Build presentations on-line: goodbye PowerPoint?

9 June 2008

They are growing  everywhere, like mushrooms: they are the new web services that allow registered users to build presentations directly on-line, without the need for Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress.

Some time ago even Google decided to get into the on-line applications game, with an office suite called Google Docs. In addition to spreadsheets, documents, databases and drawings, it also includes a presentation module.

Then came SlideRocket, after a long wait, and it has obtained great reviews and comments.  Now it’s the turn of 280Slides, similar to SlideRocket, but with the possibility of downloading the presentation you make on-line to pptx format, which means PowerPoint 2007.
All these web tools require user registration, but it’s worth taking a look to see what levels of sophistication is possible with these tools, that only need a browser and an Internet connection to work.

All free.

On any operating system.

Perfect for the new netbooks.

You can find these tools by clicking on these links:

  1. docs.google.com
  2. www.sliderocket.com
  3. 280slides.com

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