10 Best Presentation Websites Alternatives

Best PowerPoint Alternatives (Death by Power Point)

PowerPoint is the most used presentation builder in the market today. It is distributed by Microsoft as part of their Office Suite, which is estimated to have over 500 million users worldwide. Microsoft has also revealed that approximately 35 Million presentations are delivered every single day, that’s a staggering 400 presentations per second.

10 best presentation websites alternatives to replace Powerpoint

Choosing the best presentation tools for you sometimes can be hard, so here you have some suggestions:

1- Slidebean

2- Google Slides

Google has made a conscious effort to emulate many of MS Office’s tools, and Slides is their alternative to PowerPoint. It offers many of the same features as PowerPoint, such as transitions and the interface will be instantly familiar to any PowerPOint user. While it offers the flexibility and collaboration potential of an online platform, the interface is tricky to use and has many of the limitations of PowerPoint. It’s great for whipping up a simple online presentation, but if you’re looking for a powerful tool with many options, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

3- SlideDog

SlideDog is a presentation website that takes a rather different approach to presentations, replacing the traditional slideshow with playlists composed of videos, graphics, and text. Users compile playlists by dragging and dropping files onto the platform and arranging them into a coherent presentation. SlideDog offers many of the advantages of the online platform, including real-time collaboration and viewer interaction. Users can add polls and questionnaires to their presentation which can be answered by viewers in real-time, giving you a clear idea of how your presentation is going. You can enable audience chat to add an extra layer of audience participation, great for collaborative meetings and educational presentations. The idea behind SlideDog may take some getting used to, but it offers unparalleled flexibility and interactivity.

4- Prezi

Prezi is an online presentation website tool that takes an alternative approach to slides and presentations. Instead of having a sequential slideshow, Prezi allows users to zoom into several subtopics, making presentations more engaging and persuasive. It allows presenters to move and adapt their presentation to the audience on the fly by zooming in on subtopics that are interesting at the time. The tool is available online as well as a desktop download, and users can seamlessly move their presentations between the two platforms. As with most online presentation websites, the cloud-based nature of Prezi allows users to collaborate on presentations and allows for presentations on multiple devices. The service also offers analytics and metrics, making it a powerful tool in a sales team’s arsenal, and has plenty of templates to kickstart the creative juices.

5- Moovly

Another take on the traditional slideshow concept is Moovly, which can be considered more of an animation presentation tool than a traditional PowerPoint replacement. The main draw of Moovly is the smooth integration of animations into presentations and a whole host of templates to get the creative juices flowing. It’s online-based, so you get useful features such as real-time collaboration and cloud saving. The software is free to use, but some animation libraries require a premium account to access.

6- KnowledgeVision

KnowledgeVision allows users to combine video storytelling techniques with online presentations for maximum viewer engagement. The tool has a vast array of integrated tools that can be used to make some of the best presentations around, but this comes at the cost of a pretty steep learning curve which some users may struggle with. If you have the time to learn a completely new way of creating presentations and want all the customization options possible, KnowledgeVision may be worth checking out.

7- Haiku Deck

While some presentation websites want to give you as many options as possible, Haiku Deck takes the minimalist approach instead. Haiku Deck is great for simple presentations, and the interface is reminiscent of a simplified PowerPoint app. The main limitation of the tool is that it may be too simple for some, offering limited customization and very basic, stripped-down features. As it’s web-based, it follows the traditional subscription model but does offer a 7-day trial for you to see if it’s the PowerPoint alternative for you.

8- ClearSlide

SlideRocket, one of the earliest web-based presentation tools, was acquired by ClearSlide some years ago and now goes by that name. It’s got a lot of features focused mainly on the metrics and analytics side of things. The tool allows users to import already existing slideshows but also does offer some basic slideshow creation tools. If you’re in sales or marketing and need to focus on the tracking and metrics aspect of your presentations, this may be the tool for you. It’s complicated for beginners to master, but there is a 30-day free trial for you to start learning the ropes.

9- Slides

Slides is aimed at creatives who want to design their presentation templates from scratch. The presentation website offers CSS and HTML integration, allowing for great content flexibility in your presentations. The user interface is surprisingly user-friendly for such a complex tool, and if you’re stuck, it does include a tutorial as well to get you started. The inclusion of animated, interactive charts makes this a great option for teachers giving educational presentations.

10- Flowvella

Flowvella is available on the Mac App Store as a desktop application. It provides a simple interface (certainly cleaner than Microsoft PowerPoint and somewhat similar to Apple Keynote) and some very nice design templates, which set good grounds so you can start building a nice looking set of slides on top of them. This is by far their biggest strength! If you want to start from scratch, however, you might feel a little lost creating something that looks good.

Which presentation website to choose?

The presentation websites market is growing rapidly, and many websites are taking interesting alternative approaches to traditional slideshows. If you’re feeling adventurous, give PowerPoint a skip and try out one of these many alternatives for your next presentation.

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