Presentation Tools

Presentations go hand-in-hand with communicating data with charts, graphs, maps, tables and diagrams. There’s a huge amount of DataViz design work being done in presentation tools!

 
 

Microsoft PowerPoint

The most widely used presentation tool is Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Loved by many, and hated by others, PowerPoint has become the mainstay for delivering presentations. Part of the Microsoft Office 365 package.

Apple Keynote

Keynote is Apple’s presentation application in the iWork bundle. Originally designed for Steve Jobs to deliver his famous Apple Keynotes, Keynote is available as a desktop app for Macs, an iOS app for iPads, and as a web app at iCloud.com.

Prezi

Prezi continues to shake up the presentation landscape as a dramatic presentation alternative. With its open canvas, zooming interface, and free tier for anyone to try, Prezi has both an online interface and the ability to edit and present offline with desktop applications. Prezi purchased InfoGram and has begun to integrate their great da

Visme

Presentations are a big part of the online design tool Visme. All of the same components used for infographics design, are applied to presentations; icons, images, fonts, charts, templates, etc. Design online, present and publish online.

Google Slides

Google Slides is the presentation tool part of Google Docs, with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more. All for free. Access, create, and edit your presentations wherever you go, even offline. Convert PowerPoint files to Google Slides and vice versa.

Diagrammer

Diagrammer is a visualization system from Nancy Duarte’s company with more than 4,000 customizable diagrams. Download the free PowerPoint-ready files to enhance your presentation.

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck is an easy way to create an amazing presentation on the web, iPad, or iPhone. Choose from a range of stylish fonts, layouts, and image filters.

Emaze

Create and share professional and engaging presentations with Emaze’s online HTML editor. Choose the perfect template for your needs, and customize the slides with your content. Enhance your presentations by adding audio, photo and video media, live iframes, custom forms and web pages, visually stimulating infographics and captivating special effects. Share your presentations directly from Emaze by email or social media, track your viewer analytics, remote present, download to PDF and MP4 and so much more!

SlideCamp

All your company slides in one place. SlideCamp is a PowerPoint slide management platform that allows your team to create and share presentations. Enforce brand standards and make all presentations look consistent with company’s branding guidelines. Search for slides that you need with built-in search inside SlideCamp.

Slides

Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing slide decks. A suite of modern presentation tools, available right from your browser. Slides for Teams makes your whole team work better. It's a secure, shared place for everything your team needs including a media library with reusable images, videos and slide templates.

LinkedIn SlideShare

Purchased by LinkedIn in 2012, SlideShare is an online sharing sight primarily for presentation decks, but also infographics, documents, and videos. You can share your presentation slides publicly, privately, or even password protect them. Get analytics on views, choose whether to allow downloads, and control the privacy settings of your presentations. You can see many of my own presentation decks HERE!

Speaker Deck

Speaker Deck is another great way to share presentations online. Simply upload your slides as a PDF, and turn them into a beautiful online experience.