14 Online Presentation Tools
There may be times when you need to present ideas to clients or co-workers and could benefit from one of the many resources for creating online presentations. In this post we’ll introduce 14 different presentation tools to get the job done. Some are free to use while others will come with a cost.
Online Presentation Tools:
280 Slides is a free tool with a clean user interface. You can upload existing files or create your presentations right from 280 Slides. The built in media search allows you to easily include photos and movies from services like Flickr and YouTube in your presentations. They also have pre-built themes to make it easier and faster to create presentations. Presentations can be downloaded in PowerPoint format, emailed to others, or embedded in websites and blogs.
SlideRocket allows you to create presentations or upload your existing PowerPoint files. You can collaborate with teamworks to work on presentations, and each presentation can be shared by a URL or embedded in websites and blogs. SlideRocket includes detailed reporting that allows you to see who viewed your presentation, where, how long the were on each slide, and how they interacted with the slides. SlideRocket costs $24 per user per month with a 14-day free trial available.
PreZentit is a free tool that is currently in beta. With PreZentit you can quickly create presentations online, and others can even work on the presentation at the same time. Your presentations can be set to be public or private, and they can be downloaded and viewed offline as well.
authorSTREAM allows you to upload PowerPoint presentations and share them with others online. The presentations can be shared via a URL, email, or they can be embedded. Presentations can be downloaded as a video and shared on YouTube. With authorSTREAM you can upload 50 private presentations for free and share them with your contacts.
With Empressr you can upload your images, video, and audio to create presentations online. Those presentations can then be shared with your contacts or embedded into websites and blogs. As the creator, you can see who and how many people have viewed your presentation. Empressr is a free tool.
With Google Docs you can upload your own images and video, add text, and create presentations quickly. You can allow anyone to view or edit your presentation. Existing PowerPoint files can also be uploaded for sharing. Google Docs is free.
VCASMO is a free tool for online presentations. You can upload your images, video, audio, PDFs, or PowerPoint files to create presentations with VCASMO. Permission control puts you in charge of who sees your presentation, and they can be embedded in blogs or websites.
Zoho Show includes pre-built themes that can make it faster to create presentations. Presentations can be shared with others and they can be embedded in blogs and websites. Zoho Show is free for personal use.
Prezi is an online presentation tool with both free and paid plans. With any plan you can easily create your own presentations and share them online or download them for offline viewing. With paid plans (starting at $59 per year) you get additional features like making presentations private and the ability to work offline.
SlideShare is another online presentation tool that has both free and paid options. With the free plan your presentations will include ads, but you will get unlimited uploads. Paid plans start at $19 per month and offer additional features like no ads, private uploads, analytics, and buzz tracking to see who is sharing your content on sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Mindflash is geared towards training materials and working with your existing presentations and training files (PowerPoint, video, Word, or PDFs). Mindflash converts them into an online course that you can share with anyone that you are training. A free account is available for those that have 10 trainees or fewer, and paid plans start at $79 per month.
Slidebank is a “presentation management solution for companies with thousands of PowerPoint slides that nobody can find.” It includes a lot of features for sharing presentations as well as storing and searching. With SlideBank you can also create new presentations in addition to just working with existing ones. A hosted version of SlideBank can be purchased, or it can be hosted on your own server. Contact SlideBank for a quote.
With Knoodle you can create dual panel presentations and synch PowerPoint presentations to video. Presentations can be shared via a custom-branded webpage or embedded in websites and blogs. Plans start at $14.99 per month with a 30-day free trial available.
Presio is a tool for creating rich media web presentations. You can record audio or video alongside PowerPoint slides and images. Presentations can be published as HTML pages with embedded media in a variety of formats. Standard and Professional versions can be purchased for $89 or $199 respectively.
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Published February 16th, 2011 by Steven Snell