While there various presentation platforms like Keynote and Prezi, many people still prefer using Microsoft PowerPoint. This often creates a dilemma for Apple users who are unable to find suitable ways to present their PowerPoint presentations via devices like iPhone and iPad. ElectricSlide is a free iOS app which allows presenting your PowerPoint slides right from an iDevice.
To get started, create a free ElectricSlide account to begin uploading your PowerPoint presentations. You can also login using a Facebook account to circumvent the conventional sign up process.
With the help of ElectricSlide app you can upload your PowerPoint files from your iOS device and present it directly by plugging in your iPad or iPhone to a projector at office. For example, you can use an HDMI or VGA cable to plugin your iOS device to display your presentation via a browser. Alternatively, you can download the presentation to your iPhone or iPad and present it directly from your mobile device. Furthermore, you can also use Bluetooth or AirPlay to display your presentations.
You can use Electric Slide in conjunction with Airplay to broadcast your Poideo files. It is worth mentioning here that you will require pairing two devices when using Bluetooth. Other features of this app include the ability to share photo in realtime (e.g. screenshots), and a laser pointer tool to quickly annotate your presentations.
A free account of ElectricSlide provides 50MB of storage, as many as 5 simultaneous live viewers and supports videos that are 60 seconds in length. You can also opt for the Pro package which can be acquired for $26.99 (3 months), $48.99 (6 months) or $79.99 (1 year). The Pro account provides 1GB storage, 50 simultaneous live viewers, supports videos that are 30 minutes in length and offers priority document conversions. ElectricSlide works with the following devices:
Download ElectricSlide. Update 2015-08: Unfortunately, this app is no longer available at Google Play.
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