PowerPoint

Slideshow presentation software

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PowerPoint Overview

What is PowerPoint?

New Microsoft PowerPoint is cleaner and primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor. Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want. And when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback.

PowerPoint Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Monthly subscription - $9.99

Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99
Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99
30 days trial for free.


PowerPoint Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

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PowerPoint Reviews

PowerPoint Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
11525

Very good
4333

Average
558

Poor
45

Terrible
5

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.3
96% recommended this app
Charles S.

The number one presentation software package

I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.


Dafne C.

The best way to introduce or share information, or present a topic

Power Point is the ideal software if you required to share information, present a business idea, or anything anywhere in an easy and stylish way. We love using powerpoint.


Verified Reviewer

Used Often and Incorrectly

Whenever someone sends me a PPT, I sort of groan. I may open the file and export it to a PDF to get a smaller file OR the PPT will be just a 1-pager from someone who is trying to show me a layout or concept of something. Personally, it would be faster if they drew it on a piece of paper and took a picture with their phone and send it as an image than to go through the trouble of using PPT for that.

There are PLENTY of expert PPT users/designers who know how to either create a properly formatted template to use or know how to assemble a professional looking deck. These are always easier to work with but in the end, the files are way to large, 100% of the time.

If the app was more intuitive OR there were better resources on how to use PPT properly for those who don't have time or can't afford to hire a designer to assemble their deck.


Verified Reviewer

If you want to make Presentations then Powerpoint has got you covered!

I've had a very positive experience with Powerpoint and would recommend it to almost anyone. Great software that has many features and is very easy to use.


Matthew H.

Who hasn't used this by now?

Its an easy to use and beginner friendly program that can help business' small and large share information in ways that are less dense and more legible than memos or longer essay format documents. Legibility and ease of accessing certain sections of information give PPT a head up when disseminating complicated information to multiple people all at once.


Charles S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The number one presentation software package

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/22/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.

Pros

PowerPoint is a straightforward tool for making and showing presentations with an interface that is very much "what-you-see-is-what-you-get." It is also the dominant presentation software, meaning that you will probably never find a client or venue that will have problems with any presentation you created in PowerPoint. It is also rather versatile, allowing users to do far more that slide-based presentations. Users can create online slideshows, clickable infographics, and embed original graphics and videos.

Cons

Like all Microsoft products, PowerPoint has it's eccentricities. It could be more user-friendly, which is where some of the competing presentation apps excel. It is absolutely not good for creating original art or illustrations, even though many users seem to think so. If you want original graphics then you should be creating them in some other app (like Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and then importing them into PowerPoint.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Dafne C.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The best way to introduce or share information, or present a topic

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/3/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Power Point is the ideal software if you required to share information, present a business idea, or anything anywhere in an easy and stylish way. We love using powerpoint.

Pros

I have been use powerpoint when I was a student and now in my professional life is an essential tool. It has changed in many ways but all of them has been in order to improve. Now you can use it anywhere and it works in all your devices, tablets , computer, or your phone, even if you don't have the software on therm you can get access through your hotmail or outlook accountant. Microsoft has improved the experience of users by helping them to select a design according with the ideas or topic that you will present, it provides style and design that is really helpful for getting the attention from your audience.

Cons

Sometimes the videos that you include into the slides doesn't work, specially if they are coming from YouTube, maybe it dependes of the version of the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Used Often and Incorrectly

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/3/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Whenever someone sends me a PPT, I sort of groan. I may open the file and export it to a PDF to get a smaller file OR the PPT will be just a 1-pager from someone who is trying to show me a layout or concept of something. Personally, it would be faster if they drew it on a piece of paper and took a picture with their phone and send it as an image than to go through the trouble of using PPT for that.

There are PLENTY of expert PPT users/designers who know how to either create a properly formatted template to use or know how to assemble a professional looking deck. These are always easier to work with but in the end, the files are way to large, 100% of the time.

If the app was more intuitive OR there were better resources on how to use PPT properly for those who don't have time or can't afford to hire a designer to assemble their deck.

Pros

It's the most widely used and available software (meaning so many people have it so it's likely you'll be albe to send/receive a file and open it. Using the Master slides feature which is where you can set and "fix" your logo in place to appear on each slide, have a variety of slide formats/layouts to choose from, and even set a typography stylesheet/style set.

Cons

First and foremost, the finished file sizes are always ridiculously large. This is a problem because so many people always try to email them and I find they either bounce back because they are too large to email, or I'll be out and if the PPT attachment does get thorugh, it's still so large and sort of clogs up my email and whatever is behind it.

