Google Slides Reviews
Reviewed on 14/08/2019
The Modern and Creative Way to Present Information
Comments: Google slides currently allows our team at EY to present weekly deliverable documents to our clients, which outline progress, issues, and next steps. In addition, it is very commonly used to construct easy-to-follow manuals outlining certain procedures, steps, or instructions for someone else. Slides has been very useful in constructing a collaborative presentation, allowing our whole team to work on one presentation at the same time and finish it in a very short amount of time, in order to maximize efficiency and optimize our time.
Pros: Google Slides allows for an extremely collaborative and creative style of work between a group of people. Whether it´s students, co-workers, or teachers/professors, Google Slides allows the user to have full freedom over how they wish to customize their presentation. My favorite feature is the versatility of the software, since you are truly never limited in terms of what styles, fonts, designs or formats you can pursue. Therefore, you are in full control over how you wish to present your information- very creative and funky, very professional, etc. The opportunities are truly endless thanks to this incredibly high level of customization that the platform provides you with. Secondly, the communication and easiness of collaboration lets you be even more creative with this software. With two or more users collaborating on the same project, you have the ability to divide tasks in order to create the perfect presentation. Perhaps one person focuses on fostering creativity, while the other centers around the information or data of the presentation. This is what allows Slides to be the a truly collaborative platform.
Cons: Perhaps the area in which the most improvement can be made, is its compatability with Microsoft Powerpoint. Often times, downloading a Google Sheets presentation to a local Powerpoint file can lead to distorted fonts, graphics, transition animations, and more. Very small details can cause the file to be visually misshaped. As a result, the user must sometimes manually adjust details before locally sending the file through e-mail or submitting it through an online platform. For example, when working on a presentation that will have to be sent through e-mail or submitted online after presenting, I tend to use very simple fonts and transitions that I know are available in Powerpoint. For this reason, I think implementing an option which can be "turned on" to limit features to those which are compatible with Powerpoint, is a good idea. This option could be useful when users know that they will have to eventually submit this presentation as a PowerPoint, but they want to keep the collaborative aspects and benefits of Google Slides.
Reviewed on 04/08/2019
Collaborative Presentation for the People
Comments: My overall experience has been nothing but mostly positive. Please implement version control in the future though!
Pros: As with most of Google products, I love that it's collaborative and the price-point is right (free). Where I was prepping for school presentations, work presentations or making a process doc Google slides has never failed me. It's also used at most big companies, startups, and advertising agencies alike.
Cons: The only caveat with Google products is always the question of privacy and version control. The main question is, "how do I know that this is safer than non-cloud presentation software". There's always a risk when using any cloud-based software, but it's a valid question to ask yourself.
Reviewed on 02/08/2019
Google slides for amazing presentations
Comments: I recommend this as the best tool to create nice presentations and documents
Pros: With google slides they provide amazing set of templates for the paid domain plan and also with the free gmail plan which helps to create a stunning presentation in few minutes. Online collaborating feature is another great feature that they provide. You will be able to revert to older versions and also keep track of the history of what you and editors did. Also you can setup privileges and access rights with will really make your work easy.
Cons: There is no offline feature where it syncs with the internet when you want to work offline.
Reviewed on 04/08/2019
A Great Alternative to Microsoft Powerpoint
Comments: Overall, I've had a very positive experience with Google Slides. I think I would prefer Google Slides to Powerpoint, especially because you can access your project from anywhere, since it is on your Google Drive. However, you cannot add to it when you are offline because the changes won't save. Still, it is a great tool for collaborating with others or just sharing your work and presentations with others, so I would definitely recommend this product.
Pros: What I like most about this software is that it works just as well as Microsoft Powerpoint, but it's free. It has basically all of the same features, and the best part is that it is shareable, like the way you can share Google Docs with other people. This has been really helpful when I had to do group projects and work with other people remotely. It was easier for us to collaborate with Google Slides, and then send the project slides to our teachers very easily with just the access to the link.
Cons: I don't think there is anything negative to say or any cons about this software. It has all of the same features as Powerpoint, including templates, themes, and adding special effects or images or anything else. I think it works even better than Powerpoint because it is very easily shareable. I guess the only thing I would say that I "least like" would be that to change anything, you have to be able to use wifi/the Internet, whereas Powerpoint does not work exclusively online.
Reviewed on 28/07/2019
Perfect for creating simple power point presentations- No learning curve!
Comments: I used Google Slides to create the pitch deck for my start up company. At first, I looked into paying to use a fancy slide site since they had pitch deck templates that looked AMAZING and would've made the process extraordinarily easy. However, they all seemed too expensive since I would really just be using it for this one thing. So I looked at Google Slides and decided to go with it instead. I am SO happy I did! Although they don't have any formal templates, all the themes they do have are super easy to customize and professional looking. I have had nothing but positive feedback from potential investors on my pitch deck. Free...Easy...Access from anywhere...What more could you ask for! Everything is extremely customizable. Each text box, photo, and background can be edited as much as is necessary. And because it's a Google program, you never have to worry about losing unsaved work! One of my favorite things about Google Slides though was very unexpected- the mobile app. It is AWESOME! Editing is decently easy, though of course it's easier to just do it from your computer. But it is the presentation mode that is amazing! With two clicks, you can present your slideshow straight from your phone! I would never do this as a pitch obviously, but it's great for casual conversations and showing people what my company is all about! My pitch deck is right there in my pocket!
-No learning curve
-Good variety of templates
-Access from anywhere
-Great mobile app
-Couldn't figure out how to change the main color on a couple of the templates
-No duplicate function for text boxes
Reviewed on 22/07/2019
Ideal solution to work in collaboration
Comments: In overall, is a great solution that allows you to work easily and in collaboration. It is a very simple solution to obtain great results
Pros: Google Slides is the best solution to work in collaboration to preapre and share any presentation, through out your organization's team or any other external. In collaboration it allow you to simultaneous review, add, erase and edit any kind of information at the same time. Also, as you work, all editing is being safed automatically, so you will not to worry about saving manually everytime the file. Another great part in the integration between the other solutions of google (docs and sheets), as you can information directly and update it if in the other files where also updated. For last, you can add access control to feel safe about who can access and/or edit the file.
Cons: It is possible to struggle a little with the max size of the file, it have a limit at the moment. On the other hand, the convertion to Microsoft PowerPoint sometimes affect the format you are using through the slide, it is important to have it defined.
Reviewed on 08/01/2019
Go with Slides! Make the shift!
Comments: Creating and collaborating on beautiful, impactful, and useful presentations.
Pros: There are a lot of presentation tools out there - perhaps too many. And I'll admit, I've spent too long experimenting with competitors. I always come back to Google Slides, though. Here's what I love most. First, it's cloud-based, so everything is stored in the cloud and automatically saved. Further, I can access it from anywhere on any device. I can collaborate with teammates seamlessly and effortlessly. Next, if you're familiar with the G Suite platform, then Slides will feel natural to you. No need to learn a new interface. With Slides, you have the ability to add all sorts of content to the deck (i.e., videos, audio, images, GIFs, etc.). Beyond creating presentations, it's really the "Swiss Army knife" of the Google apps. It's versatile. You can do so much with it with students (i.e., eBooks, create-your-own-adventure stories, collaborative projects, hyperdocs, etc.). It's truly a versatile tool for classrooms. Slides is also constantly being improved by Google - so I trust and expect that even better things will come. For example, consider that they just recently introduced the Q&A feature which allows you to interact with your audience while presenting. What a great idea! Go with Slides - make the shift, if you haven't already.
Although I'm a big fan, here are some areas for improvement:
- The standard themes are somewhat lacking. Google has not provided many options, but there are freebies available online (consider Slide Carnival).
- It does not have some of the advances features that some users of PP may be familiar with, but honestly, only a few users need those features so it's not a major concern.
- Because it's not a separate software, you storage ability is linked to your Drive account and the amount of cloud storage you've purchased.
- It's a bit of a learning curve when migrating to the platform, and some may feel a little lost. But I do not think it's overwhelming, nor do I feel that this should deter you from giving it a try.
Reviewed on 18/10/2018
Make the switch for Education
Comments: Presenting instructional content, making eBooks, sharing ideas, collaborating with peers, etc.
I use this in the field of education. I used other platforms prior to Slides (PowerPoint, flipcharts by ActivInspire, HaikuDeck, and a few others); however, Google Slides is the one of I've stuck with. I see pros with each of the previously mentioned platforms, but Google Slides is the clear winner with regards to longevity. Pros:
- It's included with a G Suite account (if you have a Gmail or Drive, you have access to Slides).
- It offers all of the features that a good slide deck needs.
- It's cloud-based so it can be updated across multiple platforms at any time.
- There's even an app that works for editing. And it works well!
- It's collaborative - students and colleagues can work on Slides, together, at the same time. No need to email copy after copy after copy. There's one copy in the cloud that we're all contributing to.
- It's constantly being saved. No need to worry about a computer or app malfunction - it's just always being saved in real time.
- Add-ons are available by independent developers that make it even more powerful.
- It's easy to integrate features from across your Drive account (images, graphs, even YouTube videos).
Cons: I see no real cons. Some may argue that other platforms may have more advanced features, but in all honesty, how many of us really need/use those advanced features? I'm guessing very few of us. Just make the switch - you won't be sorry.
Reviewed on 30/07/2019
Google Slides is the only presentation tool you need
Comments: I would recommend Google Slides to anyone who's either looking for an alternative to PowerPoint or a free product which has all the same features and more.
Pros: I started using Google Slides about 4 years ago as I needed a quick solution to not having access to PowerPoint on a laptop and I've never looked back since. Not only is Google Slides free but it's just as good, if not better, than PowerPoint. What makes Google Slides even better is that you can work on presentations with colleagues easily through the cloud either letting them edit or view only which makes it ideal for modern workplaces. You can download the presentation as a PowerPoint compatible presentation for easy set up offices and you can download the PDF slides as well.
Cons: If two people are editing the same slide at the same time, it doesn't always save what you have done or will just save one person's work so you'll need to be mindful of that but it's never really been an issue for me as usually only one person will be working on it at a time. Sometimes when downloading as a PowerPoint there can be a few conversion errors so it's always worth checking back through the presentation to make sure everything is where it should be but again I don't have any major issues with this.
Reviewed on 30/12/2018
Almost All of What you Need in a Presentation Tool
Pros: Google Slides is another excellent offering in the Google Suite that provides many of the functionality of other office suites. Slides takes on the function of presentation software such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Prezi. The main benefits of using Google Slides and the other offerings is that it is free and offers very easy online collaboration, allowing multiple people to edit the same document simultaneously. With the collaboration function, there is also a chat to allow present collaborators to communicate. While other suites have collaboration now, Google Suites was the first and remains the easiest to use. Slides has a clean and easy to use interface, offering many of the same tools as its competitors. It offers easy to use and modifiable templates as well as an easy way to embed media such as images and audio. Exporting is also excellent in Google Slides, offering many different print options for multiple slides per page and options for outlines or notes on the printouts. Slides can also export in formats such as .pdf and .pptx for offline saving and presenting in Microsoft.
Cons: Other suites offline functionality is better compared to Google Slides, as you need to have an online connection to natively present Google Slides. You need to download your Slides presentation into a format like .pdf or .pptx in order to present offline. This is an issue that is more unique to Google Slides when compared to the other Google Suite offerings. Some of the functions present in Google Slides are not as robust compared to the tools in the Microsoft or other suites. This includes animations, fonts, visualization and graphing, templating, and master slides functionality.
Reviewed on 16/10/2018
Google Slides Makes Presentations Rock
Comments: I created prenations for my class daily. I then download it as a PDF and open it on my iPad and mirror it to the projector. I write all over the presentation with Notes. Currently there is not a way to do that directly on Google Sheets and that is why I download it to PDF and use a different App.
-Switch from Power Point to here is easy. I haven't found a feature that on Power Point but not on Google Slides
-Creating presentations with a group or team is a breeze. Share the presentation with Edit turned on and all your members can work on it from there computer where ever they are. If working at the same time you can turn chat on and communicate while working on the presentation.
