Windows 8 App To Create Presentations: Presentation Next

Presentation Next is a free Windows 8/8.1 app that allows you to create striking presentations in HTML5 format. The app is incredibly easy to use, and even presents you with a small tutorial when you launch it. The app allows you to select the type of slides that you want to use according to your preference, and overall, it’s pretty well designed and includes a large collection of clip arts as well as slide design templates. The app runs extremely smoothly, and doesn’t cause a lot of battery drain.

Presentation Next is available for free from the Windows App Store. Let’s read more about this app in detail now.

presentation next icon

Features of Presentation Next…

When you install and launch Presentation Next on your Windows 8/8.1 device, you will be presented with an interface which looks like the below screenshot.

presentation next first run

As this is the first time that I am running this app, you can see that I am presented with a  small tutorial that allows me to understand the concepts of using the app. You can either go through this tutorial or skip it by pressing the Skip button at the bottom right. Once that’s done, you will be taken to the main screen of the app, from where you can start creating spectacular looking presentations!

template selection screen

Here you can select a template for your presentation. For now, let’s keep things simple and go with the Blank template. Once you have clicked on it, you will be taken to the presentation creation screen.

presentation creation screen

The above screen is what the presentation creation screen looks like. Suppose you want to add a text field, simply click anywhere in the middle of the screen, and you will see a circular menu pop up.

circular menu presentation next

Let’s take a closer look in this menu.

circle menu

As you can see, the menu allows you to paste information from clipboard, insert clip arts etc., create drawings, undo, add text and a lot more. This is the basic menu of the app. If you wish to see the detailed menu of the app, simply right click anywhere inside the canvas of the app and you will see the control bars pop up from the top and the bottom of the screen, and these control bars will allow you to access various other options.

control bars

You can add a new slide via the + button at the top control bar, and delete a slide by selecting the slide and pressing the cross button in the top control bar, and at the bottom, you can access various other options that allow you to open a new document, existing document, save the presentation, view slide show, print, zoom, etc. All these options are very handy indeed.

The best part is that the app saves the presentations in HTML5 format, so they can be opened up in web browsers!

presentation open in browser

Overall, the app works great for creating HTML5 presentations in metro ecosystem!

Also check Record Voice & Pen and MiOrigami.

The Verdict…

Presentation Next is a cool app to have on your Windows 8 device if you are looking for an app that allows you to create presentations that look stunning and fabulous with ease on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device. The app is available for free from the Windows App Store, and being a free app, it’s really pleasantly surprising that the app has no ads at all. The features of the app makes it a truly useful app for business and home users worldwide!

I give this app a 4.5 on 5.

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