Sliderocket moves into Zeta mode!

November 19th, 2008 Comments Posted in Uncategorized

Sliderocket, a Flex based online Presentation tool, is moving away from Beta version to a paid service. They call it Zeta mode, where existing users or new users can Sign up for a fully enabled Trial Version, free for 30 days (without any Credit Card information).

Sliderocket is very elegant, with RIA features inherited from Adobe Flex. I see a huge similarity in the UI Design with

Currently following features are supported by Sliderocket:

  • Create Presentatation using the online editor
  • Import Powerpoint Presentations as Images (non-editable) or converted into Sliderocket slides (some powerpoint features may be lost)
  • Publish your presentations over the web, that can be accessed from anywhere
  • Collaborate by sharing the presentation in a meeting
  • Statistics on the visitors to your Presentation
  • Using Offline Player to view Presentation. Right now, there is no option to export presentations into the traditional formats
Following are some features that are really useful when creating presentations:
  • Insert Images directly from Flickr and upload Flash files from the hard drive
  • Plugins for some extended functionality. Right now I can plugins for Inserting Famous Quotes, Word meanings and Snow fall effect. This might be useful when more useful plugins are introduced
Sliderocket has different pricing plans available. The Free plan doesn’t enable some crucial features like offline player access and limits sharing over the web. Also, only the Business Plan that costs about $20/user/month enables Web meeting, which I find a drawback. One can do this free of cost with Google Docs.
So, let us hope that they come up with more Presentation layouts and designs and some productive plugins.