-If you are the team lead, you can have your team review your presentation, but instead of editing they can "make suggestions" of things to add. You can then add what they suggested or not with a click of a button.
-When giving your presentation you can share with people with view only on. They can follow your presentation from their device but cannot make edits.
-Access your presentation anywhere you have internet.
-Easy to download to PDF
-Always bring a downloaded backup. If you don't have internet access, you cannot access your presentation.
-Be careful when building a presentation and you are working on the same slide at the same time. If you are both working in the same spot, it will only save one of your work.
Reviewed on 11/05/2019
Amazing presentation design tool
Comments: I use Google Slides regularly, not exclusively to make and alter introductions yet in addition to see and remark slides from other individuals. I am regularly training college courses and Google Slides has been an astonishing instrument in this specific circumstance. It is anything but difficult to get and remark on the slides of understudies. My involvement with Google Slides has been extraordinary. In the event that the instrument had progressively complex highlights, like other introduction programs, the apparatus would be impeccable.
Pros: My kindred chiefs in my organization expected to show together yet we are once in a while in reality together. Rather than messaging forward and backward or far more atrocious gathering face to face to go over our slides-we as a whole just utilized google slides from the solace of our own workplaces. Google slides makes simplicity of introduction on introduction day since we aren't all changing to new reports the majority of our commitments are in one spot! Likewise, we had the option to see every others slides to make a uniform look. When I required my slides checked on before my introduction my manager was basically ready to sign on and see as opposed to sending forward and backward. So natural!
Cons: The product on occasion runs very moderate! I normally simply need to restart the program and that would fix it yet I didn't love that. Likewise, it tends to be a smidgen dubious to make sense of how to utilize every one of the impacts. Another chief attempted to direct me via telephone it would be useful on the off chance that I could turn on having the option to see their activities so I could gain from them. She wound up simply doing all my altering for me which isn't perfect for her- - however worked out for me
Reviewed on 14/05/2019
The best free presentation SaaS offering
Comments: Great tool for basic presentation creation and editing.
Pros: Integration with GDrive and ease of use. Google Slides provides all the necessary features for building rich presentations, all through a web interface. I'd used SlideRocket in the past but Google Slides is much easier to use and performance is better. Initially it took some time to adapt from using PowerPoint as Slides does not have the full breadth of PowerPoint features. However over time I grew more comfortable with the subset of features and the convenience factor took over. Basic alignment tools are there and Slides works well for general purpose slides. The offline capabilities are important as well, since occasionally you won't have access to the internet. Finally the pricing is great, free for use.
Cons: Most of the fonts I use in Google Slides are not standard PowerPoint fonts. When I save a Google Slides and open it using my desktop PowerPoint app, it results in font conversion which is an eyesore. I also miss some basic PowerPoint features such as presenter modes and the ability to create complex animated slides. If you are looking to import and convert other slide formats (i.e. pptx), Slides does its best but it usually won't convert over cleanly.
Reviewed on 12/04/2019
Easy Collaboration, Creation & Presentation
Comments: Google Slides has increased productivity when people are out of the office and it allows us to always be in touch. Plus it's free, which is a huge plus for a startup.
Pros: Google Slides is the Microsoft Powerpoint of 2019. I'm a huge Google fan, to be honest right up front. They took all of the good things from Microsoft Powerpoint, which we all know of (I'm looking at you Grandma) and put it into the digital version that is accessible 24/7. It syncs in your Google Drive and you can easily share it with others. I love working on projects with my team remotely when someone is travelling or out sick. You can see what they're working on, you can leave notes and you can both edit together. It's like being in the same room, without having to actually be in the same room. It presents & works just like Powerpoint, except it's free and always online.
Cons: I have issues exporting from Google Slides sometimes. It's mainly when I need to export the files for Microsoft Powerpoint for a client (ahhhhh). The files don't always play nice, so you just need to be aware of that when you start a project. I've had times where there was no issue, but it can be hit and miss.
Reviewed on 19/01/2019
An Easy to Use Application for Presentations
Comments: Overall, I have used Google Slides in everything from school projects to business projects and it has never let me down.
