PowerPoint Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

PowerPoint

Slideshow presentation software

4.67/5 (18,503 reviews)

PowerPoint overview

What is PowerPoint?

New Microsoft PowerPoint is cleaner and primed for use on tablets and phones, so you can swipe and tap your way through presentations. Presenter View automatically adapts to your projection set-up, and you can even use it on a single monitor. Themes now come with variations, which make it simpler to hone in on the look you want. And when you’re working with others, you can add comments to ask questions and get feedback.
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Pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai
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PowerPoint user reviews

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Charles Swinford

The number one presentation software package

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

I've created innumerable presentations for clients big and small. In my many years of using the product and sending presentations to people all around the globe, I have never once had someone tell me they could not open a file or report any problems with their presentation. It takes some practice to truly master, but once you've spent quality time working with the software you can do some good stuff.

Pros
PowerPoint is a straightforward tool for making and showing presentations with an interface that is very much "what-you-see-is-what-you-get." It is also the dominant presentation software, meaning that you will probably never find a client or venue that will have problems with any presentation you created in PowerPoint. It is also rather versatile, allowing users to do far more that slide-based presentations. Users can create online slideshows, clickable infographics, and embed original graphics and videos.

Cons
Like all Microsoft products, PowerPoint has it's eccentricities. It could be more user-friendly, which is where some of the competing presentation apps excel. It is absolutely not good for creating original art or illustrations, even though many users seem to think so. If you want original graphics then you should be creating them in some other app (like Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.) and then importing them into PowerPoint.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Céline Suffrin

Un logiciel très accessible et idéal pour un travail efficace

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-09
Review Source: Capterra

PowerPoint est un outil ayant énormément répondu à mes attentes pour la présentation de différents travaux au cours de mes études. Pour mon travail actuel, il continue de me satisfaire. J’ai rencontré très rarement des bugs et je recommande vivement ce logiciel pour la réalisation d’exposé, de rapport, de présentation de projet ou pour des vidéos sur internet.

Pros
J’apprécie l’ensemble des fonctionnalités qui sont représentées par des icônes. L’utilisation du programme est simple même pour les tout nouveaux utilisateurs. Grâce à des tutoriels proposés par le support en ligne, la formation et la prise en main du logiciel sont rapide. Le programme dispose de nombreux menus pour créer un contenu accrocheur et percutant (avec de nombreux templates de conception et présentation). La dernière version que je possède (version 2019) m’a aidé sur différents projets pendant mes études.

Cons
Je trouve dommage que tous les raccourcis clavier ne soient pas répertoriés. L’impossibilité d’importation de fichiers gif de manière simple et efficace est également un défaut. Il peut également entraîner de la nonchalance lorsqu’il s’agit de faire des présentations. Lorsqu’on représente une entreprise où qu’on enseigne un sujet, il est important de ne pas trop se reposer dessus. Le diaporama doit rester avant tout un support. Autre point négatif, son prix. Ce dernier est assez élevé si on le compare à son concurrent direct Google Slide qui lui est 100% gratuit. J’aurais préféré l’acheter séparément les produits Microsoft au lieu d’un package coûteux.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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HESHAM RAFAT

My review after using PowerPoint

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-02-02
Review Source: Capterra

The advantages and disadvantages of PowerPoint introductions demonstrate that with watchful arranging, any account can be improved for the individuals who are partaking in the occasion. Without that arranging, the introduction may accomplish more damage than anything else to the account.

Pros
1. It is anything but difficult to download and utilize for all intents and purposes anyplace. PowerPoint is viewed as a standard item in numerous expert settings. This enables you to take your client permit for all intents and purposes anyplace to most likely make the designs required for your introduction. It is so expected, truth be told, that you may make a negative early introduction in the event that you don't have a PowerPoint introduction to offer. 2. It can make an introduction all the more intriguing. Notwithstanding intriguing introductions can become long and exhausting. With a vivified introduction or fascinating statements or other fun slides, you can bring individuals again from their fatigue. 3. It is anything but difficult to tweak each slide to address explicit issues. Pictures on a slide can be diminished or expanded in scale to meet your requirements. It just takes a couple of snaps to embed, modify, and adjust pictures to make a required visual portrayal. You can even utilize bolts, pointers, or different shapes to feature key zones of data you need individuals to think about. 4. It is a basic procedure to make the track with hand-outs. You can print each slide straightforwardly from PowerPoint. At that point, you can duplicate those slides to wind up an accommodating hand-out that can be given to every introduction member. 5. It is sensibly moderate for general experts. Field-tested strategies for Office 365 begin at just shy of $10 eve

