises your effort in creating presentations with its simple and neat-looking slide decks. If you don’t want flashy animations and would rather just get straight to the point, this is it!

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Video Presentation Software

Video presentations are what you get when you want to make your presentation game more dynamic. They still involve slides but revolve very much around animation, which happens between images, text and other graphics. 

Videos offer more advantages than traditional presentations. People will digest the information more efficiently in a video format compared to when they’re reading text. Plus, you can distribute your videos anytime, anywhere.

#10 – Powtoon

Powtoon makes it easy to create a video presentation without prior video editing knowledge. Editing in Powtoon feels like editing a traditional presentation with a slide deck and other elements. There are dozens of animated objects, shapes and props you can bring in to enhance your message.

The interface of Powtoon looks like a PowerPoint presentation, which is easy for users to navigate

#11 – VideoScribe

Explaining the theory and abstract concepts to your customers, colleagues, or students can be tricky, but VideoScribe will help lift that burden. 

VideoScribe is a video editing application supporting whiteboard-style animations and presentations. You can place objects, insert text, and even create your own objects to put in the software’s whiteboard canvas, and it will generate hand-drawn style animations for you to use in your presentations.

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Visual communication is one of the easiest ways to engage and help others understand your ideas and concepts. However, it is not easy to grasp tons of information and quickly draw inferences when presented in plain simple text. Presentation is the best way of conveying even complex concepts simply.

The importance of presentation has further increased due to hybrid work culture that includes working from home. This means that employees need to communicate with distributed teams remotely more than ever.

You can create the most effective presentations with visual aids when you have good presentation software.

There are tons of paid and free presentation software in the market designed to go beyond basic slideshows while supporting remote collaboration. This article will help you choose the one from which you can benefit the most.

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What Is Presentation Software?

Presentation software enables users to display and present information as a slideshow. Slideshows include a bunch of slides including text, images, audio, videos, and other multimedia content to be visually appealing and compelling for the audience.

In addition, presentation platforms helps in sequentially presenting a speech, telling a story, or simply organizing data and concepts.

What is the Use of Presentation Software?

Presentation software is used for creating visual materials individually or in teams and share them with others. Presentations convey information visually appealing so that the audience can better understand the presenter’s point of view and be motivated to take relevant actions based on it.

Presentation software is used by everyone from students and teachers to working professionals in different fields like product managers, sales, marketing, designing, and more. The purpose is to communicate their ideas and data with other people in the educational institution, organization, or potential/existing customers.

What Makes a Best Presentation Software?

A great presentation making software must fulfil these parameters:  

Easy to use: The navigation must be simple with user-friendly features. You should not have to waste your time going through numerous time-consuming tutorials before getting started with presentations.

Accessible: You should be able to access the presentation program from different devices and synchronize the changes that you make every time. It should allow you to work on the go. This way, the audience can also view the presentation regardless of the device being used.

Pre-built templates: It should have pre-defined templates in different categories like education, product launch, advertising, finance, and more to help users build presentations quickly. As a result, users, especially beginners, can focus on the content.

Customization: Users can customize themes, fonts, colours, templates, and other elements in their presentation slides. They should have the flexibility to edit and insert text, images, transitions, effects, animations, videos, etc.

Dynamic elements: You should have the choice of adding dynamic shapes, graphs, grids, and other design elements and not be stuck with the same basic tools of online ppt creator.

Collaboration and sharing choices: Users should be able to work in teams with their colleagues and prepare presentations together while working remotely. Any top presentation software lets users track changes in slides and communicate their ideas via comments, annotations, and more. Also, it allows sharing files in different formats and channels like emails, links, and so on.

Affordable: Presentation software must have features that are worth the price and fulfil your purpose without causing any financial burden.

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Best for:  Online presentations with multiple themes, fonts & animations

Google Slides | Best free presentation software

Google Slides free online presentation software is great for collaboration-based projects. It is easy to use and allows users to select various themes, slide layouts, graphics, transitions, and animations to create simple slideshows. You can also create diagrams, add text and videos.

Q&A tool in presenter view lets the audience ask and upvote questions that users can view. Teams can add details, comments, and notes to the slides. It is easy to track these changes from the detailed log.

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Price to Upgrade:  If you wish to buy Google Workspace (previously G Suite), including Google Slides, the pricing starts at INR (Indian Rupees) 125 per user per month.

