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Keynote for iOS lets you create presentations using only a touch screen, your content, and a huge number of ways to present your ideas. Like the other iWork for iOS apps, Apple has made it easy to get started using Keynote with a Getting Started presentation that shows you how to use each of the program's features.
The touch-screen interface is very intuitive with slide navigation on the left side of the interface, and close-ups of the slides in your main working area. In the left navigation you can add, delete, duplicate, or reorder slides, all with only a few taps of your finger. While the iPhone's screen size is somewhat limiting, you can use all the same features as the iPad version.
Working with objects is very easy, with several ways to tweak the style of objects. You start by tapping the insert button, select a shape, image, video, or chart, make your edits, then place the object exactly where you want. Keynote offers onscreen guides to help you line up your content for the best possible look. Once your object is placed, you can easily move it around by dragging your finger, resize it by dragging handles at the corners, or rotate the object using two fingers and turning it on the touch screen. You also can change the style of each object to suit your specific needs by tapping on it and selecting the "i" button at the top. We were immediately impressed with the ability to change object styles easily, making it much less of a struggle to match up good-looking content for our presentations.
Many business presentations involve charts and animations, and with Keynote, they are easy to create and change, with the program doing most of the work. You can add a chart by using the insert button and selecting between bar graphs, pie charts, tables, and many more. Once your chart is onscreen, you can double tap it to edit the data and create headings for your information.
Creating animations in Keynote is a snap, mostly because the program does all the heavy lifting for you with more than 40 slide transitions and build animations. Where other programs require that you use timelines and other complicated tools, Keynote makes it easy with only a couple of actions. Just choose the object you want to animate, hit the animate button in the top toolbar, and Keynote lets you choose from a number of effects to bring more pop to your presentation. From there, you can view your full presentation to see the animation or just hit play to see it in the current slide.
In the latest version released alongside the the new iPad, you now have the ability to add 3D graphs and charts that can be rotated once they're placed in your presentation. The new version also includes several new animation and transition options to add pizazz to your presentations.
When your presentation is finished, you can share your work on iWork.com, send it through e-mail, print using AirPrint, or export to PDF or the Keynote format. Overall, Keynote is a fun and easy way to create presentations on the go. With several themed templates to choose from, easy ordering of slides, newly added Keynote Remote support, and dead-simple animations, just about anyone can pick up Keynote and make a slick-looking presentation.
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation complete with animated charts and transitions as simple as touching and tapping. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present it on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the presenter display. Keynote works with iCloud, so your presentations stay up to date across all your iOS devices automatically.Get started quickly. Choose from 12 Apple-designed themes including Gradient, Showroom, and Portfolio. Design your own presentation using your choice of slide masters, animations, fonts, and style options. View and edit Keynote 09 or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Easily import files from Mail, the web, a WebDAV service, or your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing. Use iCloud to start editing your presentation exactly where you left off on another iOS device. Drag and drop Keynote 09 or PowerPoint presentations to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices.Format and animate your slides. Arrange the objects on your slides by simply dragging them on the slide canvas. Create sophisticated animations using Magic Move, which automatically animates objects across consecutive slides. Animate objects on slides with more than 20 builds. Choose from over 20 professional-quality slide transitions, including Anagram, Page Flip, Mosaic, and Twist. Use the predefined text styles or choose text options to personalize your slides. Quickly add your photos and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser. Organize your data with beautiful charts and tables. Skim through your presentation, add new slides, and reorder slides with the slide navigator. Use advanced presentation controls including autoplay, looped, and viewer-guided slideshows. Keynote automatically saves your presentations as you make changes. Use Undo to go back through your previous changes even the next time you open your presentation.Present and share. Use video mirroring to display any presentation on an external display or projector. Navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer while presenting from your iOS device. Stream wirelessly using AirPlay and Apple TV, or use an adapter (sold separately). Copy presentations to a WebDAV service or directly to your Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing. Print your presentations on a wireless printer on your network using AirPrint. Share your work by exporting it as a Keynote 09, Microsoft PowerPoint, or PDF file and sending it via Mail. Or publish your presentations to iWork.com public beta to share with anyone on a Mac or PC.
What's new in this version: Keynote 1.5 requires iOS 5.0 software update or later Automatically store your presentations in iCloud and keep them up to date across all your iOS devices. Download your presentations to a Mac or PC aticloud.com/iwork as Keynote 09, PowerPoint, or PDF files. Drag and drop Keynote 09 or PowerPoint presentations to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices. Use AirPlay to present wirelessly via Apple TV. Navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the... See all new features
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