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

Impress them with your presentation skills
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
11903

Very good
4438

Average
573

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
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.


Amine L.

Microsoft PowerPoint Benefits Review Report.

With PowerPoint, I was able to achieve and complete more projects about Solar Battery and Inverter Projects, it facilitates my work to insert more information with statistics correctly.


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.


Sumit A.

Essential Software

Very useful for presentation but other than it, very limited options are available


Emir O.

Great software for creating world class presentation

Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly reports have never looked better. It is my favorite tool for presentation for more then 15 years. Every iteration has all the right options and some new additions. I would recommend it to everyone.


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

Amine L.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Microsoft PowerPoint Benefits Review Report.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/01
Review Source: Capterra

With PowerPoint, I was able to achieve and complete more projects about Solar Battery and Inverter Projects, it facilitates my work to insert more information with statistics correctly.

Pros

On PowerPoint, I can make some fun and pizzazz to my slides easier, it has a series of new graphs that facilities the representation, it's possible to establish a Youtube Video in PowerPoint Project and insert a Functioning Excel Worksheet into a Presentation, also I can convert a bulleted list to a layout (SmartArt). It's a creative tool.

Cons

Sometimes when we want to send a file, there is a risk to will be damaged by a virus.
It is a project that has more presentation that distracts people by the number of movements and does not care or pay attention to the information that is being shared.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

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

Sumit A.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Company size: 10 000+ Employees

Essential Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/04
Review Source: Capterra

Very useful for presentation but other than it, very limited options are available

Pros

Very useful for presentation of product/project .
vast animation options
Widely used so one can learn more from resourses

Cons

Very limited options other than presentation

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Emir O.
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Great software for creating world class presentation

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly reports have never looked better. It is my favorite tool for presentation for more then 15 years. Every iteration has all the right options and some new additions. I would recommend it to everyone.

Pros

It's easy to create content nowdays in Power Point. Drag and drop. Easy you can add slides, themes, content from another Microsoft or external application.
Also now there is repository of free public themes and designs so only limit is ones creativity. It's definitely mine choice of tools for presentation.

Cons

Sometimes when copy/paste content between Word and Excell to Power Point can have misaligned content.
Also sometimes source theme is not copy/pasted correctly but there is allways a workaround.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 16 964 user ratings
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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 16 964 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: 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. 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 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