PowerPoint Alternatives – 9 Presentation Tools Worth Trying

Are you tired of using PowerPoint for all of your presentations? Get in line, and join the club of presenters who want to break free of PowerPoint and unleash their creativity by accessing new features and options only available in PowerPoint alternatives.

Don’t get me wrong – PowerPoint has a lot to offer presenters, but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it, or sometimes it simply isn’t inspiring since it has been used for so many years by millions of presenters around the world.

If you’re interested in taking some PowerPoint alternatives out for a spin before your next presentation, give these options below a whirl, and let us know what you think by tweeting us at @Ethos3.

1. Flowvella: Interactive, multimedia presentations

Description: FlowVella provides over a dozen interactive and inspiring templates that will bring your ideas to life. Add links and navigation or a table of contents to encourage viewers to interact with your ideas and to follow their interests. With FlowVella, you can also embed videos for offline viewing, and track how viewers interact with your content.

Pricing: You can use Flowvella for free; upgraded plans start at $4.17/month.

Check it out here: Flowvella.com

Additional Resources:

Flowvella Demo: 5 Features of the Presentation Software

Q&A with Flowvella Founder and CEO

FlowVellaTV is live – FlowVella on the new AppleTV


2. Sway: Microsoft’s new presentation software

Description: Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. With Sway, you can include a video or add interactive charts. In addition, Sway’s built-in design engine helps format your content. If the first design isn’t right for you, Remix! it to see others or customize it to make it your own.

Pricing: You can use Sway for free.

Check it out here: Sway.com

Additional Resources:

Microsoft Sway Demo: 5 Features Of The Presentation App

A Microsoft Sway Sample: 13 Storytelling Quotes


3. Bunkr: Create presentations with any web content

Description: Bunkr is a presentation tool designed to display any online content. For example, you can easily embed content directly from many sources such as, Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote, Pinterest, and more.

Pricing: You can use Bunkr for free; upgraded plans start at $19/month.

Check it out here: Bunkrapp.com

Additional Resources:

Introducing Bunkr: An Exciting PowerPoint Alternative

Bunkr Is Now The Definitive PowerPoint Alternative Designed For The Web


4. Prezi: Create non-linear presentations

Description: Prezi is cloud-based presentation software that breaks the mold of the traditional linear presentation format by allowing presenters to present their ideas on a canvas, and then utilize motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring ideas to life for the audience. You can use Prezi templates to get started, present your Prezi offline or online, access Prezi support 24/7, and insert images, video, and sound into your Prezi.

Pricing: You can use Prezi for free; upgraded plans start at $4.92/month.

Check it out here: Prezi.com

Additional Resources:

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Presentation Design Tips from the Prezi Team


5. Powtoon: Create animated videos and presentations

Description: Powtoon provides animation tools and guides to help people – especially beginners – create animated explainer videos and animated presentations. An easy export system gets your PowToon animated video on YouTube or downloaded to your computer to do with as you wish in just a couple clicks.

Pricing: You can use Powtoon for free; upgraded plans start at $19/month.

Check it out here: Powtoon.com

Additional Resources:

Now Everyone Can Make Marketing Videos: PowToon Launches DIY Presentation Tool


6. Keynote: Apple Presentation Software for Mac

Description: Keynote for Mac makes it simple to create and deliver beautiful presentations. Updated for OS X El Capitan, Keynote provides easy-to-use tools that let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, videos, and cinematic animations and transitions to your slides. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices, and also work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Pricing: You can download Keynote for $19.99.

Check it out here: Apple.com

Additional Resources:

Apple Keynote (for Mac) – PCMag.com

7. Haiku Deck: Presentation and slideshow app

Description: With Haiku Deck, you can edit your Haiku Decks online, or create online and present from your iPhone or iPad. In addition, you can use your iPhone as a remote in presentation mode. Haiku Deck was designed to encourage presentation best practices, such as simplified text, high-impact imagery, and clean, consistent formatting. Haiku Deck lets users easily embed decks or export to PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF.

Pricing: You can try Haiku Deck for the Web for free; upgraded plans start at $10/month. Or, download Haiku Deck for your iPad for free.

Check it out here: HaikuDeck.com

Additional Resources:

Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

8. CustomShow: B2B sales presentation software

Description: With CustomShow, you can deliver presentations in person with or without an internet connection, over the web as a self-directed link or a Web meeting, as a PDF, as a PPT file, or as a printed document. In person presentations play smoothly on iPads, Macs, and PCs, including videos and embedded fonts. CustomShow presentations are secure and trackable: expire presentations, update slides even after they’ve been sent, and receive an email each time a presentation is viewed.

Pricing: Request a CustomShow demo here to learn more about the product and pricing.

Check it out here: CustomShow.com

Additional Resources:

CustomShow Overview


9. Google Slides: Google’s Presentation Tool

Description: With Google Slides, you can create, edit, collaborate, and present wherever you are – from your phone, tablet, or computer — even when there’s no connection. Google Slides makes your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more. All for free. With Google Slides you can also convert PowerPoint files to Google Slides and vice versa.

Pricing: You can use Google Slides for free, with your Google account.

Check it out here: Google.com/slides

Additional Resources:

Google Slides – Online Presentation Software for Business

Google Slides Now Lets You Present From Your Android Device To Hangouts Video Calls



What are your favorite PowerPoint alternatives? We’d love to hear from you! Tweet us at @Ethos3 to join the conversation today.

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