Google Slides

Google Slides

by Google

Who Uses Google Slides?

Presentation solution for all enterprises that helps manage presentations with features such as themes, fonts, embedded video, and animations.

What Is Google Slides?

Cloud-based office suite by Google that helps create, edit, and collaborate presentations sorted by date and are saved automatically.

Google Slides Details

Google

http://www.google.com

Google Slides Pricing Overview

Google Slides has a free version and offers a free trial. Google Slides paid version starts at US$6.00/month.

Starting Price

US$6.00/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Google Slides 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

Google Slides Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 4,463 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Corine T.
Student
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • 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 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/08/2019
Pete G.
Technical Analyst
Investment Management, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/05/2020

"Google slides vs. Powerpoint-- a professional perspective"

Comments: It gets the job done, and is free. Great product and overall experience. Very user friendly, and still powerful from beginners to experts in many fields and industries.

Pros: The primary driving force for out team to use this software was the fact that it was free.
Although we could afford PowerPoint (we used it in the past), we realized PowerPoint was an unnecessary expense as Google already offers all the tools we need for success.
With this software, we are able to bounce ideas off in our weekly meetings easily due to the easy to use nature of the software. Would recommend for teams with no budget.

Cons: PowerPoint is much more powerful than this product in my professional opinion. However, due to how intimate our team setting is, formalities and the extra star power of PowerPoint are unnecessary for us to accomplish are tasks. The only thing we really dislike is that it cannot seamlessly transfer power point files with slides (some team members still prefer power point)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/05/2020
Thao N.
PhD Student
Biotechnology, 10,001+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/04/2020

"Google Slides is good when making slides cooperatively with our colleagues"

Comments: I only had to use Google Slides (Slides) when I had group project. Otherwise, I actually prefer Microsoft PowerPoint, or Prezi. I actually had so much experience, and fun, working with PPT and Prezi, and they are exceptional in helping me express my ideas in the most accurate way. Sometimes Slides is too simple that I can't use some features to express what I want. For example, the animation features is so limited that I can't make certain effects (fly out, fly in) on my phrases. In short, every feature that Slides has, PPT also has it, and more. The only feature that PPT doesn't have is the sharing and collaboration feature.

Pros: As per title, this site is super convenient when you make group project, that requires the cooperation and team work, where each person has chance to contribute, make changes to the overall project, and the changes will reflect immediately. I like the simple interface and friendly user interface. Especially for people didn't have any prior experience in making good slides before. It's also easy to share to other viewer, and easy to project on the screen. In short, to a beginner, this is an ideal software to use for the presentation.

Cons: The features are so much less compared to Microsoft powerpoint. The animation and effects features is way too simple. Sometimes, if you want to make your slides fancier by adding effects, it's just a pain in the butt and ends up consuming your time more than you could imagine.
When you download the slides on your computer, the format could get messed up sometimes. For example, the bullet points will change their shapes, or bullet points will show up when it's not supposed to be.
The font could also be changed, and PPT will warn you this. And if you're unlucky, it will mess up your whole entire slides and make it become hideous.
It's especially a challenge when creating the objects or drawing shapes on here. This also applies to other products powered by Google.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 08/04/2020
Jason B.
Teacher
Primary/Secondary Education, 10,001+ 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
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2020

"A free alternative to PowerPoint"

Comments: In short, each program is just as powerful as the other, but Slides is easier to share and work collaboratively.

Pros: If you can use PowerPoint, you can use Google Slides more easily. The idea behind all of the tools are the same and function in much the same way, plus you can usually convert slideshows from PowerPoint to Slides and back with minimal formatting issues. I am a teacher, and every class I present information from at least one Google Slideshow. I find it more user-friendly than PowerPoint for sure, plus it is easier to send to other people and have multiple people editing the same slideshow at the same time on different computers; once a year I have students on one side of the country collaborate with students on the other side of the country to design a product. They have to make a slideshow documenting the process, and Google Slides makes this remarkably simple.

Cons: A small con is that it can be more difficult to insert GIFs into a slideshow than it needs to be. Sometimes I can just copy and paste them like putting in an image. Other times I need to insert the file I saved to my computer like inserting a video. This has improved recently, though. I also play Jeopardy with my students using PowerPoint because Google slides struggles with how I have the PowerPoint "un-highlight" the questions students already answered, but that is a rare tool. When converting a PowerPoint to a Google slideshow, some animations and embedded noises don't convert well, either. If you stick with one format, this isn't a problem.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/03/2020
Jess G.
Student
Higher Education, 501-1,000 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
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/03/2020

"Google slides is like Canva for presentations!"

Comments: I've used Google Slides as a student for years now. It's awesome to have an attractive option for presentations (reminds me a lot of Powerpoint). It's also great to have a space to collaborate with students or colleagues that shows real-time updates, and is free to use.

Pros: I love that Google slides has attractive templates, and has guiding tools to help you center graphics and make everything look perfect!

Cons: I wish there was a function to choose more templates, and to mix and match pages from the templates. However, you can pretty easily find free downloadable templates online. I also wish it had some more of Powerpoint's features for showing a different screen on the presenter's computer than what is shown to the viewer. This is also mitigated by downloading is as a Powerpoint and presenting it that way.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/03/2020