Apple Keynote

Apple Keynote

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Apple Keynote


What is Apple Keynote?

Keynote, from Apple is a presentation software with tools and effects, designed to make it easy to create memorable presentations, and comes included with most Apple devices. Use Apple Pencil on an iPad to create diagrams or illustrations that bring...
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What is Apple Keynote?

Keynote, from Apple is a presentation software with tools and effects, designed to make it easy to create memorable presentations, and comes included with most Apple devices. Use Apple Pencil on an iPad to create diagrams or illustrations that bring slides to life. With its real‑time collaboration…

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What is Apple Keynote?

Keynote, from Apple is a presentation software with tools and effects, designed to make it easy to create memorable presentations, and comes included with most Apple devices. Use Apple Pencil on an iPad to create diagrams or illustrations that bring slides to life. With its real‑time collaboration features, teams can work together, whether they’re on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or using a PC.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Keynote is mainly used for all sorts of presentations in our company now, We used to opt for Powerpoint, but now the Keynote is one of the most commonly used tools in the whole company, the reason was the integration with Mac, It comes built-in and has compelling features, It might not be as powerful as PowerPoint. Still, it touches all the basic points much more efficiently and effectively. Highly satisfied with Apple Keynote.
  • Presentations
  • Animations
  • Built-In with Macbook
  • Works with the Whole Apple Ecosystem
  • Efficient
  • Key File Should be Opened in Microsoft
  • Not as features rich as powerpoint
  • Animations doesn't remain the same in PPT
The best case scenario for Apple Keynote is that you get it built-in with any MacBook, so you don't have to download anything and you're good to go for any sort of presentation. One more thing which I really admire about Keynote is that it has really cool animation style, You can literally create some basic video content using Keynote. Animations are also very easy to use, so If you want to have more animations you can just use Keynote instead of Powerpoint. Keynote has never been less appropriate until you have Windows as your Operating System. Another time where Powerpoint takes an edge is when you have to use a lot of features.
Yulia Lápicus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Apple Keynote is my preferred presentation software application. I use it to create all types of presentations for my company: business pitches, reports, workshop presentations, etc. It's great for creating quick template-based presentations, as well as for complex and sophisticated ones that require animations and embedded files. I love Keynote because it's more intuitive than PowerPoint.
  • business presentations
  • automated slideshows
  • templates
  • export your presentation to HTML
  • not compatible with Windows OS
  • large file size
I create presentations for work every week and I decided to switch to Keynote after experiencing many issues with PowerPoint. I found Keynote perfect for all kinds of presentations: pitch decks, reports, lectures, etc. There are many templates available for it, but I use my own. There are also plenty of animations and effects to choose from.
Miguel Angel Horta Camacho | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use it to create presentations and present them in my meetings; it is so easy to use and easy to manipulate, I use it on my Ipad, and with the help of the pencil, I can make changes in real-time, and I also work on video conferences, I am a user for several years now. Also so easy to add images and dashboards into it; I think this is a great tool. I always recommend it.
  • Presentations on a conference room.
  • Video conference presentations.
  • One on one presentations.
  • More templates to use.
  • More types of letter we can use.
  • Have more images or pictures to choose from.
I have to make presentations all the time due to my job role; I have experience using powerpoint and keynote now that I have an iPhone, so for me, it is easy to work directly on my iPhone when I am traveling and easy to see the same presentation I did in my iPad and pc, so it is very practical to see my work in different devices without opening emails or download files.
DR. RAKESH TRIPATHI | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Apple Keynote is Apple's Presentation Creation Software. Apple Keynote helps in creating presentations for various purposes such as quarterly presentations, group discussions, new ideas, and so on. Apple Keynote is inbuilt into Apple Devices like the Mac or iPhone and does not require any subscription, so it can be a considerable alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Variety of themes - Apple Keynote offers a large variety of themes for various kinds of presentations.
  • Export functionality - Since Apple Keynote uses a different extension it can not be directly in other apps like Powerpoint or Google Slides, so it offers functionality to export it as PPT or PDF.
  • Inbuilt on Apple Devices - Does not require any subscription, you can simply start using it.
  • Common Accessible Format that can be opened on Keynote as well as on platforms like PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.
  • More insert options.
Apple Keynote is a useful presentation specifically for Apple Device users. Apple Keynote offers a large variety of themes for various purposes - from educational presentations to business presentations. Apple Keynote is available on Apple Devices from the first time you open them, so it does not require any additional subscription or purchase.
Justin Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Apple Keynote is one option in my arsenal of slide deck software. Keynote is comparable to Google Slides and PowerPoint but offers its own sets of advantages and, depending on the client, KeyNote sometimes works best for their slide needs. By utilizing a program like KeyNote, I am able to create presentations for clients that they can self-edit moving forward. Another advantage is that Keynote comes in stock with all Macs, removing overhead costs.
  • User friendliness
  • Templates
  • Master Slide creation and adjustments
  • Copy / Paste from other programs
  • Text box font resizing
Well Suited: Setting up in-person presentations for clients. The transitions are nicely integrated, the master template easily adjusted, and the file size relatively small for ease in download and emailing as a leave behind.

