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Overview

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Excel is a spreadsheet management software program with data analysis tools to help users track and visualize data for greater...

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PowerPoint is an on-premise presentation solution designed to help businesses and organizations create, edit and share slides...

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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
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  • iPhone app
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  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
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Pricing

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Per month

  • Free trial available
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Starting from

6

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

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99%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is so powerful, and I know I'm barely scraping the surface of what all it's capable of. It is amazing for tracking progress, analyzing data, and staying organzied.
I like the ease of this software to input my numbers that have been acquired over the year and is a good reference to keep my numbers straight.
I would easily recommend it as it's perfect for kids in school, in the work place etc. All it's features are detailed and open doors for me to be as creative as I want to be.

Pros

I loved the templates, functionality and the easy navigation.I loved the integration of audio & video on the presentation that was awesome.
The best and easy to download, makes presentations easy because slides are easy to customize, it's ability to print each slide directly. Has advanced designs and has multiple templates to chose from.
This software is versatile, making simple or complex follow along with slides with text and pictures to give the best learning experience. The clever infographics and videos are amazing.

Cons

Some of the error messages are hard to decipher when using the software and the functions have confusing variables to put in at times.
The software cannot be readily integrated or harmonized with other information systems. The software is totally insensitive to human errors; it does not prompt the user when there is an error.
When there is a large amount of data entered into a spreadsheet it's inevitable to have trivial human mistakes made. Sometimes it's very difficult to find those mistakes later.

Cons

The worst thing about PowerPoint is the lack of creativity in the included templates. They are very boring and repetitive.
There is not much I don't like about it except for the problem of it not being compatible with non-Windows systems. Errors often occur that corrupt files or the presentation does not display properly.
I am using PowerPoint for four years I did not find any flaw but there is one point on the products that suddenly they stopped working and I lost my files on which I was working at that time.
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Key features

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  • 3D Objects
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Video Support
  • Total features14
  • 3D Objects
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Image Editing
  • Media Library
  • Notes Management
  • Offline Access
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Search/Filter
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Video Support

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  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
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  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
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  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations162
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
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Microsoft Excel is not that user-friendly though still a benchmark in spreadsheet management

Reviewed 4 years ago

Integral part of my office work.

Pros

Microsoft Excel has a host of features that can meet almost any features/functions that I need while maintaining spreadsheets. Being developed by Micosoft, not surprisingly, it integrates well with Microsoft Windows operating system and other Microsoft Office suite of products including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Access.

Cons

They need to make Microsoft Excel more user-friendly. At times even after years working on this software, I feel helpless!

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Excel

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use Excel for client programming. I have a set template that is quick and easy to update with new programs.

Pros

It's easy to use. I first learned to use Excel in high school, and while it has evolved and been updated, the basics are still the same.

Cons

I wish it interfaced with the other Microsoft applications better. I want to be able to insert my Excel sheets into PowerPoint slides easier.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

Great for spreadsheets and more

Reviewed 4 years ago

Excel is easy to use, for the most part. There are some elements that you'll find yourself searching "help" for. Aside from getting to know all of the parts, it can do so much for small businesses (in my case) when it comes to tracking money in and money out. Who needs QuickBooks?

Pros

Excel offers so much to businesses. This is a great software to use when you're tracking expenses, need to create an invoice, want to graph something, or you need a document that adds things up for you.

Cons

I like the accessibility of the Google versions of each of Microsofts software items, like PowerPoint and Excel. Microsoft is a bit expensive for yearly use.

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microsoft excel

Reviewed 3 years ago

love the software i always recommend microsoft Excel/Word/Powerpoint together they are a great asset to have weither your a student or a business it is a wonderful tool to have.

Pros

what i liked most about the microsoft excel software was that it made it super easy to make all my graphs ive needed for school or work.

