Deckset — Beautiful Presentations Powered by Markdown

Deckset — Beautiful Presentations Powered by Markdown

No one likes presentations. Not only are they boring to sit through while watching the speaker read off the slides, they are also incredibly boring to actually create. I recently helped a friend with his talk at WordCamp Mumbai and got a taste of what it’s actually like. Deckset is a fantastic new Mac app out on the App Store that aims to offer a much easier way of putting together a great presentation.

Primarily, Deckset is a tool that lets you create beautiful presentations using any text editor. That’s right, Deckset creates presentations from Markdown text — you type the content of your slides in Markdown and it’ll ready a lovely presentation for you. Deckset takes the effort out of building great looking presentations.

Deckset ships with 7 themes that you can use for your presentations. Your slides can contain text, images, GIFs or even code, including syntax highlighting. It offers various alignment options for your content as well as an option to add speaker notes to your slides. The app also offers the option to change the aspect ratio of your presentation depending on what projector is connected. If needed, your slides can be exported to PDF as well.

Of course, Deckset is not meant to replace apps like Keynote or Powerpoint — they’re for the serious kind. But if you’re looking to put together a presentation while focusing on the actual content rather than how it looks, you should definitely give Deckset a try. It’s available on the Mac App Store for $20 and comes with sample presentations too.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit