Power Point is Dead!
Check out these Web 2.0 Tools for Presentations. You may never need Power Point again.
280 Slides -- 280 Slides is a free tool with a clean user interface. You can upload existing files or create your presentations right from 280 Slides. The built in media search allows you to easily include photos and movies from services like Flickr and YouTube in your presentations. They also have pre-built themes to make it easier and faster to create presentations. Presentations can be downloaded in PowerPoint format, emailed to others, or embedded in websites and blogs.
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.
authorSTREAM: authorSTREAM allows you to upload your PowerPoint presentations to unique URLs that can be shared with others. You can also download them as videos that can be placed on YouTube or burned to a DVD, embed your presentations in sites, create channels to showcase your work and more. They offer a free account and two levels of premium accounts that increase the number of presentations you can upload.
BrinkPad.com – BrinkPad is a Java-based presentation creator that allows you to save your finished work to the Web, save to disk, save as JPGs and more. The interface is a bit simplistic looking, but quite robust in the number of tools it offers.
*Empressr.com – Empressr bills itself as making rich media presentations. You can upload your own content such as video, images and audio to make your presentations, use content from sites such as Photobucket and Flickr and then share the links to your creations or embed them into blogs and social media websites. If you want to use the service for business presentations, they also include tools for charts and tables.
*Google Documents – The Google Docs suite of office products includes a presentation tool that will allow you to collaborate with others just as you do with any of its other products. When completed, you can download the finished projects as PDFs, PowerPoint or text documents.
Imageloop: Upload PPT, ODP, PPS and PDF files to create your online presentations and then share them on sites such as Facebook, Orkut, Blogger, Hi5 and more.
Mindflash -- Mindflash is geared towards training materials and working with your existing presentations and training files (PowerPoint, video, Word, or PDFs). Mindflash converts them into an online course that you can share with anyone that you are training. A free account is available for those that have 10 trainees or fewer, and paid plans start at $79 per month.
myPlick: With myPlick you can create presentations from uploading PowerPoint, PDF, OpenOffice Documents, Word, Excel, JPEG, GIF, plain text documents, MP3, WAV, WMA and AU formats. Presentations are currently limited to 150 slides, and file uploads are restricted to 50 MB.
Preezo.com – Uses an Ajax-based interface for quick editing. Allows collaboration and easy sharing with clients and colleagues.
PresentationEngine.com – Focused more on larger corporate customers with a monthly budget for little bit higher-end needs. Provides templates for speedy creation.
PreZentit.com – Is a completely free presentation editor that generates the slides as web pages so they can even be edited in an HTML editor if you choose. They allow 250 MB of storage, but no limit to the size or duration of a presentation. Also offers unlimited online collaboration.
*Prezi -- offers an innovative solution for creating stunning non-linear presentations by zooming into your content instead of the traditional transitional slides. Prezi allows you to import images, videos and flash files but can only export in flash format. You access all the editing functionality via Prezi’s zooming editor, which is a tool cluster, rather than a traditional tool bar.
*SlideRocket: SlideRocket is one of the best known solutions for online presentations, but that isn’t the limit of its capabilities. You can upload your PowerPoint work, download finished presentations so you can show them anywhere, collaborate with team members, measure effectiveness, integrate dynamic data and a lot more.
SlideShare: Directed more at the business market, SlideShare allows for all of the usual file format uploads and then allows you to share the completed work on social networks, blogs and other sites. You can also download the completed files to do with as you please.
http://slidesix.com/ – SlideSix offers some handy autoplay options for your slideshow and supported upload options include: PowerPoint (PPT, PPS), Acrobat (PDF) or (ODP)
Spresent: Spresent allows you to create Flash-based presentations with the ability to import content from Flickr and YouTube, publish to the Web, provide links to the presentation, embed into blogs and more. They also offer a desktop application for $29.95 so you can work on your presentations at any time.
ThinkFree.com – ThinkFree Show is part of the ThinkFree office suite which offers a free online alternative to Office. The service is free and offers 1 GB of online storage.
VCASMO: VCASMO will let you upload all of the usual variety of file formats that you need to create your presentations and allows you to add such things as subtitles, links to web sites within the presentation itself, skip to parts of a video even before it is done loading and many more user-friendly features.
*Zoho Show: Zoho Show allows you to import PPT, PPS, ODP, SXI files, create new presentations that can be set to public or private, guide viewers through a presentation with chat capability, export newly created works to PowerPoint and more.
Other Slideshow/Presentation Tools:
http://slidesix.com/ – SlideSix offers some handy autoplay options for your slideshow and supported upload options include: PowerPoint (PPT, PPS), Acrobat (PDF) or (ODP).
http://animoto.com/ – Animoto create video slideshows from a collection of photos. They also offer a handy API which means you can automate the process somewhat.
http://slides.diigo.com – Diigo the social bookmarking tool offer a handy way to showcase a collection of websites in a slideshow.
http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/s5-intro.html – Eric Meyers Standards Based Slideshow System
http://www.prezentit.com/user/home – Online slideshow maker
http://oslide.sourceforge.net/ – Open Source library useful if you plan on implementing something similar
http://www.slideroll.com/index.php – a Free tool for turning flash slideshows into video
http://www.authorgen.com/authorpoint-lite-free/powerpoint-to-flash-converter.aspx – Free powerpoint to flash convertor.
http://www.formatpixel.com/go/en/index.php – Create your own online magazines, fanzines, brochures, catalogues, portfolios and more