Though I am a fan of Apple—I am writing this article on my MacBook Pro—my slideware of choice is actually Microsoft PowerPoint.
I do have Apple’s Keynote, but I have never come across a compelling reason to use Keynote instead of PowerPoint.
However, using PowerPoint isn’t always an option. Even if it is, sometimes you don’t want to use the same old slides, or you may need to collaborate with a dispersed team online and sending files back and forth doesn’t cut it.
Here are a few alternatives to PowerPoint, both online and off. Neither the list nor the descriptions are extensive, but hopefully they’ll get you started in the right direction.
It has the same functionality as PowerPoint, but it was created by a company that actually wants to make things easier for their users. If you’ve got a Mac, Keynote may be a great choice. You can even save your Keynote presentation as a PowerPoint file, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility.