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Complete User Manual for Animaker Users

Welcome to the Animaker premium family. While over 14 million users are exploring Animaker, only a handful make it to the premium club. You are here! Congratulations. 

To kick start your journey with Animaker premium, we present you with the Ultimate user checklist. Think of it like a map that guides you to access the complete power of Animaker.

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The DIY trend has taken over the world. However, all of us prefer to have the satisfaction of completing a task with our own hands. At Animaker, we have created the ultimate video ecosystem to help you create professional-quality videos by yourself.

To make your video making journey even better, we have created a plethora of different premium resources just for you:

How to create your first Animaker Video?

Animaker is a simple yet powerful video creation software that allows you to create stunning animated and live videos online. I know you are super excited to start off your video creation journey. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Animated Videos – Videos made of animated characters.

Animated videos are super useful for explaining complicated concepts in a simple and engaging manner. Creating animated videos used to be a challenging task. But not anymore!

Here is a complete video tutorial on how to create an animated video using Animaker:

Live Videos – Videos made of Photos and videos

Live videos utilize the power of real actors and live footage to bring your script to life. Here is a complete video tutorial on how to create live-action videos using Animaker

We have created tonnes of tutorial videos to help you with every step of the video creation process as well. Check them out here: https://www.animaker.com/tutorials

 

7 Types of Video you can create with Animaker

Animaker videos are being utilized for a plethora of different purposes. Here are a few:

Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are used to explain complicated concepts in a simple and engaging manner. Animaker is one of the most preferred tools in the world for creating explainer videos. Animaker has 100s of predefined templates for creating professional-looking explainer videos. Here are a few templates:

Social Media Videos

Videos are the preferred content format for all major social media platforms today. Whether you are looking to build your company’s Facebook page or you are a growing Instagram influencer, Animaker is the perfect video partner for you.

YouTube Videos

Subscribers crave unique and engaging content every time. So whether you aim to post one

video per week or once every day, the process gets a whole lot easier with Animaker. Get

an edge over other creators by bagging the best Youtube video editor ever!

Video Greetings

Every occasion can be made more memorable by replacing boring greeting cards with video greetings. From birthday wishes to Christmas greetings, everything can be made 100x more effective with a video greeting.

Marketing Videos

90% of marketers want to increase their efforts in video marketing in the upcoming years.

Videos are an amazing tool for marketers to boost engagement and drive more traffic to their digital properties. Every digital platform, from Facebook to WhatsApp, is looking to encourage more video creation. Wondering what kind of videos you can create for marketing? Check out our templates.

Corporate Videos

In 2020, 90% of consumers said they want to see more videos from brands.

Today companies want to create video content for a plethora of different use cases. From company culture videos to product launch videos, Animaker is the perfect partner for companies to create their videos easily.

Learning and Development Videos

75% of employees prefer seeing a video compared to text, email, and PDFs.

Corporate L&D has evolved today. L&D teams from large corporate companies are utilizing Animaker to create engaging learning videos by themselves. Animaker has helped companies save millions of dollars in agency fees. Wondering how you can use Animaker for L&D at your company? Book a meeting with our L&D video expert now.

HR

Human resource is the backbone of every enterprise. Human Resource managers from across the globe are utilizing Animaker to boose the employee experience with the power of videos. Animaker has pre-built templates for almost all Human Resource functions from onboarding to employee learning. Here are a few examples:

eCommerce

78% of buyers want to watch a video about the product before buying

Videos can be used to influence the purchase decision of buyers. In addition, video builds trust and increases engagement levels. But what kinds of videos does your eCommerce business need in order to see a revenue uplift? Here are some example templates from Animaker.

What other types of videos can you create with Animaker? Get inspired from our Dashboard!

Advanced Features – Must try features of Animaker

*Note: Some of the app’s features are accessible based on your plan

Now that we have got a basic understanding of what you can do with Animaker let’s take the game to the next level. Let’s explore the more advanced features of Animaker. 

Animaker has tonnes of advanced features built to help you create professional-looking videos easily. Here are some of them:

Character Builder

One of the coolest features that Animaker owns is the completely customizable character builder, which has around 300+ character costumes, 20+ features, and 100s of animation actions.

Extensive Facial Expressions

Our stupefying facial expressions help bring life to your character. Our library has 20+ facial expressions, among which you can click anyone based on your concept.

