Free Microsoft PowerPoint Alternatives, Presentation Softwares
By on March 28th, 2009

There is a high chance that you might have created a presentation for your school project, your sales pitches or for that matter anything that you want to visually depict to someone else.

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However Microsoft PowerPoint is not the only software that will allow you to create presentations, there are several other free softwares, that will allow you to create presentations both on your desktop, or using a web interface. In our quest to providing users with complete alternatives for Microsoft Office Suites, we are continuing the series, where we talk about some Free Microsoft PowerPoint / Presentation Alternatives which will help you save some money.


Desktop Alternatives For Microsoft PowerPoint

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Looking for a desktop alternative for Microsoft PowerPoint? Check out some excellent free applications that will let you create presentations with ease.

IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations – IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations is a free desktop tool to create presentations. IBM Lotus Symphony Presentations lets you create graphic presentations that can be shared with audiences via a slide show mode. You can create presentations from scratch or use the presentation templates for a variety of looks.

OpenOffice Impress – Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools. Impress imports and exports PowerPoint format files – and it is even able to create flash files (SWF) from your presentation.

KPresenter – KPresenter is a presentation application. With KPresenter, you can prepare a set of slides for use in an on-screen slideshow or for printing. Your slides can include text and graphics in a variety of formats, and of course, you can embed all sorts of objects. KPresenter is available for use on Unix and Linux based systems.

Online Alternatives For Microsoft PowerPoint

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Don’t want to install additional software on your PC? Well, there is a abundance of presentation services online, that will work with just about any of the latest internet browsers available today, no installation require, create and share your presentations online.

ajaxPresents – ajaxPresents is a web-based presentation editor that lets you read, edit and save Microsoft Power Point files (.ppt) as well as Open Standard Presentation files (.odp). By simply pointing your browser to ajaxPresents, you can instantly view and edit presentations without having to install expensive software on your computer.

Empressr – Empressr is the first free online storytelling tool that allows you to create, manage and share rich media presentations online. Upload your video, images and audio to get started creating cool slideshows. If you have your own website, blog, or social networking page, you can either post a link or embed your Empressr. Empressr also has great charting and table tools to create dynamic business presentations.

Preezo Preezo is a free web-based service that will allow you to create professional quality presentations using an ultra-fast Ajax user interface, you can also reuse images or the content of entire slides from easy to use galleries.

Google Presentation Another Presentation service from the family that allows you to create online presentations and import your already existed presentations into Google.

SlideRocket – With SlideRocket you quickly make stunning presentations, manage a library of slides and assets, share them securely with colleagues, and measure how they’re used. SlideRocket redefines what presentations can do and what they can do for you.

Zoho Show The online tool for making powerful presentations.Whether you are a professional, a teacher, a student, a businessman, a salesman or anyone looking to put together a cool presentation, you have come to the right place. Zoho Show’s pre-built themes, clipart and shapes coupled with features like drag-and-drop makes it an easy application to use.

Remember all of the alternatives suggested here are completely FREE, there are sites which are running Open Office Suite scams, so beware of them.

This post is part of the series where we introduce users to Microsoft Office Alternatives, here are the alternatives we have already covered and will be covering in the future.

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