Cons

its a little tricky to use at first takes some time to learn how to use all the different graphing tools

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Par excellence for number crunching

Reviewed 3 years ago

Whenever I have to deal with customer database or financial projection, Excel is indispensable. It allows me to analyze the information I need quickly and easily with simple functions like sorting and filtering. I also love that I can setup conditional formatting to warn my colleagues whenever they input the wrong data. So many hours saved from not having to cross-check and argue.

Pros

The compatibility with other Microsoft Office apps. When I need to copy paste a range of cells over to Word or PowerPoint, I can count on the formatting to turn out great.

Cons

The cost. For most users who will not be utilizing Excel's powerful macros and extensive formulas, there are cheaper alternatives.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

Does what it was designed to do

Reviewed 3 years ago

A solid Microsoft product that gets the job done more often than not.

Pros

Great software as it is similar in layout to the other Microsoft products such as Word and PowerPoint. When formatted well, the sheets can also look very nice compared to other competitors in this space.

Cons

Collaboration can be quite difficult when many people are working at the same time on a workbook. Excel often gets confused when this is the case.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excel leads the way in data Management

Reviewed 2 years ago

Excel still remain the best software to manage data

Pros

Excellent software in tracking of data, managing company data inputs, cost, staff planning, the list is endless. Its integration with other software such as Microsoft PowerPoint makes preparations for business presentations far less time consuming.

Cons

Recent updates made navigation between sheets tricky.

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I use Excel for basic data analysis and visualization

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

It's great to make reports because you can paste data directly in, and couples well with Microsoft Word (for reports) and Powerpoint (for presentations). Simple to use via keyboard shortcuts or point and click with the mouse.

Cons

Big version changes like 2007 and 2013 changes where a lot of features are. Backward compatibility is also a little shaky at times, and it's annoying to switch between versions.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Easy to navigate, clear output

Reviewed 4 years ago

I use Excel to collect and track data but do not use it for anything beyond simple t-tests as far as statistics are concerned. The program is not flexible for data analysis but should be implemented for collection and processing, as it is very convenient and straight-forward.

Pros

Interfaces with other components of Microsoft Office, like Word and PowerPoint. Lots of options and methods to manipulate spreadsheets, but lacks these capabilities without additional download. Coding software allows more flexibility for in creating graphs and figures.

Cons

Need to download additional components to use all the potential aspects of Excel. In-flexible. Graphs and figures are generic and cannot be manipulated much.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Excel Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Even though, it comes with a price tag, I prefer this for my day today research data inputs, comparison study. It makes my job a lot easier .saves a lot of time.

Pros

Lots of templates to choose from. Chart formatting and Data analysis is highly exceptional. Pivot table option is a powerful tool. VBA (visual basics for application) is superb. It is perfectly compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. High Data storage

Cons

It comes with a high price, after a free trial. It does allow simultaneous editing. Cross device usability is limited, even though , the apps exist in the mobile. It does allow to open a file created from laptop to tabs or mobile.History is not updated automatically, we have to do It on our own.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel Review by daily user

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and convenience software I even used, I can not live without it, I nearly using Microsoft Excel to do anything in my job such as grouping picture and print it out. (I knew that it will be much more easier to use PowerPoint to do this job) I am still discovering and learning more deeply in Microsoft Excel Function. I hope that Microsoft can provide something like on job learning function, like a game that guide us to learn the function step by step such as the V-look up formula usage.

Pros

I love the clear and easy interface that I always can found what I want right the way. The tags on the top are perfectly organized and also you can always see the pop-up tips which helps you to understand what it is.

Cons

The preset test format is really not that user friendly for me, for example some time I want to add a date in a cell, it automatically changes the format which I do not like, then I need to right click and choose Format, click the date and choose the right format, or just add' in the cell then type in what you want, it is really wasted lot of time, why not just set the cell be normal and if we need the specific format then we can proactively go to change by our self.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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MIcrosoft Excel

Reviewed 7 months ago

Excel is consistently the most well-known and well-reviewed application within the Office productivity suite, aside from Microsoft Word. Despite the fact that numerous alternative spreadsheet solutions have been developed to grab market share away from Microsoft over the last three decades, the reality is that this application has only grown more popular and superior. Excel's present strengths are data visualization and publishing; as a result, users may create spreadsheets and workbooks that appear to be built in PowerPoint without really using PowerPoint. Everything from invoices to charts, maps to tables may be quickly turned into presentation-ready products.

