PowerPoint is one of the most popular presentation tools. However, it lacks interactive features, without which your presentation might become dull and boring. And that’s exactly the last thing you wish while commencing an online presentation, right?
Fret not; here’s a list of powerful yet engaging presentation-making tools. These tools allow you to create and design interactive yet beautiful presentations directly on your web browser. Take a look.
1. Zoho Show
Zoho Show supports creating inspiring slides and collaborating on them. You can import multiple types of presentations and edit them. You can also insert animations and transitions, embed videos, tweets, and even YouTube videos in your presentations.
The presentation created by Zoho Show can be broadcasted from anywhere, and you can also publish it on your site.
Zoho Show’s Basic plan is free or starts from $4 for other paid plans.
Canva is a drag-and-drop presentation tool where you get hundreds of amazing layouts to create presentations on any subject. You can choose suitable images, fonts, colors, and a lot more to suit your brand requirements. Also, you get access to over a millions of quality, stock photos, and can also upload custom images.
Canva allows you to choose from more than 120 fonts to style your presentation. You can edit or modify your presentation anytime, use stunning filters and texts, or customize them to appeal to your audience. After you’re done, you can share your project on social networks or use its ‘Presentation Mode’ to present it right from your Canva account.
Canva is free to use. Canva Pro is $199/yr/user, and Canva for Teams is $149.90/5 users.
Flipsnack is an interactive presentation maker that allows users to create and distribute engaging presentations with a 3D natural page-flip effect.
Users can either create their own interactive presentations from scratch or upload a PDF document and customize the presentation using Flipsnack’s interactive features. Its most appealing features include photo slideshows, GIFs, audio and video elements, social media buttons, and map embedding.
Moreover, if you lack design skills or want to save some time while creating your online presentation, you can use one of the many fully-customizable templates available in the integrated library.
With Flipsnack, you can download your presentation as HTML5, web PDF, PDF for print, GIF, PNG, JPEG, and MP4, or share it online with your target audience.
- Starter: $14/month – 10 catalogs: 100 pages/catalog
- Professional: $35/month – 50 catalogs: 200 pages/catalog
- Business: $79/month – 500 catalogs: 500 pages/catalog
- Enterprise: $210/month – 1000 catalogs: 1000 pages/catalog
In Prezi, I found a huge library of templates which can be customized to impress every audience. It lets you track your presentation’s performance by displaying analytics of the viewers, including what attracted them the most. Also, you can use your mobile as a remote and control the presentation.
With Prezi, you can create unlimited presentations with full privacy control. One can even share the presentations individually or download them to view offline.
Moreover, it lets you upload videos in your presentations, put presenter notes, export your presentation to PDF, and avail advanced online training customized to your needs.
Prezi provides a 14-day free trial. Paid plans start at $9/mth.
You can easily make visual stories using stunning presentations and infographics with Visme. Besides, it lets you express thoughts in an interactive way and transform boring data into interesting stories.
You can also embed the presentation in a website or share on social networks. Using Visme, you get access to 100+ fonts and millions of free images.
Visme also lets you add media such as audio and video from your computer. Like Prezi, you can create unlimited projects and avail limitless storage along with superb features.
It gives you total control to make your content public, private, or password-protected. You can view a presentation directly in the browser or download or export it for offline viewing.
Vizme is free, or its Starter plan starts at $12.25/mth.
Emaze is a stunning software, letting you redesign PowerPoint presentations into interactive, storytelling projects. I found lots of presentation templates and video backgrounds in Emaze.
Interestingly, you can add media content, GIFs, and live social feeds. You can even pan and zoom and apply transitions to the content, making them highly interactive.
Being a cloud-based presentation maker, you can access your projects from anywhere. Using a variety of 2D to 3D slides, you can view and edit your presentations on any device and share them with anyone in any language using its automated translation tool. Also, you can download your presentation as PDF and view it offline on any device.
Emaze’s Basic Plan is free, or its Pro Plan starts at $9/mth.
Piktochart lets you create infographics, which are presentable as slideshows. It offers 600+ professionally designed templates, and numerous fonts and color styles to make my project unique. You can include charts and maps to make it look more impressive, and even use a set of industry-specific icons as deemed fit for your project’s purpose.
Piktochart gives you access to its library of stock photos or lets you upload your own images and videos to make things more engaging. You can also import data from Google Sheets and SurveyMonkey forms and the presentation can be shared on the web and downloaded or printed as PDF, JPG, and PNG.
Free for basic plan else $24.17 – $82.50 per month.
Genial.ly lets you put interactive effects and animations in your presentations. You can include content from a number of external services in your presentations, such as Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps, Amazon, etc. Additionally, you get access to various premium templates, using which you can create unlimited presentations.
Similar to others, you can upload your own images and videos apart from using its media resources. Every content you create via Genially is shareable via email and social media, including WhatsApp, and can also be embedded directly on your website. Lastly, you can enable analytics to monitor your content’s performance.
Basic plan is free. Other plans vary from $7.49 – $79.15/month.
9. Haiku Deck
Haiku Deck is a simple and useful tool, though its interface looks a little outdated. You can choose from a range of fonts, polished layouts, image filters, and more to create professionally designed presentations. It gives you access to 40+ million stock images on varied subjects that fit in almost every project.
Your presentations are stored in the cloud, thus are available on any device. Haiku Deck offers much more features, including PDF downloads, PPTX exports, etc.
Haiku Deck also offers a ‘Haiku Deck Classroom‘ subscription which includes all the goodness of Haiku Deck along with access for a teacher and multiple students in a single package.
Free for limited version, other plans vary from $9.99 – $29.99/month.
PowerPoint Online provides you all the basic features like images, transitions, animations, etc., and various templates to create a presentation. You can download the presentation as a PDF file for offline viewing, and also share with people or embed in your blog or website. Though it’s easy and familiar to use yet, it’s not as good as Prezi or Emaze.
PowerPoint Online is free to use.
11. Google Slides
Google Slides lets you create, edit, and collaborate on amazing presentations. You’ll find a variety of templates, fonts, embedded videos, animations, and lots more in this free app. You can edit and save presentations directly in the cloud like the above apps. However, it can’t help you create as engaging presentations as Prezi and Visme.
Google Slides is free.
Flowvella lets you engage your audience by letting you add images, videos, texts, links, galleries, and PDFs to your presentation and transform it into an interactive project. It lets you view the presentations online or offline or share them using a custom URL. And its Kiosk Mode is used to set an interactive digital display that’s protected with a PIN.
Free for basic plan, or plans start at $10 – $20/month.
Slides make your presentation work on any device. You can add media, import content from YouTube, Google Maps, and Vimeo, and even embed SVG images. What makes it more interesting is, that you can use other people’s layouts, use Google fonts along with using templates, and share presentations or embed them on your blog or site.
Free for basic plan, or $5 – $20/month.
Slidebean lets you create presentations just in minutes using their engaging templates. You will find professional images, charts, and GIFs for every audience, and you can brand them with your own colors, fonts, and logos. Once done, you can remotely present it from anywhere, and even track the activities on your presentation.
Slidebean’s All-Access us $228/yr.
15. Pitch Deck
Pitch Deck offers pre-built, drag-and-drop templates to create compelling presentations. You can add graphs, images, videos, and polls in your projects, and after it’s done, you can share your projects with others. Moreover, you can view your presentations from anywhere, on any device. And after you present them, you can view real-time analytic metrics.
Pitch Desk’s Single Desk cost $99/yr and its Premium cost $199/yr. Both plans come with a 14-day trial.