PowerPoint

PowerPoint

by Microsoft

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

PowerPoint Pricing Overview

PowerPoint does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. PowerPoint paid version starts at US$126.89/one-time.

Starting Price

US$126.89/one-time

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Not Offered

Support

Business Hours

Online

PowerPoint Features

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

PowerPoint Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 16,185 reviews

Overall
4.7/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.5/5
Charles S.
Garphic Designer
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019

"The number one presentation software package"

Comments: I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.

Pros: PowerPoint is a straightforward tool for making and showing presentations with an interface that is very much "what-you-see-is-what-you-get." It is also the dominant presentation software, meaning that you will probably never find a client or venue that will have problems with any presentation you created in PowerPoint. It is also rather versatile, allowing users to do far more that slide-based presentations. Users can create online slideshows, clickable infographics, and embed original graphics and videos.

Cons: Like all Microsoft products, PowerPoint has it's eccentricities. It could be more user-friendly, which is where some of the competing presentation apps excel. It is absolutely not good for creating original art or illustrations, even though many users seem to think so. If you want original graphics then you should be creating them in some other app (like Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and then importing them into PowerPoint.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/11/2019
Verified Reviewer
Tuition Teacher
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/05/2020

"If you want to make Presentations then Powerpoint has got you covered!"

Comments: I've had a very positive experience with Powerpoint and would recommend it to almost anyone. Great software that has many features and is very easy to use.

Pros: PowerPoint being part of Microsoft's vast range of Products offers a vast number of features and resources to make your presentation. Having a very clean and intuitive design to the software helps you design your presentation in a simple card format. This layout helps you plan your presentation and build on it with visual tools to help change font size's, colour, layout, shapes and even allows you to add various images onto your slides. Furthermore you can also change slide animations, add sound cue's, add 3d videos and gif's to your slides to fully customise your presentation.

Cons: In terms of Cons there are a few cons such as how sometimes this software isn't as optimized and can feel slow on some computers when you try and either add too many images or 3d file formats into your presentation. While the slide format is nice sometimes however, you want to do more than just create a simple slide structure. While you can make some interesting presentations over time you wish you can create something that is completely different to powerpoints overall structure and this is where you might pursue another product to use.

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  • Reviewed on 15/05/2020
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).

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/04/2019
Dafne C.
Teacher at university
Education Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/07/2020

"The best way to introduce or share information, or present a topic "

Comments: Power Point is the ideal software if you required to share information, present a business idea, or anything anywhere in an easy and stylish way. We love using powerpoint.

Pros: I have been use powerpoint when I was a student and now in my professional life is an essential tool. It has changed in many ways but all of them has been in order to improve. Now you can use it anywhere and it works in all your devices, tablets , computer, or your phone, even if you don't have the software on therm you can get access through your hotmail or outlook accountant. Microsoft has improved the experience of users by helping them to select a design according with the ideas or topic that you will present, it provides style and design that is really helpful for getting the attention from your audience.

Cons: Sometimes the videos that you include into the slides doesn't work, specially if they are coming from YouTube, maybe it dependes of the version of the software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 03/07/2020
Sana K.
DPO
Financial Services, 201-500 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
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/06/2020

"Excellent the best out there!"

Comments: Positive excellent product, lots of features, industry stable which makes it reliable to send outside your company, ease to use and deploy

Pros: I love Microsoft Word and its equivalent PowerPoint. Its particularly useful for lawyers like myself and it has expanded its features making it competitive with other new PPT products and cloud based solutions. Its also universal used across industries so it easy to rely on and send material across the company as well as outside.

Cons: Its expensive that is the only really problem. Microsoft allows its products to be used on Cloud based as well and has updated its features so there is nothing I do not like about this software other than price could be lower (that being said it comes with Word and Excel so we really one cannot complain too much about the price)

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  • Reviewed on 27/06/2020