Microsoft Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint

Slideshow presentation software

4.6/5 (12167 reviews)

Microsoft Powerpoint Overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
$10/month
Pricing options
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Free
Subscription
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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

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

Microsoft Powerpoint Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
96% positive reviews
8341
Excellent
3341
Very good
447
Average
35
Poor
3
Terrible
Caitlin R.

Easily the most flexible presentation creator on the market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/17
Review Source: Capterra

Having used this product to create multiple educational experiences with my staff, the ability for them to be able to retain both the presentation on the computer as well as to print a note taking version prior to the lecture is very beneficial. In our field (rehabilitation), PowerPoint allows the user to connect short video excerpts to get a detailed look at a specific skill and then return to a general presentation seamlessly. As updates with software or new laws enter into our field, PowerPoint can be used alongside a webinar platform to instruct many offices at the same time, ensuring that all employees receive the same information and have a way to bring the new information out into the field with us.

Pros

PowerPoint allows basic users to take a well designed template created by Microsoft and create a finished product by merely inserting information and pictures within its framework. Employees with more skill can develop more unique and integrated presentations, set them to automatically move through time within the talk, or incorporate outside video, music, or podcasts. This entire process can be downloaded into slides for people who are receiving the presentation to take notes on or to refer back to at a later date.

Cons

Employees with limited computer skills can find it difficult to see so many icons for choices on how to create slides. While the initial learning curve is moderately steep for these people, they seem to almost uniformly overcome it quickly and acquire a base level of user ability within a few presentations. The leap from basic to high end use does seem to require some know how with computer savvy in general, though I would surmise this to be true of any product in this field.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Barbara S.

Truly best and simplest tool for any presentation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/21
Review Source: Capterra

I work for global technology company with multiple offices in US and internationally (Europe, Asia). I use PowerPoint for all my presentations to employees, management, Board of Directors, international employees and external parties. PowerPoint is a widely -used tool by all my company's management and employees in US and internationally. It allows us to make all presentations in highly-professional format, standard and concur to corporate presentation methods irregardless of whether presentation was created in US or international office.

Pros

I like most that PowerPoint allows to create excellent presentations in a very simple way. It is easy to create, easy to read, widely used and truly best tool for presentations to senior management, outside parties and basically, anyone. I work in finance. I do all my presentations in PowerPoint. It allows to focus on right level of details and keep information well organized. Giving presentations in PowerPoint allows me to look professionally and speak well to both financial professionals and people outside of my profession, providing them right level of details. I like that I can create presentations in PowerPoint using wide range of tools, including tables, graphs and insert pictures from Internet. I also like that at creating each presentation, I can convert it to pdf-format and distribute to high-level of management. This way, they have well-prepared and well-presented document in a format that they can't inadvertently modify. I really could not think of a better tool than PowerPoint for any presentation. I use it for all my professional presentations.

Cons

I really like PowerPoint. I often use Excel graphs (Excel build-in) linked to the presentation. I believe that there is some opportunity of improvement in those Excel build-in, when it links to Excel file. I would like to see the presentation changed automatically when Excel changes and continue to work even if Excel file got moved to a different folder. Also, I would like to see more graphic opportunity in Power Point, maybe offering some standard widely used graphs which would be easy to build in and use for presentations.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Rosa G.

Microsoft PowerPoint Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/05
Review Source: Capterra

MS PowerPoint has been a must have software for me since like forever. I believe it has manage to keep up with the competition, even though upon its release it was a pretty much unique software. It has upgraded and keep pace inspite of all the crazy changes that the latest technological revolution has brought. MS PowerPoint has never disappointed me, it has always been my tool for choice in creating slideshow presentations for most of my academic, profesional and personal projects. I personally find all of the animation options to be really good and useful.

Pros

MS PowerPoint is well-known among the academic and work industry. It is one of the most popular softwares for creating and sharing slideshow presentations and for being part of the Office 365 suite. Pretty much a basic in the software world, Microsoft PowerPoint it´s an extremely intuitive software, easy to use and a very powerful tool. MS PowerPoint has a lot of advantages, beginning with its long history and already proven quality, not to mention its great reputation, ending up with its flexibility to work with multiple files, export in multiple formats and be compatible with pretty much every device. It has a wide selection of templates that are pretty decent and aesthetic, a nice fonts library, animation and graphic options, in summary all of the fancy tools that you require to give your presentations the ultimate touch. I personally like the fact that it is very easy to access this software from anywhere and the fact that it has a friendly mobile version is also very useful.

