If you want to make your presentations more interesting and add some pizazz, Knovio can help. Do people struggle to stay awake through your dry and dull PowerPoint presentations? Do you see eyelids drooping and even hear the occasional snore? Knovio helps you deliver a presentation worthy of staying awake for by helping you create personalized and interesting multimedia stories.
Knovo, which is accessible both through a browser and Android and iPhone apps, turns your PowerPoint slides into video and audio presentations, which can be shared through social media or email, or embedded on your website.Show more screenshots »
Knovio was developed by KnowledgeVision, which was founded by internet content pioneer Michael Kolowich and is a venture-backed company headquartered in Massachusetts. The name “Knovio” comes from a contraction between the words “Knowledge” and “Vision”.
One of the most interesting features that Knovio offers is the ability to add video and audio commentary to your presentations, which you can record through a webcam or microphone. Knovio also allows you to edit the whole of this narration, or just individual slides. The ability to create presentations on your iPhone is another nifty feature.
Knovio also offers versions for personal use, for companies, and for universities.
Knovio is a slick and quick web app, with mobile apps built specifically with touch-based gestures in mind. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to create presentations quickly and to learn to use all the features included. As there are only three steps to creating a Knovio presentation (importing the presentation, recording the narration or video, and then sharing), any level of user can quickly get up and running.
Knovio also provides a variety of instructional videos to help you overcome any issues you may have.
As the basic account is free (with a freemium model), sign up is a simple case of entering your name and email address. If you'd like to start the 14 day free trial for any one of the paid versions, you only need to enter your name, email, company, job role, and area of interest.
The basic package of Knovio Free allows you to create up to five presentations of seven minutes each. Knovio Pro ($15/month) gives you unlimited presentations, animations, chapters and footnotes, attachments, video export, branded player, and much more.
Knovio Team (starts at $5,000/yr) is designed for teams or companies and Knovio Campus ($8/student) is a deployment of Knovio Pro especially for colleges.
Knovio is suitable for anyone who has ever had to make a presentation. This could be freelancers, large enterprises, mid-size and small businesses, non profits, and public administrations. As it uses tools that people are familiar with outside of work, it makes it quick and easy to get up to speed.