Easily create gorgeous presentations with Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos and videos to slides — and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter and bubble charts. Use Keynote Live to present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and from

With iCloud built in, your presentations are kept up to date across all your devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team will be able to work together at the same time on a Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch — even on a PC using Keynote for iCloud.

With Keynote, you have all the tools you need to make an amazing presentation quickly and easily.

Collaborate with others at the same time
• With real-time collaboration, your whole team can work together on a presentation at the same time
• Collaboration is built in to Keynote on the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
• PC users can collaborate too, using Keynote for iCloud
• Share your document publicly or with specific people
• Easily see who’s currently in the presentation with you
• View other people’s cursors to follow their edits
• Available on presentations stored in iCloud or in Box

Get started quickly
• Choose from 30 Apple-designed themes to give your presentations a beautiful start
• Use the slide navigator to quickly skim through your presentation, add new slides and reorder slides
• Engage your audience with interactive charts and chart animations
• See live on-canvas previews as you animate your slides
• Use gorgeous preset styles to make your text, tables, shapes and images look beautiful
• Quickly open password-protected presentations using Touch ID on supported Macs

Easy-to-use graphics tools
• Edit down to the pixel with rulers and alignment guides
• Simplified toolbar gives you quick access to shapes, media, tables, charts and sharing options
• Use doughnut charts to visualise data in an engaging new way
• Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos
• Use Instant Alpha to easily remove image backgrounds
• Free-form curves, shapes and masks
• Connection lines

Cinema-quality animations
• Beautiful cinematic slide transitions for easily creating stunning presentations
• Magic Move effect to effortlessly animate and morph graphics
• Gorgeous slide transitions including Clothesline, Object Cube, Object Flip and Object Pop
• Impressive text and object animations including Trace, Vanish, Crumble, and Fade and Scale
• Emphasis builds let you add impact with one click

Present to your audience
• Customisable presenter display with support for up to six displays
• Recorded narration
• Keynote Live lets you present a slideshow that viewers can follow from their Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and from
• Create self-running, interactive shows for kiosks and displays
• Control your slideshow from iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or iPod touch with Keynote for iOS

• Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your presentations from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and
• Use Keynote for iCloud to access and edit your presentations from a Mac or PC browser

Share a copy of your work
• Export presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, QuickTime, HTML and image files

Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms may apply.
Keynote does not include support for some Chinese, Japanese or Korean (CJK) text input features such as vertical text.

What's New

Version 8.0.1

This update contains stability and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

Best presentation program


In my opinion this is still the best presentation program on the market. It offers a lot and can be graphically really intense.

It was the best, then it was good, now its mediocre


When Keynote09 arrived all those years ago, with the Magic move an’all, it was a revelation. It was the No. 1 reason for me to switch to Apple platform entirely.
Time has passed. Since then Apple changed from being a nieche software/hardware computer vendor to being the iPhone&stuff vendor. And it shows. For several years the Keynote improvements have been held back to wait for iOS to catch up. The OSX version got a new GUI with crippled functionality to show for it.
Now the improvements are held back for the iCloud to catch up: several years in the making and the iCloud is still useless for professional purposes (100MB+ presentation, videos etc. on a typical University presentation computer, i.e. an old PC running Firefox - does not work).
So here we are in 2017. I still use Keynote as my main presentation tool, force of habit (forcing the habit, of coure, is all that Apple is about; it’s called locking the user into the Apple ecosystem*). No 3D integration (IT’S 2017, GIVE US 3D!!!), no new features for 8 years (I stand corrected, there were additional text animations introduced last year - IT’S 2017, NOT 2007), not even a new style. After all this time, I am tired of my presentations all looking the same. My students are tired of my presentations all looking the same. And yes, we are all tired of Apple Keynotes all looking the same because Tim Cook and the rest of Apple's executives desperately hanging on to Steve Jobs' charisma by using the exact same presentation style HE introduced more than a decade ago.

I am giving it a 2 stars for good old times sake. If you are not yet locked into Keynote, do yourself a favour and use “the other one” = MS PowerPoint.

*P.S. Writing this review within App Store application I realized, it doesen’t even offer a spell check!


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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