There are often times when when you happen upon a great idea and hasten to materialize it. This idea can be a product design, a flowchart, an infographic, an image, a layout or a presentation. A great way of communicating your idea not only conveys clarity but also increases its value. Here are our top picks for tools which can be used to convey your ideas in simplistic yet effective ways:
- Lucidchart: With over 8 million users and already popular on the webstore, Lucidchart is an online diagram application which makes it easy to sketch and share professional flowchart diagrams. It provides utmost compatibility with other programs, including G Suite. You can export to standard file formats or publish it with their online viewer upon completion. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, Lucidchart can be used to make several modern diagrams like ER Diagrams, flowcharts, UML, web prototypes, wireframes, iOS/ Android mockups, design layouts, mind maps, charts etc. You can collaborate this in real-time with your clients with editor group chat and comments with @mentions.
- Pitcherific: Pitches are a crucial part in order to convey your idea, product or services to educate potential customers, investors or partners about its value. But it is equally important to deliver it with confidence. Pitcherific is built upon best-practice templates, so you don’t have to think about the composition, structure or weighting of your pitch. The software will guide you by giving advice about its construction, length and tenure of the speech. You can even film yourself and rehearse with or without a real time audience, trim or modify your speech as necessary, perfecting it every time.
- Prezi: Have you ever had to sit through a presentation going slide after slide and felt like you couldn’t wait for it to end? Well good news is now you don’t have to be a pro to make a great presentation. Prezi comes with several great templates which can be customized as per the need and content to make an engaging presentation that is just the right amount of matter and visuals. With over 60 million users and 190 million plus presentations, Prezi aims at reinventing how people share knowledge, tell stories and engage their audiences. Prezi provides limitless zoomable canvas in order to clearly depict relationships between big picture and fine details. As you go exploring in the depth, the content makes more sense and the overall presentation makes it more impressionable and remember worthy.
- Venngage: For design-inept or creatively challenged, creating a great infographic is more of a challenge than it seems. Venngage provides professionally designed customizable templates to which you can add charts, icons and visuals altogether with the font and colors with their infographic maker in order to create your very own unique infographic. Venngage helps you create infographics, presentations, reports, social media visuals, posters etc. to present your data in a more engaging way just like a pro.
- Google Slides: Perhaps the most simplistic and straightforward tool for making a presentation, it comes with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more. All for free. Google Slides a part of the G Suite, so it’s accessible to anyone with a Gmail account. You can access, create, and edit your presentations wherever you go — from your phone, tablet, or computer – even in offline mode. You can collaborate with your teammates and edit in real time, chat or put comments complete with “+” their email address and notifications. You can use revision history to see old versions and edits of the same presentation, sorted by date and author. The presentations can easily be shared and are compatible with Microsoft Powerpoint. Google Slides supports presenting to Chromecast Hangouts, and AirPlay as well.