SlideRocket for Chrome: SlideRocket, a productivity app on the Chrome Web store, is a free service that lets you create simple presentations in a snap. The app’s templates are simply but elegantly designed and give users a lot of options for customizing. Users can embed photos, Twitter feeds, videos, charts and polls into their slideshows. The app also plays nice with PowerPoint and Google Docs, so you can import and export between those programs. The app stores your presentations online, so you don’t have to worry about losing your thumb drive on the road.

The free version of the slideshow can’t replace PowerPoint or Keynote for really sophisticated presentations, but SlideRocket is an alternative that’s cheap, functional and accessible. Free, $24 a month to upgrade, through the Chrome Web store.

— Hayley Tsukayama