Microsoft has announced Sway, a digital storytelling app on Office 2016. The company says that the app makes it quick and easy to share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, etc for work, school or home. Sway allows users to add multimedia content, videos, tweets, vines, GIFs, and interactive charts to their presentation. The app also suggests searches to help the user find relevant content. There is also a built-in design engine to help users design their presentation.
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As they say, everyone loves a story! Storytelling is an art and now with Sway you have a chance to bring this art alive. A digital storytelling app on Office 2016, Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more for work, school and home.
Tell your story with interactive content, bring your presentations to life with interesting multimedia content, add videos, tweets, vines, GIFs and interactive charts to your presentation without any effort. The most robust, dynamic storytelling tool, Sway is for the cloud-first, mobile-first world that is extremely user-friendly and interactive.
Designed for the connected world, Sway is your answer to the perfect assignment, be it in your school, college, office or just for a leisure blog you want to write to express yourself. Your dream to sway your classmates with your brilliant summer project or your clients with your impressive presentation can now come true with Sway. Not just this, bring out the writer in you and create your first blog with amazing features on Sway.
No need to juggle apps and web pages to find what you want. -- Instantly transform your Sway with great designs -- You don’t need to worry about formatting, Sway’s built-in design engine takes care of it. If the first design isn’t right for you, Remix! it to see others or customize it to make it your own. -- Easily share by sending a link -- It's super easy to share and collaborate on a Sway.
Tell your story with Interactive content: Bring your Sway to life with interactive content. Include a video to talk about your idea or add an interactive chart to let others dive into the details.
See suggested search results based on your content: Sway suggests searches to help you find relevant images, videos, tweets, and other content that you can drag and drop right in to your creation. No need to juggle apps and web pages to find what you want.
Instantly transform your Sway with great designs: You don’t need to worry about formatting, Sway’s built-in design engine takes care of it. If the first design isn’t right for you, Remix it to see others or customize it to make it your own.
Easily share by sending a link: It's super easy to share a Sway. Family, friends, classmates, and coworkers can see your creation on the web and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter without signing up or downloading additional software. And you can change privacy settings for more control.
Let it Sway: Sway combines features from PowerPoint, Movie Maker, and WordPress, among others, so that a person with limited multimedia skill can put together a storyboard in very little time. It tries to break this vicious cycle by providing tools for adding images and videos to the storytelling process, but that doesn't mean workers will be able, or allowed, to tell the story much differently than they have before using PowerPoint.
Go from start to finish in minutes: Sway makes it quick and easy to create and share polished, interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more. Add your content, and Sway will do the rest.