Visme, dubbed as the best design and presentation tool for non-designers to create content, recently released its newest version, Visme Unleashed. In their own words, think of it as Powerpoint marries a design tool but that is still easy and intuitive to use.
I've already created a comparison post describing the ways in which Visme is different from Canva, so in this post I'll be focusing on the differences between Visme and PowerPoint, as well as show you how easy it is to use Visme Unleashed to create a Visme presentation.
What's the difference between Visme and PowerPoint?
Let’s allow this infographic, created with Visme, do all the talking!
Now that you've seen the differences between Visme and PowerPoint, it's evident that Visme has many more features compared to PowerPoint. Not only does it have over 100 presentation templates, but each of these templates come with 3-15 different slides that you can customize. In addition to the presentation templates, Visme takes things a step further and includes presentation themes, so that you can create your presentation in the best way that matches your brand.
When designing slides, you can use Visme's drag-and-drop editor to not only easily align elements, but also to add new ones such as text, photos and content blocks. Let me show you how creating a Visme presentation works:
Head over to visme.co, create an account for free if you don't have one yet, and click on the blue ‘+ create’ button on the left-hand side. Now you’ll see how simple and easy it is to customize Visme’s templates to create a unique presentation.
Right below where it says, ‘what do you want to create?’, select the type of project you’d like to customize. In our case, presentations. Under the 'presentations' tab, you'll notice a few themes that you can select: modern, simple and creative. You can either select one of these overarching presentation themes, or scroll down even further, and create your presentation from the available theme templates.
Say I want to select the creative theme. I'll go ahead and click on edit. You can click on any of the elements on the slide to edit them, such as the background, text or icons. All you have to do is edit its individual settings from the toolbar up top.
To add a new slide to your presentation, click on ‘+ add new slide’ on the top, right-hand corner, and select one of the options from the numerous pre-set templates. These include: blank slide, title, introduction, timeline, agenda, teams, services, rewards and achievements, sections, features, product comparison, pros and cons, diagrams, charts and graphs, maps, gallery / art / portfolio, steps / process, pricing table / subscription, testimonials, contact us and thank you slides.
To add any of these slides to your presentation, all you have to do is choose the one you wish to add, and click on insert. Again, you can click on any of the elements on the slide to edit them, and customize them even further by changing their individual settings from the toolbar up top.
Another thing you can do is add additional content to the slides by using the options available on the left-hand side panel.
Under the basics tab, you can add header and text, stats and figures, graphics and text, diagrams and your content.
Under the graphics tab, you can add shapes, arrows and lines, icons, as well as animated graphics such as illustrations, characters and gestures.
Under the photos tab, you can add a photo from Visme's photo library, or upload one from your computer.
Under the data tab, you can add graphs and charts.
Under the media tab, you can add videos, embed online content, and add audio.
Under the theme colors tab, you can quickly change the look and feel of your presentation by editing the color theme.
Under my files, you can view all of the content you've uploaded to Visme, as well as upload new files in JPG, PNG, GIF, SVG and PDF formats.
Under apps, you can add videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia, with new app integrations coming soon including DropBox, Google Drive, One Drive, Giphy, Jot Forms, Google Maps, QR code, Instagram and Bing Maps.
Once you’re happy with how your presentation looks, click on the pencil next to ‘untitled project’ in the top middle of the screen to rename it, and then on preview to see what your presentation looks like.
You can then either share your presentation as a web link, share it privately with only specific people, embed your Visme presentation on a website, or click on download to save your presentation to your computer.
If you're using Visme's basic plan, you can only save the presentation as an image. However, if you're using Visme's premium plan, you can save the presentation not only as a JPG or PNG image, but also as a PDF, video or PPTX document, or even as HTML 5. Just click on the option that you prefer, and then on the blue download button.
As mentioned, although Visme's basic plan is free for all, when you upgrade to a premium plan, you'll gain access to more powerful features, such as more storage and number of projects you can create, premium assets and templates, access to your brand kit where you can add your own custom fonts and colors, add audio, download projects as formats beyond just image, and also remove Visme branding from projects.