PCMAN – PowerPoint has been around for quite some time, and has been helping people creating presentations conveniently. However, with the design and technology trends that keep on evolving, Adobe and Microsoft has created tools for presentations that emphasize easier creation and more Web-savvy output.
PowerPoint has evolved in their 25 years journey, beginning from the idea of combining text and images together into a narrative, up to the point where adding animation, videos and other media becomes necessary. It has served in many boardrooms, offices, and conferences dutifully around the globe. However, the Web has proved itself as a repository for its output, as well as competition that merges the slide show with modern, parallax-infused Web design.
Prezi, is most likely PowerPoint’s biggest competition to date, with various features that allow individuals to create Web stories on scrolling “canvasses”. Which is why both Adobe and Microsoft has created a similar output to maintain their spots on the list of best presentation creation tools.
This original application is branded as part of Office, and it has been one of the first proper applications that came out of Microsoft since its “cloud-first, mobile-first” approach began. The idea of Sway is to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, newsletters, and other forms. Quick and easy to add contents to presentations, it even has an interactive content available to attach. From video to interactive chart, Sway allows the users to bring their presentations to life.
Sway also provides searches suggestions to help the user find relevant images, videos, tweets, and other content to drag and drop right in to their creation. And in terms of design and formatting, Sway has a built-in design engine that will instantly transform the presentations with great designs. On top of that, Microsoft has made it very easy for users to share a Sway with family, friends, classmates, coworkers, without singing up or downloading additional software.
This software is a content-authoring mashup that streamlines story creation by having the editing take place directly on its themes. The basic idea for Adobe Slate is to create, customize, and share people’s story in few easy steps and clicks.
Adobe Slate provides professional-grade designs featuring beautiful fonts and magazine-style layouts to eliminate the design and formatting hassle that most users usually have to deal with. From school newsletter, photo essay, to a class project, people have been using Adobe Slate to create a more advanced presentation.