Create Presentations on Android with Slide

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jun 22, 2016 GMT
Dmitri Popov

Creating slides on an Android device can be as much fun as poking yourself in the eye with a sharp object. Unless you use something like Slide. This open source app is designed to create presentations based on the Takahashi method, where each slide contains a few words and no graphs or graphics. The entire presentation in Slide is just a single plain text file, and each paragraph is treated as a slide. The app supports basic text formatting, so you can add headlines, emphasize specific words, and even add code snippets.

The preview window in the lower-right corner of the main screen conveniently shows a preview of the current slide. Instead of a solid color background, the app allows you to use images by adding a URL to local files or pictures on the web. While Slide lets you run presentations on the device, the app also makes it possible to export them in the PDF format. Of course, Slide is no replacement for full-blown presentation applications, but it's a perfect tool for designing simple no-nonsense presentations on the move. Slide is available on Google Play Store and F-Droid, and the app's source code is hosted on GitHub.

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