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Apple Keynote for Mac

By Apple Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Jan 7, 2016

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.3

This update contains stability and performance improvements.

General

Release November 30, 2018
Date Added November 30, 2018
Version 8.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, macOS 10.13
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 153,289
Downloads Last Week 32
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Developer's 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. 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 Keynote for iCloud.

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