Hooray for Visme Unleashed! From time to time I get the opportunity to take social media tools and software for a test drive. Such an opportunity came my way recently when Payman Taie, the founder of Visme, wrote to me with the offer to try out the newly retooled platform. As I’m always trying to make my visual content better, I jumped at the chance.
I’ve mentioned Visme before, but this was my first time using it, and I really liked the experience. It’s like an all-in-one content creation tool that takes the complexity out of creating presentations, infographics, documents, videos, and graphics. It’s great for people like me — few design skills.
Think Canva and Powerpoint combined. I found it simple to use and flexibile and loved the interactive features.
This video gives a quick overview of Visme.
In the past I have relied on Powerpoint to create training and marketing presentations, and it usually takes a long time and results are not that great. You can tell I’m no designer. But with Visme, compiling a deck is a lot quicker and the results are pleasing. (I can’t share it here because of client privacy).
Payman tells me the new release is the result of more than seven years effort, thousands of hours of research and development and the feedback and support of over 4.4 million users.
In the latest release, Visme Unleashed, there’s a lot of new features and functions.This includes:
- Over 500+ customizable animated illustrations, characters and gestures (I used a lot of these in my presentation).
- Expanded offering of project export formats to include editable Powerpoint export and GIF and video!
- Thousands of HD-quality videos and audio clips
- Massive presentation themes, Simple & Creative, each with over 325 slides across 20 categories.
- Magic style tools to apply existing styles to other objects.
- Upload vector graphics (SVGs) (In addition to JPG, PNG and animated GIFs)
More Visme to come
I used it to create a long deck, some 40+ slides. Yet, I’ve only scratched the surface of Visme’s functionality. I want to try my hand at making an infographic and to check out the video production features. I’ll report back when I do. (Follow me on social media to see some early results!)
Visme is free for all users; it takes just a few seconds to register and start creating your first project. Most features are free and other features, such as downloading projects for offline use, password protection, access to premium widgets and templates, are available for an affordable fees starting at US $14/month when paid yearly (or $25/month when paid monthly).