August 8, 2014

Swipe – Turn Anything Into a Slide

The definition of a slide is far too narrow, which is why the founders of Swipe have decided to open up the medium. Rather than relying on PowerPoint to create slide presentations, the team behind Swipe encourages its users to get creative and make slides out of anything they can imagine.

Because Swipe is browser-based, you don’t have to download anything to begin creating your first slide presentation. Just drag-and-drop the files you need to upload to your presentation, and then drag-and-drop those individual pieces of content to rearrange the order of your slides. In addition to including PDF files and images, you can also add YouTube and Vimeo videos to your presentations with no embed code required. You can even create slides from Markdown. Add elements like polls to make your presentation interactive, and then share your presentation with the world whenever it’s ready to go.

Swipe gives users the freedom to decide how public or private their presentations should be. Once they’ve been sent out, presentations are viewable on any screen in real-time. Users can present their slides to an unlimited number of people, and they can embed their presentations anywhere (including blogs and websites) for later viewing, as well.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a slide presentation for work
  • Ask participants to complete a poll at the end of your presentation
  • Include videos in your next marketing presentation
  • Allow colleagues to view your presentation in real-time from outside the office

Insider Tips:

  • Create slides from Markdown
  • Use colorful templates to customize your slides
  • Swipe gives users 15 fonts to choose from
  • Embed your presentation on a website or blog
  • Require colleagues to sign-in to see your presentation

What we liked:

  • Users can give live presentations to an unlimited number of people
  • Swipe enables users to track how many people have viewed their presentations
  • Presentations are given in real-time
  • Polls are a great way to collect feedback during the middle of a presentation

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: April 2013 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: East London, England
  • Founded by: Horia Cernusca and Håkon Eide
  • Web site:


  • Free

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