The Bunkr application is easy to use and creates presentations that are at least as good as, if not better than, PowerPoint. However, in my mind, the biggest advantage of all is not the creation of presentations but the PLAYBACK. Unlike PowerPoint, the person who is displaying the presentation does not need any special software installed in his or her computer. To play a Bunkr presentation, all that is needed is web browser that supports HTML5.
Presentations can be displayed on most any computer, smartphone, or tablet. Most such devices also can connect to a projector, meaning the Bunkr-created presentation also can be projected onto a screen to display to larger audiences.
Bunkr-created presentations can be stored on a web site, on a computer's internal hard drive, on a flash drive, on a CD-ROM disk, or anyplace else where files may be stored. To later view the presentation, simply open it with your favorite web browser; any of the later versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, and other web browsers will work. All the current versions of modern web browsers support HTML5.
To be sure, this is not a PowerPoint clone. Bunkr does not read PPT files and claims no compatibility with PowerPoint. Instead, the Bunkr software developers started with a clean sheet of paper (or coding form) and created an all-new product not encumbered with legacy software or requirements.
Bunkr is a web-based application. That is, you must be connected to the World Wide Web and then open a web browser to create presentations. The program allows you to collect content from the web or from images and text stored on your computer's own hard drive, and to create a presentation that can be stored anywhere. The person creating the presentation can easily search online for images and immediately save those images. Whenever you see something that you want to add to your presentation, just click on the bookmarklet and it will be stored in your Bunkr account. This works somewhat like a filing cabinet where images may be stored for later use. In fact, a Bunkr user can collect images, videos, websites, articles, notes or quotes from web sites.
Later, when creating a presentation, any of the collected items can quickly and easily be imported into your presentation.
A completed Bunkr presentation looks a lot like PowerPoint. It uses the slide metaphor with text and graphics that have been inserted into the presentation in much the same manner as PowerPoint. Current PowerPoint users can adapt to PowerPoint easily as they won’t feel lost.
Sharing a Bunkr presentation is as easy as sharing a URL, if it is stored on the Web. No special software is required to view the presentation. Of course, the completed Bunkr presentation also can be stored offline on flash drives, CD-ROM disks, and elsewhere. The use of a web browser for playback makes it much easier to see a presentation on a smartphone or tablet or even to send the presentation to someone.
How much does all this cost? Only a fraction of the price of purchasing PowerPoint. In fact, there is a free version called Bunkr FREE but it is limited to only 2 presentations. If you attempt to make a third presentation, the free version will refuse to do so. In reality, the so-called free version apparently serves as a "trial version" that allows the user to try it out at no charge. I suspect that most free users will soon upgrade to the PRO version.
Bunkr PRO costs $3.00 a month for a single user. Corporations can pay higher prices and, in return, use the software amongst many employees who then share folders to store images, videos, websites, articles, notes and quotes.
At this time, Bunkr only searches for images and videos on Google Images, on YouTube, and on the user's own hard drive. Obviously, you can save images from any web site to your hard drive and then use the images in Bunkr. However, the software developers promise to add more web image and video sites into Bunkr "real soon now."
Will Bunkr succeed in the marketplace? I think that will be tough battle. After all, PowerPoint is already firmly entrenched as the market leader. However, the new Bunkr product will certain gain some users, thanks to its low price, ease of use, and the ability to easily grab videos, images, and other content, then easily use them in slides with Bunkr's Presentation Builder. Best of all, it is far easier to distribute the results of a Bunkr application than it is a PowerPoint presentation. All that is needed for playback is a web browser.
To try Bunkr for yourself, check out https://www.bunkr.me.