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New licenses. Prezi Desktop. Updated editor. 

Prezi is public now. We massively upgraded our servers. Anyone can start using Prezi right away. Many of you have asked about this, so let me start by saying:

You can see our plans and prices here.


But this is not all. We love sharing our Prezi online. But many many times, we wished that we could just finish the work on the plane, or do the final touch at the conference, or not having to wait to upload the HD video. Wait is over. Please allow us to introduce our offline standalone editor. Well, its a hybrid application, you can use it offline, but you can share your Prezi with a drag. Curious?

Have a peek at


We also updated the interface,

path steps are numbered, you can do projector proportioned frames, and many more. You can see the details about that in this previous post

And finally, now you can create, manage, join groups. This simplifies collaborations in teams, companies by a large extent.
We hope you enjoy these updates, we worked very hard to bring them all to you!

And in detail

First about the licenses. There are many many different uses for Prezi, from public education to top secret product demos. We defined 3 licenses which we hope will work for all of you.

First, if your software budget is very tight, go for Public License. Here Prezi is free of charge, and you eventually pay with your content, meaning that your presentations will be shared, visible to others on We developed an algorithm which filters unfinished and 'just trying' prezi out, so the showcase will be a good resource for inspiration. (a side note: Public license puts a little extra load on your image search, as you should use images and videos from the net, whose licenses allow you to reuse them. You can search Flickr for example with various 'creative commons' license options, and there are millions of great images which can be used even for commercial purposes freely.)

If you have a little money to spare, Enjoy license gives you full control over your presentations' visibility, more space, no Prezi branding. If you do your work fully online, use services like Twitter, Gmail or Google Docs, Enjoy license is probably for you.

Finally, if presentations have a great importance in your work, you travel a lot, or you need to keep certain things off the net, go Pro. Pro includes our offline standalone Prezi editor, the Prezi Desktop. The editor is 99% identical with the online version. However, there are some interesting details. Prezi Desktop is a hybrid app, you can log in to your account from the Desktop, and easily share online or download Prezis. The whole Prezi manager itself is a zooming interface, allowing you to quickly find the things you want. Some basic form of copy paste from one Prezi to the other is working as well. While we are confident Prezi Desktop is already worth its price, this is the first release, and many many features will be included in near future updates.

We also offer the possibility of your own installation of Prezi server, either for larger institutions, or for full data security with convenient sharing.

And last, we have a trial, which is fully functional, no time limit, but you can only create 3 Prezis, and download your finished ones 3 times. All the beta accounts (not the pro ones) will go into Try mode now, and you have time to try, evaluate and decide what is best for you.

Lets talk about the details in the comments. Let us know what you think.

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Reader Comments (53)

Hi, thanks god you are up again!
just two after upgrade comments:
- the downloaded presentation for offline view, gives this error message: "we can't load your file. is your internet working?". it loads all except the media files and this message doesn't go away.
- Prezi desktop gives a message about release expiration. it is not running at all.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorteza

Hi Morteza,
Thanks for you comment we are on it. Hope to fix this very soon!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

I have just ordered and paid for an upgrade.
The payment was successful. Still, I have access to the trial version only.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDon Lazlo

its buggy and I just discovered i cant trust it. In order to be able to use it for work I need to be able to trust it,... going back to ppt. Might come back in the future though.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexander Wallberg

I can't access my PRezi! What happened! I see it in my Prezi's but when I click on it the systems directs me to the home page! EEEEK!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGR

I cant download my online presentation to the desktop, its showing "synchronizing" for 2 seconds, but nothing happens. Also i cant edit online anymore.


April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

new error messages:
- in Prezi desktop it cant offlie presentations and gives this error: "Can't load the one of the fonts so the prezi you see (if you see anything) can be very strange."
- in My Plezi I can't download my presentation and it gives this error message: "ERROR: DOWNLOAD QUOTA EXCEEDED".

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorteza

I have created two Prezi presentations but when I try and open them they just hang up after partially loading the file.

The word Prezi starts to print out and I get Pr and half of the e and it just hangs up...

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill Leahy

Dear All,

working to fix all these bugs. Please post here or at the support link (feedback link) below if you encounter any

if its regarding your account, please sign with your name so we can find you :)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

How about academic pricing?

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeter Törlind

Peter, we thought that the Enjoy should be priced fine if you are a heavy academic user, as you have net access throughout campuses.

We are looking into future possibilities of licenses tailored for academia, but that will take a while.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

Some big difficulties since Sunday. First of all, a prezi which I need to use today has been re-arranged, and some of the media files have trouble loading. On top of that, group select doesn't seem to work anymore, so so far I can't put it back the way it should be. This is despite the fact that i upgraded to a pro account!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCR

How to download the offline editor?

When I log it there is a link that says "get offline editor". When I activate that I can download a manual but no desktop version of prezi!

What can I do?



April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlorian

Hi Florian,

coming very soon, in a couple of hours max. We found a bug in there and it made more sense to withhold its availability until its fixed (a couple of hours)

Sorry for all these transition issues, today everything should be back to normal (well beyond that of course :) )

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

Prezi Präsentationssoftware jetzt verfügbar...

Mitte Februar habe ich das erste Mal über Prezi berichtet, eine neue Präsentationssoftware, die es erlaubt Zooming-presentations auf einer großen Weißfläche zu erstellen.
Seit heute ist das Programm offiziell verfügbar über die Prezi-Homepage.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercreaffective Blog

Hi CR,

what is the presentation ID you have trouble with?

for group select, please hold down SHIFT key. interface updates included that now you can drag in Place mode, and use SHIFT for selection box. more at and linked from the post above.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

working on a presentation after upgrading to the public licence - got this error message after several successful save...xmlSaving the reason is: Event ioError Error #2032

needless to say the internet connection was OK. Any ideas?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

What is your Prezi ID please?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

apologies - I gave the wrong email address. I assume this is the ID you mean?

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Hi, sorry i mean the presentation ID, its number you see in the URL, or just paste the URL here...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

sorry. here's teh ID:

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt


we changed the settings of our servers. And I think now you can edit and save.


April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhp

Sorry. I still get this error message:
Technical details:
type: xmlSaving the reason is: Event ioError Error #2032

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

For the record, we had another server outage about an hour ago, and it is fixed now. (I unpublished the two one liner posts here about it)

Sorry again, this upgrade was a major technological step for us, and a but rough here and there in the last 30 hours. I am doing a large Prezi now myself, and things to work all fine!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

I can create New Prezi but I CAN'T open it to edit or download.

help me~

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlamer

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