Both apps are full featured and best of breed and probably have caused as much harm in the business and academic worlds as the universal right to vote (I think people should be educated to learn how to select candidates before they vote). Is there anything better, easier, faster than PowerPoint and Keynote?
Simple Is Better, Less Is More
What makes the standard presentation apps so useful? Bullet points and slides. It’s that simple. Master slides and bullet points and you become a presentation master. The problem is that both PowerPoint and Keynote have become cumbersome, time-consuming beasts of show burdens.
If you want a classy looking presentation from an app that is brutally simple, try Deckset on your Mac. This affordable app is an alternative way to create presentations, but does them in minutes instead of hours.
Deckset comes with 15 presentation themes; a variety that starts with serious but ends up at playful. All you need to do to use Deckset is to write down a few thoughts in a text editor and the slides are created automatically.
As with any Mac presentation app, Deckset lets you drop in images, photos, and videos, and supports speaker notes. There’s even a rehearsal mode. You just won’t edit the presentation slides within Deckset. That’s what the text editor does.
The app’s developer says Deckset is not a replacement for the feature laden PowerPoint or Keynote. Both are business standards. What neither can do is create a presentation as quickly as Deckset, yet, with all that simplicity, Deckset can get all geeky with built-in Markdown capability.
The idea behind Deckset is focus. Focus on the content of each slide rather than worrying about settings, features, animation, and all the overhead that comes with PowerPoint and Keynote. If simple is better, then less is more, which makes Deckset a bargain. Apparently simplicity is a thing these days as Deckset gets mostly five star reviews on the Mac App Store.