Cons
1. There's dependably the shot of running into specialized challenges. Indeed, even technically knowledgeable people can keep running into introduction issues when the innovation doesn't function as planned. Possibly the PC quits working. Or on the other hand, you lose the capacity to your outlet. Or on the other hand, the overhead showcase doesn't work right. This can change the positive initial introduction of an introduction very rapidly. 2. Slides with a lot of data on them can end up overpowering. Since there are such huge numbers of choices that can be incorporated on a PowerPoint introduction, it very well may be anything but difficult to go over the edge on the quantity of hues, sounds, shapes, and different things that can be utilized. By adding to numerous things, you can degrade the data that should be shared. 3. Is anything but a substitute for what a moderator must do. Numerous who use PowerPoint will in general depend on the data on the slide as opposed to giving a learning account. It is anything but difficult to wind up excessively dependent on this product and overlook that there is a genuine introduction that should be finished. 4. Expenses are continually progressing. Since it is a piece of the Office 365 bundle, you never again get an exclusive programming permit for one explicit expense. You should pay a month to month or yearly membership cost, which after some time can mean more than what the restrictive permit once advertised. You should

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Kayla Monti

Powerpoint and Teaching

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I would one hundred percent recommend this to any instructor attempting to teach a course. Even within school programs it is great to use for presentations and can often capture the attention of the students, as this seems to be what motivate and captures the attention of this generation.

Pros
Recently, I began teaching through the Arise Platform. Currently, I service for multiple different companies like Comcast, Disney Resorts, and Dicks Sporting Goods. As a teacher, I teach three week classes at a time. For each class I am required to have PowerPoints. Microsoft PowerPoint moves quickly, is easy to navigate, easy to present, and even allows me to place extra notes for the students. It allows for citations, it allows you to input videos and images. It is easy for beginners and even professionals are able to use PowerPoints and be successful. Designs are quick and easy, it has a valuable amount of templates for whatever topic you may be presenting.

Cons
The thing I like the least about this software is how many different areas there are throughout the application. It can be difficult to navigate when first beginning to use it. It also allows for laziness when it comes to presenting for those who may be poor speakers. When owning a business or being a teacher it is important to not use your presentations as a crutch. I have seen many lazy instructors use PowerPoints for that precise reason. There is a large abundance of special features and I have seen through many presentations, instructors getting carried away with the features and it takes away from the meaning of the delivery.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Microsoft powerpoint is one of the best industry standard for presentations.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

i was using ms powerpoint since a long time ago and every presentation from my school days to business is done by ms powerpoints, if we have to make a small animated presentation video, we can do it in ms powerpoint. so it's been saviour for us since a long time.

Pros
the best thing about powerpoint which i really liked was, we can create presentations without any limitation like we can add images add some animations and texts and almost do professional quality videos ( video presentation). i have been using ms powerpoint since i started learning in school, it was being an awesome experience with ms powerpoints and till now it is one of the best. it is easy to work on powerpoint.

Cons
the only disadvantage of using microsoft powerpoint was it is a bulky software and currently if i compare with other tools which make presentations it lacks behind. and sometime it lags a lot. pretty much have basic animations and text. it would be better if they add some new and professional animations to shapes.

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PowerPoint pricing

Starting from
$9.99/month
Pricing options
Free
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Monthly subscription - $9.99

Application stand alone (one-time licence) - $109.99
Microsoft Office bundle (one-time licence) - from $139.99
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PowerPoint features

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Activity Dashboard (223 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (206 other apps)
Chat (171 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (399 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (248 other apps)
Commenting (226 other apps)
Customizable Branding (192 other apps)
Data Import/Export (163 other apps)
Document Management (252 other apps)
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Drag & Drop Interface (195 other apps)
File Management (171 other apps)
Permission Management (223 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (178 other apps)
Search Functionality (312 other apps)
Third Party Integration (280 other apps)
Version Control (160 other apps)
Workflow Management (170 other apps)

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Additional information for PowerPoint

Key features of PowerPoint

  • Presenter View - new behind-the-scenes tools
  • Slide Zoom - zoom in on a diagram, chart, or graphic
  • Slide Navigator - switch slides in or out of sequence
  • Auto-extend - useful prompter for secondary monitors
  • Variety of theme designs available
  • Simplified Sharing
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