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What Is Keynote?

Keynote software features a collaboration function that enables teams to work on projects together in real-time and share ideas on the platform. The program allows users to add charts, edit pictures, and integrate cinematic effects. It also has a Rehearse Mode feature that displays notes and slides in one view, allowing users to practice speaking dialog on the go. Additionally, it has pre-installed themes to help users create presentations quickly. Users can also create customized slides with background photos. The software also allows users to embed animated objects and live video feeds into the slides. It also has transition options, including textures, color gradients, and photos.

Who Uses Keynote?

Keynote is for individuals and businesses that need to use or create spreadsheets. It is suitable for users in all industry sectors.

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Reviews of Keynote

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.8

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5
76%
4
20%
3
3%
2
1%
Gary
Gary
Marketing Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Machinery, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

A great alternative to MS PowerPoint or Google Slides

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall, we are happy with the features Keynote offeres, especially since it is included for free with all Apple products. Keynote is easy to use, allows us to export files for viewing in PowerPoint, and has solid presentation features.

Pros:

The biggest advantage to Keynote is the fact that it is native to Apple products and is included with them at purchase, something Microsoft does not do with its Office suite by default. The biggest strnght of Keynote is that it is already there and avaiable for use by our team.

Cons:

Keynote lacks some of the deeper features that MS PowerPoint and Google Slides do, including sharing and collaboration tools. While the lack of these is a bit inconvenient, our team still uses Keynote on a pretty regular basis.

Melissa
Melissa
Director of Marketing in Guatemala
Verified LinkedIn User
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Much better design options than PowerPoint

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall I love using Keynote. Most of my coworkers have PCs and use PowerPoint. My projects always have that extra bit of flair and I love the amazing built in templates as well as the hundreds of options available in Toolbox for iWork.

Pros:

I love that Keynote has almost all the design features available in Pages. If you have used Pages, it is easy to apply all the beautiful options to your projects. Not only is this software free for Mac users, but it has much better templates and design options than PowerPoint as well.

Cons:

There are a few date migration or integration options that PowerPoint has that Keynote doesn't have, but I in all my years using Keynote I have only had one project that I could accomplish with this software. Recent updates have added more date merge options that I am excited to try when I have a project that needs them. There are occasional design options that don't export well when I have to convert my Keynote presentation to a PowerPoint file, but it is getting better and I have learned which features not to use if I know I will have to create a PowerPoint version to share with coworkers.

Franco
Sales Manager in US
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A Great Tool For Presentation

5.0 2 months ago New

Pros:

When it comes to presentation, Keynote has all features and is easy to deploy and use.

Cons:

No major issues with Keynote. Has always worked

Claudia
CEO in Spain
Accounting Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Not worth the price

2.0 2 months ago New

Comments: There are better softwares for presentation making

Pros:

Good features and easy to use and store on iCloud

Cons:

Confusing file sharing with other devices

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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A lot potential not used fro years. Nevertheless, the best alternative for Powerpoint.

5.0 7 months ago

Comments: To design a quick presentation is very easy.

Pros:

It is the easiest tool to learn and design a presentation. The best thing is the possibility to start a keynote on the iPad and to finish it on the Mac.

Cons:

Apple does't manage it to give us a real collaborative tool still. To comment, work together, exchange data and brainstorm together are not there yet in the way, the competition does it. All the tools in Keynote are there, but not used as they could be. Also, the use of custom fonts between iPad and Mac is totally off or not possible.

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