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Two former Apple guys, one from the iPhone team and one from the iTunes team have created an online slideshow creator. that opened in public beta today. You can try it out and see if you like it better than PowerPoint, Keynote, Slideshare, Google Presentations, Sliderocket, […]

Two former Apple guys, one from the iPhone team and one from the iTunes team have created an online slideshow creator. that opened in public beta today. You can try it out and see if you like it better than PowerPoint, Keynote, Slideshare, Google Presentations, Sliderocket, or Zoho. I took one for the team and tried out this 280slides.com. First problem, 280. Why would they choose that number, especially in this age of Pecha Kucha? When you try to view a slideshow that you haven’t viewed before, it says, “Loading 280 slides.” I couldn’t help but think that I had to wait for 280 slides to load!

The good thing about this slideshow program is that it looks very much like Keynote, and is very easy to use. Everything they have done with the design helps you feel like you are using a desktop application. I found myself going to the menu bar to change settings more than once. It also looks very much like Leopard.

Perhaps 280 slides’ best addition to the online offering is the ability to search and add video and images from popular websites like flickr, and YouTube.

I think it is a pretty good platform for slideshows, but then again, I don’t make slideshows that often. It is definitely better for me than Zoho and Google.

Give it a whirl (it is still in beta) and let us all know how it goes.

[via TechCrunch]

By Jethro Jones
  1. I tried 280slides.com and like it very much. Very, very easy to use and also beautiful. Good job!

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  2. That’s brilliant, I’ve been waiting for an online iWork-like platform. Does it work on the iPhone out of curiosity?

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  3. Jethro Jones Saturday, June 7, 2008

    It should, since it is written in Javascript, but it wouldn’t finish loading on my iPod Touch.

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  4. This is a amazing online app!

    I love it, it’s just like keynote, just with out the effects.

    Keep it up guys!

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  5. Perhaps 280 for the freeway that runs through Cupertino? Being ex-Apple guys, maybe they stayed close to home?

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  6. Meh. I don’t like it very much, as the javascript slows down the page a lot. Now, if they were to make this a full application and release it for the desktop, we’ll talk.

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  7. Jethro Jones Sunday, June 8, 2008

    Good one BLT!

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  8. [...] keynote online [...]

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  9. Keynote rocks. it is by far the best presentation software possible. Entire tv commercials can be made in keynote for a tenth of the cost of a video editor with the same effect

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  10. Yes, it is great.
    But WHY it doesn’t import keynote presentations (.key)?

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