Two Apps That Take The Headache Out Of Showing Presentations

You can’t bring your laptop everywhere, and trying to connect your laptop to someone else’s system is often a major pain. There are a couple of options for dealing with this. To avoid file issues and software troubles, you can build your presentations in Google Drive, using Slides.

But to avoid being trapped behind a computer the whole time, try an app.

When it comes to mobile presentation apps, SlideShark is the one to beat. You can do your PowerPoint presentations from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, and SlideShark keeps your presentation the way you meant for it to be seen, with all your animations, fonts, colors, graphics, videos and hyperlinks intact.

Your presentation is kept in the cloud while you control the presentation from your mobile device. You can broadcast your slides over the web to remote or in-person attendees. The latest SlideShark update includes the ability to annotate your slides (draw on and highlight slides), and use your iPhone as a remote control and laser pointer if you project from your iPad.

The basic app is free, with paid options for power users. Download the app here.

Unfortunately SlideShark isn’t available for Android phones, and there’s nothing exactly like it for Android. But take a look at SlideRocket and PowerPoint Keynote Remote for apps with similar functionality.

How do you avoid presentation headaches? Ever have a presentation disaster? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vincenzo Ravina is a writer, journalist and giraffe enthusiast from Halifax, Nova Scotia. You can learn more at his website,, or follow him on Twitter at @RavinaSBT.

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