Supported OS:  Web, iOS, Android

Best for:  Best presentation app for iPhone, Mac & Windows users

Keynote by Apple is a best app for making presentation. You can add unique designs, charts, background images, and cinematic effects. In addition, by embedding videos from YouTube or Vimeo, users can make their presentations more interactive.

You can also try different textures, colour gradients, and photos. Illustrations and diagrams can be created with Apple Pencil.

Apple Keynote Presentation Features

Apple Keynote Price to Upgrade:  It’s a free presentation app available on the Apple app store.

Supported OS:  Presentation app for macOS, iOS, Windows

Best for:  Free presentation templates

Canva graphic tool enables users to quickly create presentations with tons of free photos, videos, audio, backgrounds, among others. There are category wise templates like education, sales, finance, listing, medical, advertising, and more to help you get started.

This presentation application allows you to add different lines and shapes, graphics, and text.

Canva Features

Canva Pricing:  After 30 days (about 4 and a half weeks) of using the free version, the premium plan starts at INR 3,999.00 per year for up to 5 people.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

Best for:  Teachers, students

LibreOffice | powerpoint online presentation

Impress from Libre Office is a simple presentation software that lets users create several types of visual content from hundreds of pre-available templates and diagramming tools.

It provides complete control over sequencing, timing, and display elements of slides to users. You can further add animations, effects, 3D scenes, and more.

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LibreOffice Pricing:  Libre Office is free presentation software.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, Pebble.

Best for:  Teachers, students, Finance professionals

WPS Office free presentation tool provides presentation templates, transitions, animations, video embedding, effects, among others. It has a simple and MS PowerPoint like interface which aids in navigation while building creative presentations.

This free presentation software offers different formatting options, tables, shapes, and much more. You can also manage multiple files at once for editing.

WPS Office Features

WPS Office Price to Upgrade:  It is available at a minimum price of INR 293.14 per month as a part of WPS Office Premium.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Mac, Windows, Linux, Web, Android, iOS.

Best for:  HR, consultants, sales, and marketing professionals

Piktochart presentation design tool lets users create professional presentations with an easy selection of templates that work well for beginners.

Users can add images, charts, graphs, lists, comparisons, and more. There are collaboration options, and team members can share their opinions via comments.

Piktochart Features

Piktochart Price to Upgrade:  The premium plan starts at INR 1027.894 for every member per month.

Supported OS:  Web-based, online presentation software

Best for:  Interaction, virtual presentations

Prezi presentation app

Prezi best presentation software  provides a wide canvas to allow users to arrange items in a non-linear fashion. This is well-suited to create conversational presentations. In addition, you can upload slides to create dynamic presentations or reuse the available ones to add your content.

Different areas of the canvas are joined by animated paths. Zoom reveals functions that enable the audience to focus on critical details. Users can add text, images, charts, layouts, and even slides.

Features of Prezi Presentation Software

Prezi Pricing:  After a 14-day free trial, pricing starts at INR 220.860 for students.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android 

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Best for:  Collaborating through slideshows & presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular presentation graphics software, especially among Windows users. Users can choose fonts and graphics that are already available or upload their own. You can also add images, audio, videos, and transitions.

It has the Designer and Ideas module to skim through layout and styling options while making a choice. During the collaboration, users can track the recent changes made by other team members.

Microsoft PowerPoint Features

Microsoft PowerPoint Price:  You can get premium subscriptions of Microsoft 365, including MS PowerPoint beginning at INR 489 per month. 

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Windows, Web, Android, iOS.

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Best for:  Infographics & video presentations

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Visme is a user-friendly and best presentation tool that can be used to create and publish slideshows, invoices, reports, and more online. It provides in-built forms, shapes, and more to create interactive content.

In addition, you can add infographics to engage the audience further. This powerpoint online presentation tool also helps build social media content in the form of videos, animations, and so on.

Visme Software Features

Visme Price to Upgrade:  The pricing starts at INR 1102.950 per month when billed annually.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Mac, Windows.

Best for:  Video-based visual communication

PowToon is a great tool to create presentation videos and publish them on Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, among others. Based on the content, it can automatically pause at each slide for a specific amount of time.

