The 5 best PowerPoint-Plugins in 2021

01.01.20  •  #PowerPointTips


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Power-user for PowerPoint

PowerUser PowerPoint Add-In

PowerUser adds several levels of productivity to PowerPoint. You get 300 PowerPoint Templates, a collection of 2000 Icons, many Charts, more than 125 editable Maps and a diagram generator with 14 different types of diagrams. It enables you to create a shared library of templates between multiple users. This is perfect for companies, who want to have consistent designs, which is always up to date. Moreover, you get some cool small tools, like sticky notes to add comments and stamps to mark your slides, as well. You can download the Plug-in for free, the annual license costs 198€.

Price/Year What you get
Free All features, for students and teachers
up to 50% discount All features, for companies depending on the number of users
198€ All features and 24h customer support

Our rating: 8/10

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Office Timeline

Office Timeline PowerPoint Add-In Office Timeline PowerPoint Add-In

Office Timeline is an easy to use timeline maker for business presentations. It produces elegant Gantt charts and timelines, right inside PowerPoint. You can download a free version or buy the Plus Edition for 59$ a year. Besides having several pre-designed templates, the Pro plan has various additional features, for example, you can directly import Project files or Excel data to get predesigned PowerPoint slides instantly. Your timelines then can be synced and updated simply with one click.

Price/Year What you get
Free Limited milestone & task shapes, date & time formats and timeline styles
59€ All features, including 22 prebuilt templates and import & sync from Excel or Project

Our rating: 7/10

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PowerPoint Labs

PowerPoint Labs PowerPoint Add-In PowerPoint Labs PowerPoint Add-In

Nothing makes creating complicated animations in PowerPoint easier than PowerPoint Labs. Multi-step multi-object custom animations are simplified and easy to use within this plugin. Zooming into your slides, point-by-point highlights and special effects without software are only a few examples of all the features you get with PowerPoint Labs. Additionally, you get the opportunity to import various shape libraries and shapes into the built-in Shapes Lab, as well as saving custom shapes for easy reuse. The best part: PowerPoint Lab is completely free.

Price/Year What you get
Free PowerPoint Labs is completely for free

Our rating: 9/10

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MLC PowerPoint Add-In

MLC PowerPoint Add-In

MLC Add-in is a tool, constantly updated with new functions. It helps you to speed up your recurrent tasks in PowerPoint, like making shapes the same size, copying elements to all slides, splitting tables into shapes and generating Gantt charts. In addition, you can save individual slides and export them to other PowerPoint files, use your Branding Colors and other Corporate Assets. With the built-in MLC Assets, you also have the opportunity to get high quality assets, like copyright free images and icons with high resolution.

Price/Year What you get
Free 7 days trial
77.97$ All features

Our rating: 8/10

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SlideLizard PowerPoint Add-In

When you want to interact with your audience during your PowerPoint presentations, SlideLizard is the best choice. Just link your presentation with this plugin and you can share your slides, as well as additional resources, conduct live polls, receive questions or feedback and even get basic insights about who attended your presentation. SlideLizard offers three plans: FREE, BASIC and PRO, whilst for most people the Basic plan would be just fine, the Pro plan offers you an unlimited number of attendees, password security and data export directly from PowerPoint. What’s also special about SlideLizard is, that you can pay for it monthly as well or even just buy it for a one-time event, in case you only need it once.
You get a one-month trial of the Pro version when you download SlideLizard, so check it out.

Price/Year What you get
Free Most features, up to 20 attendees, limited to 20 slides
One-month trial of the Pro version
96€ Most features, including live slides, up to 50 attendees, unlimited slides
204€ All features, including password security and data export, unlimited attendees

Our rating: 10/10

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SlideLizard CREATOR

SlideLizard CREATOR PowerPoint Add-In With SlideLizard CREATOR, slide management in PowerPoint becomes a breeze. The company-wide slide library guarantees that every employee has access to all slides and can insert them with just one click. Changes to slides are automatically applied to all presentations, so no one presents with outdated slides. Global search enables quick retrieval of slides across the organization.

Price/Year What you get
Pricing on request You can request a quote for the SlideLizard CREATOR

Our rating: 10/10

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About the author

Annabelle Nissl

Annabelle is PowerPoint professional and works as video and content editor at SlideLizard.

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