Frequently Asked Questions

Haiku Deck is a free app that makes presentations simple, beautiful, and fun.

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Haiku Deck is free! It includes access to over 35 million free images and six free themes; additional themes as well as premium images from Getty Images are available for purchase on the iPad. Over time we will continue adding optional premium features, but the core functionality is free.
You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can make a Haiku Deck that looks amazing! Sign in or create an account, then click NEW DECK. Whether you're on the free iPad app or the web app, look for the ? any time for onscreen tips and links to more resources. You can also check out our Quick Guide to Using Haiku Deck, and the Haiku Deck Blog is updated frequently with tips and examples.
Haiku Deck searches the Internet for high-quality images that photographers have licensed under Creative Commons, and automatically pulls in the proper attribution. Additionally, if you’re using the iPad app, our partnership with Getty Images makes gorgeous, high-quality premium images available for you to purchase and use in any Haiku Decks you create. Read more about our Creative Commons image search and premium images from Getty Images.
Of course! You can add pictures or screenshots from your computer, camera roll, or photo stream or import images from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, Google Drive, or Box. Read more about importing images to Haiku Deck here.
You can easily create beautiful pie charts, bar graphs, and stat charts right from the background tool (the blue photo icon on the left). If there's another kind of graph you'd like to have, you can always use screenshots or images of charts you create in other tools as slide backgrounds. Read more about creating charts and graphs in Haiku Deck, or check out our article about importing images to learn how to import other graphs you've made as backgrounds.
Super easily! On the web, anything you create or edit saves while you work. On the iPad, leaving edit mode to present, export, share, or return to the Main Menu will prompt your deck to save to the web. When your decks have saved to the web, you can view them from any web-enabled device, export to PowerPoint, download a PDF you can use for a handout, or easily share on social networks, just for starters. Become an expert in all the ways to share your Haiku Decks here.
That’s totally up to you. You have three privacy setting options: public, restricted, and private. Public decks can be seen by anyone and will come up in results on search engines like Google and Bing; restricted decks can only be viewed by people you have shared them with or given their URLs to. Private decks can only be viewed by you when you are signed into your account. Read more about adjusting privacy for your Haiku Decks.
Yes! You have the option of including public notes that are published alongside your decks to enrich your content, and private notes (iPad only) that are visible only to you as you present. You can also wow your audience with a beautiful PDF handout of your deck and public notes together.
Outstanding Haiku Decks representing a wide range of topics are hand-picked by our team. Find out what we’re looking for in A Guide to the Haiku Deck Gallery. To submit your work for consideration, email a link to your deck to, or tweet it using the hashtag #hdgallery.
We’re hiring! For details, please visit our Jobs page. Another great way to get involved is to become a Haiku Deck Guru--we’re always looking for superusers from all disciplines to help shape the product and spread the word. Find out more about becoming a Haiku Deck Guru.
It’s ok - we’re always happy to help! We have lots of answers and a user guide on our support page, and you can always drop us a line. We also invite you to stay connected through our vibrant creative communities on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and LinkedIn!