Although PowerPoint is the most popular tool to create presentations, and despite having plenty of competition on behalf of Impress or Prezi, it's not as flexible as one would like. And not because it's useless; on the contrary, it still offers us dozens of functions capable of making our slideshows look as professional as always. It's mainly due to the competition that's coming out of Microsoft itself with a tool of the likes of Sway capable of making the most of all the possibilities offered by the web.
The most dynamic and interactive multimedia presentations
It's a presentations tool that's part of Microsoft Office and that way can use freely thanks to its Sway Online version. Unlike PowerPoint, it has been designed for the creation of presentations that embed multimedia elements from the web, such as YouTube videos, publications on social networks such as Twitter or photos from image banks.
It offers us a dynamic and interactive presentations system, conceived to be displayed on devices that are connected to the Internet. Not for nothing, its contents are prepared to be embedded into web pages or shared on Facebook and Twitter.
You can create stunning online presentations.
This tool is ideal for the creations of documents such as the following:
It comes along with a series of templates and predefined designs to generate contents, although it's also possible to start a design from scratch. However, here you won't find the usual editing interface present in other Office apps of the likes of Word, Excel or the above-mentioned PowerPoint.
How Sway works is slightly different as the contents are grouped by cards having each one of them their very own editing tools. As it's slightly different and somewhat more complex, it's a good idea to spend some time flicking through a tutorial.
In any case, it's a tool that offers us huge possibilities to develop high-quality presentations that we can later insert into web pages, social networks or send out to be visited via a link that anyone can open from their Windows PC, macOS computer, Android smartphone or iPhone.