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Keynote

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Description

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 iCloud.com.

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 iWork 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 right 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
• You can easily see who’s currently in the document with you
• View other people’s cursors to follow their edits

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
• Professional-level graphics tools
• 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 easily 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
• Customizable 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 icloud.com
• Create self-running, interactive shows for kiosks and displays
• Control your slideshow from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Keynote for iOS

iCloud
• Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your presentations from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and icloud.com
• Use Keynote for iCloud to access and edit your presentations from a Mac or PC browser
• Keynote automatically saves your presentations as you make changes

Share a copy of your work
• Use AirDrop to send your presentations to anyone nearby
• Share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook

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 in Version 7.1.1

This update contains stability and performance improvements.

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Customer Reviews

honestly awful.

Apple forced me to update to keynote then I lost all my notes for the semester the week before finals because the new version of keynote is not compatable with the old version which all my notes were on. ABSOLUTELY unacceptable.

Keynote is like Powerpoint on Steroids!

I’ve been using Keynote since 2013 and I’ve never looked back. This is not to suggest that any other apps aren’t good. It’s just that since I’ve been using Keynote, everything is easier.

Keynote is a solid as a rock. Although I still save my presentations every few hours, out of old habit, Keynote just doesn’t crash. I should point out that I’m a power user. At any given point in time, I will typically have open, 10-20 Safari windows/tabs, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Art Directors Toolkit, Digital Color Meter, MSWord, MSExcel, Scrivner, Mail, Skype, Contacts, Calendar, and Keynote. But Keynote just keeps chugging away, without a hiccup.

I use tons of animations (transitions) and I’ve found it remarkably easy to make a professional looking presentation, without having to resort to kludges, like importing external graphics, when you should be able to do the same thing without resorting to such time-consuming methods. For example, try to make a pie-chart change the size of a slice, using any other presentation tool. Chances are, you’ll end up using a disolve, instead. But in Keynote, I can create such a smooth animated pie-chart in a matter of about a minute or two. The missing slice opens further or closes further, without disolves. That’s just one of the things that Keynote has made easy. I’m not saying that it’s automatic. It’s just that I’ve been unable to do that in any other presentation app, in hours, let alone, a couple of minutes.

I also find it easy to use Keynote on my iPad, to control the presentation, when the projector connection is not available on the stage. In fact, I have grown to actually prefer that setup. I can place my MB Pro back by the projector and use my iPad, on the platform, to move through the presentation and read any notes that I might have about each slide. Of course, the best part is that it’s all automatic. Since everything is Apple, everything syncs easily and it just works. I also save the entire presentation on my iPad, as a backup, in the event that my laptop should be damaged, before the event. I can run the entire presentation from my iPad, alone.

You can also save your Keynote presentations in PPT format, if you like. But just keep in mind that Powerpoint may not support all of the transitions that you use. As a power user, I find this to be true more often than not. Therefore, I backup my Keynote presentations as videos and place them on a thumb drive, as yet another way to show the presentation, without a computer. Those videos can then be played on any other computer, if necessary and they look just as good as if I were controlling the slides from Keynote. I just have to pause the video, between slides. For the record, I make both 16:9 and 4:5 versions of each presentation, so the presentation can fill any screen format.

Also, these videos can form an excellent base for YouTube and Facebook videos. I often have people, who watched one of my videos, ask what app I used to create all those great graphic effects. They expect that I’m using Apple’s Motion or some other even more expensive animation tool. When I tell them that the whole thing was done in Keynote, they're amazed. In some cases, I record my voice as I’m recording the presentation and the video goes out on the internet, just as it was recorded. Other times, I record my voice as I’m recording the presentation and then use that audio to create a script for the teleprompter, for a video overlay. In that case, I just mute the original audio, in favor of the overlay audio. FYI, I use Final Cut Pro, for the overlay. Since it’s all Apple, it just works seamlessly together. Nothing could be easier.

I love Keynote. It makes my presentations look like they're created by a Fortune 500 company. It’s easier to use than any other presentation app and it’s more powerful. The iPad/iPhone control is perfect. The only caveat is that there are so many possibilities, with Keynote, that it can take you a while to learn to take advantage of all of them. But when you do learn to take advantage of that power, your presentations will have your audience rivited. On the other hand, even if you’re not a power user, you should be able to do everything that you do in any other app, in less time (fewer keystrokes or mouse clicks), after only a couple of hours of playing with it. Also, just when you think there is nothing more that they can add, the next release makes it even better. But then, that’s to be expected. It’s an Apple product.

Does not scale well

Initially, I enjoyed using keynote to make presentations. Unfortunately, I have found that the latest version does not scale well. After making 40 slides and attempting to insert images, I found that each image insertion took 40 minutes each (this also included every attempt to resize those images). Honestly, I cannot tolerate those kind of wait times as a user when preparing material. If Apple does not fix this I will either switch to making slides in GoogleDrive or PowerPoint.

Keynote
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.1.1
  • Size: 471 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
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Compatibility: macOS 10.12 or later

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