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Submitted by Laura Costello on Fri, 2011-12-16 17:57


Projeqt is a non-linear presentation and storytelling website. Like Prezi, it aims to address the post-powerpoint world with greater freedom, style, and portability. Projeqt draws more heavily from the slide model, but allows users to create tangents and alternate paths in their presentations.

Projeqt allows users to create professional-looking, branded, shareable, and embeddful presentations without much fuss. It's easy to get signed up and immersed in the project and the networking opportunities are robust. I can see this being useful for portfolios and conference presentations because it's extremely easy to connect to social networks and external sites.

Though it's quite a bit prettier, Projeqt is a bit like a locked down Powerpoint 2.0. The best thing about Powerpoint is that it allows an unprecedented level of freedom among Office products. Projeqt is in a bigger pond, but it doesn't evoke the same feelings of control. In fact, there are very few layout options. While it's true that the finished product looks a lot better than my liberated Powerpoint efforts, it's a bit stuffy for my tastes.


Prezi really reinvented the presentation wheel and Projeqt, in comparison, is more like a remix. The interface is a bit non-intuitive too. Users have to “turn on” each of the slides they make by hand to save them in the presentation. I think an opt-out model makes a bit more sense in this context. Their tagging and titling options make it easy to use and reuse slides, but they're pretty time-consuming for the emerging Projeqtor and create a barrier to entry.

EdLab Relevance:
Projeqt makes a lot of sense for an educator coming from a Powerpoint background. The slides created here won't be interesting, but they will be neat, professional, re-usable, and find-able. Full text searching and the ability to go “off book” on a common tangent in a lecture might mean that Projeqt finds a willing audience among educators despite its limitations.

Our Takeaway:
As an update, Projeqt is a winner.