Create and design your presentations in style
Keynote is an Apple software for designing and creating presentations. The program offers a range of tools to add graphics and animation, amongst other creative aids.
Engage your audience
Create presentations that are interesting and engaging with Keynote.
Utilize the software to make school projects, work presentations, or to distribute information. Keynote understands that your presentation is unique to you or your organization. That’s why it feels good that they give you a wide range of tools to let your inner creativity loose.
You can create different free-form shapes, curves, and lines. Add a personal touch to your work with custom made shapes. Draw arrows to make your points stand out more. Demonstrate the trends of your graph by creating your own curve.
Choose from a number of pre-made templates if you’re in a rush and don’t want to make your own. Keynote provides some colorful and carefully-designed templates for you to work around. Polish off a presentation in no time, with the simple interface and ideas provided.
Keynote comes packaged with engaging graphics and animations. It has a helpful Magic Note tool that makes animations look effortless. This helps you bring your work to life with various animations that can either be created in Keynote or exported from outside programs.
Share your work in any format that suits you or your audience. Keynote can be exported in its original presentation form, or as an auto-play slide show. So your audience can sit back and let Keynote bring the show to them. Send your presentation as a PDF or word document as well, so all the critical information can be read easily.
Import presentations from PowerPoint and view them on Keynote. This enables you to watch presentations from non-Keynote users without needing to download any external programs. The only downside to this, however, is that Keynote presentations don’t work as well on PowerPoint. While you can still export presentations to PowerPoint, some graphics or animations may not function correctly.
Where can you run this program?
This software is designed by Apple for use with the macOS desktop and the iPad.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Keynote is impressive, but there are many alternatives that aren’t exclusive to Apple. Check out Google Presentations or Microsoft PowerPoint for similar tools.
Keynote is a simple, yet elegant way to create presentations and export them in various file formats. Its exclusivity to Apple products makes it less appealing than its alternatives, however.
Should you download it?
Keynote is already pre-installed on the MacBook, and you should definitely give it a try if you own one. On the iPad however, you’d be better off downloading Google Presentations.
- Compatible with PowerPoint
- Create free-form objects
- Smooth animations
- 2D and 3D charts
- Graphics may not function well on PowerPoint
- Only available with Apple
- Difficult to embed videos