Secondly, I know PPT is meant to be a presentation software and intended for "screen presentations" but because of this, what happens is that no matter what image is imported in (like a logo or a photo), it is automatically converted to a lower resolution image. This means if you try to print the presentation, any imported graphics will look 'meh' compared to the text.

Third, and this isn't really the fault of Microsoft or PowerPoint, but I regularly see PPT decks that look like something the person's kid put together. Most often, this is due to the fact that the user doesn't have a full understanding how to use PPT, and this results in slides looking inconsistent from the next. Alignments are off, a variety of fonts get used, and it just looks like a draft instead of a polished "presentation".

Fourth and lastly, it does not play so nice with Macs. It seems Microsoft went out of it's way to create a whole Office for Mac variety but didn't seem to do any full work on making sure it was fully compatible and played nice. It regularly loads slow, doesn't show things correctly, or just crashes (the latter is the most common).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

If you want to make Presentations then Powerpoint has got you covered!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 5/15/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I've had a very positive experience with Powerpoint and would recommend it to almost anyone. Great software that has many features and is very easy to use.

Pros

PowerPoint being part of Microsoft's vast range of Products offers a vast number of features and resources to make your presentation. Having a very clean and intuitive design to the software helps you design your presentation in a simple card format. This layout helps you plan your presentation and build on it with visual tools to help change font size's, colour, layout, shapes and even allows you to add various images onto your slides. Furthermore you can also change slide animations, add sound cue's, add 3d videos and gif's to your slides to fully customise your presentation.

Cons

In terms of Cons there are a few cons such as how sometimes this software isn't as optimized and can feel slow on some computers when you try and either add too many images or 3d file formats into your presentation. While the slide format is nice sometimes however, you want to do more than just create a simple slide structure. While you can make some interesting presentations over time you wish you can create something that is completely different to powerpoints overall structure and this is where you might pursue another product to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matthew H.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Who hasn't used this by now?

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 7/9/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Its an easy to use and beginner friendly program that can help business' small and large share information in ways that are less dense and more legible than memos or longer essay format documents. Legibility and ease of accessing certain sections of information give PPT a head up when disseminating complicated information to multiple people all at once.

Pros

It give you everything you need to present data to a group, in an easily digestible way. Essentially cue cards that your audience can read along with. If you have the knowledge and the time you can make full blown amazing presentations in the program without having to know that much about the mechanics behind those animations or how anything behind the scenes works. PPT gives people without much technological prowess the ability to easily produce results that look attractive and well put together.

Cons

It's structure is somewhat rigid and slide shows aren't perfect. Once you load up a slideshow many people start to tune out right then and there. Files also aren't accessible from the cloud unless you have and outside service for file hosting or sharing. You have to carry some kind of physical copy or have another way to access the file if you aren't on a mobile platform for your presentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 16,466 user ratings
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PowerPoint Pricing

PowerPoint Pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Monthly subscription - $9.99

Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99
Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99
30 days trial for free.

Monthly subscription - $9.99

Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99
Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99
30 days trial for free.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 16,466 user ratings
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PowerPoint Features

PowerPoint Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Additional information for PowerPoint

Additional information for PowerPoint

Key features of PowerPoint

  • Auto-extend - useful prompter for secondary monitors
  • Presenter View - new behind-the-scenes tools
  • Simplified Sharing
  • Slide Navigator - switch slides in or out of sequence
  • Slide Zoom - zoom in on a diagram, chart, or graphic
  • Variety of theme designs available

PowerPoint FAQs

PowerPoint FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PowerPoint.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PowerPoint offer?

PowerPoint offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $9.99/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Monthly subscription - $9.99 Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99 Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99 30 days trial for free.

Q. What are the main features of PowerPoint?

PowerPoint offers the following features:

  • Auto-extend - useful prompter for secondary monitors
  • Presenter View - new behind-the-scenes tools
  • Simplified Sharing
  • Slide Navigator - switch slides in or out of sequence
  • Slide Zoom - zoom in on a diagram, chart, or graphic
  • Variety of theme designs available

Q. Who are the typical users of PowerPoint?

PowerPoint has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does PowerPoint support?

PowerPoint supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai

Q. What type of pricing plans does PowerPoint offer?

PowerPoint has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does PowerPoint support mobile devices?

PowerPoint supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does PowerPoint integrate with?

PowerPoint integrates with the following applications:

Accent Accelerate, Auric Prospector, DocGen, Knovio Pro, Lucidchart, MasterControl, Microsoft Planner, Qorus Software, Webinato, Windward Studios

Q. What level of support does PowerPoint offer?

PowerPoint offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials