The iPad is an excellent gadget for presenting PowerPoint/Keynote slides. There are lots of apps to do this and each app has unique features that make it amazing. Quite a lot of people – from schools and businesses to enterprises – use the iPad to present slideshows in brainstorming sessions.

Read on to find out about six really cool apps built to help you create and share great presentations.

Best iPad Presentations App

Best iPad Presentation Apps

#1. Keynote

Keynote iPhone AppWhen we talk about presentations, I am reminded of Jobs introducing a string of insanely successful devices to the world – iPod, iPhone and iPad. Besides Jobs’s legendary charm there was something behind him that worked wonders. It was almost always, Keynote presentations.

Keynote for the iPad is the default, standard and best solution if you are looking to make really amazing presentations. To those that are already familiar, this will be the best presentation app for the iPad. Windows users who have a fixation for PowerPoint might need some time to adopt to a different method of working. But it’s great.

Price: $9.99
Download Keynote

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#2. Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint - iPad Presentation App
A majority of the world relies on Microsoft PowerPoint for presentations. What better way to go about it than using the official PowerPoint app. Built exclusively for the iPad, MS’s PowerPoint app has almost all the features of the desktop app. You can not only import and present files through your iPad, but you can also edit them right on the iPad. There’s OneDrive integration. There are features like a built-in laser pointer that make presentations all the more focused and impressive. Couple all this with a wonderful, intuitive interface and you get a winner.

Price: Free
Download Microsoft PowerPoint

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#3. Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck iPad AppHaiku is a simple and elegant presentation app built for the iPad. It lacks in several things: you can’t share lists, you can’t add much aesthetic features (backgrounds etc.) except for the templates. But it more than makes up for these through it’s intuitive, simple and really elegant design.

The templates will cost you a bit more but they’re excellently designed.

Price: Free
Download Haiku Deck

#4. SlideShark

SlideShark iPad AppSlideShark is a really powerful and amazing presentation app which helps you present PDFs, HTML files and web pages on the go. SlidShark has a really good support for all PowerPoint files and preserves the fonts and the images so you get what you expect. It’s built for social sharing so you can share presentations faster.

Price: Free
Download SlideShark

#5. Power Presenter

Power Presenter iPad AppPower Presenter is the perfect app if you’re looking to hook up your iPad to your Apple TV or a presenter. It’s feature-rich, brings excellent support for PDF files (but the bad thing is it doesn’t support natively other formats. You’ll have to make PPT, HTML etc. a web-content in order to access it from within Power Presenter).

Power Presenter lets you mark on the screen to highlight, show or indicate. This is a nifty little feature that makes presenting using the iPad such a great experience.

Price: $1.99
Download Power Presenter

#6. SlideIdea

SlideIdea iPad AppSlideIdea for iPad is a revolutionary way of creating and – most importantly – letting audiences interact with your slides. It offers an elegant and simple interface to create slides from amazing templates and widgets. You can create slides real fast with a lot of things like images, charts and more. But much more than that, you can make them truly interactive to have people interacting with the slides real-time through their own mobile devices. It’s an incredible presentation app for iPad. Here is full review of SlideIdea

Price: Free
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  • Adam Tratt

    Great review and thanks for including us! Could you please change the reference from Haiku to our full product name, Haiku Deck? That way your readers will be able to find us more easily if they search iTunes or Google.

  • Brent Brookler

    You missed Flowboard ( Have a look.

  • Nancy Adams Rovnak

    I downloaded both slide shark and haiku deck apps. I’m simply trying to download a power point from the web to present. Slide shark gave me slides that overlapped each other and I can’t find on the haiku deck ap how to download an existing PowerPoint only how to create one.. Any suggestions?

  • J. Taylor

    I use for showing PowerPoints, works really well.

  • Dadr

    Thanks for the top! Since I discovered the Beesy app that revolutionize my way of working thanks to your site, I know I can rely on you : )
    Actually I’m looking for a good ppt editing app because in Beesy you can only display presentation and add comments, which is limited if you want to create a powerpoint from scratch or even edit one.
    I’ll try them all hoping that there is an equivalent to Office powerpoint which is wonderfully expensive….


  • Haiku Deck

    Hi Chandra, thanks so much for including Haiku Deck on the list, we appreciate it and would love to personally invite you and your readers to check out our Web App beta: We’re always looking for feedback from our community on how we can make it better!
    Lisa Ma
    Haiku Deck Customer Evangelist

  • Joseph

    The trouble with using an iPad for a Powerpoint presentation, whether you’re using Keynote or PowerPoint for iPad, is that the fonts, layouts & animations don’t match up with what you create on a PC. So you’re back using a laptop. Very annoying.

    You’d think one of these massive firms (Microsoft or Apple) would make the transition seamless.

  • alicia78

    You have missed SmartIO App ( Try it.