Keynote

Software for creating and editing custom presentations

About Keynote

Keynote is a presentation software that allows users to create, edit, and manage multimedia presentations. It includes a wide range of graphics and editing tools that enables users to add charts, edit pictures, and integrate cinematic effects into slides. Users can also create customized slides using background photos and predefined customizable themes.

Keynote allows teams to embed animated objects and live video feeds into slides. It offers various transition options such as textures, color gradients, and photos. The built-in collaboration feature allows teams to work on projects together in real-time and share ideas and comments via a unified platform. Other features include custom captions and titles, math equations, reading mode, image gallery, presentation export, and more.
Keynote includes a built-in rehearse mode that displays notes and slides in one view, allowing users to practice presentation and speaking skills. Users can also play videos in slides, modify position, size, and rotation, and fade between slides to engage with the audience.
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4,7 /5
(125)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Raquel
Raquel
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  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Power Point? What's that?

Reviewed on 2022/06/24

Pros

Mother of God. I can't live without this tool. I love how simple and intuitive it is. I don't want to know anything more about Power Point. For me, Keynote is the best in interface, animations and design.

Cons

I really have nothing bad to say about her. I find it perfect.

Jana
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

More than a presenation program, yert also a kick-a** presentation program

Reviewed on 2022/12/08

I did a light-hearted presentation for my Rotary club a while back that really exemplifies the...

I did a light-hearted presentation for my Rotary club a while back that really exemplifies the power of Keynote. I used just about every feature the program has to create a presentation that looked more like a custom video than something from a presentation program. When finished, I had video producers asking me what program I used. I loved seeing their expression when I said 'Keynote!". :-)

Pros

Keynote lets me design and create with a freedom and quality of product that is hard to match. As a graphic designer, I'm used to having control over all things and using programs that don't think for me. Yet, if you want a beautiful presentation program with high-end animation capabilities, you'll love Keynote too.

Cons

My files get pretty large in size and occasionally that can slow processing.

Alternatives Considered

Prezi

Reasons for Choosing Keynote

Ability to share the program with other contributors without version issues. Massive step up in the quality appearance of the presentation.

Reasons for Switching to Keynote

More capabilities and customization for Keynote.
Vincent
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Well done, but not up with the rest of the world

Reviewed on 2022/07/09

If you don't have any other option, then this is pretty good. But if you can afford a better...

If you don't have any other option, then this is pretty good. But if you can afford a better presentation software, then it's a no-brainer. Competitors have larger feature sets and more usable UIs.

Pros

The UI is minimal and clean, it has good export/import funciontalities. It's relatively easy to operate.

Cons

Templates are not updated, they need to be versioned, which leads to mismateches in styles of presentations within the company. The editor UI is sometimes difficult to use.

Javier
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Keynote is the perfect option for those that aren't graphic designers

Reviewed on 2022/04/18

Even when the main use of this software is to create slideshows, if you master it enough , it can...

Even when the main use of this software is to create slideshows, if you master it enough , it can become your main graphic design tool, specially if you need to make graphics for your live streaming or create a small intro for your show (my case).
If you're a mac user, switch to Keynote. It has more integration to other apps and between devices (you can control your slideshows on a mac using your iPhone app, either using bluetooth or Wifi. That features is really cool.

Pros

The interface is easier to understand that powerpoint, and has a lot of more features. It's important to clarify that this is an Apple product, available on Macs, iPhones and iPads. There's an option to access Keynote from a web browser on a PC once you setup an iCloud account, so you can create / modify files from the web, but it will depend of your browser and internet connection.

Cons

It's Mac / iOS only, doesn't have a PC app. A desktop app for PC integrated to an iCloud account would be great to attract PC users

Steve
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Keynote - great for pastors!

Reviewed on 2022/02/18

On the whole, it's been helpful, but I definitely prefer both PowerPoint and Slides over Keynote.

On the whole, it's been helpful, but I definitely prefer both PowerPoint and Slides over Keynote.

Pros

I love the aesthetically pleasing templates that Keynote offers you when choosing to create a presentation! Of all the options, Keynote definitely looks the best.

Cons

I don't like the need to (apparently) constantly update the app on my laptop. One time, I failed to update Keynote for a long period of time (my fault, I admit), but it really screwed up my ability to access older presentations.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Choosing Keynote

I made the switch because I switched from a PC to a Mac.

Switched From

Microsoft PowerPoint
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Keynote offers the following pricing plans:

  • Free Trial: Not Available

Free to use. No registration or set up fees are required.

Keynote has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Keynote supports the following languages:

Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Keynote supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Keynote has

Keynote offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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