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
US$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, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

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Design unique and compelling presentations
Work together to make your presentation shine
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PowerPoint Reviews

PowerPoint Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
12661

Very good
4590

Average
593

Poor
46

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,3
96% recommended this app
Tacho T.

Usefull Tool for all Teachers like me

Very widespread software. The look in the program is very familiar, which helps the user to navigate quickly, despite the changes in newer versions. The main panels are well distributed and work comfortably in the program. Storing the functions in panels gives a tight look and order. One sees exactly what one needs. I use the program to create presentations when I need a little more specific feature.


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.


Kayla M.

Powerpoint and Teaching

Overall, I would one hundred percent recommend this to any instructor attempting to teach a course. Even within school programs it is great to use for presentations and can often capture the attention of the students, as this seems to be what motivate and captures the attention of this generation.


Prisca N.

the best and easiest app for presentations

I´m a Powerpoint user since 2015. In college we have a lot of presentations to do in front of the class so at hat time powerpoint was the most famous software so we used it for ours works in class. With powerpoint, i´ve also made posters to participate in our college event. I din´t use it in a job situation yet.


Nicholas D.

Microsoft Powerpoint Review

Microsoft Powerpoint is a classic way to present something in digital form. I love using it and can appreciate all the features it has.


Tacho T.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Usefull Tool for all Teachers like me

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/14
Review Source: Capterra

Very widespread software. The look in the program is very familiar, which helps the user to navigate quickly, despite the changes in newer versions. The main panels are well distributed and work comfortably in the program. Storing the functions in panels gives a tight look and order. One sees exactly what one needs. I use the program to create presentations when I need a little more specific feature.

Pros

I like that the functions are also depicted with icons, which makes the use of the program possible by completely new users. This is also useful for those with experience in the program, because the functions are many and the pictograms are like little jokers for the function itself (you don't have to remember everything). The advantage is that the program has many different functions for creating creative and attention-grabbing content (text in various forms, images, insertion of video and audio).

Cons

The fact that the keyboard shortcuts are not listed. The inability to import gif files into presentations in an easy and convenient way. The disadvantage is that the package is paid. The inability to edit the finished file on devices that do not have the program.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Used Often and Incorrectly

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/03
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

Kayla M.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Powerpoint and Teaching

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I would one hundred percent recommend this to any instructor attempting to teach a course. Even within school programs it is great to use for presentations and can often capture the attention of the students, as this seems to be what motivate and captures the attention of this generation.

Pros

Recently, I began teaching through the Arise Platform. Currently, I service for multiple different companies like Comcast, Disney Resorts, and Dicks Sporting Goods. As a teacher, I teach three week classes at a time. For each class I am required to have PowerPoints. Microsoft PowerPoint moves quickly, is easy to navigate, easy to present, and even allows me to place extra notes for the students. It allows for citations, it allows you to input videos and images. It is easy for beginners and even professionals are able to use PowerPoints and be successful. Designs are quick and easy, it has a valuable amount of templates for whatever topic you may be presenting.

Cons

The thing I like the least about this software is how many different areas there are throughout the application. It can be difficult to navigate when first beginning to use it. It also allows for laziness when it comes to presenting for those who may be poor speakers. When owning a business or being a teacher it is important to not use your presentations as a crutch. I have seen many lazy instructors use PowerPoints for that precise reason. There is a large abundance of special features and I have seen through many presentations, instructors getting carried away with the features and it takes away from the meaning of the delivery.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Prisca N.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

the best and easiest app for presentations

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/01
Review Source: Capterra

I´m a Powerpoint user since 2015. In college we have a lot of presentations to do in front of the class so at hat time powerpoint was the most famous software so we used it for ours works in class. With powerpoint, i´ve also made posters to participate in our college event. I din´t use it in a job situation yet.

Pros

Power point is one of the easiest app of microsoft to use. It has many features and it´s possible to even add audios and images. One thing i´ve appreciated the most about this sofware is that it gives you the option to download the presentation in many format as Pdf and PPTX. It has many layout and many animations very pretty and attractive. It also offers many font and the user has the choice to use which is convenient for him.

Cons

At the beginning when i was still in college, i had dificiulties to make presentations because powerpoint was new to me but as soon i learned how to use it, the is nothing i can tell as cons. I can only coment about the lack of upgrade of the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Nicholas D.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Microsoft Powerpoint Review

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/08
Review Source: Capterra

Microsoft Powerpoint is a classic way to present something in digital form. I love using it and can appreciate all the features it has.

Pros

Being able to present a topic easy and with smooth transitions is one of the best parts about Microsoft Powerpoint. It is easy to use and has many features.

Cons

I would like to have bought individual Microsoft products at a time instead of a package which cost a lot.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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PowerPoint Pricing

PowerPoint Pricing

Starting from
US$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 17 896 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
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
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: US$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, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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 Quality Excellence, 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