An end to 'Death by PowerPoint'?

When it comes to presentations, free iPad app Haiku Deck thinks less is more, and promises to do for presentations what Instagram did for photos.

Our Verdict

On balance, we like it – it’s free, so we encourage you to download it and see if it’s right for you and your work.


  • Restrictiveness leads to simpler presentations
  • Easy to use
  • Free


  • Restrictiveness might be annoying

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Most of us have had that sinking feeling when someone fires up a PowerPoint presentation; "I'll just start with a bit of background," they say, clicking to a slide that has 17 bullet points and a piece of stock art of a pumpkin in a top hat or something. (If you don't recognise this feeling, you're either very lucky, or we're sorry to be the ones to break it to you; you're that guy.)

There's a reason 'death by PowerPoint' is a phrase that's recognised by many in business, the creative industries, education, and more; too often, presentations are a crutch for the speaker, and they overload each slide with far too much detail and, in the very worst cases, they commit the cardinal sin: they then proceed to read each bullet point aloud.

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The Verdict

out of 10

Haiku Deck

On balance, we like it – it’s free, so we encourage you to download it and see if it’s right for you and your work.

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