Pros

Subscription pricing is very reasonable for small business owners. Many languages are provided for help files, tutorials, and templates.

Cons

For smaller businesses, business license for the full desktop version can be prohibitively expensive. With large data sets, it may take a long time to run.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft Excel

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I like how versatile Excel can be. You can use Excel to create basic spreadsheets, budgets, calendars, charts, and even simple databases. I've even used Excel to create a dashboard.

Cons

There is a steep learning curve that makes Excel fairly intimidating for some. Easy, the most intimidating of the Microsoft Office triad (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word). In my opinion, a smarter wizard may help alleviate the frustration and anxiety many feel when using Excel.

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Review of MS Excel

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, Excel is one of the most useful software I ever use. Not perfect though.

Pros

Very easy to do calculations on a large scale; Nice graphs made

Cons

If you think MS Excel cross talks with MS PowerPoint, you will get frustrated when you copy your table from Excel to PowerPoint.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Industry Standard

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great companion to PowerPoint and Word!

Pros

Templates, import/export features. Integration with other software.

Cons

Poor wizards or lack there of. Help is not great.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very smart and effective program for dates analytics

Reviewed 3 years ago

I have everyday reports and exel is my solution. Ones I wrote formulas and just with changing several dates all information is updated.

Pros

I like in exel mostly pivot table. It gives possibility to overview all dates.

Cons

For graphics is not comfortable. better is powerpoint

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Excel is a great time saver

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Excel helps me organize complex customer projects and keeps me organized.

Cons

Transferring excel data into powerpoint can be difficult.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

Best Spreadsheet Software

Reviewed 2 years ago

It is great and very easy to use. It has a wide variety of built in functions that are intuitively found.

Pros

It has a lot of tools, basically everything you need in order to use data. Many built in functions such as linear algebra and statistics functions, to name a few, make calculations easier. It is integrated to other Microsoft software so you can easily copy charts and graphs to Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. It supports over a million row size giving you a lot space in which you can work your data

Cons

If you have too much data or are using a complicated macro it can become slow and even crash, making you to lose progress. Apart from that I don't see any cons with the software

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

The perfect spreadsheet system for you office.

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've used microsoft excel since grade school. Microsoft continues to improve it.

Pros

Microsoft excel is the most commonly used spreadsheet software in most of the offices in the world. It's simplistic design allows for simple spreadsheets, but you can also incorporate some complex coding to generate reports.

Cons

The complex coding can be a bit of a challenge, however that just makes the sky the limit.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Industry Standard, not the most user friendly

Reviewed 2 years ago

Sorting thru and adding data to tracking sheets, finding and sorting information from detailed spreadsheets. I am constantly filtering and hiding data to find what I need, mostly effectively.

Pros

Easy place to access / sort and adjust data. Works with sharepoint to extract data, advanced features like pivot tables super helpful.

Cons

Like other Microsoft products, MAC features are lacking and if available, function differently than PC versions for no reason. Sharepoint / 365 online version lacks key features, such as inability to easily replace images in cells (right click > change picture from file is not available, curious as it works online with PowerPoint).

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A very powerful and multi-purpose use spreadsheet software!

Reviewed 4 years ago

I have been using Excel for over 20 year, now for various purposes, both at work and at home.

Pros

user friendly and easy to use graphical user interface with almost unlimited uses.

Cons

everything works great, but Microsoft could provide Microsoft Excel as standalone as well and not only as a part of Microsoft Office.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best for Spreadsheets

Reviewed 3 years ago

You really can't go wrong by choosing Excel.