Pros: Google Slides is a great tool to collaborate on presentations. It is easy to use and as long as you and your colleagues have an email hosted by Google or a free Gmail account, all of you can effortlessly collaborate on it. The real-time edits are great although I have found sometimes when multiple people are working on a slide at the same time, there are sometimes some savings issues. However, the auto-saver is great, no longer having the fear of accidentally closing the window and losing your progress. There are premade templates that can give your presentation a professional look to it, even if you aren’t comfortable with making your own. This makes it clean and simple. Another feature I like about Google Slides is the speaker notes. This allows you to have your information, visuals, etc. displayed while you can have your own notes that the audience does not see. Finally, a great way to avoid confusion when working together is the chat which allows all contributors to talk to one another and able to clear up any confusion.
Cons: The only con I have with Google Slides is that you need an internet connection do work on your projects. However, when the time comes to present, you can easily download a copy offline that you can’t edit but can show and that has worked enough times for me. If you do have internet connection, connection to a display is easy.
Reviewed on 05/08/2019
Pros: - great to use when you are working on a team project. I can do one part of the project while another co worker can do the other part. We can work on the powerpoint at the same time, so it is very convenient for group projects. - it corrects my spelling well and it can correct for some terms and strange names that regular spell check powerpoint won't pick up. - i really enjoy using the tables and graphs features of the google powerpoint. it makes beautiful graphs. I can make circle, line, or bar graphs. really the options are endless. There are several table options that are great for organizing information. - I like that I can chat with my co workers while I edit when I use the chat feature. This can help clarify information without cluttering the document with comments, which can slow down the program. -I like that I can access the document from any computer just by having my google log in. this is very convenient so If I forget my laptop or don't have a desktop, I can still get my work done on a public or friend's computer.
Cons: - It can be hard to use the toolbar. Everything it on the top and you have to use the drop down menu for getting information. I wish it was more like the traditional powerpoint where there were toolbox menu with shortcuts. -sometimes when too many people are working on the document at the same time the site will temporarily crash. It usually still saves my edits but sometimes it doesn't. It is not normally an issue, but I try to make sure only 1-3 people are using the document at the same time. It usually is only an issue if people are editing. When others are viewing the document it is not normally an issue. - I am not a big fan of the editing process. You can track your edits but sometimes if you have a lot of edits, the program slows down considerably. -You need internet to use the document. sometimes this can be difficult if I am in a place that does not have free wifi (car or plane). -
Reviewed on 28/06/2019
Google Slides Keep Students Engaged
Comments: Overall, Google Slides has been an excellent method of summative assessment. It is perfect for projects and collaboration among students. Google Slides flips the classroom and helps the student take control of his or her own learning.
Pros: As a middle school teacher, I am always looking for creative ways to incorporate technology and intertwine it into my science curriculum to promote student engagement and digital awareness. Google Slides is just the tool for that! Students become immersed in the almost unlimited opportunities to create unique projects that represent the topic of study. With the ability to incorporate video clips, photographs, drawings, and text art, students not only remain engaged in their assignment, but actually become competitive with one another to see who can have the best presentation. As a teacher, I am also able to create a wide variety of assignments, from click and drag, to collaborative projects, to individual tasks. Google Slides works seamlessly with Google Classroom and Google Drive, so my students never feel lost in locating their work. The fact that it automatically saves student work is a lifesaver too. If you are looking for a creative way to engage your students, promote digital awareness, and encourage collaboration, then Google Slides is for you.
Cons: Google Slides is a self-taught type of program. My least favorite aspect of this software is the lack of customer support. To counter that, there are more YouTube tutorials on anything and everything Google Slides related than one person could ever watch. It only took a few good searches to see how other teachers were using Google Slides to figure out how it best fit my classroom needs.
Reviewed on 16/10/2018
Google Slides - the best collaborative presentation application
Comments: All in all, Google Slides files the student's gap of a collaborative application for presentations. It's very easy to work together with colleagues on very good-looking and possibly even more complex presentations. It might not have the feature set of some expensive and more hard to use programs, but for me, that's not a big deal.
