How To Get MS PowerPoint Features On Amazon Kindle Fire
MS PowerPoint is the most popular application for creating presentations for university projects, business meetings, public conferences, etc. However, as the MS Office suite is limited to a handful of platforms, it becomes difficult to acquire MS PowerPoint like functionality on devices such as Android tablets. Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the fastest growing tablets in the global market and as its sales increase, people are exploring numerous ways of enhancing its functionality and learning how to read ebooks. If you are a Kindle Fire user who is looking to create, edit or view MS PowerPoint presentations on your Kindle Fire tablet, then below are a few ways by which you can do just that.
Google Docs (Google Drive)
Perhaps the easiest way to create presentations on devices that do not natively support PowerPoint is by using Google Docs. You can use the web interface to create, edit and modify presentations and also use the Google Drive application to perform synchronization tasks. However, you will need a third-party app to create and modify these presentations on devices like Kindle Fire. You can see our complete review of Google Drive here.
OfficeSuite Viewer 6
If you have gone the extra mile to install Google Play on your Kindle Fire tablet then there are a number of apps that you can use to create presentations. OfficeSuite Viewer 6 is an Android app that allows users to open and edit files from a variety of formats, including PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CSV, TXT, LOG, XLS, XLSX, PPS, PPSX, PDF and others. This application has a free and paid version. The free version acts only as a document viewer, whereas the paid version also provides the additional functionality of editing documents. Office Suite Pro 6 costs $14.99. You can get the free and paid version of this app from the links given below.
Download OfficeSuite Pro (Paid)
Kingsoft Office (Free)
Another app that you can grab from Google Play to conveniently View & Edit MS Office files is Kingsoft Office. Unlike the OfficeSuite app, the document editing features of Kingsoft Office are available for free. The supported file types include PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, DOC, and DOCX. You can also download the international version of this app that offers support for multiple languages.
While many apps on Google Play allow viewing and modifying presentations, they do not enable creating new ones. Reel is a free web application that allows uploading MS PowerPoint, MS Word and PDF files to instantly create presentations out of them. Furthermore, Reel generates a URL and embed code to help you share your presentations online.
Reel (Web App)
If you are an entrepreneur who wouldn’t mind spending a bit of money to get the best available resources for yourself and your staff then you might find Zoho to be of use. Zoho offers a complete package of productivity and collaboration applications. It provides numerous web based applications for Project Management, Invoicing, Web conferencing, as well as an Office Suite. In other words, being a Zoho user means that you can use it on your Kindle device to get PowerPoint functionality.
While one can look for alternatives to a robust app, nothing beats the real thing. Office 365 is a cloud based solution that offers MS Office functionality online. It allows users to create, edit and save MS Office documents online, including documents from MS PowerPoint format. You can find out more about Office 365 from our Review of Office 365.