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20+ Best PowerPoint Templates & Slides Online—Free Included

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20+ Best PowerPoint Templates & Slides Online—Free Included

See the best professional, modern, simple, or minimalist PowerPoint templates all compiled into a single gallery. Pick a template you like, download with one click, and ace your presentation.

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John McTale

Editor-in-chief

May 18, 2021

 

 

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You could spend hours browsing PowerPoint templates online, only to grow more and more frustrated at how generic and difficult to adjust most of them are. Or, you can spend 5 minutes scrolling through our gallery of the finest PowerPoint presentation templates available in 2021.

No matter the industry you work in, no matter your unique needs, you’ll find a PowerPoint theme that will let you nail that presentation you’re working on. But first—

Let me show you a more effective alternative you didn’t know existed.

 

Storydoc’s alternative to PowerPoint templates

 

Static PowerPoint templates might work for a presentation you deliver in front of a live audience. But if you have to send over a deck to a customer, slides will bore them to death. And no one will pay attention to your message.

Enter: Storydoc. We transform your static slides into dynamic, interactive web presentations. And we know they work great! Storydoc pages help our users generate more engagement, close more deals faster, and always stay on brand.

Here's a PowerPoint template transformed in our tool:

Before

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, and close more deals. Ready in a flash.

Not convinced, yet? That’s fine, maybe some other time. For now, see those stunning “standard” PowerPoint templates I’ve picked for you.

 

Free templates available inside PowerPoint

 

First things first. Even if you don’t have access to a desktop version of MS Suite, you can use PowerPoint online for free. Available at this link.

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

 

How to access in-built PowerPoint themes and templates?

  1. Go to: https://www.office.com/launch/powerpoint 
  2. Select “New blank presentation”
  3. In the top menu bar, click on “Design”
  4. Pick a template from a slider
  5. Use the “Designer” function on the right to further customize your templates
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You can even create up to 3 “premium” presentations a month for free. All it takes is internet access.

Yes, I hear what you’re saying. “Cool, I like the variety, but all those templates feel so clunky and… templated.” Totally agreed. Let’s dig a bit deeper to check what else Microsoft has to offer.

(Don’t worry, I won’t limit you to MS designs, more cool alternatives compatible with PPT format coming up further down.)

 

Online PowerPoint templates from Microsoft

 

At this link, you’ll find hundreds of downloadable premium templates designed by Microsoft’s team. To save you the time you’d spend reviewing them, I’ve compiled my personal top 5 list.

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Yellow Event Brochure

It’s all in the name. This PowerPoint template will work great for event brochures or proposals. It’s lively, not too kamp despite the bright color palette, and comes with a bundle of stock photos that feel surprisingly original.

Download here
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3D Float Design

Hinting at some technical topic, “3D Float Design” will work great for industries such as engineering, IT, or even graphic design. The graphics-to-text-box ratio is fair, the titular 3D design should look good when presented on large screens.

Download here
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Torn

Is the perfect sky Torn in this one? (Oh dear, sorry, I couldn't help myself). The white balance of the background picture makes it hard to tell! Either way, this cute template for PowerPoint should fit those presentations where real-life pictures are important. Think travel, restaurants, lifestyle.

Download here
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Geometric Presentation

Wandering into a very dry, matter-of-fact environment, this “Geometric” template seems perfectly suited for internal corporate presentations. Annual reviews, as you can see in the title slide, reports, budget plans, and so on.

Download here
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Timeline

Based on sketch-like graphics and centered around a timeline: use this template anytime you need to create a slide deck that emphasizes a process. Could be an “About Us” presentation, a business plan, or a project review.

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:

 

Okay, here it comes. The moment you’ve been waiting for. We’re leaving the Microsoft territory and heading into the wild—the place where other talented designers live and keep adding modern twists to PowerPoint.

 

Professional PowerPoint templates

 

Starting off with designs and themes best suited for business use. Conservative-yet-temporary.

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Circle

Designed by White Graphic studio and available on Behance, “Circle” comes with 80+ slide layouts, really nice customization options, and a pack of 4,000 vector icons. Good for business plans, proposals, or any other format that requires a few longer blocks of text.

Download here
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Corporate

Hang up. Corporate needs you to find the differences between this template and generic Microsoft templates. Well, there are plenty of those! Unlike MS PPT templates, “Corporate” designed by Umi Kaltsum is fresh, uncluttered, and genuinely polished.

Download here
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Clean

We like clean but we also like visuals and this PowerPoint templates bundle by Slidegarden offers a nice balance in this category. Bonus points for a plethora of additional editable elements such as icons, vector graphics, charts, and more.

Download here
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PM

Created by Slidesmash and designed with project management in mind, this template offers very good graphics for trackers, task differentiation, and overall record-keeping visualizations. As you can see in the picture, apart from PowerPoint, it also works with Keynote, Illustrator and Google Slides.

Download here

 

Professional, business-oriented PowerPoint templates are a separate genre, so we have a separate piece where you’ll find more of those. Check out: Professional PowerPoint Templates for Business Use

 

Cool & modern PowerPoint templates

 

Looking to bring some youthful energy to your slide deck? You’ll find just that in the hand-picked PPT templates in this section.

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Pitch deck

Designed with pitch decks in mind, this one can be great for startups and smaller businesses in tech or marketing. Nice-looking color palette and a font that, for some reason, is super easy on the eyes.

Download here
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Vibin'

The template above is part of a huge bundle co-designed by Ukrainian studios Amber Graphics and Infostyle Agency. The best part about it is the abundance of easy-to-fill infographic templates. If you’re into storytelling with data, give this one a try.

Download here
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Canva

Delicate colors, black-and-white photography, a little bit of creative imagery but no cheap gimmicks. This template, cheekily named “Canva” (come on, that’s some black-hat SEO guys), has it all. Despite the morally ambiguous positioning efforts, it is still recommended.

Download here
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Marketing-y

WhiteGraphic studio named the theme “Marketing” and you can clearly see why. All slides come with elements a good marketing presentation cannot do without: charts, feature outlines, and clearly illustrated processes.

Download here

Simple & minimalist PowerPoint templates

 

The final section in our PowerPoint theme park is based on simplicity (which, as they say, is the ultimate sophistication). The templates below are particularly recommended for the more artsy industries.

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Admatrica

Admatrica is a simple PowerPoint template that leaves a lot of space for images. If you need to add many pictures to your presentation, this theme will help them shine.

Download here
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Trends

TemplateZuu Designers, the collective which brought us this gem, clearly do follow the trends. This contemporary PowerPoint theme seems heavily inspired by Apple’s aesthetic mixed with somewhat Scandinavian influences. Which is not to say it’s bad. Quite the opposite! A really solid choice for product launches or presentations about your company.

Download here
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Kula

The negative space in this one makes it so, soooo easy on the eyes. Remember, your audience needs breathing room, and this is what the “Kula” template provides plenty of. The cool thing about the template is its versatility: you get tons of different slide designs and layouts to pick from so no matter your needs, you’ll make it work for you.

Download here
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Form

Feeling almost tailored to the fashion or design industry and hard not to instantly fall in love with, this minimalist PowerPoint template by Pixasquare comes with hundreds of beautiful slides and almost a thousand custom vector icons.

Download here

And that's a wrap!

 

Creating presentations in PowerPoint doesn’t have to be so painful if you have a template you enjoy. I hope I helped you find one today.

Keeping my fingers crossed for your presentation—whatever it might be!

 

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.