Auto Lip-Sync

With our AI-based enhanced automation tool, you can easily record voice-overs which will automatically sync with your character. How cool? Wanna give it a try? Check it right now.

Smart Move- Complex Animations with the click of a button!

Animaker’s Smart Move enables you to animate an object or a character instantly. We have already made your work very easy. With our DIY process, you can enforce any complex animations and save your time & effort.

Check out the complete features of Animaker here: https://www.animaker.com/features

Sharing and Collaboration

Video creation is a creative endeavor, and we can always do it better with our team. Animaker helps you work together with your entire team in real-time! Pretty cool, right? Check out how to do it right here: 

Creating a team

The first step to collaboration is to create a team. You don’t always need to work individually – have your super-duper team nearly. It’s pretty simple! Check out how to do it here:

https://support.animaker.com/en/articles/3410882-how-do-i-create-different-teams-in-animaker-how-can-i-switch-between-different-teams

Sharing

Sharing the video with your team is super easy with Animaker. Just click on the share button and enter the email address of the people with whom you want to share it. Click here to find out how to do it here: 

https://support.animaker.com/en/articles/3595020-how-do-i-share-my-video-project-in-animaker

We are adding more features every day:

Team Animaker is launching new features every day to create a better video creation experience. Check out this link to keep yourself updated with all the latest Animaker updates: https://new.animaker.com/

Become a Video Expert with Animaker

When you have the world’s simplest video creation tool with you, becoming a video expert is pretty simple too. Just check out the amazing resources we put together for you:

Webinar – Video creation certification course for beginners

New to the world of video making? Don’t worry; just join the Animaker webinar to become a certified video creator in just a couple of hours. Join the webinar here: https://app.animaker.com/webinar

Hub – Complete knowledge hub to boost your video knowledge

The Animaker hub is a single-point repository to find out all the latest updates from the world of videos. You can find all the resources you need to become a video expert, from video creation to video hosting. Check out the Animaker blog here: https://www.animaker.com/hub/

Animaker Youtube Channel – Tips, strategies, and How-to videos to make you an Animaker pro

The Animaker Youtube channel is a complete collection of strategies, techniques, and how-to videos to help you become a video expert. You can find in-depth tutorials for everything from creating a simple video to complex animations. Here are a few examples:

How to make a cartoon of yourself: 

How to make an educational video: 

User stories playlist: 

Complex animation, walk cycle:

Genius Talk – Inspiration Talk from Industry veterans

Want a chance to learn from the best? Check out our podcast, where we bring genius minds from the world of videos to share their knowledge with you: https://www.animaker.com/hub/video-library/

Blog – All the latest news from the world of Animaker and Videos

Animaker Inc was created with a mission to democratize the world of videos. Stay updated on the latest milestones we achieved by following our blog: https://www.animaker.com/blog/

Animaker Ecosystem – Complete Video Creation Suite

We have created a host of other products to make your videos even cooler. Want to check them out?

Vmaker – Screen Recording and Webcasting tool

Record screen, webcam, or both with audio and create engaging video content for training and explainer videos

Show – Complete video hosting and analytics solution

Video hosting and analytics platform to host, stream and analyze your training videos

Steve.ai – AI-based text to video converter

Create HR and training videos from text within seconds using our patented AI platform.

Picmaker – World’s simplest graphic design tool

Create very unique designs in minutes with our online graphic design software

Voice – AI-based Text to speech converter

Convert any text content into ultra-realistic human-like voice-overs using a neural TTS engine

Deck – World’s first avatar-based presentation maker

Break presentation stereotypes with our new Avatar-powered presentation maker!

Enterprise – World’s most complete video creation suite

The complete video creation suite to meet every visual need of your enterprise

We are there with you all the way

At Animaker, we take pride in helping our customers every step of the way. This is only possible because of our dedicated 24*7 support. Have any queries about Animaker, just drop your questions here, and we will be happy to help: https://app.animaker.com/support

Our Customers really love us.

Just like you, a lot of Animaker customers really love and adore us. Want to see what they think about us? Check out: https://www.animaker.com/blog/tags/case-study/

Want to talk to us?

We are always happy to talk to you. Just drop us a line!

Additional Resources

Reel tutorials: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZCIKiQl3hF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZJ9xKYl1lB/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CY6Z3TcFdlr/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Tutorial: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaFEudMpdGu/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

How Long Can YouTube Shorts Be? A To Z Beginner’s Guide

YouTube shorts is an incredible way to reach millions of cyber surfers across the globe.

