I have been experimenting with “CloudOn” for the iPad which launched just a month ago. The company description “Use the CloudOn workspace on the iPad to access your files and manage them.” “Edit, review and present docs in Microsoft Office” is a good summary of the offering.

Here are a few screen captures of designing slides on my ipad:

– This is the real PPT 2010, so the same ribbon interface and options (some features are disabled).

– The smaller iPad screen size was a factor in editing slides.

– I really like the keyboard CloudOn uses with all of the Function, CTR, ALT and other keys.

Basically, you are accessing a remote version of Microsoft Office 2010, just like you can connect to your computer through your iPad using LogMeIn or other remote access apps. Of course, the service means you must be online to work in PPT, so WiFi is good or your monthly bandwidth may get a lot more use. It is the real PPT 2010 interface, which is not touch sized (I tap on the wrong icon a lot) and has no gesture control.

For me, it is a fun novelty that does prove more valuable for presenting than designing slides.

– Troy @ TLC