Pros

In this day and age, you cannot work in data without having at least a grasp of the basics of Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is superior to all other spreadsheet editing software in many aspects including the number of available features. Another great thing about Excel is that it is part of the Microsoft suite, which includes the likes of Word, PowerPoint and Access. I often work with real-time data. Excel supports this type of functionality by allowing to import API to display that same real-time data within my spreadsheets and further analyze it.

Cons

I would have to get really picky in order to find things that I dislike about Excel. Nothing major to mention here in all honesty.

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Excel, The Best Option For Making Spreadsheets

Reviewed 4 years ago

I've been using Excel since Microsoft Office 2007 and while I don't love making spreadsheets, I've found that this software is the go to software for spreadsheets. Excel offers many great features, such as adding formulas to compute cells automatically as data is changed, sorting the data in cells, changing data types in cells, organize data, changing cell styles to highlight important data, and so much more. I've even used Excel to take data from the Internet and sort it to before putting it in a database. One can get by without using Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint, but for spreadsheets, there's no better way to go than Excel.

Pros

Easy to use, easy to implement advanced features such as computed cells, many features to make the spreadsheet easier to read and organize data

Cons

With so many features, it takes a while to learn all the tricks and features

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Excel for market research data

Reviewed 2 years ago

My experience with Excel has been great, I've depended on Excel for spreadsheets for years and I don't think there will ever be a better software to use. It's dependable, I trust Microsoft and I've never had an issue with this software.

Pros

Excel is the most dependable software for creating spreadsheets, compiling and organizing data. All I have to do is enter the numbers and Excel works magic, it calculates the data and provides me with crucial information. That data can easily be transferred to PowerPoint presentations or any other document within Microsoft Office Suite.

Cons

There is not one thing I don't like about Microsoft Excel.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft Excel

Most Reliable Spreadsheet

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

We've used Excel since it came out and have only relied on it for all our work and personal needs. It's very powerful yet very easy to use.

Cons

It uses the microsoft platform and integrates well with microsoft products. No complaints.

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Microsoft PowerPoint

My Experience On Microsoft Power Point

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am an undergraduate Engineering Student and I am using Microsoft Power Point for more than 10 years. I am basically using Microsoft Power Point for making attractive presentations. It has got many features to make my presentation more attractive and very much readable. So using Microsoft Power Point gave me a huge chance for me because I was able to do good presentations using it. So I recommend you to use Microsoft Power Point for making presentations.

Pros

I am an undergraduate Engineering student. So in my academic activities I have to present my ideas to others via presentations. So Microsoft Power Point helps a lot to convey my ideas using presentations. It is very easy to use for anybody because you do not want a vast knowledge on ICT to work with the Microsoft Power Point because it is very simple in use. I can create a whole presentation by using...

Cons

I am using Microsoft Excel for more than years. It has many updates from then. So I do not have any dislike on Microsoft Excel.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is one of the best programs for presentations!

Reviewed 4 years ago

Microsoft Powerpoint is the best thing after Microsoft Word and Excel, its like having all three together in one software!!

Pros

What I liked most about this program is the ease of its use, it combines the use of word and excel and allows you to create them into slides for a smooth presentation!

Cons

There isn't much that I don't like about this software program, I absolutely love it!

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Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, I love Microsoft products such as PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and more.

Pros

PowerPoint has made my life easier as a teacher. I can go to PowerPoint to do almost all of the printing that I need to do for my class. It's a life saver, for sure!

Cons

It isn't always easy to figure out how to use features the way that you need them to work. I had to take a class to figure out how to use PowerPoint in the best ways.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Any Business Must Use Product

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Even with no computer experience it is very easy to understand to use excel. Can use with Multiple Tabs and supports Charts Complex Formula support the uses are endless

Cons

There are not so much to hate about Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft PowerPoint

Great app for Presentations

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, Powerpoint the the go to product for any presentation need.

Pros

I liked the friendly tutorials provided by Microsoft and the intuitive nature and organization of the software.

Cons

Better integration with other microsoft products - Word, Excel would be helpful.