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15+ Free PowerPoint Templates to Download: Best in 2021

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15+ Free PowerPoint Templates to Download: Best in 2021

Myth: you can’t find a good PowerPoint presentation template for free. Fact: you can, it just takes a lot of digging. Good news: I’ve done the digging for you.

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John McTale

Editor-in-chief

Aug 31, 2021

 

 

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Call me crazy, call me whatever, but here’s the thing—

I rummaged through the Internet for a few days to compile a list of the best free PowerPoint templates available for instant download. And I mean 100% free with no hidden costs or subscriptions involved. In this article, I’ll proudly show you my findings.

(If you find that any of the creators from this list started charging money for their PowerPoint template, drop us a line and we’ll remove that entry!).

Before we dive in, though, something I need to share with you—

 

Storydoc alternative to PowerPoint

 

Look, the reason you’re here is because you’re looking for great free PPT templates outside of MS offer. But even if you find one with flawless aesthetics, you’ll still be stuck using the obsolete technology. Static slides won’t let your presentations stand out, especially if you need to send a deck to a customer, rather than deliver a presentation in-person.

Enter: Storydoc. Presentation templates cut for the 21st century. Animated, fully interactive, and scroll based. And easier to edit than PowerPoint. Just have a look at what Storydoc is capable of:

Sample PowerPoint template transformed in our tool:

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After

Slide decks are a relic of the past. With Storydoc, you’ll get interactive content you never thought you’d have. Wow your audience, make a lasting impression, close more deals. Ready in a flash.

 

If you’re not limiting yourself to free options, check out our master gallery of all PPT templates: The Best PowerPoint Presentations Available Online

And if you want more specialized templates for a particular business document, switch over to one of our dedicated guides:

Now, let’s get to the gist. Absolutely free-of-charge templates for Microsoft PowerPoint:

 

The basic choice: free templates from Microsoft

 

First things first—

It’s hard to talk about “free” PowerPoint templates if the tool itself isn’t free. Well… It actually is now.

True, MS Suite for offline access is paid for but you can use PowerPoint online for free. It’s available at this link.


There, you can access a wide range of pre-designed themes and templates.

 

How to access free in-built PowerPoint themes and templates?

  • Go to: https://www.office.com/launch/powerpoint 
  • Select “New blank presentation”
  • In the top menu bar, click on “Design”
  • Pick a template from a slider
  • Use the “Designer” function on the right to further customize your templates

(Bonus tip: you can even pick up to 3 “premium” templates monthly for free.)

Alright, it’s convenient and all, but the free PPT templates available in-app are fairly old-fashioned and not versatile enough (especially for business use).

That’s why Microsoft collaborated with graphic designers to create some extra free templates for PowerPoint you can download directly from their website. Still, many of those have a very basic feel to them. See my top picks for ones worth your time:

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Fashion

As per its name, it’s mainly intended for fashion-related presentations but I’m sure you can make it work in other niches, especially those were photographs are an important part of your slide decks.

Download here
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Group project

Fairly simple yet very versatile, this free PowerPoint theme is a great pick for students and teachers. With many slide designs specifically tailored to match the requirements of an academic presentation.

Download here
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Gameboard

A very unorthodox free PowerPoint template with slides imitating game boards and letting your narrative flow in a fun way! Sure to grab attention and undoubtedly amusing to play around with, the main drawback of this template is a rather poor readability.

Download here

All the templates above?

Yeah, they’re pretty. But Storydoc gives you much more than nice-looking presentations. 

We deliver real results. 

Transform your static presentation with Storydoc and close more deals, improve engagement metrics, and increase your customer base. Like these teams did:

 

Let’s face it—

The templates above are nice and all, but they lack that killer element. One that immediately takes your audience’s eyes to where you want them to go.

You’ll find just that in the templates below. Caveat: they might be more difficult to modify and require some scrambling, but the end result will really be worth it!'

 

More advanced free PowerPoint templates

 

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Startup

Starting off with one of the most popular free templates for PowerPoint, designed by Bridgette Bryant of Colorado. Beautiful color combinations, modern data visualization options and intuitive placeholders make this one an instant classic. Note: there’s a premium version available with more pre-set slide layouts.

Download here
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Color presentation

Minimalist and elegant, this PPT template from TemplateZuu designers will work great for those less-corporate presentations. The pack comes with just 10 slide designs but they are very easy to modify to fit your needs precisely.

Download here
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Mega-pack

Name a type of slide layout this bundle doesn’t have, I’ll wait. Packed full of 3,400+ different slides, it’s probably the most content-rich free PowerPoint template out there. Obviously, the downside is that you might spend quite a bit of time looking for a slide you need but in terms of versatility, there’s no beating this one.

Download here
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Animated bundle

Another impressive bundle, this one features fewer unique slides (still, a ton: 1,600+) but, at least to my liking, looks more polished and professional. Will be a fantastic pick for hi-tech presentations, as well as digital marketing or product development.

Download here
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Bazz

Created by TemplateZuu, the “Bazz” free template for PowerPoint features over 300 slides, animated effects, a pack of over 3,000 vector icons and 50 color combo options. One of the smoothest, easiest to work with, and professional templates you’ll see. Quite remarkable that it’s still available for download free of charge.

Download here
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Pastel & cute

Brought to you by Bangladesh-based Mo Nahiduzzaman, this free PowerPoint theme can be a great fit for not-so-serious presentations or just decks for relaxed startups, rather than stiff corporations. The pastel palette is cute and cheerful, the fun animations add a youthful, lively vibe.

Download here
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Stealing Storydoc brand colors

Looking ALMOST as if it was designed with our own Storydoc brandbook in mind (although, in principle, we’re against PowerPoint presentations), it’s a solid all-purpose template for PowerPoint presentations. Will work good for about-us presentations, as well as product demos, or even investor decks.

Download here
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Teacher newsletter

Straying away from strictly business presentations, this one by Slidesgo, will be a very good pick for teachers across all levels and subject areas. It has tons of graphs to choose from, well-designed headings to keep students interested, and a very welcoming aura to it.

Download here
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Minimalist business plan

Another one from Slidesgo, this free PPT template is especially recommended if you’re in a hurry and need to put together a decent presentation with no hassle. The slides have been designed to make the narrative unfold itself.

Download here
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Aqua marketing plan

Similar in layout to the previous one, “Aqua” has been designed with marketing plans in mind. It’s a good template for quick internal presentations where you do most of the talking and only let the slides illustrate your key points.

Download here
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Sporty

This sporty free-to-download PowerPoint theme from Slidescarnival should be a great pick for slide decks about sporting events or presentations about teams. Image placeholders are easy to fill out and if you want stock pictures, you got them too!

Download here
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Geometric corporate

Last but not least, as the title implies, a PowerPoint theme aimed at corporate users. It’s serious (if slightly pretentious), elegant, and simple in design. Perhaps not ideal for the more adventurous of you, it should work very well if you need to put together a basic presentation for that quarterly summary event.

Download here

And that's a wrap!

 

Finding a good-looking free PowerPoint template for instant download is hard. Luckily, it’s just gotten easy for you. I’ve done the legwork and hope you enjoyed the outcome. Now, go crush that presentation!

John McTale

Hi, I'm John, Editor-in-chief at Storydoc. As a content marketer and digital writer specializing in B2B SaaS, my main goal is to provide you with up-to-date tips for effective business storytelling and equip you with all the right tools to enable your sales efforts.