There are a number of presentation software options other than Microsoft PowerPoint, including Prezi, Kingsoft Presentation, ClearSlide and Haiku Deck. Users have the option of selecting downloadable or Web-based programs, depending on their computer operating system.

Presentation software options include those that offer basic slide-building and do not incur costs, such as Google Docs, as well as more professional options, such as CustomShow, which is designed for business use. Users have free options, such as Haiku Deck, which is available as a Web application and as a downloadable app for iPad, or Kingsoft Presentation, which is available for multiple operating systems. SlideDog for Windows supports multiple file formats for presentation use. Powtoon is a Web-based presentation tool that users pay for monthly. Impress, which offers PowerPoint compatibility along with the option to create slideshows in its format, is included as part of various open source office suite programs like LibreOffice.