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Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools.

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Impress review by ravi k.
ravi k.
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"impress - impressive presentation tool"

What do you like best?

wizard guides to setting up a presentation

provides PPTX and PPS formats

presentations can be previewd in a web browser

number of undo steps are available

automatic spell checking feature

What do you dislike?

not that much user friendly

whole office suits required to be download

Recommendations to others considering the product

a great program for making presentations ,easy to use and unique.it supports lot features which is really helpful for beginners as well as regular users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

easy access to support text properties,styles,animations .it also supports macros which is really a needed feature .easy to use and absolutely impressive

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Impress review by Santiago Elías R.
Santiago Elías R.
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"The best free alternative to Powerpoint."

What do you like best?

Impress is a excellent free alternative to Powerpoint. It can use many different formats and open any presentation made with Powerpoint without problem. It also recognizes the most popular video formats like .AVI and .MP4, and recovers your data perfectly if the program crashes or is unexpectedly closed for any reason. The UI might be a little simple, but it's also very easy to understand and has everything I need to create my presentations.

What do you dislike?

There are very exceptional when your work gets a little mess up when you try to open a file made with Impress using Powerpoint. I think this hapens when you use videos or .GIF files in your presentation and and old version of Powerpoint. This is a very rare problem. Other that that, there is nothing I really dislike about Impress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Impress contains all the necessary tools to create a high quality presentation that meets all requirements. If you are looking for a free alternative to Powerpoint, this is probably your best option.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Impress is an excellent alternative when I need to create or open my presentations in a computer that doesn't have access to paid software like Powerpoint.

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Impress review by Shivam S.
Shivam S.
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"free software with tons of presentation features"

What do you like best?

allows extensions and spell check

it doesnt require installation

it automatically checks the spells as you type

What do you dislike?

Not the most user-friendly program

whole office suite requires to be be downloaded just to use Impress

Recommendations to others considering the product

helpful for impressive presentation with lots of appreciated features

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it works with windows,mac,linux and supports the pptx and pps files,helps in preparing effective presentation in shorter time limit

Impress review by User in Hospital & Health Care
User in Hospital & Health Care
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"working with Impress easy and familiar "

What do you like best?

The best part of the application was the cost. As part of the open office suite it is a great alternative to other presentation softwares that can cost much more. It also is very familiar and is very intuitive

What do you dislike?

The biggest draw back is that with installing the application because it is a free application you have to be care or you will end up installing unwanted applications and or browser add-ons /extensions that can be extremely difficult to uninstall. Also in install just impress is not possible the entire suite is requiredf.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Again the cost is the greatest asset. The application works as many other presentation softwares work. It is great application for small business that have a minimal IT budget.

Impress review by Quang D.
Quang D.
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"Free and flexible, not pretty"

What do you like best?

The Open suite provides a great amount of flexibility, letting you create files and also work with files with most of the major formats.

What do you dislike?

Impress ironically enough is rather un-pretty and barebones as a program. It will do most everything you want, but it isn't a very smooth experience. The navigation to tools is also a little unintuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend you use Impress if you need a more powerful tool than Google Slides and aren't willing to pay the higher price point for Powerpoint.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This program is useful to make any sort of presentation, and being free makes it really appealing compared to some licenses.

Impress review by Mohamed M.
Mohamed M.
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"Free and good enough PowerPoint alternative"

What do you like best?

It's free!! Also, it does the job right.

Impress can do almost all what PowerPoint do except for a very few advanced PowerPoint exclusive features.

So, for having slides for my lectures, it is more than enough.

What do you dislike?

It cannot import PowerPoints files correctly sometimes. Also, animations can be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create slides for my lectures and presentations

Impress review by Brandon R.
Brandon R.
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"Impress is reliable and great"

What do you like best?

With impress you are provided with similar functionality as microsoft word.

Impress provides me with online backups and an ease of use when it comes to powerpoint creation.

is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools

What do you dislike?

With Impress i really don't like the design.

Although I think the design and layout are sub par I kind of feel that the UI needs some work.

Recommendations to others considering the product

consider the benefits, and the drawbacks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Impress does not cost anything compared to microsoft word.

Impress definitely gives me a way express my opinions and display my ideas in a structured way.

Impress review by Sara M.
Sara M.
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"Just as good as PowerPoint!"

What do you like best?

I love this program. It is so easy to use it's just like using PowerPoint. Presentations look wonderful.

What do you dislike?

The only issue is converting to PowerPoint on other devices. Some of the effects get changed and don't look like they should.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great on a low budget!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can make professional presentations without the cost of PowerPoint. It has been feasible for us to work with it. Saving time and money.

Impress review by Joseph C.
Joseph C.
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"Good free alternative to Powerpoint"

What do you like best?

It is 100% FREE. The fact that it is a multi-platform presentation application is a huge plus. It handles all .ppt files I can throw at it, and it exports to .pdf.

What do you dislike?

The GNOME look and feel. It feels very out of date, and it is not optimized for high resolution, retina displays yet. The animations are dated, and the application is not very intuitive overall in its menu placements.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be comfortable with standard Linux software. It can get a little confusing if you are used to the Windows Aero or Metro look.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Impress is used to view and edit .ppt files on my Linux machine.

Impress review by G2 Crowd User in Machinery
G2 Crowd User in Machinery
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"amazing!"

What do you like best?

its so easy to use! just like the real deal!!!

What do you dislike?

Nothing!! its so streamline! you can quickly navigate the impress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you need to make a presentations then use impress!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It makes my presentations a breeze!!!

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