According to a valid statistical survey I just made up, everybody loves Google Slides…everybody. Being web based, it’s easy to add videos, images, items from your google drive, find templates, and take Google’s own suggestions for display themes through their Explore function.
But sometimes, people like features Powerpoint used to have that Google Slides doesn’t. I mean, the request goes way back:
Microsoft need not fear Google docs, as the big G's Powerpoint ringer doesn't even have a slide sorter, one of the most useful tools!
— Ed Wesly (@edwesly) February 6, 2010
Hey @googledrive – can we please add slide sorter view to Google Slides? Really helps w/ content creation & design. Thanks.
— Reuben Rail (@reubenrail) December 22, 2014
Then I saw these tweets recently and it got me thinking again.
Two key areas where Google Slides currently underserves:
1. Slide sorter view
2. Ability to "hide" a slide
— Joshua J. Arnold (@joshuajames) April 3, 2017
@alicekeeler can you pull your Google magic and have them create a slide sorter for Google slides like they have in PPT? Please.
— David Theriault (@davidtedu) January 10, 2017
So I decided to act. Here it is everyone…my new chrome extension:
That’s right. The best way to change what you want into what you have is to make it! Here’s a link to the Slides Sorter extension in the Chrome Webstore.
And below is a brief video tutorial. But for those of you who’ve wanted the Powerpoint Slide Sorter feature in Google Slides for a while, you probably don’t need the tutorial. So enjoy the new feature, spread the word, and sort to your heart’s content!!!