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Apple Keynote makes it simple to create and deliver beautiful presentations. Powerful tools and dazzling effects bring your ideas to life. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. And work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.

What's New

Version 6.2:
  • New "view only" setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
  • Improved Presenter Display layouts and labels
  • New transitions and builds: Object Revolve, Drift and Scale, and Skid
  • Improved Magic Move including text morphing
  • Apply motion blur to animations
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved more...

Requirements

OS X 10.9 or later

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Dear Apple,

The latest Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications violate a core principle of good computer-human interface design.

The new interface design increases the time, motion, and hassle associated with getting work done. more...

9 people found this review helpful
Version 6.0
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Ronnb Member IconReview+65
Ronnb
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This latest version has completely ruined my older presentations. They will not even open on the iPad! This is a serious problem if one can not open presentations on an iPad!

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Version 6.2
Ronnb
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I fixed this problem by reinstalling Keynote on the iPad and re-importing the presentations. Geez!
The change in the application layout is still not helpful, as mentioned by several other reviewers though.

Powercc Member IconReview+5
Powercc
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I like Keynote it has amazing templates and good feature for home office user. With 6.2 it come closer and closer to Keynote 5.3 - against Powerpoint it is not so buggy

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Version 6.2
Reaverx Member IconReview+13
Reaverx
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It's so sad they messed this up completely - a once nearly perfect and presentation tool for professional use (i did for many years) was degraded to accompany daddy's wedding anniversary speech. Hope the old version stays usable for a while..

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Version 6.1
Beto-Boton Member IconReview+63
Beto-Boton
+3

Are these people out of their minds?

Well if I wanted an iPad presentation toy I wouldn't have bought a MacBook Pro.

Maybe they are so much in the future that they forget what we need today.

Apple lost the plot after Jobs, sad but true.

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Version 6.1
gbdoc Member IconReview+66
gbdoc
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Sorry I upgraded, KN 5 was pretty much fine, KN 6 is simply worse all around. I can't imagine what Apple has in mind, but IMO a whole bunch of people deserve to be fired. I won't, YET, go back to PP, but one more step in this direction and KN's history for me.

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Version 6.1
Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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I have been paying far more attention to Pages 5, but have Keynote and Numbers got the same King Midas in Reverse (everything Apple touches lately becomes shyte) treatment?

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Version 6.1
Pfackelmann Member IconComment+11
Pfackelmann
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The App Store updates show a discrepancy:

App Version File info
------- ------- ---------
Keynote 6.0.1 5.0.3
Numbers 3.0.1 2.0.3
Pages 5.0.1 4.3

Couldn't send a simple message.
Phone support asked many silly questions then told me I have to pay 49 Euros to get an answer.
Ridiculous.

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Version 6.0.1
Pfackelmann Member IconComment+11
Pfackelmann
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The App Store updates show a discrepancy:

App Version File info
------- ------- ---------
Keynote 6.0.1 5.0.3
Numbers 3.0.1 2.0.3
Pages 5.0.1 4.3

Couldn't send a simple message.
Phone support asked many silly questions then told me I have to pay 49 Euros to get an answer.
Ridiculous.

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Version 6.0.1
Macedward Member IconReview+24
Macedward
+6

The new path of iWorks that Apple has taken, are simple put a very wrong turn. Hope they will be back on track with a new update, an update without the sacrifice of the old principles of Apple.

The way of iOS is not the way Apple should go regarding the software of MacOSX. I do not want to play with toys, I want to and need to work with real tools.

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Version 6.0
Xco Member IconReview+205
Xco
+9

Dear Apple,

The latest Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications violate a core principle of good computer-human interface design.

The new interface design increases the time, motion, and hassle associated with getting work done. It now takes more thought, hand motions, mouse clicks, and eye movements to accomplish the same task than with the prior versions.

That adds up to a whole lot of lost productivity day in and day out. As business users, while the new versions may be free, the total "cost of ownership" is far too high for us.

Consider the loss of the floating tool pallet.

The floating pallet or "inspector" was an innovation. The new fixed "inspector" at the right-hand of the screen is not.

A well designed pallet not only reduces the time, motion, and hassle associated with getting work done. It also allows one to see the relationship in *real-time* between cause & effect in a single clear line of sight; between acting upon an object (text, table, chart, etc) and the results of such action.

With the new fixed inspector, on a 27" Mac screen, one's eyes must move about 12" to the right to select the tool, and then move 12" or more to the left, to see the results of any such action. One must constantly take one's sight off the "ball."

The floating pallet obviates this problem. That is why, as an invention, it was so useful. That is partly why we started to migrate our work from Powerpoint to Keynote, about 10 years ago, and later from Excel and Word to Numbers and Pages.

Apple's novel implementation of dynamic floating pallets increased our productivity over the sort of semi-static floating pallets that characterized Microsoft Office (and still do).

Needless to say, we are now migrating back to the prior iWork version to stem the productivity loss. Whether we give up on Apple and return to the Microsoft fold remains to be seen.

While the new applications may be free, the total "cost of ownership" is far too high for us.

Yours sincerely,

A Long-Time Loyal Business User

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Version 6.0
Macedward
+1

Indeed a very well written review..

The new path of iWorks that Apple has taken, are simple put a very wrong turn. Hope they will be back on track with a new update, an update without the sacrifice of the old principles of Apple.

The way of iOS is not the way Apple should go regarding the software of MacOSX. I do not want to play with toys, I want to and need to work with real tools.

Hawke5501
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I don't think Apple is confused about it's direction. The software we have come to depend on is out the door. It started with "Final Cut Studio" when they fired all the programmers and went to Final Cut X which didn't have half the features. Now they are attacking the consumer products with the same aim in mind. The only thing that will curb Apple's policies is if we stop buying their hardware. We can gripe all we want but the execs at Apple have a plan (don't know what it is) and keep executing it no matter how much the customers gripe. Jus t ask the users of Final Cut Studio.

Cocoanut
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I agree, the direction is the opposite of what I expected. It feels like a good opening for Microsoft but they are stumbling so badly as a company, without any direction, that Mac Office seems to have been forgotten, certainly not a priority.

Apple's consumer software, without exception, is dumbed down to the point of being comical. Look at the Notes app, Calendar, Address Book and, sigh, Reminders (and now iWork), all designed for entry level use and the only pro options are Microsoft Office which hasn't been updated in years or applications like Daylite which is both expensive and poorly executed software (IMHO).

Owning my Mac hardware gives me a sense of satisfaction and pride in how beautiful and well made it is, using it makes me frustrated and sometimes angry at the lack of full-featured professional level software.

Hawke5501, the Cylons had a plan too and we know where that led.

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Details

Downloads 58,324
Version Downloads 562
License Commercial
Date 02 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99