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.
When 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.
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2. Microsoft PowerPoint
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.
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3. Haiku Deck
Haiku 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.
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SlideShark 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.
5. Power Presenter
Power 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.
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SlideIdea 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