Last week I learned about Haiku Deck, a free iPad app for designing presentations. I’ve never really been happy with iPad-based presentation platforms so I was interested to see what Haiku Deck had to offer. In short, I was blown away with what they’re doing. It’s simple and smart. It almost makes me want to create a presentation…something I generally dread doing.
What makes Haiku Deck stand out? Several things I’ve discovered so far:
- It’s a very simple, stripped down and easy to use platform that gives you all the essentials for creating beautiful presentations.
- It understands the new approach to designing presentations where big, bold visuals are important.
- It provides an instant database of royalty free images to use in your backgrounds. (This was an amazing feature to use and I’m surprised we haven’t seen someone do this before frankly.)
- You can zoom in and move images within the preview window to make it look just right. Again, super easy to use. It takes advantage of the iPad pinch, move and zoom features very smoothly.
- It exports easily to Keynote or Powerpoint if you should need to do such a thing.
- Since every presentation lives on the Haiku Deck website, you can share presentations through any device with a web browser.
Here’s a quick presentation I put together within about 10 minutes of downloading the app. It’s a presentation about…presentations! Note that every background image was part of the database.
You’ll get the gist of Haiku Deck in this video, but all I can say is that if you have an iPad and you ever want to create a presentation easily that will also be visually stunning, you want to try Haiku Deck: