What are the best alternatives to PowerPoint?

So I'm a Gen X and grew up using the microsoft office suite and paying handsomely for it.  But now I've heard there are many great, cheaper alternatives, even free I believe.  Can anyone recommend me the best one?  I just want to do simple presentations with standard stuff - slide transition animations and such.  Thanks!

asked by Pablo Seefoo
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7 solutions
  1. 8

    #1Prezi

    Prezi
    Prezi allows you to create dynamic and engaging presentations with ease. It's specially designed for people who aren't designers but need to deliver visual appealing presentations.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $7- Varies by plan

    Ben Lee
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I was looking for an alternative to PowerPoint, since my chromebook was having trouble running a slideshow properly, so I asked around, and this one was recommended. The starting templates are pretty nifty, guiding me on my way to a professional and smooth presentation out of the gate. The way data is presented through their graphs and images, I find to be far more engaging compared to the business nature of PowerPoint and the flow of everything makes everything a breeze."
  2. 5

    #2Keynote

    Keynote
    Keynote helps you create and deliver beautiful presentations. It features a wide variety of professional tools that you and your team can use to work on a project collaboratively.
    Software

    Mac, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Mildred Williamson
    Written on November 30, 2017
    "Keynote is a decent alternative to PowerPoint, but definitely not one of the best. Because it is really meant for Apple use, there are much better options that make it easy to use no matter what platform you are on. Keynote is good if you're a Mac user, but really not an optimal alternative for others."
  3. 5

    #3FlowVella

    FlowVella
    FlowVella lets you create high-quality presentations on your Mac, iPad or iPhone. Its simple and easy-to-use interface makes the process of designing a presentation very easy.
    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Austin Wood
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "To be honest I have never used/heard this application before. PowerPoint is already in its perfect form and free to use, so it will be really difficult to direct the consumers to use another app. But, anyway, FlowVella looks decent and user friendly."
  1. 4

    #4Google Slides

    Google Slides

    With Google Slides, you can create online presentations and edit with your workmates at the same time. Also, you don't need to export presentations, you can show it from the website. 

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Richard Grant
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Google Slides is a really good alternative to PowerPoint. I think it has more features that PowerPoint and it's better for collaboration."
  2. 3

    #5PowToon (Google Extension)

    PowToon (Google Extension)
    PowToon lets you create awesome animated videos and presentations for free... in under 10 minutes!
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Fernando Cázares
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "PowToon is a Google Extension that lets you create animated videos and presentations for free. It is fairly simple to use. You can be up and running in no time. There are certain things that it can be an alternative to PowerPoint for, but it doesn't cover as many things as powerpoint. I would say it barely fits the topic."
  3. 1

    #6WPS Presentation

    WPS Presentation
    WPS is a free Office Suite for Windows, iOS, Android and Linux. The desktop Office comes with three core programs. The iOS app supports word documents and spreadsheets.
    Software

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Ralph Williams
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This is a nice free alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite of programs. WPS Presentation gets the job done that I would normally depend on PowerPoint for and it has filled the job nicely. I really don't miss having to shell out the cash for Office."
  4. 0

    #7Photostory Traveler Edition

    Photostory Traveler Edition

    Photostory Traveler Edition is a software program which allows users to create animated slideshow presentations and add effects to their liking. This package includes MAGIX travel maps and export to DVD or online.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $79.99

    Rosario Alonso
    Written on February 13, 2019
    "Yes of course this can make an alternative for PPT on itself coz this has waaaaay nicer effects and transitions and overlay options compared to PPT!"

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to PowerPoint
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1PreziSoftware 8 Paid
2KeynoteSoftware 5 Free
3FlowVellaSoftware 5 Free
4Google SlidesSoftware 4 Free
5PowToon (Google Extension)Software 3 Free
6WPS PresentationSoftware 1 Free
7Photostory Traveler EditionSoftware 0 Paid
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