Creating PowerPoint presentations on the go never was easy: most mobile office suites just display PowerPoint – in the best case, they allow you to make minor changes to the text. Presentations wants to be different…but can it stack up?
You see the difference the moment you start the program – rulers and other tools which can (and should) be hidden to save screen real estate:
The toggle at the bottom left opens the huge menu:
Trying to add a new slide reveals the first glimpse of the product’s insane functionality. No other mobile office suite supports so many formats:
Various slide backgrounds can be deployed – the image below shows the built-in blue color scheme on a slide containing a table:
PowerPoint transitions are unpopular – but they can still be managed using SoftMaker’s presentation editor:
Reviewers will be happy that comments can be added and edited on the go:
The product’s ability to leave multiple presentations open at any given time also deserves a honourable mention:
And don’t get me started on print and PDF export options:
This review looked at version of Presentations on an XPERIA X1 running its stock distribution of Windows Mobile 6.1. The program needs about 7000KB of memory and can be installed onto an external memory card. Stability-wise, it was ok except for a few graphical distortions and crashes when opening large files.
In the end, it is impossible not to like Softmaker Presentations. I will soon hold two presentations I mostly prepared on my XPERIA during a boring event – the product offers much more than its competitors in this aspect. Two hours saved is all to say..
Weaknesses like the inability to handle very large slide decks (30MB), and the sometimes confusing user interface are easy to forgive – if you want to do some heavy-duty PowerPoint slide editing, definitely invest the price.
P.S. Get the full Office Suite supporting Word, Excel and PowerPoint from our TamsShop. A discount code will be made available in a few days from now…