As I student, I have to do lots of presentations - and most of the times, I have to work together with classmates. Compared to other competitors, collaborate working is definitely one of the strengths of Google Slides. Microsoft Powerpoint, for example, offers this feature, but it's nowhere near the performance and feature-set of Google Slides.
As a Google product, Google Slides is always gorgeously implemented in the Google ecosystem - this way, all your presentations and documents are always synced, you won't forget them at home.
The feature-set is okay, but nothing special. You're certainly able to create basic to more complex presentations with different types of media, very simple but good-looking designs and all kinds of design elements - for a students belongings, I have nothing to complain.
Lastly, I would like to mention the ease of use: all colleagues I've worked with understood the application within seconds, in most cases, I didn't have to explain anything.
The feature-set of Google Slides is nothing special, you might miss some more complex scientifical features like 3D diagrams or transitions and templates.
The fact that Google Slides is a web-application is for me a bonus, but friends told me, they would have prefered a standard Windows program - but that criticism is not that important.
Reviewed on 03/04/2019
Google Slides for students
Comments: Having Slides available within Drive for student use has provided creative outlets both in and out of class assignments. Students are excited to use a project option outside of traditional papers to demonstrate their knowledge and Slides makes this all possible.
Pros: Google Slides offers students a platform for presentations that is available and accessible across grade levels. The built in Explore feature puts a search engine within their project creating an easy path for research. The tool bar is similar to other Google Drive programs which makes it familiar for students to use and find what they are looking for. The ability to publish final presentation to the web allows students to use Slides in more creative ways, like making flip books (using stop-gap animation techniques).
Cons: It is difficult to find a critique for Google Slides, but a feature that I would wish for would be more varied themes and slide set ups available as templates for students. Sometimes, fewer choices is a better option for students. For more advanced students, though, those options can open up a world of creativity and better prepare them for digital design careers.
Reviewed on 16/01/2019
This is the future
Comments: This is the best tool i've tested, im fully pleased with it. Of course you cant have it all, but as an overall this app wins by far.
Pros: i decided to test it to the limit by using Google Slides to create and present my final MSc dissertation. It flawlessly worked. No connection issues, everything was smooth, clean, no mistakes, i had to go back and forth many times and it did what it was intended to. No crashes, no fear to lose what i've done. And it saves versions in the background for each time you open the project. The main benefit for me was during the creation because sometimes i added info from my laptop, my desktop computer, several times from different friends computers and many times from my smartphone and that was a bless. That way i reduced times and efforts in creating the presentation and allowed me to add what ever i needed from my phone. As simple as drag and drop, use many available icons, edit pictures, round edge pictures and a lot of options without having too much options as other presentation tools. Drag pictures from internet, Interface is clean and simple, easy to find options. To have my final dissertation here meant i left everything in google's hands and it was worth it. Easy, beautiful, trusted, fast and free? What a no brainer! There is way to add free or paid icons using the Playstore.
Cons: There is room to improve in the graphic design of some icons so Google can imprint their own style.
Reviewed on 10/05/2019
Collaboration Lifesaver – with is Limits
Comments: Honestly, Google Slides wouldn't be my first choice when choosing a presentation software, but I would never have gotten through my recent collaborative project without. It is key for working in large groups virtually. I really appreciate Google having different technologies
Pros: I couldn't imagine doing my last group project without Google Slides. I had to work on something with people at five other companies, all using different systems and emails. Google is only common denominator we had, and Google Slides was perfect for us. Not only could we work in the deck at the same time and divide out the work so it was easy to collaborate, we also could add comments and have real-time conversations on certain parts of the deck. I was also pleasantly surprised at how many features Google Slides had to create a decent-looking deck. It was a good foundation and a really good tool for getting presentations together in a tech-friendly way... which is a refreshing feeling with collaborative projects!
Cons: I will admit, after we collaborated and got the meat and bones of our presentation, we downloaded it off Google Slides and moved it into PowerPoint or Keynote. While it's a great tool for getting together the information you need and organizing it together, it's not super feasible (in my opinion) for creating high-impact, professional and nimble decks. It's hard to make custom designs work unless you're a Slides expert. And while it's mostly seamless between PowerPoint-Slides, it's a little different in some features.
