Comparison chart – PowerPoint and Prezi
When Prezi first arrived, there was a lot of debate about whether it was better or worse than PowerPoint. That’s like arguing over whether a barbecue grill is better than a toaster oven; they both have strengths and limitations. The answer to which is better is situational; it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
During the initial excitement phase, many people sounded like they were ready throw out PowerPoint with the bath water. Detractors on the other end of the spectrum wrote off Prezi too early, before it had a chance to expand its feature set and support pages. Now, cooler heads have begun to prevail.
If you are considering which tool to use for your next presentation, it might be helpful to see how the features of these two compare. What are the key differences? The chart below may help; my goal was to be objective and thorough, yet compact.
Please leave comments to let me know about errors, exaggerations, or omissions. I will try to keep it updated. [updated 3/14/13]