Google Slides for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.10
  • 4
  • (250)
  • Security Status

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Joe Wainer
Joe WainerUpdated 4 months ago

Free slideshow animation app

Google Slides is a productivity application that enables users to create a stunning and functional presentation with animations in a matter of minutes. It is a completely free viable alternative to more memory-laden packages, such as Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft PowerPoint. The bundle is perfect for office presentations or when sending a series of photos to friends. This app works directly in conjunction with Google Drive and is also Windows 11 compatible. 

How to use Google Slides

Google Slides contains professional pitch decks, project presentations, training modules, and a lot more to mention. With this powerful app, you will be able to save some of your disk space as it doesn't require you to install any special software. It gives you the possibility to make presentations right in front of your web browser. Not only that, but multiple people can also work on the same project simultaneously.

You can see every change that they did on the slide. You can even put a comment on it whenever you need your colleague to fix something. By tagging their account address, an e-mail alert will be sent to notify her. The app automatically saves every revision you applied, so you can pick it up where you left it. All of your presentations are systematically saved and stored in Google Drive, which you can easily access any device.   

What makes Google Slides unique is the fact that it works offline. However, you must first enable the 'Offline setting' mode on Google Drive and make sure you have enough available space on your device to save your files. To begin the creation of your presentation, just open the Slides home screen, then click 'New +' under 'Start a new presentation' section.

You can insert, delete, edit and arrange text, shapes, lines, as well as slides. Moreover, you can also add animations in your presentation to make it even livelier. Your work can also be shared with other people, and you have the power to choose what action they could do in your file—view, edit, or comment.

Slides vs PowerPoint vs Keynote

Top companies in the industry, such as Microsoft and Apple also offer presentation programs that directly compete with Google Slides—Microsoft's PowerPoint and Apple's Keynote. Most of their basic functions and features are quite identical to each other. What differentiates the app from one another are the special additions, prices, and security features they offer.

If you are keen to get the application that is more budget-friendly yet still professional to use, Google Slides is your best option. As noted, all of the presentation features it offers are free-of-charge. If your team software that provides high-security for your files, Keynotes is your best choice as it can put a passcode on all your important and confidential presentations.

If the focus of your project is to put awe-striking animations, then PowerPoint will match you. It serves a PowerPoint Designer feature that allows you to insert impressive cinematic transitions. However, you must prepare yourself to spend extra bucks since you need to pay for an upgrade to enjoy this special feature.  

Practical alternative

If you are short on a budget, Google Slides is the best practical alternative presentation application for you. All of its features are completely free and easy-to-use without sacrificing the professional and high-quality that you aim for your project to have. Although if you are targeting more advanced transition effects or highly-secured presentation, this isn't really your best option. You can consider Apple's Keynote or Microsoft's PowerPoint more for those objectives.   


  • Create stunning and functional animations in few minutes
  • Budget-friendly
  • Saves space in your hardware
  • Multiple people can work on the same project simultaneously


  • Unlike more advanced third-party programs
  • Editing options are somewhat limited.

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Google Slides for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 0.10
  • 4
  • (250)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Google Slides

  • Daryll O'Malley

    by Daryll O'Malley

    great work nice graphics
    you will surely like it. includes quite a number of templates.


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