Reviewed on 21/03/2019
Complete slide software with excellent realtime collaboration and cross-platform support
Google Slides is a full-featured presentation software, with all tools required to create slides. It's easy and intuitive to get started, with adequate default slide layouts. In my experience, the learning curve is smooth, especially coming from other standard presentation software.
Default formatting options (fonts, colors and presentation templates) make for pretty slides with little efforts. Performance is good even for large slide sets including many images. It's also very stable. Exporting slides to PDF works very well, which means that there's easy access to the presentation in case of a network issue.
Compared to a native application such as Keynote (on macOS), the interface feels less intuitive. For example, drag & drop support to add content is slightly more limited. The number of transition and animation choices is also restricted.
It's still not possible to create mathematical equations or symbol, so that an external tool must be used. Videos inserted in the slides will play through a web-player similar to YouTube's player, which is more obtrusive than an inline player. The number of fonts available is limited to the ones provided by Google, which may be an issue if using a specific font, e.g. for a company's corporate identity. As for all Google products, the fact that the document will be stored on Google's servers may be an issue if it contains sensitive / private company information.
Reviewed on 13/08/2019
Google Slides review
Comments: Google slides gave us the opportunity to create classes together and all work on the slides together but remotely and make changes or notes
Pros: I like how easy this product is to use. We are all able to edit and view the same thing together and make last minute changes on any device.
Cons: Sometimes it is hard to edit on an ipad or phone.
Reviewed on 10/03/2019
Good For Some, But Not For Everyone
Comments: Overall, I do love Google and its suite of applications. It's an easy and efficient way to get things done across teams. Google Slides is just one of those applications that can either really work for what you intend to use it for or not...it just kind of depends on your needs.
Pros: Google stays pretty true to the controls and use of their products such as Sheets, Docs, and Slides. So, if you are used to using their other products, you shouldn't have too hard of a time learning how to use Slides. As with Docs and Sheets, multiple users can collaborate together on projects. If you already have a Google account, which these days it's pretty rare for someone not to, you will be in and working on Slides in no time.
Cons: Now, while I did say it's pretty rare for people not to have a Google account these days, a downfall is not having a Google account...not a huge downfall but a downfall still for some. If you grew up like a lot of us using PowerPoint all through school, you are going to be disappointed by the lack of features. With Slides you can't customize or change themes, you have to have an internet connection to access and use it (which again probably isn't a huge thing these days because WiFi is virtually everywhere, but there are those times where maybe you don't have access and need to work), and probably one of the things that I would say is a big con is the fact that you cannot embed your own videos....YouTube is the only option you have. This can end up being a big downfall for companies who want to the use software, like for me and my team for example. We use Google apps for so much of what we do. We use Docs and Sheets every single day because we work with teams in other parts of the building, other buildings, other states, and even other countries. Our company makes all of it's own marketing materials including videos, not just for the company itself but for the clients we serve. So, not being able to put our own videos into presentations was a big downfall. But long story short, if you haven't heavily relied on PowerPoint and it's feature through most of your life, you will probably be fine as you won't miss the features that are present with Slides.
Reviewed on 10/11/2018
My personal opinion on Google Slides.
Comments: I've used this in school multiple times when having to do a project. I present my thoughts and information on this site, it's really easy to use and can be made in a very few minutes.
Pros: The thing that I like the most about this product is that it's a free slideshow creation tool. It also has really solid collaboration tools and an excellent audience question submission tool. It also comes with a tutorial which really makes it easy to learn about and use. What I also love about this product is that you can use it immediately. There's nothing to download as it's online, nothing to pay, etc. As long as you have a Google account, you'll immediately have the features to create and present a presentation in a snap of a finger. This is truly the best free presentation site that you'll probably ever find!
Cons: There's not as many cons than pros that I have about this software. All I can really say is that there's no desktop app, you can't export to a video, can't import audio, and the transitions are very limited. This also goes for the selection of effects in the product.