Summary:

Online presentation software provider SlideRocket drops its beta tag today and officially opens up for business. We’ve written enthusiastically about SlideRocket in the past and continue to be impressed by not only their service offering but the quality of the content produced with it. SlideRocket has […]

SlideRocket LogoOnline presentation software provider SlideRocket drops its beta tag today and officially opens up for business. We’ve written enthusiastically about SlideRocket in the past and continue to be impressed by not only their service offering but the quality of the content produced with it.

SlideRocket has always offered a a feature rich authoring tool with all of the bells and whistles you would expect, if not more. With today’s release they up the ante by adding powerful collaboration features and an integrated marketplace.

Collaboration:

Even in a small organization, preparing a slide deck is usually a collaborative process, or at the very least involves the sharing of frequently used assets. SlideRocket’s new collaboration functionality gives you all the tools you need to collect and share your content including library management, content synchronization, and version control.

The library lets you collect frequently used items and assign permissions across your group as to who has access to what items.

Slide Rocket Library

Powerful versioning functionality keeps track of changes and lets you revert back to prior copies at the slide and presentation level.

SlideRocket Versioning

The SlideRocket Marketplace:

Also launched today is the integrated marketplace, a store within SlideRocket which allows you to browse and buy presentation related assets and services such as images, templates, printing and more. Initial partners include Fotolia, Mimeo and PresentationPro with many more planned.

The SlideRocket Marketplace

One of the most intriguing features is the built in analytic tools. See who is viewing your decks, how long they spent on each slide as well as tracking clicks and forwards. Rather than sending your presentations out blind, you can now track their effectiveness.

SlideRocket runs in any browser across multiple operating systems, in addition to offering an offline player so you can present on the go without an internet connection.

SlideRocket is offering limited time discounts on their pricing plans from free limited functionality single user accounts up to fully featured Business plans from $20/user per month. Pre-paid annual subscriptions are eligible for further discounts.

Are you still using PowerPoint or Keynote? Could SlideRocket be an option for you?

By Scott Blitstein

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