Empressr is the newest presentation tool I have been working with. I found this program to be a powerful and easy to use presentation tool that almost anyone could use.
The program offers many of the regular features that other presentation tools have; text, charts, shapes, alignment, uploading and backgrounds. There are a few extra features of this program I would like to talk about: Interesting transitions, reflections, the import tool and the tech team.
The transitions offered in this program have a nice new look to them. So for those of you getting irritated with the powerpointless "glass smash" for every transition, there is something new. Adding the transitions is ridiculously easy as well.
The reflections feature creates a cool looking reflection of images. Layered, this looks interesting and appealing. Engaging you audience is always so important, have new interesting transitions and image reflection alone makes the program worthwhile.
The import tool allows one to search for youtube videos, flickr images, google and yahoo. Once a url is found, you can automatically embed that item into your presentation page. This makes using social media in presentation crazy easy! Plus, if you are inserting your own material, you do not need to get the raw file, but can access your own accounts.
The final feature is the tech team. Hours after I added a question to the support page of the Empressr site, @bryanthatcher contacted me through twitter asking what was wrong. I explained it to him, in under 140 characters, and he informed me the guys would look at in the morning. Today, I get a tweet from @globalcitizen asking me to follow him and he will DM me the detail of my problem. I got back to @globalcitizen and within an hour we were in a Skype chat and he was explaining thoroughly and easy to understand.
@globalcitizen was extremely easy to chat with, informative and encouraging. I was given some extra feedback on my presentation design which was also very beneficial. The fact that tech support is that fast and easy to understand is what sets this program apart from others.
I would recommend anyone and everyone to try out Empressr.
My experience was great!