You can now create and manage your presentations on mobile with Microsoft PowerPoint. It has a compact design with a neat UI containing most features of the PC version. The app is task-oriented and runs very smooth.
The high performance comes with a price. Your battery will suffer if you plan for a long duration of work, and it also drains data. The good thing is it works offline so you can turn on aeroplane mode to save resources. You will find the image formatting and text editing a little clunky and uncomfortable to use.
If you’re familiar with Microsoft applications, you’d have no issues finding the tools on the UI. Everything is in the same place as with any other mobile software like Word or Excel.
For beginners, it might take a while to get used to the layout. There are no indicators or labels for each function. You’d have to guess which button does what and play around with them before starting your task.
The app works offline, so expect no lags or freezes unless your hardware has issues. It lets you save your files on many cloud spaces, including DropBox.
Kills your mobile data
There shouldn’t be any reason for you to run this on 4G as it consumes tons of data. You get access to a variety of online storage for your project, excluding Google Drive. Using this feature will save a lot of space on your phone.
Kills your mobile data
Sharing presentations is fast and easy. You can comment and leave notes like you would on the desktop. You don’t need a Microsoft Office account to use PowerPoint, but it helps if you do. Having an Outlook address lets you access your email from the app. You also have the option to install other Microsoft applications and view documents made by them.
There are several ways you can run a slideshow, but that doesn’t make it less clunky. You can even zoom for better editing, but it still may not feel as seamless as the desktop version. The taskbar is too small, and some features are hard to find. It’s easy to lose track of which slide you’re on while looking for the right button.
Better for slideshow viewing
There are lots of Microsoft mobile software, and most do the job well in delivering convenience. This is not one of them. Making a PowerPoint presentation is time-consuming work. It’s not a good idea to do it on a smartphone as it devours your battery and fast.
If you’re only viewing slides on the go, this app might be of some use. For projects that require specific techniques, it’s best to stick with the original. You’ll end up spending more time than you should have.