Online Presentation Applications


Over at Mashable they have posted a run down of 13 Online Presentation Applications. So get your favorite Business Analyst and show them how they can use the web for their next presentation (although it may take some work as they may be lost outside of the Microsoft PowerPoint world).

Below are the first five listed in the post.

AjaxPresents - Presentation software portion of the Ajax13 office suite. Works with Firefox 1.5 and higher, free, and can import & export from PowerPoint and OpenOffice. - A Java based presentation tool that allows you to create online and then download to your system to save it. - A tool for creating media rich presentations online with Flash and Ajax. You can share them with the public and allow them to be voted on.

Presentation Editor

Google Documents - Google made their intentions to take on Microsoft Office fairly obvious when they finally added an online presentation tool to take on PowerPoint. - Uses an Ajax-based interface for quick editing. Allows collaboration and easy sharing with clients and colleagues.

You can see the full list by clicking here.

Some of these tools look very good although I don't think that they will replace PowerPoint quite yet.

PowerPoint is too popular, and it is not sure that regular templates, like these ones, which I already have, will go with this tools. Why use something else if we already have one tool we have tried?


Why PowerPoint is very popular it requires that you have certain system requirements such as a certain operating system. If you use a web based solution the presentation can be sent to anybody without the need for any software to be installed or purchased. This is why Google sees that it can take some market share in this space.

Thanks for you comments and I think that currently many business users share your thoughts. However, as more things move from the desktop to the web more users will start using web based presentation solutions.

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