94 – Sway

Down a further 24 places this year – its lowest position on the list

Microsoft’s Sway is a free app to create web content. You can embed a variety of resources into Sway, e.g. images, audio, video, maps, animations, etc, and then share it online.

Website: sway.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 76
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 40

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 70    2017: 59     2016: 59    2015: 70    2014: –     2013: –
2012: –       2011: –       2010: –       2009: –       2008: –     2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Sway as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“Sway is an easy tool to make online interactive presentations. I use it to make online manuals to support my workshops.” Teacher Trainer, Netherlands

“I often use Sway for building content which will be accessed online as its visual appeal is superior to powerpoint.” Lecturer, UK

“Very easy to use to make beautiful presentations.” Project Manager for Digital Learning, France

“It’s a great tool that is easy to use and hassle free. I love that there are templates there already that you can edit, or you can create your own from scratch. Sway is also a prominent feature of our new online staff induction. I love it!” Learning & Development Consultant, UK

Previous comments

“At first I thought this was going to be “just another presentation tool”, but Sway is different…and amazingly put together. It looks great on phones, and I use it to share newsletters and even instruction sheets now.” Jeremy Tucker, USA

“Really cool presentation webtool. Super easy to use and makes your presentations look amazing on mobile devices. Built in search capabilities so you don’t have to ” Michele Brown, USA

“A spiffy presentation tool that easily lets you focus on the content yet still use design elements to make it pretty without the hassle. Upload prewritten content and easily add multi-media to enhance that content.” Michele Brown, Trainer/Instructor, USA, 2016

“We are only just starting to dabble with this but I think it will be a useful tool in our armoury.” Simon Gosney, L&D Manager, UK, 2016

“It is very user friendly and quick” Ricardo Chavez, Trainer/Instructor, Mexico, 2016

“A fresh new way to create interesting interactive content” 2015