emaze Review

Why should you make an emaze presentation?

Screenshot of emaze in Chrome
An emaze Presentation.

emaze isn't like most presentation makers because while it lacks many of the common features similar software includes, it provides an entirely unique way to display the slides of a presentation.

Among many other features we'll go over below, emaze supports regular text editing capabilities and spelling errors are caught automatically as you type.

Pros and Cons

As great as some of the features are, you should be aware of the many ways emaze falls short:

Pros

  • Unique presentation styles
  • Supports rich text editing
  • Includes themes to choose from
  • Basic presentation features
  • Automatic spell check
  • Can share the presentation with others through a unique link

Cons

  • Lots of features only work if you upgrade to a paid subscription
  • All presentations are made publicly accessible
  • Doesn't save your work automatically
  • Not everything on a slide is editable
  • Can't save the presentation for offline use
  • Can't change the font type of text
  • Lacking common presentation features

More Information on emaze

  • Dozens of slide templates are available
  • Local and internet (via a URL) images can be added to an emaze presentation, as well as shapes, audio, charts, Google Map locations, and videos (local and internet)
  • Several chart types are supported, like a line, column, table, and organization chart. They work by pasting data into the chart from the clipboard
  • emaze allows some rich text editing as well as 3D effects, opacity adjustments, and shadows to be applied to text
  • Custom HTML and JavaScript code can be added to the head and body of the presentation, and SEO information can be customized to target internet searches
  • Hyperlinks can be set up to not only link to a URL but also to another slide or object in the presentation
  • Scrolling between slides can be vertical or horizontal, and they can be unique for each slide transition 
  • Shared presentations can be modified to disallow downloading, printing, and/or duplication
  • emaze supports voice commands so you can start, stop, and move through a presentation with nothing but a microphone

    My Thoughts on emaze

    emaze can create some pretty awesome presentations. You have to try it out to understand exactly what I mean by this, but the idea is that a canvas that resembles a newspaper is used to show the slides, zooming in and out to move through the paper as you move through the slides.

    That template type isn't the only one available, though. You can also edit a template that resembles a PowerPoint one, where you click through the slides from left to right. Choosing which template to use is actually really easy with emaze because you can watch a short video before you select it.

    The way emaze looks is way more impressive than its functionality. You can't customize very many things at all when you compare it to other online presentation makers like Google Slides. This makes emaze pretty much useless if you're in need of the deep customization abilities that you'd find in traditional presentation software.

    However, emaze is great if you need to quickly put together a really neat presentation with some basic items like images, video, and text to share with others.

    Another feature included in emaze is the option to import slides from an offline PPTX file, but I was unable to get it working correctly.