With this article, we want to add a lot of value to your journey with YouTube Shorts. So let’s look at the first thing you are here to understand.

How long can YouTube Shorts be? 

  • The maximum duration of a Youtube Shorts video is 60 seconds.
  • The ideal duration is between 15 and 60 seconds.

It looks simple, doesn’t it? But there are some restrictions based on the type of music you choose.

  • If you are using Stock music or your own Audio, your video can be between 15 and 60 seconds.
  • But, if you are choosing a music track from the YouTube catalog, then your video duration will be limited to up to 15 seconds.

Now that we have everything we need to know about the allowed length, let’s talk about a few more things like:

The Reason for the rise of Short Videos

Ever since the inception of YouTube, the demand for videos has always been on the rise. Over the next decade, we saw multiple social media platforms rise, trying to serve the different needs of the online audience.

Facebook became the defacto place for users to socialize with friends, Instagram became the place to showcase your photography skills, and YouTube became the place for videos.

But a lot has changed since then. There is an overwhelming amount of content to be consumed online. People no longer have the patience to sit and consume the different types of content served on these platforms. Instead, people prefer bite-sized content – bite-sized videos, to be precise. This proves why Vine was a big hit back during its launch in 2013.

Even though Vine didn’t live long, it highlighted the demand for short videos in the world. This was proven again with the rise of TikTok, which has recently taken over the world by storm.

With the rise of TikTok, the bite-size video officially took over the traditional lengthy videos. From watching long, 15-minute videos, people have moved on to consuming short videos. Since they can scroll and watch multiple videos in a short span, these short videos have made people get glued to their phones.

The Birth of Youtube Shorts:

Since YouTube’s inception in 2005, it has become the primary platform for video-sharing with highly active user bases worldwide. However, the popularity of a short-form video-sharing app like TikTok has caught the eye of millions of people in recent times. After Tiktok’s ban in several countries, Shorts – the latest feature on Youtube, was introduced to attract global content creators. This feature makes the YouTube content super enticing, like the TikTok app. But, of course, there are many similar apps like Snapchat, Instagram Reels, and many more.

The difference between these platforms is the age group it caters to. Tiktok is largely used by a user base below 24 years of age. But YouTube, one of the most used social media platforms and the second largest search engine, caters to a slightly older audience with more disposable income. This increases the chances of your short-form videos getting instant attention and reaching a mature audience. Also, short videos have a high retention rate, so it’s a win-win situation for the users AND the creators!

YouTube Shorts’ Viewership Stats:

Youtube Shorts Beta was initially rolled out back in September 2020 in India, after the ban of Tiktok in the subcontinent. By Feb 2021, Shorts had gained around 3.5 billion views daily from Indian users.

After this enormous success, it was out of Beta and officially offered to US users by March 2021. This release gathered a whopping 6.5 billion daily views.

By June 2021, Youtube Shorts was released in over 100 countries. By then, there were 2.1 billion global YouTube users. Out of that, YouTube Shorts received 15 billion views daily.

The best part about Shorts is that, in one year from its release (between Sept 2020 and Sep 2021), the average number of daily first-time creators was twice the number during release.

Not just that, many users had gained thousands of subscribers and millions of views after joining the Youtube Shorts bandwagon. Not convinced? Look at the numbers of The Klem Family as of September 2021.

This channel has over 2.97M subscribers. Initially, they’d uploaded only on TikTok. But after they joined Shorts, the growth of their channel started skyrocketing. This is the number of just one channel. Imagine the collective numbers of all Youtube Shorts users!

How to create YouTube Shorts from your iPhone?

There are several ways to create vertical videos for YouTube shorts. But none are optimized to give an excellent experience for shorts creators as none were made by keeping YouTube Shorts in mind.

However, Animaker Inc’s recently launched Animaker for iOS app is fully optimized for YouTube Shorts. As a result, you can comfortably create Shorts videos on the go.

Animaker app for iOS comes with various pre-designed templates and many valuable features, making it the best video maker for YouTube. Get acquainted with the best way of making an eye-catching video in just minutes.