Cons

I would say that one of the main downsides of this software is the fact that you can´t directly publish your slides online in platforms like Youtube, FB, or other similar socialmedia. Also, you can no longer purchase it by itself, it is included in the Office 365 suite.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jan michael U.

Microsoft PowerPoints Powers Presenters to Take Point in Your Success

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/12
Review Source: Capterra

I personally use PowerPoint every day of my life. I have 3-4 business reviews to do each week, so I heavily rely on PowerPoint. I love what Microsoft has done over the years to improve the UI and rich features of the client. My favorite features include the new presenter mode where I can see my slide notes on one screen and the slides on the projector screen. I use the laser pointer a ton, so it helps me to get precise on what points I want to land with the audience.

I also love the co-authoring features, the read out loud feature, the icon features they integrated to create infographic type of presentations to drive a simple message to the audience, the ease of inserting media, and the professional transitions that they've incorporated.

Overall, I would rate PowerPoint as 5 out of 5 stars for ease of use, creating professional presentations in minutes, and the effectiveness of this platform in helping me deliver excellence in my presentations in a way that allows my audience to learn and apply my points well.

Pros

The biggest differentiated value to Powerpoint are as follows:
1. It is both consumer and enterprise ready. It's rare to find platforms that present content that covers all audience levels
2. The ease of use. PowerPoint is built in a way that is self explanatory to learn with an easy to use navigation bar. I have taught my grandmother how to use PowerPoint before in the past, and she figured out how to use it within a few minutes.
3. The rich features that come with PowerPoint. From PowerPoint Translator to Office Mix, PowerPoint is more than just presenting slides. PowerPoint has the power to bridge language gaps, serve the accessibility community, and enable all audience levels to become better presenters.
4. Collaboration - The PowerPoint rich client or PowerPoint online enables co-authoring, bridging the gap and breaking down walls on collaborating to make great presentations even when various parties are spread across the world. I personally have experience doing this, and it is powerful to work with other folks on preparing for important presentations globally through their co-authoring features.

Cons

PowerPoint does not integrate spreadsheets as cleanly as other Office related products. The formatting gets thrown off, and it does not do a clean copy and paste.

PowerPoint can get very heavy on the file size by simply adding an image. It is not as easily shareable as other Office products due to the high file size. Microsoft could do a better job compressing the rich features they built in for users to use in a way that can be attached to emails.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Sadiyya A.

PowerPoint Review

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/03/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have used PowerPoint since elementary school for school projects. As I graduated from the nursing program not to long ago, PowerPoint was always my go to program to create interactive presentations that would engage my audience. There are many reasons I loved the PowerPoint program:
1) PowerPoint has many interactive features that make your project look authentic, personal and professional. These features especially help when you are transitioning between slides in your presentation, or if you are trying to make an emphasis in your presentation as well.
2) PowerPoint allows for enhancement in your creativity as it has many features which allow you to be creative, something I personally had fun with when I used the program. PowerPoint allows for one to create colourful designs using the themes provided by the program itself. These themes can also be modified to fit your needs as well while creating your presentations. You can easily create charts, tables, diagrams and add pictures to the various slides allowing for the audience to be better engaged with your work.
3) PowerPoint allows for one to easily save files you have created in various formats which is compatible with most computer programs and operating systems. You are also able to easily save your file on a USB or CD, and carry your work around rather than having to lug round your laptop.

Cons

PowerPoint is a great program that allows one to be creative, however during my time while using PowerPoint in school, I found there were some flaws with the usage and setup of the program as well. For instance, you can spend hours creating a beautiful presentation, but in order to project your piece of work, you need further equipment like a projector, HDMI wire, and computer to set up your presentation. Another disadvantage to the PowerPoint program I found was that the program is linear in nature, thus only allowing you to create slides in a bullet-point nature which may hinder complex decision-making or stagger the audience away from fully grasping the complex information you are trying to present. PowerPoint minimizes your information back to the basics, which may sometimes hinder the quality of information being presented.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Microsoft Powerpoint Pricing

Starting from
$10/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.

Microsoft Powerpoint Features

  • Projections

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Microsoft Powerpoint

Key features of Microsoft 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

Microsoft Powerpoint FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft Powerpoint.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Powerpoint offer?

Microsoft Powerpoint offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $10/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 Microsoft Powerpoint?

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Powerpoint?

Microsoft Powerpoint has the following typical customers:

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

Q. What languages does Microsoft Powerpoint support?

Microsoft 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. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft Powerpoint offer?

Microsoft Powerpoint has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Microsoft Powerpoint support mobile devices?

Microsoft Powerpoint supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Microsoft Powerpoint integrate with?

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Powerpoint offer?

Microsoft Powerpoint offers the following support options:

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