Google Slides

Cloud-based application for creating custom presentations

About Google Slides

Google Slides is a cloud-based office suite designed to help businesses of all sizes create, edit, and manage personalized presentations via a unified portal. The application enables teams to sort presentations by date and collaborate on multiple projects.

Google Slides allows users to add fonts, colors, and other design elements and embed videos and animations to presentations. The software automatically saves files on the cloud to ensure quick access across multiple devices. Other features include a drag-and-drop interface, customizable themes, transitions, background images, and more.

Pricing starting from:

USD 6.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

USD 6.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Google Slides

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Features

Total features of Google Slides: 11

  • 3D Objects
  • Animation
  • Audio File Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Media Library
  • Offline Editing
  • Offline Presenting
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Video Support

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(5,976)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Philip
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Google Slides is flexible and powerful for a number of uses to increase productivity

Reviewed on 29/06/2022

Pros

Google Slides allowed me to easily and effectively collaborate with people to create more visually appealing and understandable presentations and strategic outlines for business meetings.

Cons

The way that you have to continually approve of Offline Access to documents has been a hassle for me that has been inconvenient in situations such as boarding a flight to realize that the document was not syncing for Offline Access like I had expected.

Gregor
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

It's good, but I do prefer Powerpoint

Reviewed on 11/06/2022

We do a weekly company-wide presentation which I regularly contribute my own slides too. Additionall...

We do a weekly company-wide presentation which I regularly contribute my own slides too. Additionally, I use it for team presentations, and also as a mechanism to collate my own thoughts and research on work projects into something more stream-lined.

Pros

As with all of Google's software, it's so easy to use Google Slides across teams, across countries and across companies. We can work independently on the slides we will present, and then someone else can go in and tidy the whole thing up. It saves so much time compared to Powerpoint, which is great. It's also easy to duplicate and copy slides, including from other presentations, which is super helpful. I also like how easy it is to add comments and to tag people. We integrate it very nicely into Slack, making the process of making presentations hugely stream-lined and efficient. I also like that the red lines appear to show you when you have lined up a picture or text box correctly with the rest of the slide.

Cons

I find it really difficult to create the style of slide that I want - I feel that Powerpoint has a broader selection of templates and it is easier to design a slick and stylish slide through Powerpoint. I often revert to copying templates made by colleagues, and I honestly cannot work out how they made them, despite being proficient in Powerpoint. There's not great support online with this in my opinion. Also, I find it frustrating that my formatting jumps around so much when I change the template. Finally, it's annoying that the layout doesn't appear the same when I run a presentation as when I look at the slide while editing it.

Megan
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A free alternative to PowerPoint

Reviewed on 10/06/2022

Google slide has the advantage that it is based on the web, in this way it can be accessed from any...

Google slide has the advantage that it is based on the web, in this way it can be accessed from any device and from anywhere, the mobile version is good and its interface is intuitive, I like that the integration with other Google apps works very well , such as drive, maps, and calendars. I can also make a meeting and share my presentations.

Pros

Slides is the best alternative to Microsoft power point, I like that you can make presentations and save them automatically in the cloud, what I like about slide and the entire Google Workspace platform is that you can share a file with just a link and collaborate with other people in real time, Google slide is ideal for people who work in teams and are constantly collaborating.

Cons

What I do not like is that the margins are sometimes misaligned when it is a power point file, it does not have 100% compatibility

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best option for virtual classes

Reviewed on 27/04/2022

Pros

What I like the most about Google Slides is that it can be accessed from any computer and it does not require any program to be installed to open it. In a class setting, Google Slides can be used within Google Classroom allowing teachers to project the content of their class in a clear way and also allows students to answer questions within the Slides in a fun format.

Cons

I love Google Slides and I use it daily with my students. Google Slides allows me to create interactive content in which I can type, drag and match information while explaining a lesson. However, when I project my slides in class I lose access to the functionality of dragging, matching and writing because it becomes a presentation. I work around it by not presenting the Slides as a slideshow.

-As an educator sometimes I need to change the size of an individual slide in the page setup to present a larger text. Google Slides does not allow that since any changes made in one slide will be reflected in all the other slides. It would be beneficial to have that option.

Michelle
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Go for the Gold with Google Slides!

Reviewed on 11/07/2022

Google slides is my go-to tool for my everyday lessons. They are easy to create and make engaging.

Google slides is my go-to tool for my everyday lessons. They are easy to create and make engaging.

Pros

Google Slides is easy to use, and share with others. They helped my lessons flow, and the animations and changing the templates really brought the engagement level way up. I changed the template to fit the theme/lesson, added animations, and even videos! The best part is that the students were able to go back and view the slides when/if they ever needed.

Cons

The only thing I found difficult was teaching my fourth graders how to collaborate on a slide while being virtual, but once they got it, it all went smoothly!

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Google Slides FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Slides.

Google Slides offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 6.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

It is available on multiple pricing plans, as mentioned below: For Personal - Free Business Starter - $6/user/month Business Standard - $12/user/month Business Plus - $18/user/month Enterprise - Contact Google for details.

Google Slides has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Google Slides supports the following languages:

English

Google Slides supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Google Slides has

Google Slides offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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