slideboxx (by Zinali) helps you find slides from PowerPoint presentations using keyword search. Charles Wolfus of Zinali sent me a free copy (that’s my disclosure statement!) and I’ve been using it ever since. It runs with PowerPoint 2000 through 2007
slideboxx opens and works in your browser. It automatically indexes your presentations—which can take some time, depending on how many you have, and I probably have more than most people. (slideboxx tells me I have 12966 slides from 852 files!) You can click the Settings button to specify which folders (directories) you want slideboxx to search or exclude.
Then, you simply use keywords to search. Here you see the result when I search for “color.” You can sort by relevance (the default), name, or date.
You drag the slides you want to the panel on the right, as you see here. Then you add them to the current presentation you have open or create a new presentation. It’s that easy.
They have a trial version. You can watch a demo. And during May, slideboxx is only $99. If you download the trial, let me know what you think.