Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Prezi is going live, and that's exciting. I've been playing with it for a few months now while it remained locked in closed Beta, and it's a wonderfully fresh approach to displaying information. Simply put, it's like a free flowing slide show application, but rather than moving steadily through a series of slides, you flip and twist around a large display, hopping from preloaded video to text to zoom into an image, then onto a web link.

The Prezi release is " April 5, at 04:00 am New York time, 01:00 am Los Angeles time, 10:00 am CET" and I'd suggest you take it for a trial run upon it's release.

My only concern is what restrictions will be in place when Prezi moves out of Beta and into a live "trial' mode. The release notes report that users will be able to "do 3 more Prezi displays before you will have to choose between a free or two paid licenses.". I presume that means you will only be able to build 3 free Prezi displays that are saved at any one time, or pay for a subscription? We'll have to wait and see.

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