Last week’s rumor of an impending free Google online presentation offering was realized today when Google today announced that they had brought presentations to Google Docs and Google Apps:
And today we’re unveiling the new Google Docs presentations feature and invite you to try it at documents.google.com. Maybe more than any other type of document, presentations are created to be shared. But assembling slide decks by emailing them around is as frustrating as it is time-consuming. The new presentations feature of Google Docs helps you to easily organize, share, present, and collaborate on presentations, using only a web browser.
The pitch is as expected – it’s not as full featured as Microsoft Office PowerPoint, but it sure is easy to share Google Docs files as is hyped in this professionally produced video.
By the way, the online application suite used to be Google Docs and Spreadsheets and the name has now thankfully been shortened to just Google Docs. The Google Apps custom domain version of Google Docs also got the presentation package as well.