PowerPoint on the iPad? Enter SlideShark.

October 18, 2011 | David Klein
PowerPoint on the iPad? Enter SlideShark.

You just got issued your brand new iPad from work; the Marketing team has recently armed your team with some phenomenal PowerPoint slides; and you’re ready to succeed as the corporate road warrior.  Now to break out the ammunition:  Email app… check. Contact management app…check.  PowerPoint app… ouch! The native iPad PowerPoint viewer is extremely simplistic, and there’s nothing else available that will allow you to view and present your PowerPoint the way it was meant to be seen.

Houston, we have a problem.  Enter the solution: SlideShark

Today is the launch of SlideShark, a free and easy-to-use app to view and present PowerPoints on the iPad.

The process is simple:

  • Start by registering for a free account on Slideshark.com.  If you already have a myBrainshark account, then you can just sign in with that username and password.

  • Next, upload your PowerPoint files – ppt or pptx. 

  • While Brainshark is converting and optimizing your file for the iPad, head over to the AppStore on your iPad and install the free SlideShark app.

  • Albeit the app is extremely intuitive (or as they say here in New England, “wicked easy”), I recommend taking a look at the brief tutorial by tapping “See how it works.”

  • Sign in with your new credentials to access the files that you previously uploaded from your computer.  This is a view to your entire online account.

  • Download any of the presentations you want to house locally on your iPad so that you can view or present them.

  • Navigate through your slides simply by a tap or swipe to move forward animations; swipe back to go back; swipe up to view all of the slides.  And since the files are local, there’s no dependency on internet connectivity.

The iPad continues to redefine the mobile space; enterprises increase deployments of these devices; and the need to recognize their ROI is great.  SlideShark is a vital part of any mobile professional’s productivity toolset.

So now your PowerPoint show is a success. The Marketing team’s slideware is exactly as they designed it.  And you don’t have to worry about the risk of the unexpected in your presentation on the iPad…thanks to SlideShark.

Install it and tell us what you think.  If you love it (and we hope you do), don’t forget to rate on the AppStore.  Have any good ideas on how to improve it? Drop us a line.

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