Apple KeyNote: Just because it comes stock with Apple computer doesn't mean it's not your best slide deck option.
July 25, 2022

Apple KeyNote: Just because it comes stock with Apple computer doesn't mean it's not your best slide deck option.

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

Overall Satisfaction with Apple Keynote

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
  • Universally available to all with an Apple computer
  • Ease in client editing and updates
  • Template set up
  • When Keynote is the preferred format, I'm able to save the client an average of 2–3 hours on a project (when compared with using Google Slides or PowerPoint) due to the slick UI.
  • Clients will often come to me for projects that they'd historically attempted themselves once they see the professional output Keynote providers (in lieu of a program like Canva).
While I don't use Keynote for every slide deck project need (software preference often is dictated by what the client has access to), I will promote KeyNote as the preferred format if the client is software-agnostic. The drag and drop feature is incomparable with other software options — a feature I've come to love and miss when I am required to use another program. As previously mentioned, the smooth interface and master template user-friendliness also helps raise Keynote above their competition.

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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.