Here’s how you can create Youtube shorts from your iPhone:

  1. Install the iOS App – Suppose you’ve installed the Animaker app for iOS; good for you! You’d have discovered the magic in it. If not, well, what are you waiting for? Click on the Install button!
  2. Sign up/Login to Animaker – If you are already a registered user, sign in using your credentials. If not, you can sign up using your mail address or social media credentials.
  3. Select a Template/Blank project of your choice – Surf through the 1000s of templates and choose a template that suits your needs. But be careful; you shouldn’t take a lot of time marveling at the beauty of the templates! You can also create a video from scratch using a blank project, apart from choosing a template.
  4. Add the necessary assets – Now, you are the Picasso of your video! First, load it with elegant backgrounds, cool icons and properties, and melodic music tracks. Then, add extra oomph by animating the videos with special effects, scene transitions, and entry/exit effects for your assets.
  5. Preview and Download – Now that your video is ready, preview it and download it.

As we promised, creating an awesome video using Animaker wouldn’t take you more than five steps.

How to create YouTube Shorts from your PC?

Though Youtube Shorts was launched primarily for Smartphone users, you can also create Shorts videos on PC. With what app, do you ask?

With Animaker, the future of video making, of course!

Packed with highlighting features such as customizable animated characters, auto lip-sync, and many more, Making a studio-quality animated video is just a few clicks away on Animaker web. That is why 20,000,000+ videos have been exported so far, and the number keeps increasing each second.  

Can we skip to the best part? You can create as many videos as you want on Animaker, and your account is FREE forever!

Now, what about the steps to create a Youtube shorts video using a PC? Well, it’s the same as the steps for Mobile. First, take a sneak peek at the steps for “How to create YouTube Shorts from your iPhone?”. Then, you are all set to post an incredible YouTube Shorts video!

Things to remember while posting Youtube Shorts:

Keep in mind that YouTube Shorts has gained much popularity within a short span. Therefore, uploading appealing, short videos can gain loyal subscribers. When posting your Shorts video, these are some essential points to keep in mind:

  • Choose the right keywords and relevant hashtags. Keywords play an essential role in impacting your video outreach. Insert the right keyword in your video title and description while posting it. This can make your video appear on top of the search results. For instance, adding the hashtag “Shorts” can help get your short video recommended.
  • An attractive Thumbnail tends to be the main reason for drawing the viewers’ attention. So you can use all the top-notch features of Picmaker to make the best attention-grabbing YouTube shorts thumbnail. Here are some pointers on the Best Practices for creating YouTube thumbnails. So take a quick look at it!
  • Consistency is the key! Retain your existing subscribers by uploading valuable content regularly. This will help you stand out from other creators on YouTube and gain you a massive fanbase within a short period.
  • Hope on with the trends! It goes without saying that trending topics help gain more views and engagement. In addition, challenges and trends like the Ice Bucket Challenge gained popularity via long-form YouTube videos. So, is the Shorts feature going to be any different? Check out this Shorts video of ours where we’d hopped on the trend.

 

Why now is the right time to climb on the Youtube Shorts wave?

Looking at the current trend, it is evident that short videos significantly impact cybersurfers. From big brands to visionary creators, everyone is taking advantage of this latest feature of YouTube.

Youtube has also introduced the Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund to reward and encourage more creators to make Youtube Shorts videos. There is an eligibility criterion to qualify for the bonus from this fund. Youtube reviews the channels’ performances every month and reaches out to thousands of creators to inform them that they qualify for this bonus. So, along with more subscribers and popularity, you can also make some money through Youtube Shorts!

Any valuable content is appreciated and recognized within a short span. Now is the time to quickly create an eye-catching short video or edit videos on iPhone using the most user-friendly Animaker App. Install the app from the AppStore right away and showcase your creative side to the world.

There’s a chance you could be the next big influencer! If you have any doubt about Shorts, check out these guidelines before getting started!

Got questions? Drop them in the comment below!

Top 10 Presentation Software for 2022

Introduction: 

If you want to create a high-quality presentation for your personal needs, business, or anything else – you’ll need top-notch presentation software that’s got the right features that you need! We’re going to showcase the best presentation software available on the market today, and compare their features like their template options, the availability of graphic assets, real-time collaboration, and more! 

So if you’re looking for a great alternative to the presentation software you’re currently using, look no further than this comprehensive guide! Some of the software we’re going to be looking at include Animaker Deck, Prezi, Visme, and more. 

