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logo SlideRocket is a web app that allows you to do pretty much everything you can hope to do with a presentation and much more. With SlideRocket you can create, manage, securely share and publish your presentations. The service had been in private beta for nearly an year – however recently they opened its doors to the public.

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SlideRocket is packed with features. Depending on personal preferences, it may or may not replace Powerpoint or Keynote on your desktop. However it’s surely going to amaze you with what it has to offer.

Creating Presentations Online using SlideRocket

For starters, you can either import a Powerpoint presentation (it supports Powerpoint 2007 also) or start from scratch. If you indeed decide to start from scratch, SlideRocket has some excellent tools to offer:

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Choose from a variety of stunning themes, add charts, images, videos, put in some transitions (some pretty cool ones) and effects and you are already on your way to a fabulous jaw-dropping presentation. What’s best is that the themes, transitions and effects do not resemble the usual ones you would find in Powerpoint.

On top of that SlideRocket has an excellent plug in architecture so you can be sure that there will be no shortage of creativity, to tickle the creative guy/gal in you.

Managing Presentations and Assets

SlideRocket offers excellent management of your assets. The assets are stored in a library with the ability to tag and search your uploads so that you can get to that brand logo you uploaded few months back quickly and easily. You can also share assets with others if you want to.

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Apart from these, SlideRocket also offers you version control on your presentations so that you have a revision of the changes you made to the presentation and you can revert back to a previous version in case you mess things up.

You also get to decide who can view, edit or share your slides. Cool eh?

Put your ideas across – delivering the presentation

You can invite people who you want to be able to view the presentation and prevent them from redistributing your work.

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Send the URL to the presentation or embed it on your site. You can also download the Adobe AIR-based offline viewer in case you want to present your ideas offline. Or you can view the presentation from a mobile device or perhaps go with the no fuss print option!

Metrics and Analysis

If you thought that was all, just wait till you hear about this: “SlideRocket allows you to track your presentations and gives you access to some extensive metrics. These metrics allow you to see who is viewing your presentation, where they viewed it, who they’ve shared it with, which slides they looked at and for how long”.

Here is a sample presentation to let you know about some of the capabilities of Sliderocket:

So how do you think SlideRocket compares with similar offerings from Google and Zoho? Or do you know of some other better ones? Let’s hear about them in the comments :

  1. Brainiac
    September 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Just checked it out, looks pretty good. Thanks for detailed review ;-)

  2. Monica
    September 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Cool app with pretty nice features.. specially the animations.. Would love to use it.

  3. Badi Azad
    September 20, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Great review! Thanks so much for covering SlideRocket. We are very excited about our product and hope that your readers will be able to take advantage of it as they create their presentations using the exciting features we offer.

    @Colin - Please send me an email with any of the bugs or glitches you ran into and the team will be more than happy to take care of them as soon as possible. We would really appreciate that.
    badi at sliderocket dot come

  4. Alek Davis
    September 20, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I suspect it works well for presentations created from scratch, but I would rate it unacceptable for importing PowerPoint presentations for a couple of reasons. First, it removes embedded hyperlinks. Second, it does not preserve the original format very well: in my example, it stripped off bullets, and changed font sizes (or space between line), so some text of the slides moved beyond visible area of enclosing shapes (rectangles). Too bad: I was thinking of moving to SlideRocket from Scribd. The presentation and site look GUI are pretty awesome, though.

  5. Colin
    September 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    I've been trying this for a couple of weeks. Overall, it's excellent and the offline player works really well. I have hit a few glitches with failing to save tags and time taken to upload/download, and there are a few things missing from the feature set, but I'm still persevering and that says a lot for me!
    Of course, Sliderocket will become really popular and the new transition will become as jaded as PowerPoint, but for now it's well worth trying.

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