Let's face it. PowerPoint (PPT) Presentations have become, for lack of a better word, dull. Once considered the darling of presentation software, Microsoft's flagship presentation product is now so familiar to most viewers that it literally becomes difficult to watch. It's even more difficult to create something truly spectacular with the limited options that make the software easy to use but dull. The reason Microsoft does general presentations so well is the same reason it tends to be limited on niche presentation needs. It's designed around a standardized format that uses a limited number of functions to keep it easy. Fortunately, presentation software is now a mature industry. There are plenty of choices that are equally easy to use when creating compelling niche presentations. The key is to understand which presentation software excels in which area. Keep reading to discover some of the most popular PowerPoint alternatives available based upon the desired output type.