Top 10 Video Presentation Software to Achieve Your Goals: 2 of 10

2. PowToon

PowToon is freemium intuitive presentation software that helps create animated slides combined with audio, narration and embedded videos. A quick and simple way to deliver a nice-looking message to your audience.


  • Easy interface. It somewhat resembles PowerPoint but turns out much simpler. The user just has to pick a template, go through the editing screen, add items from the image library (figures, backgrounds, speech bubbles, etc.) – and voila!
  • Timeline. This feature matches the animation panel in PowerPoint, with a number of obvious limitations. For instance, slides can only be 20 seconds long. Also, the selection of animations is pretty poor, just 12 options. Nothing to write home about.
  • Sounds. PowToon allows you to use one sound per presentation. You have to pick whether to go with a background theme or a voice narration.
  • Transitions. PowToon’s dynamic transitions are fun to deal with. Transitions make presentation flow smooth and the outcome more engaging.
  • Usability. PowToon is really great for somebody who lacks skills in designing slides. Developing a deck in PowToon is as easy as dragging and dropping items on the screen and tweaking the timeline. No frills, no resource-hungry extras.


  • Free and easy to use
  • A bunch of ready-made templates
  • Easy content sharing


    • Very sparse functionality compared to the competition
    • There is no auto-save feature or the ability to save an offline version
    • Loading someone else’s content may take a while.

License costs

There is a free edition available with basic features. Extended plans range from $19 to $197 per month.