When selecting the right presentation software, there are a number of factors to consider: 

  1. Is it beginner-friendly and easy to use?
  2. Does it suit your budget?
  3. Does it have a wide variety of templates to choose from?
  4. Can you add audio to your presentations?
  5. Can you embed content, add videos or GIFs?
  6. Can you animate the elements in the presentation?
  7. Does it include Brand Kit features?
  8. Does it have a large built-in asset library?
  9. Does the presentation software include analytics?
  10. Does the software provide real-time collaboration?
  11. Can the finished presentation be shared to your friends and colleagues easily?
  12. Finally, does it contain a great balance of features?

Let’s take a look at the 10 best presentation software available today:

  1. Animaker Deck
  2. Prezi
  3. Visme
  4. Google Slides
  5. Keynote
  6. Slides
  7. Slidebean
  8. Beautiful.ai
  9. Powerpoint
  10. Genially

 

1. Animaker Deck

Animaker Deck is one of the most feature-packed, innovative, modern and complete presentation software available online. 

Not only is it easy to use, it contains one-of-a-kind features such as a built-in character builder where the user can create animated avatars to include in their presentation. It also comes equipped with tons of template characters which can be used right from the software. 

You can use Animaker Deck to create all sorts of presentations – whether they’re for birthday wishes, a sales proposal, annual reports, family albums, and more. Let’s look at the various advantages offered by Animaker Deck:

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Character Builder:

Animaker Deck contains a Character builder where users can create unique avatars to use in their presentation. No other presentation software offers such a wide variety of creative customizations such as Deck. The builder is a breeze to use and can be learnt by anyone!

You can create both male and female characters of all types – whether you’re looking to create a snazzy football coach for your coaching classes, or a fun-loving partygoer for spring break, there are tons of preset outfits and customization options to create any character you desire. You can even create an avatar of yourself or your favorite celebrities!

Template Options:

Animaker Deck comes equipped with tons of pre-built templates that can make a user’s work easier. There are templates for employee onboarding, performance appraisals, internal sales presentations, business proposals, and lots more!

You can also start with a blank template or add new slides to existing templates, and save slides later to use as your own templates.

Deck-template

Graphic Assets Library:

Animaker Deck comes equipped with a massive stock asset library that contains over 80M+ Stock assets. It contains a partnership with both Getty and GIPHY, which means you’ll get access to thousands of stock images and videos that can be used however you choose. You can also use icons, animated backgrounds and even animate the objects that you choose to include in the presentation!

Real-Time Collaboration:

You can easily collaborate with your colleagues with Animaker Deck’s real time collaboration features. Creative teams can exchange ideas, work on a project together, and make updates in real-time, all from the comfort of their couch!

Pricing:

Slides Pro: 10$/Month

Animaker Pro: $49/Month

Enterprise: Custom Pricing

2. Prezi

Prezi is another great presentation software that offers an alternative to traditional presentations with their intuitive interface that allows you to create a fluid flow with topics and subtopics that can be zoomed in on. While their interface is not exceptionally beginner-friendly, it’s a great option to add an innovative touch to your presentations.

Prezi

Easy-to-Use:

Prezi definitely has a learning curve, but it is user-friendly after you get the hang of it. The interface is different and can be hard to navigate initially.

Template Options:

Prezi offers tons of templates, and you can also use a blank template from scratch. The templates can be customized as you choose, and their concept of zooming in to presentations is present in all of them.

Prezi-templates

Stock Asset Library:

The graphic asset library has usual elements like images, videos, and icons. The premium plan offers access to over 80,000 icons and 500,000 images.

Videos and Gifs:

There is an option to upload or embed videos from YouTube. Embedded videos are not viewable in offline mode. There are currently no GIFs available in Prezi.

Real-time Collaboration:

There is a feature called Prezi for teams which is available and has a Slack integration.

Brand Kit:

You can access Brand Kits with Prezi’s team plans, and your brand can be customized with your choice of color and available fonts.

Sharing to Social Media:

Prezi presentations can be shared to social media via a share button at the top-right corner of the Prezi page. The presentations can be shared to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Pricing:

Plus: 12$/Month

Premium: $16/Month

Teams: Custom Pricing

3. Visme

Visme is an easy-to-use presentation software with plenty of features and customization options. You can create infographics, interactive charts and reports with Visme too.

Visme

Template Options:

There are tons of customizable options available in Visme. You can choose from fully designed presentations or even create your own templates using their mix-and-match by choosing a presentation theme.

Visme - Template Options

You can also start with a blank canvas, add new blank slides to existing presentation templates.

Graphic Assets Library:

There are tons of assets available in Visme’s library – including icons, illustrations, stock photos, videos and 3D graphics, audio clips, charts, and graphs to include in your presentations.

