My Unbiased Beautiful AI Review (2024)

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Could you use AI to create great, relevant slides for pitches and meetings? I spent 30 days using Beautiful AI and other AI presentation tools to see if I could. And I’m going to share with you, my unbiased Beautiful AI review.

If you’re in a rush, here’s a quick guide to everything I learnt:


Best for: Beautiful AI is a good tool if you have no design backgrounds and just want slides quickly.

Feed the AI with your content. And it will create the design for you.

But the design feels amateur-ish.

It takes too much time to make it look more professional like the templates.

The visual editor constricts the slide design to pre-defined templates.

This limits your control to have precise design control.

It feels like a presentation software with an AI feature and not an AI slides software.

The AI feature doesn’t deliver quality you would want to present with.

I’ve also read reviews on the bad refund policy by the company which makes it hard to recommend.

  • Template-driven.
  • You can create basic slides in less than a minute.
  • The AI feature is self-explanatory. You don’t need a tutorial to know how to use it.
  • You can’t drag and drop easily.
  • Limited formatting – You can’t upload custom fonts, increase font sizes and more.
  • There’s limited layout options.
  • The AI creates slides in under a minute (7-8 in total)
  • Slides created are professionally designed and easy to edit. It gets the context and main idea of the slide correct.
  • You will spend more time trying to correct the points and copywriting. (The AI only creates a skeleton design.)
  • It doesn’t work with lots of data. When I tried inputting the 2nd prompt, it ignored the data and created generic slides instead.
  • There’s no variety in the AI designs. It repeats the same design styles.
  • When you create graphs and charts, you can integrate with: Google Sheets, Excel, Airtable, Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Smartsheet
  • You can export to Powerpoint and JPEG
  • It uses Anthropic for the generative artificial intelligence (AI)
  • No Google Slides integration
  • You can edit and redesign sections and elements after the AI generation.
  • Designs are limited to existing templates. You can’t freely change the design if there’s no templates for it.
  • They have 115 built-in themes.
  • You can create your own templates and share it with your team.
  • Templates are mostly pitch decks and marketing plan themes.
  • If you use the templates, you cannot use its AI feature except the AI rewriter.
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Here’s My Unique Approach to Test Beautiful AI

I don’t want to rehash features listed on Beautiful AI’s website like other lists.

Instead, I aim to do something different.

I want to create a practical approach to gauge Beautiful AI’s capabilities

Here’s how I plan to achieve this:

1. I created a fake brand called “Blank Company” that I can use across all testing.

black company logo and branding

I want to simulate real-world scenarios with this brand.

When we create presentations, we are representing our brands.

Thus, it’s important to see how we can use brand assets with Beautiful AI.

2. I used the 2 different prompts to see how the slides would be created.

Prompt 1 focuses on general presentation creation.

I want to challenge it to transform a broad topic into cohesive and engaging slide decks.

Prompt 2 tests its ability to turn complex datasets into impactful presentations.

Can it transform dry, complex datasets into visually compelling and informative presentations?

Prompt 1:

Create a presentation for a potential client, an eCommerce brand, to demonstrate how they can boost their revenue using Google Ads. The client has run three campaigns so far, with only their branded campaign performing well (ROAS of 3), while the two non-branded campaigns have not yielded any conversions. The presentation should focus on introducing pMAX campaigns as a solution to improve ad performance and discuss the need to fix landing page issues, such as the absence of testimonials, to enhance overall conversion rates. The slides should be structured to first highlight the current situation and challenges faced by the client, then introduce the benefits and mechanics of pMAX campaigns, followed by strategies for landing page optimization. Include case studies or examples where similar strategies have proven successful. The presentation should conclude with a clear call to action, encouraging the client to consider this integrated approach for better results in their Google Ads campaign.

Prompt 2:

The following is data from a potential client’s Google Ads campaign. Your role is to take the data and create relevant slides. Use graphs and charts where possible.

Campaign Overview:

Conversions: 150


Visitors: 5,000

Sessions per Visit: 1.8

Landing Page Conversion: 3%

Conversions: 0


Visitors: 3,000

Sessions per Visit: 1.5

Landing Page Conversion: 0%

Conversions: 0


Visitors: 2,500

Sessions per Visit: 1.4

Landing Page Conversion: 0%

Action Plan:

Implement customer testimonials on all landing pages.

Explore pMAX campaigns for non-branded efforts to improve reach and conversion.

A/B test different offers on Landing Page B to identify more engaging content.

With this, I can replicate the wide range of presentations that you might encounter daily.

And you can see how Beautiful AI performs under different circumstances.

Will it still be able to create stunning presentations?

My Honest Beautiful AI Review

Beautiful AI is a software that uses Generative Artificial Intelligence to create slides.

I find that Beautiful AI is best if:

  • You don’t want to spend any time designing
  • You don’t have a design background
  • You want slides quickly and don’t care about the styling too much

It has a lot of mature features like analytics, team collaboration, and chart creation.

The team is also actively updating the software every few months.

screenshot of beautiful ai software updates
Here’s a recent update made by the Beautiful AI team.

But here’s where I find it lacking:

1. Quality of AI slide generation

Using Prompt 2, I wanted the AI to create slides with data.

It wasn’t able to do it despite the number of prompt iterations.

Instead, it creates generic slides based on the context and theme of the original prompt.

To me, this made the AI feature rather useless.

2. Precise design features

Beautiful AI has a different editing experience than Google Slides and Powerpoint.

