With so many other options today, PPT is not the only tool you can use to build a presentation and delivering your ideas into the audience. Among several options available, today we are going to talk about Prezi vs Sway to give you more information regarding what you can expect from them and how they differ from each other, so you can pick whichever suit your preference better. If one or both of them took your interest, go check our article below.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What are Prezi and Sway
– What Prezi and Sway can offer to you
– Prezi vs Sway
Prezi has been around for quite some time now as an option for those who want more freedom when presenting their ideas since unlike the traditional linear method that start from point A and building up until the final conclusion, the tool allow you to go back and forth from one point to another as you want. In the past, this method is seen not quite as effective since the audience may get lost or confused because the lack of structure.
To fix with what’s missing in the old tool, Prezi released Prezi Next, which is different tool altogether and has nothing to do with the Classic version. It now offer a more structured option to the formerly blank canvas as well as more reliable platform. It now has new system of Topics to organize a presentation, which divided into Planet and Stack type. It also has an online HTML platform to create, edit, collaborating, and sharing as well as desktop app, so you can work offline.
User also able to zoom to the Topics and Sub-Topics then back again into the main presentation view but you can’t swap the type of topic if you are already add a content. Another new capability here is now it can fade in and out while still able to zoom and pan to areas even though it is quite limited. Read also: Prezi vs Emaze here.
Other than Power Point, Microsoft have another option to help you creating a visually appealing presentation, which is Sway. This tool is fairly new but has record a good impressions from the user for its ability to create visually engaging presentation while reducing the time needed to format the project, so the user can be more focus on the research and write. It is a part of Office 365 Education and now it is already available for iOS as well as a native Windows 10 app.
What’s great about Sway is it will organizes the content and suggest images as well as data to help the user quickly arrange their presentation into a comprehensive project. What you have to do is only selecting theme and then add notes or research while the tool will do the rest for you.
If you think the theme won’t work or it is simply not to your taste, you can remix them to get a different look and you may also edit the pieces to fit particular colors and interest.
When everything is set, you can share your presentation on several platforms or invite someone to collaborate. Just like many other tool, Sway also support any file formats like videos, PDFs, audio, Images, Text, charts, and many more.
Now, let’s compare Prezi with Microsoft Sway. The difference is very clear here since Sway is far more advanced than Prezi. In Prezi, you still have to arrange everything yourself like using any traditional tool but Sway takes everything to the next level by arranging the contents and making the most suitable arrangement/organization for you.
Prezi vs Sway
|- Self-arrange||- Arrange automatically|
|- Will require more time||- Need less time|
|- Less structure||- More structure|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. In our opinion, both of them are equally good and may suit different type of users. If you are the type who want to decide every arrangement yourself, Prezi is the one to choose but if you want a quick solution, Sway can help you arrange the presentation for you.