PowerPoint

Who Uses PowerPoint?

On-premise customizable presentation solution that helps organizations of all size create and modify presentations with templates, themes, clipart, audio & video integration, cloud-storage and more.

What Is PowerPoint?

Industry leading digital presentation platform with many different design themes. Typically bundled with Microsoft Office.

PowerPoint Details

Microsoft

http://www.microsoft.com

Founded 1975

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PowerPoint pricing overview

PowerPoint does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. PowerPoint paid version starts at US$5.00/month.


Starting Price

US$5.00/month

Pricing Details

It is also available at $12.50/mo and $20/mo with additional features.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

PowerPoint deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • Not Offered

PowerPoint Features

  • 3D Objects
  • Animations & Transitions
  • Audio Content
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customisable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Content

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PowerPoint Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.3
Features 4.6
Value for Money 4.5

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Tacho T.
Driving Instructor
E-Learning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/10/2020

"Usefull Tool for all Teachers like me"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 14/10/2020
Verified Reviewer
Managing Director and Founder
Graphic Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/04/2019

"Used Often and Incorrectly"

Comments: 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).

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  • Reviewed on 03/04/2019
Kayla M.
Independent Business Owner
E-Learning, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 14/11/2020

"Powerpoint and Teaching"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 14/11/2020
Prisca N.
back office analist
Financial Services, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    2 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 01/11/2020

"the best and easiest app for presentations"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 01/11/2020
Nicholas D.
Content Manager
Marketing & Advertising, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/10/2020

"Microsoft Powerpoint Review"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 08/10/2020