Apple Keynote for Modern and Smooth Presentations
July 25, 2022

Apple Keynote for Modern and Smooth Presentations

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Apple Keynote

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.
  • Polished and elegant looking presentations
  • Lightweight application
  • Elegant options for builds and animations
  • Has helped us create smooth and dynamic slide show presentations and videos that enhance large signature events at our organization.
I use Microsoft Powerpoint, Apple Keynote, and Google Slides. Of these three slideshow programs, I find PowerPoint to be the most robust in features and capabilities and in integrations with other programs. It also can be easily used across various devices, platforms, and operating systems and there are versions for both Windows and Mac. Apple Keynote really is just for Apple device users only. Apple Keynote is generally lower in cost than the full PowerPoint application and upgrades are free. Apple Keynote has a more modern visual aesthetic when compared to both Microsoft and Google Slides. The builds and transitions in Apple Keynote feel more modern and 'grown up'. Keynote also has animated backgrounds. Google Slides has the least amount of features of these three slide show programs. It is difficult to create branded presentations for your organization, as you are very limited to the fonts you can use in Google Slides. Since Google Slides is a web-based application, you can't install fonts to use in your presentation. However, the web-based aspect of Google Slides is its strength. It allows you to collaborate with others in real-time on a presentation. So if collaboration is your highest need, Google Slides is your best bet. If you are an Apple user and need your presentation to look great, with minimal effort, Apple Keynote is your optimal choice. If you are computer savvy and need more advanced features and software interrogations, then PowerPoint may be a more suitable option.

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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.


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