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Presentation solution for all enterprises that helps manage presentations with features such as themes, fonts, embedded video, and animations.
Average Ratings2,308 reviews
- Overall 4.5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4.5 / 5
- Features 4.5 / 5
- Value for Money 5 / 5
- Starting Price US$6.00/month
- Free Version Yes
- Free Trial Yes
Installed - Mac
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Installed - Windows
Mobile - iOS Native
Mobile - Android Native
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Google Slides Most Helpful 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