Wednesday, September 19th, 2007
Google Docs has been updated with a new presentation file type:
Starting today, presentations — whether imported from existing files or created using the new slide editor — are listed alongside documents and spreadsheets in the Google Docs document list. They can be edited, shared, and published using the familiar Google Docs interface, with several collaborators working on a slide deck simultaneously, in real time. When it’s time to present, participants can simply click a link to follow along as the presenter takes the audience through the slideshow. Participants are connected through Google Talk and can chat about the presentation as they’re watching.
Building applications like these with WYSIWYG editing always pushes the limits of browsers, so it is interesting to see them at work. The key for the presentation side of things is of course the collaboration features that we are all used to from docs and spreadsheets. Oh, and you can embed them too.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am