- View, create and print PowerPoint files without Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft PowerPoint Online
- PowerPoint Mobile Apps
View, create and print PowerPoint files without Microsoft PowerPoint
If you can’t view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on your desktop or Mac, you have options. Although PowerPoint Viewer has been removed, PowerPoint Online and the PowerPoint mobile apps will do the work for you. The online and mobile versions of PowerPoint are free, all you need is a Microsoft account.
The instructions in this article apply to PowerPoint Online, PowerPoint for iPad, PowerPoint for iPhone, PowerPoint for Android, and PowerPoint Mobile for Windows phones and tablets.
Microsoft PowerPoint Online
PowerPoint Online is available if you have a Microsoft account (such as Hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, or msn.com) or an Office 365 work or school account. PowerPoint Online lets you view or edit PowerPoint presentations free in your browser.
The easiest way to do this is to save the PowerPoint file to OneDrive or Dropbox and then use PowerPoint Online to open and edit it. You will find that PowerPoint Online is similar to the version of PowerPoint on your computer, except that PowerPoint Online doesn’t include all the features of the desktop versions.
PowerPoint Online is compatible with all versions of PowerPoint. Launch your PowerPoint presentation on your desktop and make changes with PowerPoint Online.
PowerPoint Mobile Apps
Fortunately, there are many other options available on mobile devices to view or edit slideshows. Whether you have an Android device, Apple iPhone or Windows 10, there are options to download.
For Android, including smartphones and tablets, download Microsoft PowerPoint here.
For iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, please visit the download link.
For Windows 10, including mobile versions, follow the download link.
Use one of these options to sign in to your Microsoft account to access your files from OneDrive, or store them elsewhere (smartphone SD card/internal storage, Google Drive, Dropbox, or SharePoint).
The advantage of these options is that you can open, create and edit PowerPoint presentations, unlike the old PowerPoint Viewer where you could only view them. The interface is also the same regardless of the platform you use.
If you’re looking for free software as an alternative to PowerPoint, check out these lists of free presentation software, free online presentation makers, or free alternatives to Microsoft Office.