The iPad is a pretty amazing device. It’s portable, powerful and versatile. You probably use your iPad for a lot of business applications, so why not add presentations to the list? This is a guest post from Al Bonner, founder of Presentation Transformations, with a round-up of the best iPad presentation apps.
I’ve created presentations for quite some time, and it’s continually fascinating to see how technology evolves and affects the way people share information.
With the sophisticated abilities of the iPad (not to mention its crisp display and convenient portability), it comes as no surprise that many are opting to create presentations on the tablet.
I’ve reviewed several of the existing presentation apps and have a few favorites. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
This is probably one of the most popular options for iPad presentations. It has an intuitive layout that makes creating presentations an enjoyable task, and if you have Keynote on your Mac, you’ll already be familiar with its features. Keynote ($9.99 in the app store) will also display Microsoft PowerPoint files, and you can export as a PDF.
If you want to display a PDF, Power Presenter is a great choice. I agree with ReadWriteWeb that one of the best features of Power Presenter ($1.99 in the app store) is the ability to use it for live white boarding, which can come in handy if you’re presenting during a meeting or another interactive session. Plus, you can display websites, as well as Word docs, PowerPoint presos and RTF files, among others. One caveat? You’ll need an Internet connection.
Think of an amped-up version of Power Presenter and you’ve got 2 Screens ($4.99 in the app store.) The app offers the same features as Power Presenter, but you can also use an iPhone as a remote (too cool) and, according to ReadWriteWeb, you can also open local Keynote and PowerPoint files.
If you’re a fan of Prezi, you can download the official viewer on your iPad and share your Prezi files. Like Power Presenter, you’ll need an Internet connection for full functionality. The viewer is the simplest app on the list in terms of features, but if you’re already a Prezi user, this is a great way to extend the site’s capability to your iPad.
Do you use any of these presentation apps for your iPad? Or do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention?
Al Bonner is the Founder of Presentation Transformations, which provides presentation design and training as well as advertising, marketing and communication consulting services to media companies on a national basis. Al’s primary focus is on online sales strategy, sales training, sales staff analysis, online seminars for internal needs and for customers/non-customers.