Less Appropriate: Clients often feel that EVERYTHING needs to be set up as a slide deck. However, it is key to listen to the client's needs to first determine the final output. What was initially predetermined to be a slide deck may often be more effective as an email, brochure, or flyer. Keynote does what it is intended to, well, but that doesn't mean that it should ALWAYS be the end product format.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Apple Keynote to create slide presentations. I also use it to create pre-event openers for signature events at our organization. These often include a mix of facts about our organization, photo highlights, and housekeeping information for the event.
  • Animations and Builds
  • Slide Transitions
  • Animated Backgrounds
  • Modern themes and templates
  • The way you adjust timings for builds and transitions was a bit counterintuitive for me. Once I got the hang of it, it was fine. The timings don't work the same as they do in PowerPoint. So if you are a PowerPoint user, that may be something you have to adjust to when you switch to Keynote.
  • I feel that adding images can be clunky when working with image placeholders. Apple Keynote forces you to use the Photo app to replace image placeholders.
Apple Keynote helps you create polished-looking presentations. Apple Keynote's visual aesthetic for templates and default settings even for charts and tables is more elegant and modern than PowerPoint's offerings. However, PowerPoint offers more advanced features. It is a more robust slide show option and can be integrated with Microsoft Word and Excel. Also, PowerPoint can be used across platforms, including Mac and Windows. However, Apple Keynote is for Apple devices only. If you are collaborating on a presentation with other users who may not be Apple users, you will need to stick to PowerPoint.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Apple Keynote for the preparation of any sort of presentation (pitch decks, management meetings, investor updates). We are also utilizing this tool to prepare short 1-pager leaflet information on our products and services. The tool seems to be way easier to use than its MS equivalent. Also, elements in the slides do not get "messed up" when you move elements on the slides - as happens in the competition's tools.
  • Preparation of pitch deck.
  • Preparation of 1-pager product leaflets.
  • Turning slides into shareable pdf.
  • Easier operating on iPad devices.
  • Collaboration option right from the desktop app.
  • Better features for optimizing pdf size.
Apple Keynote is a perfect tool for creating any sort of presentation/slides - whether it is an investor update, management meeting slides, pitch decks, or short leaflet-style product/service information. We find it way easier to use than competition tools and it improved the time needed for the preparation of such materials.
Carter Owen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a design firm, we use Keynote to deliver our client deliverable and make internal-facing decks where we present research findings, consumers insights, and present client-facing visual design concepts and prototypes (we use Figma to run through the back end of prototypes). The scope of my particular use case is in slide design and analysis since I'm a strategist.
  • Inserting images/videos
  • Aligning text boxes symmetrically
  • Changing presentation themes (I love black on white)
  • Collaboration (really hard to share link with people)
  • Shortcuts (there are so few compared to Google Slides)
  • Limited font selections
Keynote is best suited for text minimal, visual-heavy presentations that are made internally by a few people. Wide-scale collaboration is better done with PPT or Slides, as are more info-heavy presentations that rely on visual design and images/videos less.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Apple Keynote is by far the best presentation builder software. It has so many features and possibilities, very complete and it is easy to use. We used it across many departments. Being an education company, it is essential for building material for classes. However, we also use it to build business proposals and prepare internal presentations for meetings or just PDFs/information that needs to be passed along. Our design team loves it, as you can build the most beautiful presentations on it. Our educators love it too, as it is the best app for sharing material during class, specially with the presenter display that they can customize to their liking.
  • Resources to build beautiful presentations
  • Complete software with many possibilities to customize your presentation
  • Customizable presenter display
  • Possibility to record presentation
  • Reliable application
  • Versatile
  • Crop videos
  • Easier share of file with other users
  • File size reduction
Honestly, if you are on the lookout for a presentation builder software, stop looking. This is definitely the one. Despite some of its (very small) flaws, Keynote is the best presentation builder out there. It is very complete, has so many features and it allows you to just build your presentation the way you want it. It has every resource possible to make the most stunning presentation. In our company, we use it for classes, presentations, business proposal, sharing information, presenting whatever you need during meetings - I even dare to say I use it to design some posts or arts I need on the go. Yes, it is that versatile. It won't let you down.
Bruce Hoag PhD CPsychol AFBPsS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm a solopreneur and have used Keynote to create presentations that form the basis of YouTube videos. I used PowerPoint for many years, but prefer Keynote for its simplicity and elegance. The menu is laid out better than PowerPoint - more intuitive, which makes it much easier to find what you want. The only real criticism I have - and this is true of software in general; not just Apple - is that the so-called Help menu is nothing of the kind. Developers need to make this much more user-friendly. As things stand, you're more likely to find the help you need on YouTube.
  • Easily navigable
  • Clean design
  • Uncluttered display
  • For me, Help is always hard to use.
  • The space for presenter's notes needs to be expandable.
  • It could work better with QuickTime.
Obviously, it's well-suited to most presentations. I suppose that the ones where it wasn't as appropriate would be where the Keynote presenter was the "odd-one-out" - that is, you're the only one on your team who uses it. That's nothing more than an unfortunate luck-of-the-draw. But people aren't going to want to switch back and forth between presentation software. Not only that, but it's expensive to buy if you didn't get it with your computer. Of course, the answer is to persuade everyone else to use Apple, as it's a superior product, more reliable, and not in constant need of updates, which often don't install correctly anyway.
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