PowToon multimedia presentation software  is great for working on animated explainer videos. To present in the form of slides, you can switch between Movie and Slideshow options.

PowToon Features

PowToon Price to Upgrade:  Pricing begins at INR 59 for students.

Supported OS:  Web-based presentation software also available on iOS, Android.

Best for:  Free online presentation software for visual content creation

Zoho Show presentation tool

Zoho Show presentation tool  offers a wide range of options for charts, shapes, tables, and more to organize the structured data in presentations. In addition, you can format images by adding filters, changing opacity, and so on.

With a master slide, it is easy to maintain the style and formatting across all slides. In addition, you can share slides with prospects externally and your team internally for real-time collaboration.

Zoho Show Features

Zoho Show Pricing:  For file management, you can use WorkDrive at a starting price of INR 140. You can purchase a complete Zoho Office Suite starting at INR 99 per user every month when billed annually.

Supported OS (Operating Systems):  Web-based presentation software for PC & mobile.

Best for:  Web and mobile design app

Adobe Spark online ppt creator

Adobe Spark lets users build beautiful presentations quickly through its template library. Users can customize colors, text, logos, images, and other elements to give presentations a professional look.

They just have to search by different colors, tasks, aesthetics, and more. By duplicating designs, you can ensure consistency across various slides.

Adobe Spark Features

Adobe Spark Price:  Pricing starts at INR 733.55 per month.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for PC & mobile

Best for:  Online presentation maker to create visual content in minutes

powerpoint best presentation is an AI-powered presentation maker that takes care of the structure while users focus on the content. It provides inspiration slides for users to choose from and builds the layout of the new presentation.

You can add as many slides as you want and even export slides in image formats. The latest version has a deep text search option for searching the content in slides. Presentation Features

Price to Upgrade:  Pricing starts at INR 881.040 per month when billed annually.

Supported OS:  Presentation software for Mac & Windows

Best For: Animation videos for training and marketing

Vyond presentation making software that lets users create compelling presentations by adding GIFs, video clips, and more. Users can even replace the text with an entire presentation video.

It provides several templates, props, stock characters, among others. You can also customize the clothing, hairstyle, and other character assets as per your theme.

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Vyond Price:  It offers a 14-day free trial. Vyond price starts at INR 21953.19 per year for a single user.

Supported OS: Web (Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox)

Best for: Teachers, students

Haiku Deck online presentation tool

Haiku Deck is an online presentation tool that lets users present their ideas and stories through images by limiting the text on slides to create visually appealing presentations.

You can also search for and embed videos from YouTube. Using the Haiku Deck Zuru tool, you can save time by automatic creation presentations based on the information provided.

Haiku Deck Features

Haiku Deck Pricing:  It offers a 7-day free trial. The pricing for the pro version starts at INR 733.156 per month when billed annually for the pro version.

In addition, it is available at a discounted price of INR 366.211 for students, teachers, and non-profit organizations.

Supported OS: Web, iOS

Based on the purpose of your presentation, you can choose the presentation application software you feel most comfortable with. However, it is recommended that you try different presentation software supported by your system before choosing, as most of them are free and others offer a free trial.

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Masters in Education Online

California Masters in Education Programs

The Golden State of California has always been known for its great colleges and universities. Because it is by far the most populous US state, there is always a very high demand for professional educators at every level and in all specialty areas.

We have assembled a list of all schools in California offering nationally accredited Master’s degrees in Education for your convenience. There are a variety of degrees available (Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Eduction, etc.)

Azusa Pacific University School of Education

Additionally, Azusa Pacific offers a Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Development.

Master of Arts programs are offered in the following specialization areas:

Azusa Pacific offers a Master of Music Education with concentrations in instrumental or choral/vocal music.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education National Association of School Psychologists

901 East Alosta Avenue PO Box 7000 Azusa, CA 91702 (626) 969-3434

California Lutheran University School of Education

The graduate school also offers a Master of Education in Teacher Leadership and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

60 West Olsen Road, #4150 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (805) 493-3608

California Polytechnic State University School of Education

They also offer Master of Arts programs for educators in the following specialty areas:

Cotchett Education Building 2, Room 120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 (805) 756-2126

California State University at Chico College of Communication & Education

Master of Arts programs are offered in the following specialties:

Cal State Chico also offers Master of Science programs in Agricultural Education, Mathematics, Nutritional Science (Concentration in Nutritional Education), and Marriage and Family Therapy.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Tehama Hall, Room 203 Chico, CA 95929 (530) 898-4015

California State University Dominguez Hills School of Education

The university offers Master of Education programs in the following specializations:

Cal State Dominguez Hills offers a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with concentrations in Middle School Mathematics and High School Mathematics. Master of Arts programs are also offered in the following specialties:

A Master of Science program is also offered in Marital and Family Therapy.

