What are the best remote control Powerpoint apps?

If you work in any kind of office, chances are that you will eventually have to make a Powerpoint presentation. To make your presentation easier, there are apps that allow you to control your Powerpoint slides with your phone. Here is a list of Powerpoint controller apps.

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    #1SlideShark

    SlideShark

    This app allows you to view and share Powerpoint presentations on your iOS device. The app enables you to import files to the SlideShark website. The free version includes 100mb of storage on the cloud.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "This app helps me show my powerpoint presentations on my iphone and ipad"
  2. 3

    #2Slideshow Remote® Lite for PowerPoint

    Slideshow Remote® Lite for PowerPoint
    This app is an advanced remote control for presentations and a brand new Keynote and PowerPoint device viewer.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Alejandro Delgado
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "Interesting. I haven't used too many apps to remote control Powerpoint, but this one was slow and unresponsive. I guess that's the nature of these things? Still, Slideshow definitely features Apple's design language, everything's easy to use and easy to navigate, but I could definitely imagine someone using this like a traditional remote, expecting instant slide transitions, and getting embarrassed in front of the whole company."
  3. 3

    #3Microsoft PowerPoint

    Microsoft PowerPoint
    Microsoft Powerpoint is a powerful app to create, view and edit great presentations on your computer or directly from your device.
    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Lidia Núñez
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "Not exactly understanding what a remote control Power Point app is but I guess the best thing to do would go straight to the source itself and download a PowerPoint app. I didn't know one could even download power point on any type of device other than a computer or tablet."

DID YOU KNOW?

PowerPoint, the presentation program is part of Microsoft's Office Suite. The original plan for its name was "Presenter". For the three years that it took to develop the program, the developers called it the Presenter. The company found out that the trademark for the label ‘Presenter’ was already taken. One of the creators, Robert Gaskins, thought of the name PowerPoint while he was in the shower, and the name stuck. The “Power” in PowerPoint is to mean empowerment, as the program empowers the presenter. The program's development was for the Apple Macintosh computer. Microsoft bought the company that created it, Forethought, Inc., for $14 million in 1987. It was part of Microsoft Office from the beginning of the program’s history. It's offered along with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. PowerPoint is the second most used tool in the suite, after the word processor Word.

With more than 1 billion installations, about 30 million users create presentations every day. These are by approximately 500 million users of the program worldwide. Around 120 million people worldwide use PowerPoint for business and educational purposes. With technology, PowerPoint remote controls and smartphone apps we invented for presentations. This enabled to users to control their presentation from a distance. PowerPoint controllers became a thing. Apps to control powerpoint from iPhone or Android devices became popular. Aside from these uses, PowerPoint is also a medium for art by David Byrne. He is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Talking Heads. He creates PowerPoint-based artworks using the built-in graphics tools in the program.

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    #4PPT Remote Pro

    PPT Remote Pro

    PPT Remote Pro is a PowerPoint presenter and clicker available for Android and iOS devices. It was developed by Wayhold Co. and its iOS version is being distributed by Guohua Gao.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $3.99

    April Wei
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I looked like a Pro during my previous presentation thanks to this app. This app compared to others is the most stable and easy to use."
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    #5Office Remote for Android

    Office Remote for Android

    Office Remote for Android is a business application available for Android device users. This apps allows you to start and control your PowerPoint presentation. Office Remote for Android is developed and distributed by Microsoft Corporation.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Charvi Jaiteley
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Amazing app! It helped a lot with my school reporting. The presentation went smoothly thanks to this app."
  3. 3

    #6Remote Presenter

    Remote Presenter

    Remote Presenter app is made for Android devices. This app lets you access and control different presentation tools like PowerPoint, LibreOffice, and Openoffice. Remote Presenter is developed and distributed by Ralf Wondratschek.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Alice Carlson
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This app is quite promising. It works fine for me. I can even play videos for the presentation."
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    #7MyPoint PowerPoint Remote

    MyPoint PowerPoint Remote
    This app is a digital remote control that allows you to manage your presentations from your iOS device.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Andy Gu
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "This is an amazing product for those who frequently travel and give presentations. You are able to control the presentations with your phone rather than awkwardly standing by your computer to move the slides forward."
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    #8i-Clickr Remote for PowerPoint

    i-Clickr Remote for PowerPoint
    With i-Clickr Remote for PowerPoint, you can control live powerpoint presentations from your iOS device easily and with multiple options.
    Apps

    iOS

    $9.99

    James Stevens
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "I tried this app remote and found it to be very buggy on my Samsung S6. It looks like the recent update is what broke the app as many other people are complaining too. I would not recommend this product."

Summary

Best What are the best remote control Powerpoint apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SlideSharkApps 4 Free
2Slideshow Remote® Lite for PowerPointApps 3 Free
3Microsoft PowerPointApps 3 Free
4PPT Remote ProApps 3 Paid
5Office Remote for AndroidApps 3 Free
6Remote PresenterApps 3 Free
7MyPoint PowerPoint RemoteApps 3 Free
8i-Clickr Remote for PowerPointApps 0 Paid
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