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We’ve raved about real-time free file-sharing service drop.io before. The company just unveiled a new free, no-download web presentation system called present.io. The key to present.io is simplicity. First you make a “drop,” which is drop.io’s term for storage space, and add any required media in […]

web-presentations made simple, present.io a service of drop.ioWe’ve raved about real-time free file-sharing service drop.io before. The company just unveiled a new free, no-download web presentation system called present.io.

The key to present.io is simplicity. First you make a “drop,” which is drop.io’s term for storage space, and add any required media in two clicks.  You get a unique URL for your drop to share it with your participants. Then you activate a presentation, and everyone viewing your drop will be able to access your presentation.

Everything the admin of the presentation does is seen in real time by the participants. Open a picture, video or a document, everyone sees it. Participants can also see your cursor as you click through options. Like any web conferencing presentation software, participants cannot click on and affect your presentation, since it is not a collaborative space.

Present.io works well with document presentation, and you can open the document into full-screen mode for more detailed viewing. Audio and video presentations work in the same way. You can also open up a chat window at any time for real-time text chat. Or use present.io in conjunction with a free voice conferencing system to have a free, fast and easy web conferencing system at your fingertips.

While present.io can’t compete with the more robust paid web presentation systems out there like WebEx and Adobe Connect Pro, if you are looking for instant, free presentations that require zero software download and no complicated setup, this could be the solution for you.

What are you using — and spending– on your web conferencing systems?

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By Aliza Sherman
  1. That is a pretty useful tool to have when you are constantly on the run giving presentations.

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  2. I uploaded a pptx to presentio, it is amazing! And simple to use. No login required. The in-line viewers are very very useful. Way way better than Google Doc’s “View Together” mode in presentations. “View Together” essentially offers the same basic functionality as presentio, but lacks the support for media (audio/video) files and does not feature “free teleconferencing”. Also, to use the “View Together” in Google Docs, the attendees need to sign-up for a Google Account.

    However, I would be more comfortable with storing confidential data in Google Apps than in presentio. For e.g. I would never upload a presentation containing Intellectual Property to presentio :)

    Anyone wanna guess how long before Google Doc catches up with presentio?

    Note: I was unable to use presentio on my gPhone. Prolly need to update my Flash Player. Will let you know if it works.

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  3. We have just started to use DimDim. Looks very good. There is a free version for up to 25 users and an unlimited open source version. Definitely worth a look for the price

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  4. [...] If your meeting involves people who can’t make it to your office, then there are boatloads of presentation services available today that will allow you to conduct your meeting online. Present.io delivers a quick and easy way to share your presentations via the web. You can also share large files for distributing handouts and even use a conference call feature to talk over the web. For more about Present.io, check out our previous coverage. [...]

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  5. [...] out Web conferencing solutions. WebWorkerDaily has covered a number of such solutions, including present.io and Tinychat. Adobe Acrobat Connect is another economical web conferencing [...]

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