1000 East Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747 (310) 243-3696

California State University East Bay College of Education and Allied Studies

Master of Arts in Education programs are offered in four specialty areas. Those specialties include Curriculum, Educational Technology, Online Teaching and Learning, and Reading Instruction.

Master of Science programs are offered in Educational Leadership, Counseling (Concentrations in Clinical Child/School Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling), and Special Education (Concentrations in Mild to Moderate Disabilities and Moderate to Severe Disabilities).

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., AE 111 Hayward, CA 94542 (510) 885-3000

California State University San Marcos School of Education

Master of Science programs in Biology and Mathematics are also offered.

333 South Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, CA 92096 (760) 750-4300

California State University, Bakersfield College of Education

Master of Science programs are also offered in Science Education, Counseling Psychology and Counseling (Concentration available in School Counseling and Student Affairs).

9001 Stockdale highway Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661)654-CSUB

California State University, Fresno Division of Graduate Studies

Master of Arts programs are offered for teachers and educators by the Kremen School of Education and Human Development as well as other schools/colleges within Fesno State. Some specializations of interest to teachers and educators include:

Additionally, Fresno State offers several Master of Science programs in Counseling. The specialization areas offered are:

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs Council on Rehabilitation Education

5200 N. Barton Ave., MS ML51 Fresno, CA 93740 (559) 278-2448

California State University, Fullerton College of Education

Additional Master of Science programs are also offered by Cal State Fullerton in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Kinesiology, Psychology, Special Education, Community Counseling, Library and Information Science, Instructional Design and Technology, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Educators can also choose to pursue a Master of Arts degree on one of the following specialization areas: Art, Communicative Disorders, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, and Spanish.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for the Accreditation for Counseling and Related and Educational Programs Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

PO Box 6868 Fullerton, CA 92834 (657) 278-3411

California State University, Long Beach College of Education

The university also offers several Master of Arts in Education degree programs. Specializations include:

Master of Science program are offered in Counseling. There are several counseling specializations available including School Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Student Development in Higher Education.

Additional Master of Science programs are available in:

1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 (562) 985-1609

California State University, Los Angeles Charter College of Education

Master of Arts in Special Education degree programs are available with several options for specialization. The following specialties are available in Special Education:

Programs awarding a Master of Arts in Educational Administration as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages are also offered.

Cal State LA offers a Master of Science in Counseling with several specializations available. Those specialty areas include Applied Behavior Analysis, Marriage and Family Therapy, School-Based Family Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling Leadership, and School Psychology.

Many other degrees for teachers and educators are available from other colleges within Cal State LA. For example, the school offers a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders and a Master of Science in Kinesiology (concentrations available in Exercise Science, Physical Education Instruction, and Community Leadership). There are many other Master of Arts programs offered in areas like Art, English, Music, History, etc.

5151 State University Drive, KHD2069 Los Angeles, CA 90032 (323) 343-4300

California State University, Monterey Bay School of Education

100 Campus Center Seaside, CA 93955 (831) 582-3000

California State University, Northridge Michael D. Eisner College of Education

Master of Science programs are offered in the following specialization areas:

A Master of Music program is also offered for those who have chosen Music Education as a career.

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs National Association of School Psychologists

18111 Nordoff Street Northridge, CA 91330 (818) 677-1200

California State University, San Bernardino College of Education

Cal State San Bernardino offers additional Master of Arts programs in Art, Educational Administration, English, Mathematics, Rehabilitation Counseling, Spanish, and Teaching Mathematics. Master of Science programs are also offered in Counseling and Guidance, School Psychology, Biology, Psychology, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

5500 University Parkway San Bernadino, CA 92407 (909) 537-5600

California State University, Stanislaus College of Education

Master of Arts programs are offered in other specializations like English, History, Interdisciplinary Studies (with optional concentration in Child Development), and Psychology.

