Kiss those ubiquitous PowerPoint presentations goodbye. With Microsoft's new Sway, there's a really good chance you'll stand up and touch the next presentation you go to, rather than just sit through one graph after another.
For the last 10 months, Sway has been in beta testing, but now Microsoft has released the full version for free on Windows 10. It's also available as an Apple app for iPhones and iPads. It has interactive, eye-catching features that'll perk you up.
Say you're standing on stage with a big, brightly colored, moving presentation behind you. With Sway, you can also have your audience stand next to monitors that have additional elements like videos they can watch while you're talking.
That's cool, but there are cooler features on Sway that'll make PowerPoint charts and graphs seem like Stone Age wall etchings. Sway presentations come alive.
You'll have charts and text on your presentations, of course. But you can add moving elements like GIFs and maps. You can embed YouTube videos, and you can pull in Twitter tweets and video Vines.
Unlike old PowerPoint presentations, Sway will help you make your presentations better. It'll give you suggestions for links to include. It'll recommend images, videos, social media posts, and other content to add to your presentation.
Plus, if you've ever used a Web design template like those on WordPress, you can use Sway's Remix feature to swap out and switch designs. Just play around and make those once-dull presentations start to pop.
Office Sway isn't just for presentations, though. You can create newsletters and journals. Your kids and grandkids can use it on school projects, which they can instantly share online with you.
Download Sway here or by clicking on the buttons below.
Check out this video to see how to create a Sway presentation in about two minutes.