It is template driven.

If you wanted to create a 3 section layout, if it’s not in the templates, you wouldn’t be able to create it.

It removes the flexibility that normal presentation makers provide.

Features Overview

1. Create Slides Using Artificial Intelligence

When you create a slide using this feature, you can give a short prompt.

Screenshot of designer bot ai interface

You’re also able to give it more context:

screenshot of train ai with additional context

For example, when I used Prompt 1, it was able to create this:

But as soon as you start to give it a more complex instruction (like Prompt 2), it will either:

  • Give an error or
  • It will not carry out the instructions exactly.
screenshot of ai error

Here’s the output when I used Prompt 2:

screenshot of ai generated slides for prompt 2

In the prompt I asked the AI to create slides based on the data given, but clearly it wasn’t able to do that.

I tried tweaking the prompt but it will still leave me generic slides.

It does have a “Rewrite Text” which uses the AI to rephrase the sentence.

screenshot of rewrite text feature

You can choose how you want to rephrase it by changing the text or just changing the tone.

I can see how this is helpful when you have long sentences that you want to make clearer.

But the problem that I see here is that the AI loses the context of the slide and entire presentation.

It won’t remember the Google Ads theme, but only rephrases that specific sentence.

2. Powerful analytics

analytics feature screenshot

If you’re sharing the slides to your client or bosses, you can gain a lot of insights:

  • Did they read all the slides?
  • When did they view it?
  • How many people actually view the slides?

I especially liked this feature.

But it’s only useful if you’re sending slides directly to participants.

(And hoping they take the initiate to read it themselves.)

You aren’t able to get the same data if you’re using Powerpoint or Canva.

3. Create reusable templates for your team

reusable template screenshot

You can design entire slide decks and save it as a template for your entire team to have access to and use.

You can even use their AI feature to create the template for you.

This is great if you want to reuse the same templates for different clients or presentations.

4. 115 Built-In Templates and Stock Library

You can design entire slide decks and save it as a template for your entire team to have access to and use.

There’s 115 smart templates but most are similar.

screenshot of the template library

I have also seen reviews from other users who complained that there is a lack of variety in the templates.

Based on what I’ve gathered so far, you will either love or hate Beautiful AI based on the templates.

When you create the slides, you can use their built-in stock library for your images.

It isn’t as extensive as Canva, but it does save you the trouble of having to find great images for your slides.

5. Collaborate With Your Team Seamlessly

Like Google Slides, you can share the link with anyone, invite team members and leave comments.

screenshot of team collaboration feature

The comments can be internal (only you can see) or visible for everyone.

screenshot of comment feature

6. Create Charts In Under 60 Seconds

screenshot of creating a chart

This is surprisingly my favourite feature.

You can choose what type of chart you want to display and import the data from:

  • Google Sheets
  • Excel
  • Airtable
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • One Drive
  • Smartsheet

They make editing and creating charts very simple.

screenshot of completed chart

But sadly, you can’t use the AI feature to create these charts and graphs for you.

7. Branding & Color Schemes

You have your company logos and colours, it would be nice if you can easily use them in your blank slides, right?

Under “Theme Resources”, you can upload your logos in the assets section.

screenshot of brand assets feature

Here, you can easily use the logos for your presentation.

You can also tag and share them with your team if you are on the Team plan.

In the “Themes” section, you can select your brand’s color palette.

screenshot of brand colours feature

8. Other Additional Features

Here’s other features that don’t require much explanations:

  • You can set for participants to download the slide in PDF format
  • Version history – you can default to previous versions easily
  • Export to powerpoint, google slides and JPEG
  • You can add animation – it has basic element animations and slide transitions

How much does Beautiful AI costs?

They have 4 different pricing plans.

Pro$12/month ($144/year)– Unlimited slides
– AI content generation
– Powerpoint Import/Export
– Viewer Analytics
Team$50/month or $480/year (save $120)– Everything in Pro
– Collaborative Workspace
– Custom company theme
– Centralised slide library
– Shared asset library
EnterpriseCustom pricing– Everything in Team
– Unlimited team resources
– User Provisioning (SCIM)
– Audit events
– Dedicated onboarding
– Team trainings
– Priority support
One Time Projects$45 per project– Everything in Pro
– Billed monthly
Note: Beautiful AI has a 1-year free offer for valid edu emails.

For most users, you will probably only need the Pro plan unless you want team collaboration.

It’s important to note here that Beautiful AI only gives partial refunds within 24 hours of payment.

While they do have a 14-day free trial, many users were still charged despite cancelling their accounts before trial period ends.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes you can. They have a 14-day free trial (requires credit card).

  1. Click the “Create New Presentation” button.
  2. Select the options: “Blank Presentation”, “Presentation Templates”, “Starter Templates”, “Import PPT” or “Designer Bot AI”
  3. Start editing slides as you like and save.

Yes you can.

Yes it does.


Beautiful AI is a powerful tool for slides creation. 

Would I recommend Beautiful AI?

Not really. 

I’m not a fan of the refund policy and how they’ve treated other customers.

If you already have Canva, then there’s no point in getting Beautiful AI. 

But if you: 

  • Don’t have design backgrounds
  • Always under time constraints for presentations 
  • Don’t need intricate and flexible visual presentations

Then Beautiful AI could be right for you. 

Other than that, I think there are better options. 

Remember, if you are planning on using the free trial, use a prepaid card like Wise.

If you have any questions or you’d like to share your experience with it, please leave a comment below.

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