Microsoft’s Web presentation tool Sway is growing up.
The software giant on Wednesday announced that Sway is graduating preview (aka beta) after 10 months, and is now available for everyone with a free Microsoft account. Alongside the formal release, Microsoft has launched a dedicated Sway app for Windows 10 and added some new layout and publishing capabilities.
Launched in preview in October 2014, Sway lets you pull together, format, and showcase ideas online, without any design experience. Microsoft said users created “hundreds of thousands” of presentations during the preview period.
“Your invaluable feedback has helped us improve Sway to meet your needs,” Microsoft said.
With Sway, you can drag and drop photos and videos directly into your presentation from sources like OneDrive, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or your phone or tablet’s camera roll. From there, you can add words, select a layout and style, or just let Sway do the formatting for you. It will automatically crop photos and display suggested layouts, but allows for design tweaks or layout changes.
Microsoft said the new Windows 10 app offers all the features of Sway on the Web with some additional capabilities on your PC or tablet. You can, for instance, snap photos right into Sway using the built-in camera on your Windows device. Plus, you’ll still be able to access Sways offline when you don’t have Internet access or Wi-Fi is spotty.
“While some elements of your Sway may still need the Internet (such as interactive maps or cloud-hosted videos), this is a first step in addressing one of the most common feedback requests we heard during Sway Preview,” Microsoft said.
The company is also rolling out a new layout, which displays groupings of collections of content (images, text, videos, tweets, etc.), one screen at a time. There’s also a new option to publish your presentations to the newly relaunched Docs.com, a website where you can browse and share Office documents.
Meanwhile, Sway is slated to expand to even more platforms in the future. Microsoft said it’s working on a Sway app for Windows Phones, which is expected to arrive “in the coming months.” For now, you can check it out on the Web, via Microsoft Office Online, and on your Windows 10 or iOS device. For more on Sway, check out the video below.