This article covers a free open source presentation tool to publish presentation as a standalone app. DeckDeckGo is an online presentation editor where you can quickly make presentations and publish them online to share online. It lets you send the presentation to the mobile device by scanning a code. Once the presentation opens on the mobile devices, you can add it to the home screen and make it a standalone app.
It doesn’t stop there. If you do the same while editing the presentation, you can remotely access the presentation on the phone. You can annotate the slides on the phone and the changes are reflected on the web in real-time. You can also set a timer for the presentation to revoke the mobile access automatically. In terms of presentation appearance, you can add images, GIFs, code, and background to the slides. You can use this editor to quickly create a presentation without sign in but to save the presentation online, you have to create an account.
Open Source Presentation Tool to Publish Presentation as a Standalone App
When you open the DeckDeckGo website, you get an option to “Write a Presentation” on the top right corner. This option takes you to the editor where you can quickly write a presentation and publish it. Alternatively, you can create an account first that allows you to access all the templates and customizations options as well.
The presentation editor shows a single slide at a time with all the options laid at the bottom. From there, you can add a new slide, navigation between slides, access all slides, toggle to fun screen, enable remote access, and publish the presentation. The editor gives you text and appearance options right next to the text. Here is a list of things you can do with those options:
- Change Text Size
- Add Paragraph, Image, List
- Change Text and Background Colors
- Add Code with support for various programming languages
When you add a new slide, you get a few templates to choose from. You can either use any of the templates or copy-paste your existing slides to the new slide. This way, you can as many slides as you need to the presentation.
Publish as Standalone App with Remote Access
With the Remote option, you can toggle the remote access to the presentation. This option shows a QR code that you can scan on your phone to open the same presentation on your phone. Alternatively, you can visit the link mentioned above the QR code to do the same.
When you open the presentation on the phone, you get two tabs on the bottom; Remote and Time. The Remote section allows you to edit and annotate the presentation and sync it to the web-based editor. And, in the Timer section, you can set a countdown timer for the remote access. While accessing the presentation on the phone, you get a toast notification to add it to the home screen. Doing this installs the presentation as a standalone app on your phone.
Give this online presentation tool a try here.
DeckDeckGo is a handy online presentation tool that can be really useful to create presentations quickly and share them online. The editor is bloat-free with a clean interface. Remote access does take some time to open the presentation on the phone but it works as stated by the developer. Give it a try yourself and do let us know your thoughts in the comments.