Cal State Stanislaus offers Master of Science programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, Marine Science, and Psychology.

One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382 (209) 667-3652

Loyola Marymount University School of Education

Master of Arts in Counseling is offered at LMU with specializations available in College and University Counseling, Community Mental Health Counseling, Doctoral Preparatory Counseling, Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling, and School Counseling. Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling program and Master of Arts in School Psychology programs are also offered.

1 LMU Drive University Hall, Suite 2100 Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 258-8768

San Diego State University College of Education

Master of Arts programs are available in Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, History, Kinesiology, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching, Music, Physics, Psychology, Spanish and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

Additional Master of Science programs are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Marriage and Family Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, Physics, and Psychology.

5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182 (619) 594-6091

San Francisco State University College of Education

Master of Arts programs are also offered in Art, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, French, Geography, German, History, Italian, Japanese, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Music, Psychology, Spanish, and Special Education. The Special Ed program offers a wide variety of concentrations available in Early Childhood Special Education, Guide Dog Mobility, Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Orientation and Mobility, Physical and Health Impairments, Visual Impairments, and Vocational Special Education.

SFSU also offers several Master of Science programs of interest to educators in the following areas:

1600 Holloway Avenue Burk Hall #504 San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 405-3681

San Jose State University The Connie L. Lurie College of Education

Master of Arts in Education programs are offered in Speech Pathology, Administration and Supervision, Higher Education, and Special Education. Master of Science programs are offered by the university in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. SJSU also offers a Master of Library and Information Science program.

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192 (408) 924-3600

Sonoma State University School of Education

Additionally, Master of Arts in Education programs are available in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership, Reading and Language, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning. A Master of Science program is also offered at Sonoma State in Biology.

1801 East Cotati Avenue Stevenson Hall #1078 Rohnert Park, CA 94928 (707) 664-2483

Stanford University School of Education

The Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification in California. Elementary and Secondary Education specializations are offered.

Stanford offers Master of Arts degree programs in the following specialty areas:

Stanford also offers an individualized Master of Arts degree in Education.

There are many Master of Science programs offered at Stanford as well that are of interest to teachers and educators. These include:

Of course, there are other programs of interest to educators at a school the size of Stanford, but they are simply too numerous to list here.

485 Lasuen Mall Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-2109

University of La Veme College of Education and Organizational Leadership

They also offer Master of Science degrees in the following specializations:

1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750 (808) 593-3511

University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 260-7988

University of the Pacific Gladys L. Benerd School of Education

UP also offers a Master of Science in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Speech-Language Pathology. Additional degree programs include a Master of Arts in Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Music.

3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211 (209) 946-2285

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Expanded Learning Opportunities Program

Law Funding Results Program Plan Audit Guide Frequently Asked Questions Resources

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular schoolday and school year.

California Education Code (EC) Section 46120 amended by AB 181 (Chapter 52, Statutes of 2022) and AB 185 (Chapter 571, Statutes of 2022).

The California Department of Education (CDE) has published Principal Apportionments for the ELO-P for Fiscal Year 2022–23. The purpose of these funds is for school district and charter school afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for grades kindergarten through sixth grade (TK/K-6) and as described in California Education Code Section 46120. The Principal Apportionments are available on the Principal Apportionment Section for ELO-P webpage. If you have any questions regarding this apportionment, please contact the Principal Apportionment Section by email at [email protected] . If you have any questions regarding the instructional time and attendance accounting requirements, please email [email protected] .

Program Plan

Local educational agencies must operate the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program pursuant to the requirements in California Education Code Section 46120, including the development of a program plan. The program plan needs to be approved by the Local Educational Agency's (LEA) Governing Board in a public meeting and posted on the LEA's website.

Program Plan Guide (PDF)

Questions about the program plan should be directed to the Expanded Learning Division at [email protected] .

Audit Guide

The 2023-24 ELO-Program audit procedures will be used to review the 2023-24 records and data. This audit template is forthcoming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Frequently Asked Questions (Updated: 06-Feb-2023)

The System of Support for Expanded Learning programs in California consist of California Department of Education staff, designated County Leads/Staff and contracted Technical Assistance Providers.

Here is an ELO Program PowerPoint presentation (PPTX) . This presentation includes updated guidance through AB 185.

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