Animations and Transitions:

Elements inside Visme can be animated, and there are also slide transitions that smoothen the transition between slides with style. There are also custom animations available for animating elements even further.

Collaborations:

Visme has features for colleagues and teams to collaborate with each other in real-time, and leave comments with edits and feedback. You can also easily share your projects with other people and move the project along.

Brand Kit:

Visme has a brand design tool to keep all your content on-brand. You can upload all of your branding assets – which includes logo, fonts and colors to Visme with their Brand Wizard. You can also easily access thousands of templates and input your brand fonts and colors.

Sharing to Social Media:

Once the presentation is complete, it can be shared to multiple social media channels easily.

Analytics:

When a presentation is finished, it can be easily shared via a link, and analyzed for sharing.

Pricing:

Personal – $15/month annually

Business – $29/month annually

Enterprise: Custom pricing

4. Google Slides

Google Slides is Google’s presentation software that can be assessed via your Google account. You can easily create presentations with Google Slides. It is similar to Powerpoint and there is an advanced version called G Suite, which includes storage and management capabilities.

Google Slides

Easy-to-Use:

Google Slides is very user friendly and is similar to Google Docs and Google Sheets.

Template Options:

There are tons of templates to choose from, and presentations can also be created from scratch.

Google-slide template

Graphic Assets Library:

The stock assets are very simple to add. There are both classic and generic shapes available. Images can also be uploaded from your desktop, Google Drive or a URL.

Collaboration:

Real-time collaboration is offered on Google Slides.

Videos and GIFs:

Videos can be uploaded with a YouTube link or from a Google Drive.

Animations:

Elements inside Google Slides can be animated and transitions can be added as well.

Share to Social Media:

Presentations can be shared via email or link.

Pricing:

Google Slides is free for anyone with a Google account.

There are also plans that start from 6$/month and go upto 18$/month.

5. Keynote

Keynote is the presentation software offered by Apple. The Keynote editor can be used by anyone with an Apple ID.

Keynote

Easy-to-Use:

It is similar in usage to Powerpoint and Google Slides, which makes it very simple to use.

Template Options:

There are a limited number of templates to choose from, and Templates can also be uploaded into the software.

Keynote-template

Graphic Assets Library:

There are tons of classic icons and symbols to choose from, and they are also customizable in terms of color and font. Images can also be uploaded from your computer.

Collaboration:

Colleagues and team members can work on a project at the same time via a link or an email.

Videos and GIFs:

You can not embed videos in Keynote Slides, and GIFs can be added as .gif images.

Animations:

You can animate slides and objects and also add effects.

Sharing to Social Media:

You cannot share to Social Media on Keynote.

Brand Kit

There is no Brand Kit features available on Keynote.

Pricing:

Keynote is totally free to use, and is available on the App Store.

6. SlidesSlides

Slides is a presentation software that contains a built-in grid to help with composition. Slides is totally free to use, with paid plans available too.

Easy-to-Use:

Slides is pretty beginner-friendly, the editing board has a simple interface which is easy to learn.

Template Options:

There are very few templates to use, so presentations have to be built from a blank template.

slides template option

Graphic Assets Library:

There are graphics available such as icons and shapes that are available. Photos have to be imported from a URL.

Real-time Collaboration:

Paid plans contain features for collaboration. Teammates can leave comments and feedback to help with making edits.

Videos and GIFs:

Videos and GIFs are available to use and pretty easy to add to your presentation. Videos can be uploaded and GIFs can be uploaded as .mp4 as video.

Audio:

You cannot add audio with Slides.

Animations:

Animations can be added to all elements and features. The length of the duration can also be customized.

Sharing to Social Media:

Slides support sharing to various social media platforms.

Analytics:

The paid plan offers analytics.

Pricing:

The paid plans start at $5/month and go upto $20/month for features like unlimited collaborations and Google Analytics.

7. Slidebean
Slidebean

Slidebean is a simple presentation software that contains quite a few templates and customizations.

Slidebean also uses artificial intelligence to help you use the best possible slide layouts and configurations.

Easy-to-Use:

Slidebean is very easy to use. Adding content is simple and there are templates available to use. You can also start from a blank template.

There are 2 modes for editing – outline or design mode. There are tons of choice for how you can move the content blocks around.

Template Options:

There are tons of templates available to use. They are neatly organized and there are sections available by brands as well.

