Practical Ecommerce

11 Tools for Online Presentations, Videos, Animations

Presentation tools can be helpful for creating content, such as product demonstrations to enhance a shopping experience. Oftentimes, slide presentations can be repurposed from your existing content. And, you can share short presentations on social media sites.

Here is a list of online tools to create and distribute presentations. There are tools to make slides, incorporate video, and utilize animation. All of the tools are simple to use.

Prezi

Prezi.

Prezi.

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation tool for conveying ideas. Prezi features an interface to zoom in, out, and through your story. Get started with professionally-designed templates. Find inspiration and content you can reuse from Prezi’s library. Pro plan lets you edit offline with Prezi for Mac and Windows. Choose to keep Prezi on your computer, in the cloud, or both. Price: Free for public presentations. Paid plans start at $10 per month.

Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck.

Haiku Deck.

Haiku Deck is a presentation tool to create and share stories with high-impact images and beautiful design. Haiku Deck includes access to over 35 million free images and 6 free themes. You can also use your own images or create charts and graphs. Haiku Deck is available for the web or iPad. Price: Free. Additional themes and premium images from Getty Images are available for purchase on the iPad.

Google Slides

Google Slides.

Google Slides.

Google Slides is the presentation tool that accompanies Google’s Docs and Sheets. Edit in real-time, and see live changes from collaborators. Chat with others directly inside any presentation. Changes are automatically saved as you type. Use revision history to see old versions of the same presentation, sorted by date, and who made the change. Enable offline editing to work on presentations from wherever you are. Price: Free.

Slides

Slides.

Slides.

Slides is an online presentation tool that makes use of reveal.js, an open-source presentation framework. Slides is an easy-to-use platform with a custom CSS editor, revision history, and a variety of themes and transitions. Presentations can be controlled from any touch-enabled mobile device. Fork presentations to use other designs and layouts, as templates for your own work. Price: Free for public decks and 250MB storage. Pro plan is $6 per month.

Visme

Visme.

Visme.

Visme is an easy-to-use online tool for creating visual content. It’s a single platform, with many templates, to create infographics, presentations, charts and graphs, web banners, animations, and resumes. It includes more than 100 fonts, thousands of free vector assets, and graph tools. Share online, embed to a site, or download to use offline. Price: Free up to three projects. Paid plans start at $6 per month.

PowToon

PowToon.

PowToon.

PowToon is a simple and user-friendly application that allows anyone to create engaging animated presentations. Use a step-by-step interface to animate presentations with dynamic characters, images, and active text sequences. Price: Free with watermark. Pro plan is $19 per month.

Empressr

Empressr.

Empressr.

Empressr is a tool for anyone to create rich media presentations. Upload your own media assets — video, audio, images, and animations — to your Empressr media library, import them directly from other sites like Flickr, Google, Yahoo, and Photobucket, or link to digital assets. Empressr also includes charting and table tools for business presentations. Track your audience and its interaction with slides. Incorporate live feedback from your audience during a presentation. Price: Free.

RawShorts

RawShorts.

RawShorts.

RawShorts helps businesses create explainer, demo, and marketing videos for the web with an online video builder. It provides video templates, live and animated, in a variety of business categories. After you’ve created your video, RawShorts also offers a professional voice-over service that’s in beta. Price: Free with watermark. Paid plans start at $49 per month, or pay per export.

VideoScribe

VideoScribe.

VideoScribe.

VideoScribe is an online tool to create whiteboard style animations. VideoScribe makes smooth line drawings out of images that you choose for professional-looking animations. VideoScribe comes with 1,000s of royalty-free image, music, and fonts. Add your own artwork, voiceovers, and branding. VideoScribe comes with unlimited storage space. Price: $16.50 per month.

Present.me

Present.me.

Present.me.

Present.me is a tool to add video or audio to your document or presentation, so that whoever is viewing gets the whole story. Upload your presentation, then record and edit the video to go with it. Embed the videos in your website, make them private, add a password, or get a subdomain. Price: Plans start at $17.95 per month.

SlideShare

SlideShare.

SlideShare.

SlideShare is a community for sharing presentations and other professional content. It allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. SlideShare consists of more than 15 million uploads from individuals and organizations on topics ranging from technology and business to travel, health, and education. LinkedIn acquired SlideShare in 2012. (We’ve addressed SlideShare recently, in “How to Use SlideShare for B2B Ecommerce.”) Price: Free.

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  1. Ambereen February 19, 2015 Reply

    Do you think I’ll be able to use Rawshorts from iPad. For some very odd reason, Rawshorts is not working on my Window based laptop.

  2. Haiku Deck February 27, 2015 Reply

    Thanks so much for the mention, Sig, we appreciate it! Here’s our blog post on one of our newest features, our Presentation Template Gallery: http://blog.haikudeck.com/presentation-template-gallery/

    Cheers,
    Lisa from Team Haiku Deck

  3. Calligo March 12, 2015 Reply

    I have tried prezi, keynote, Emaze, Google slides, PINP, the last one is just what I wanted. Any one want try? PINP (PINP Is Not PPT, http://www.pinp.me/ )

    PINP just like PPT, it has offline editor, save slide in html5/CSS3 format, and built-in support upload to cloud storage (2G free), It seems support everything you can find in PPT, such as: Text paragraph, statistical graph, workflow chat, mind map drawing, e-book, table, audio, ease-in/fade-out effect …