Keynote

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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
(131)
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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Hasan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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Helps to focus on the story telling

Reviewed on 22/03/2022

There's no alternative if you own a Mac. It's not receiving annual updates and it has started to...

There's no alternative if you own a Mac. It's not receiving annual updates and it has started to look old, but I love it and use it every month.

Pros

How user-friendly it is. Super easy to add images and details, align them, and create various slides. Creating visuals is not my strength and I use Keynote to create posters too. I started using Canva recently but I still feel more comfortable with Keynote.

Cons

It would be great if it had more templates and more styles. I've purchased some PowerPoint template and it works ok with Keynote, but I'd rather have access to more default templates when creating a new file.

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 18/04/2022

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

Vasanti
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  • Industry: Transportation/Trucking/Railroad
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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Easy to use

Reviewed on 15/01/2023

Pros

When I got a MacBook I switched from Powerpoint to keynote seamlessly. Very customizable and easy to figure out.

Cons

The only thing that has been a little tricky is imbedding audio and video. It’s easy enough to do depending on the file types, it’s in ensuring it plays correctly that has been tricky as well as being able to edit it.

Steve
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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Keynote - great for pastors!

Reviewed on 18/02/2022

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
Juan Pablo
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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excellent tool for professional presentations

Reviewed on 06/07/2022

It has helped me to professionalize my presentations, providing better graphics and complete...

It has helped me to professionalize my presentations, providing better graphics and complete management of exposure times.

Pros

the user interface is very intuitive and provides many possibilities to professionalize project presentations

Cons

poor compatibility with windows software and complementary tools

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Choosing Keynote

for the graphics and the possibilities to animate and automate my presentations more efficiently

Switched From

Microsoft PowerPoint

Reasons for Switching to Keynote

for the possibilities of improving the graphics and animations of the presentations
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Keynote offers the following pricing plans:

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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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