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Editors' Review

by   / January 07, 2016

Apple's Keynote is the equal of Microsoft's PowerPoint and lets you create elegant, powerful presentations.


Clean design: As you'd expect, Keynote has a well-designed interface, with most tools a click or two away. Themes are wide-ranging and elegant, from simple black to leather-book.

Tailor your presentations: Keynote comes with a broad collection of predefined styles for paragraphs and shapes, for example, and you can change the look of objects and define your own styles.

Works across platforms: You can store Keynote presentations on iCloud, and you can edit and display presentations on OS X and iOS devices as well as Keynote for iCloud. Changes sync automatically across platforms.

Collaboration: You can easily send a copy of the presentation via email or share through iCloud. Through iCloud, you can work on slides with others, see edits, and add comments.

Transitions and animations: Keynote lets you create transitions between slides, animate objects on a slide, and use the Magic Move transition to have objects move from a beginning point on one slide to an ending point on the next.

Add media: You can add images and video to slides. You can also create a soundtrack for your presentation and record a voice narration.

Customizable presenter display: Move, resize, and customize objects on your presenter display to get just the right view you want.


Comparisons to PowerPoint: While Keynote is in most ways on equal footing with Microsoft's powerhouse presentation software, Keynote's lack of a native Windows version can be a disadvantage for those who work in a multiplatform environment.

Bottom Line

Apple's Keynote is a powerful and elegant presentation app that can hold its own with Microsoft's PowerPoint. If you live in the Apple ecosystem, Keynote should be your go-to presentation app.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.3

This update contains stability and performance improvements.


Publisher Apple
Publisher web site
Release Date November 07, 2018
Date Added November 30, 2018
Version 8.3


Category Business Software
Subcategory Presentation Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 29.94MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 151,070
Downloads Last Week 23


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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