We don’t want to sacrifice features just because SlideRocket runs in a browser. In fact, we want to provide a better presentation experience than both Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote currently offer. Therefore, we decided at the beginning of this project (March 1, 2006 more or less) that SlideRocket would run offline as well as online.
That means that you can deliver SlideRocket presentations even when you don’t have an Internet connection. It also means that you can author SlideRocket presentations offline. The functionality is similar to Microsoft Outlook, where you can work offline and everything you do synchronizes as soon as you re-connect to the network. We feel that this is crucial to presentations, since you never know where you’re going to be presenting. Or working, for that matter.
So you get the best of all worlds:
- SlideRocket runs in a browser so you can access it from anywhere
- You get all the features of a traditional desktop application
- It’s built from the ground up with collaboration, multimedia handling, and version control in mind
- It will let you work even when you can’t connect to the network