Prezi Free? Watch this to discover the trick to getting a free Prezi account.
How to get a free Prezi account
Free Prezi Options
Prezi is like no other presentation tool. It’s nothing like PowerPoint or Keynote, so you really have to try it out to see if it is right for you. There is a trial subscription that gives you a free Prezi account for a limited period of time. The trial gives you time to experiment with the software and decide if you like it. But it’s not exactly risk-free. It will probably take longer than two weeks to make an educated buying decision. Plus, it’s easy to get distracted and forget the trial’s expiration date. On day 15, your credit card will be billed whether you’re ready to make the commitment or not.
Students and teachers are eligible for a free Prezi account. Surprisingly, most people don’t realize that anyone can get a free Prezi account, even if they are not in school. Take as long as you’d like using the software for free by signing up for a Prezi Basic account. Prezi tries to hide this option, but it’s there if you know where to look. From the Prezi landing page, click Get Started. You’ll be greeted with three subscription options: Standard, Plus, and Premium.
Get a Free Prezi Account Instead of a Free Trial
Although the cost of each subscription is shown as a monthly amount, you should be aware that you are committed to a full year if you sign up. Prezi recommends that you start with a free trial of the Plus account. It’s their goal to get you to sign up for this account. It’s not immediately clear from the landing page that there are other options. If you click Basic at the top of the screen, you’ll see the Plus subscription described, and you’ll also see a free Prezi account called Basic.
If you choose the Prezi Basic account, you’ll have all the features you need to create and present Prezi presentations at no cost to you. Plus, there’s no trial period. You can use Prezi free for as long as you like. Just know that you’ll be missing out on many crucial features like privacy control and offline editing. Even so, I think it’s the best choice if you want to take your time playing with Prezi before laying down your credit card.
As you experiment with your free Prezi Basic account, they will try to convert you to a paid account at every turn. For example, every time you make a new prezi, you’ll be asked who can see your presentation. If you select “People I share it with” instead of “Anyone on the web,” Prezi will encourage you to start a free trial of Prezi Plus. Be aware, with a free account you’ll be limited in the features you can use, including the Prezi image library and PowerPoint import. Prezi will take every opportunity to suggest that you upgrade to get access to these features.