Apple Keynote for Mac

Apple Keynote for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 44 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    104,649
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Purchase; $19.99 to buy

Editors' Review

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Apple Keynote for Mac empowers you to create high-quality presentations with myriad themes and effects. The accessible layout makes this app a good choice for all experience levels. Apple Keynote for Mac can also open and export files in PowerPoint format.

Pros

iCloud sync and sharing: When you activate this feature, you can view, edit, and present your files from any of your devices that also have Keynote installed. There are also several built-in sharing options that let you send a link to a file via Mail, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, or AirDrop. Or you can send your presentation to Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube as a video.

Themes and effects: To help you make your presentations look more polished and professional, you can take advantage of the many available themes. There are 30 different options, which ensures you can find the right one for each situation. And you can also take advantage of the many transition effects and animations to keep your audience engaged.

Cons

Exporting to PowerPoint: This app has no trouble opening PowerPoint files, and it allows you to edit them as well. But when you export to PowerPoint format, you're likely to lose some of your formatting in the transition.

Bottom Line

Apple Keynote for Mac is an excellent and accessible program that allows you to create great presentations quickly and easily. The interface's accessibility makes it a good choice for all types of users, and the variety of themes and effects ensures that you can find just the right combination for each presentation.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Creates a big problem for existing Keynote users"

November 24, 2013  |  By waterloom

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 6.0.1

Pros

As with all other version of Keynote, this one does the job elegantly. It is a clear alternative to PowerPoint and I have used it for years--since it began. This version now utilizes the Cloud and allows users to open files from multiple devices easily (although I've always been able to do this with DropBox). Apple has changed some of the ways of doing things, but they are all there, I think.

Cons

This version has some fundamental changes in the way things are done. I have trouble finding simple things, like the list of master slides, for example. But far worse, none of my existing Keynote presentations will now open unless I first open them in Keynote '09 and then save them to the new version. I have hundreds of presentations, so this is a major pain--especially since my app cleaner removed the '09 version of iWork when I upgraded. So beware: save your older version of Keynote (and I assume the rest of your iWork apps). You will need them unless Apple fixes this problem.

Summary

Good, dependable Keynote, but with a major issue: you can't open older Keynote files with this version!!!

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4 stars

"Very easy to use and very stable."

October 22, 2010  |  By Richard W. Mueller

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Drag and drop video clips onto the slide.
Cool transitions.

Cons

When I change the screen resolution to fill the screen of my computer, the size of the working aea of the slide increases and I can't see it all at once.

Summary

I was having problems with PowerPoint - it would suddenly quit while playing embedded videos. Keynote works just fine doing this. Also, Keynote does not lose links to videos when you move it from one computer to another.

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4 stars

"Eecellent for the average user"

October 03, 2010  |  By CMC-1

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Keynote is easy to use ... works with text, diagrams/vision and can be enhanced by audio ... with iTunes linked

Cons

It would help to have 'hot spots' and links for tertiary testing ... arrows to negotiate fw/back with data options to process MCQ : TrueFalse Q's to show success to be stored on a database!

Summary

For day to day use Keynote is great ... much more compressed and easy to use than Powerpoint ... needs the kind of range of option that were available with HyoerCard in years gone by

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2 stars

"it must for who love to good and presentation"

February 09, 2009  |  By sahaath

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 4.0

Pros

high performance for my presentation

Cons

it perfect for me

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4 stars

"Argghhhh still no audio support"

April 26, 2006  |  By explorz12

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I can't believe that Apple STILL has not implemented the ability to start audio with a specific slide and end the audio a specific number of slides later. This is a standard with Powerpoint. I LOVE Keynote. So much better than powerpoint, but c'mon apple - people need the ability to control audio if they are going to give great presentations. Currently I have to play audio seperately through my ipod and it is not a smooth operation. All you can do with Keynote is to play a song all the way through when you start the show. A bit lame!

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5 stars

"My Experience"

April 26, 2006  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 3.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I really enjoy using keynote, and prefer it to Office... It is much more elegant and easier to use once you figure it out.

To the other poster about the "upgrade policy" -- get with it buddy, Microsoft updates office roughly every year-- this full-point upgrade will cost you as well... but the minor point updates are free.

You are buying a specific version, it works-- continue using it.

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5 stars

"Keynote 3.0 is simply terrific!"

January 26, 2006  |  By spollak

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 3.0.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Keynote lacks some features that I'd like. But what it has is done with style and class. I gave up on PowerPoint with Keynote 2.0 and haven't looked back since. Keynote a terrific application with great potential.

As a lifelong Mac user, I only hope that Apple keeps up the good work. I recall MacDraw, MacProject and other Apple developed software that were innovative in their day, but their development languished. I hope that Keynote (and Pages) continue to evolve at a reasonable pace.

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4 stars

"1.01 GB for Standard Install !! ?? !!"

January 20, 2006  |  By Mil Mascaras

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 3.0.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Cool looking update.
Some new variations on the themes.
Still noticing all the newness.
Had 1 freeze needing a force quit when trying to recreate a previous 2.0.2 project as a test, but the 2nd time it worked (on expertly maintaned mac)

... BUT.. When you install this application, it is 1.01 GB in size.
That is over 5 times larger than the previous version.

HOLY SMOKES..

Does this qualify as B L O A T E D ??

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5 stars

"Excellent update"

January 19, 2006  |  By RobertPater

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 3.0.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I make presentations as a large part of my job. While I've been using Keynote since version 1.0, it has continued to have shortcomings when compared to the then-out version of Powerpoint.

No more. I made a conference presentation today with Keynote 3. In addition to new transitions and the ability to embed builds into any slide (very useful), there are 3 other new features I really like:
â?¢ Light Table view (where you can view entire presentation and rearrange slide order, a la Powerpoint)
â?¢ ability to turn any text into bulleted text - extremely useful
â?¢ the "B" key glitch was fixed (in previous versions of Keynote, after applying B key to black out the screen in presentation mode result in faulty animatations when trying to continue the presentation - no longer a problem. I use an RF remote to selectively blank out the screen; now works great.

I have 2 full-day seminars to present next week, been working in Keynote 3 and, to date, it's been a joy. Admittedly, I just received this 4 days ago, but have had a chance to put it through some paces.

To date, highly recommended.

Robert Pater
www.masteringsafety.com

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4 stars

"Apple, please don't foresake Keynote"

December 11, 2005  |  By spollak

 |  Version: Apple Keynote 2.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Apple, please don't foresake Keynote.

It's a great program so far, but still lacks important features. It's far better than PowerPoint in many respects and is one reason I continue to by Macintosh computers. However, I'm concerned that Apple will let it wane as it has done with many great programs in the past.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.5
  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Instantly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone with Handoff
  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services like Gmail and Dropbox
  • Move and resize items to fully customize your presenter display
  • New Trace animation
  • Pair Keynote with nearby iOS devices using Multipeer Connectivity
  • Move tables easily with improved table selection
  • Improved cell border styling
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved bi-directional language support
General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 6.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.94MB
File Name id409183694
Popularity
Total Downloads 104,649
Downloads Last Week 290
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $19.99

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