Screenshots: Five apps for creating presentations for a mobile workforce


Unfortunately for many of us plying our trade in large enterprises, the presentation is something we often deride for being lackluster, all too familiar, and downright boring. That's a shame for two reasons: First, because effective communication is vital to a successful enterprise, and second, because it doesn't have to be that way.

Further complicating matters, enterprise structure is increasingly marked by a mobile and distant workforce, which can’t always be expected to physically attend a meeting where a presentation is on the agenda. The tools used to create and display a presentation must be able to cope with and adapt to this mobile environment.

Here is a list of five presentation apps that give you more and better tools to create an effective presentation for a mobile and distributed workforce. In fact, with some practice, you may find yourself creating something that is actually interesting.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.