Slidebean-template

Graphic Assets Library:

There are lots of icons and images to choose from.

Collaboration:

Real-time collaboration features are available in the paid plans.

Videos and GIFs:

Slidebean contains GIPHY integration which means that GIFs can be added. The paid plan offers a feature to add videos.

Audio:

Audio features are not available.

Animations:

Animations can be added to the elements and content blocks.

Sharing to Social Media:

You can share presentations to social media in the paid plans.

Analytics:

Analytic features are available in the paid plans.

Pricing:

There’s a free plan and it has limited capabilities.

There are 3 price levels from $8/month, $19/month, and $149/month.

8. Beautiful.ai

Beautiful.ai is a presentation software that helps you create good-looking slides with the help of AI (artificial intelligence).

Beautiful-ai

Easy-to-Use:

Beautiful.ai is fairly simple to use. All you have to do is add smart slides, add your content and choose from different layouts. This makes Beautiful.ai a nice software that beginners and those who are not familiar with graphic design.

Template Options:

There are basic templates available that can be used to create unique presentations.

Beautiful-ai-template

Graphic Asset Library:

The stock asset options are fairly limited, and there are free stock photos and icons to choose from.

Collaboration:

Your teammates can collaborate on your projects for viewing or editing.

Videos and GIFs:

Both videos and GIFs can be uploaded from your computer. Videos can also be imported from YouTube.

Animations:

Preset animation styles can be added to each slide, but their customizability is limited.

Brand Kit:

There are no brand kit features available, but there are customizable themes and they can be saved to use later.

Sharing to Social Media:

You can easily share your presentations to social media. You can send email invites, share a public or private link, or share directly to social media platforms.

Pricing:

Beautiful.ai currently offers a Pro plan at $12/month and a Team plan at $40/month.

9. Powerpoint

Microsoft Powerpoint is the most popular and well-known presentation software on this list. It is familiar, reliable and easy to use.

Powerpoint

Easy-to-Use:

The traditional interface of Powerpoint makes Powerpoint fairly easy to use. All types of users – students, professionals and businesses can learn Powerpoint and make presentations easily.

Template Options:

There are lots of templates that come equipped with Powerpoint, and they are all customizable.

Powerpoint-template

Graphic Assets Library:

You can browse stock images, icons and stickers by searching for relevant keywords in Powerpoint’s graphic library.

Collaboration:

You can share your presentation with specific people.

Videos and GIFs:

Your computer can be used to upload both videos and GIFs. Videos can also be embedded from YouTube.

Audio:

Audio files can be uploaded from your computer.

Animations:

There are lots of animation and transition options available in Powerpoint.

Brand Kit:

Brand Kits are not available, but custom themes can be saved.

Share to Social Media:

Presentations cannot be shared to social media platforms.

Analytics:

There are no analytic features available in Powerpoint.

Pricing:

There are different plans for businesses that start from $5/month and go upto $20/month.

10. Genially

Genially is a presentation software that’s known for its creativity. This software is known for presentations and video presentations.

Genially

Easy-to-Use:

Genially is fairly simple to use, and comes equipped with tons of choices. Any change can be applied to all slides with the simple click of a button.

Template Options:

There are tons of template options, with both free and paid options available.

Genially-template

Graphic Asset Library:

There are tons of graphic assets available. Images can be uploaded or found on their integration with Pixabay.

Collaboration:

Genially’s professional plan allows collaboration upto 5 team members.

Videos and GIFs:

GIFs can be imported with the GIPHY integration and videos can be added with YouTube links.

Audio:

Audio files can be uploaded from your computer, via SoundCloud and a few other integrations.

Third-Party Content:

Genially contains a nice feature where you can add third party content with Genially integrations.

Brand Kit:

Brand Kit features are available in the premium plans.

Sharing to Social Media:

All completed presentations can be shared to various social media platforms.

Analytics:

Genially’s premium plans contain analytic features.

Pricing:

Genially contains a free plan, which gives you access to unlimited presentations but a limited pool of resources.

There are two types of paid plans. The education plan starts at $1.25/month and go upto $20.82/month, billed annually. The professional plan starts at $7.49/month and goes upto $79.15/month, billed annually.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are plenty of great presentation software available on the market that can help you create the perfect presentation that you desire. Depending on your choice of features, suitability, and price, you can select these software and have a great experience creating your presentation of choice.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comments section below!