AT Friday: SlideShark

As I become more accustomed to using my iPad, I am finding it necessary for all of my documents to be accessible without having my laptop with me.  Although there are a number of cloud-based solutions that can meet most of my needs, SlideShark is unique in its capabilities of viewing and sharing PowerPoint presentations without losing any animations, fonts, colors, or graphics.

To begin, register for a free SlideShark account and download the app on your iPad or iPhone.  Then, log on to your account and upload PowerPoint files that you wish to have available on your mobile device. Alternatively, you can import presentations from other online cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Syncplicity via the app.  In addition, if a PowerPoint file is emailed to you, you can simply open the attachment and you will be given the option to view the presentation in the SlideShark app.

Once you’ve opened your presentation on the SlideShark app, you can go through the presentation by either tapping the screen or swiping.  If you’re presenting to an audience and the iPad is connected to a projector, you can show a “laser pointer” on the projected presentation by holding your finger on the iPad display.

All in all, I believe SlideShark is a powerful and innovative solution that will be increasingly useful as people become more dependent on tablet and mobile devices.

-Michael Lesser

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