It’s a sad fact of life than many of us will have to suffer through tons of presentations in our lives. Many of those aren’t even well put-together. Instead of dwelling on this negative fact, let’s move over to the positive. I want to tell you about an amazing presentation builder… within a Web service. This thing is slicker than snot, I’m telling you.
Head on over to 280 Slides and you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous interface. You’ll think to yourself that this can’t possibly be a Website, it must be a program on your computer. What can it do? It can do anything that your regular presentation software can do. Instead of residing on your hard drive, it resides on the Web. It’s simple… so simple, in fact, you may wonder why you ever used anything else. It’s also completely free.
Here are the key features:
- Take it With You. We store your presentations securely on our server so you can take them anywhere in the world where there’s an Internet connection.
- Download to PowerPoint. With a single click you can download a copy of your presentation in the Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 format.
- Built-in Media Search. Add photos and movies to your presentation directly from popular web services like Flickr and YouTube.
- Publish to the Web. Put your presentation on SlideShare, e-mail it to a friend, or embed it directly on your own website, all with just a few clicks.
- Quality Themes. It’s easy to make a great looking presentation with our professional quality built-in themes.
- Run in your Web Browser. 280 Slides runs right in the browser, with no download and no installation, and it works just like the desktop applications you’re used to.
This isn’t going to help you make better presentations, but you’ll have more fun making them, and they’ll look more professional. There’s nothing to install, because it exists on the Web. What’s not to like? I love talking about these kinds of things, things that make our lives easier and is fun. This is the next step in personal computing: living on the Web.
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