Life Beyond PowerPoint
(Entrepreneur) — PowerPoint, Microsoft’s presentation tool, was once ubiquitous as the business standard for organizing, distilling and demonstrating business ideas. Now, PowerPoint has far more competition. The Web has sparked a brisk market in alternatives for presenting your next big idea. And we spent about a month distilling the best among the new offerings in online presentation systems. Here are four worth knowing.
Google Docs Presentations: What it is: Google Docs, part Google Apps’ set of Web-based tools, contains a presentation-building tool which is both simple and powerful. Similar to Google’s document-sharing capability, users can create, edit and collaborate over the Web on what are usually basic slideshow presentations. Slides can be shared, published, embedded in a website or posted online for mass consumption. Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from your computer can also be uploaded into Google Docs Presentations.