Google Presentations

April 17, 2007

Google has announced their PowerPoint competitor which will be named Presentations. Presentations will be part of the Docs & Spreadsheets family and it will be released this summer.

We’ve already freed those of you working in teams from the burdens of version control and email attachment overload when going back and forth on word processing and spreadsheets. It just made sense to add presentations to the mix; after all, when you create slides, you’re almost always going to share them. Now students, writers, teachers, organizers, and, well, just about everyone who uses a computer can look forward to having real-time, web-based collaboration across even more common business document formats.

Hmmmm…. I think multi-machine access and collaboration are great features. There is a very common use case, however, where you are standing in the front of a room with a projector and a laptop and you don’t want or need connectivity. Easily solved with an export feature. I hope Google does not forget the importance of offline presentations. On second thought, I’m sure they’ll get it right. Never mind.


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