Five Free Alternatives to Microsoft Powerpoint


Whether you’re looking to create a presentation for school or work, or want to make a fun photo slide-show, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 is usually the most common piece of software used to create slide-shows. However, for many of us, it’s either too complicated, or too expensive. Luckily, there are many free alternatives available on the web, and today, I’m going to share 5 of them with you.

Ezvid is great because it’s the easiest and simplest to use. Simply create text slides, add photos and videos, narrate your slide-show, add royalty free music, and upload your presentation to YouTube to share with friends or coworkers. It’s light, easy to install, and super easy to use.

Open Office is one of the most popular alternatives. It is a free, open source suite of office products that match the look, feel and functionality of Microsoft Office products. The ability to read AND write Microsoft Office documents is a huge plus.

Google Docs
Google docs is great because it’s free and online. Through your browser, you can create documents and presentations, and share them with as many or as little people as you’d like online. If needed, you can download your slide-shows as PowerPoint presentations.

Like Google Docs, Zoho is a free online alternative. However, the user interface is a bit different than PowerPoint, which may or may not be to your liking. Zoho, allows you to save your slide-shows as HTML documents, PowerPoint presentations, Open Office documents, and PDF’s.

Prezi is quite unique. Instead of a traditional slide-show, you get to choose one of several images which have small sections – click on one to zoom in and read the content of that area – this could be useful for presentations on strategic planning or goal setting.


Whether you’re unhappy with Microsoft PowerPoint’s functionality, user interface, features, price, or just want to try something new – these five alternatives are certainly worth a try.