Keynote free download for Mac


02 October 2019

Apple's presentation designer from the iWork suite.


Easily create gorgeous presentations with the all-new Keynote, featuring powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects that will make you a very hard act to follow.

The Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 30 new and updated Apple-designed themes. Once you’ve chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply replace the placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides--and bring it all to life with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. Animate your data with new interactive column, bar, scatter, and bubble charts.

Use iCloud to keep your presentations up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a presentation using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Keynote for iCloud beta from using a Mac or PC browser.

With Keynote, you have all the tools you need to make an amazing presentation quickly and easily.

Get started quickly
  • Choose from 30 Apple-designed themes to give your presentations a beautiful start
  • Use the slide navigator to quickly skim through your presentation, add new slides, and reorder slides
  • Engage your audience with new interactive charts and chart animations
  • See live on-canvas previews as you animate your slides
  • Use gorgeous preset styles to make your text, tables, shapes, and images look beautiful
Easy-to-use graphics tools
  • Edit down to the pixel with rulers and alignment guides
  • Simplified toolbar gives you quick access to shapes, media, tables, charts, and sharing options
  • Professional-level graphics tools
  • Use Instant Alpha to easily remove image backgrounds
  • Free-form curves, shapes, and masks
  • Connection lines
Cinema-quality animations
  • Updated cinematic slide transitions for easily creating stunning presentations
  • Magic Move effect now expanded to animate and morph graphics
  • Gorgeous new slide transitions including Clothesline, Object Cube, Object Flip, and Object Pop
  • New text and object animations including Vanish, Crumble, and Fade and Scale
  • New Emphasis builds let you add impact with one click
Present to your audience
  • Gorgeous new presenter display with support for up to six displays
  • Recorded narration
  • Create self-running, interactive shows for kiosks and displays
  • Control your slideshow from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Keynote Remote app (available separately from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)
  • Turn on iCloud so you can access and edit your presentations from your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and
  • Access and edit your presentations from a Mac or PC browser at with Keynote for iCloud beta
  • Keynote automatically saves your presentations as you make changes
Share your work
  • Use AirDrop to send your presentations to anyone nearby
  • Quickly and easily share a link to your work via Mail, Messages, Twitter, or Facebook
  • Anyone with the link will always have access to the latest version of the presentation and can edit it with you at
  • Take advantage of image and movie size optimization
  • Import a wide range of media types including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, EPS, PDF, AIFF, MP3, AAC, and MOV
  • Share as Movie to Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube
  • Export your presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint, PDF, QuickTime, HTML, and image files
  • Choose from many different layouts to print your presentation or create handouts for your audience

What's new in Keynote

Version 9.2:
  • Easily add HEVC-formatted movies to presentations, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
  • Jump to a specific slide in your presentation using a new menu command.
  • Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.

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30 October 2013

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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. 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
03 April 2019
I use KN a lot, better than PP. Newer versions have new features, but why are some older features no longer available ("Carousel" animation). Also, why is there no meaningful integration with Pages or Numbers? Clearly should be.
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Version 9.0.1
01 October 2018
Discovered an alarming bug (or is it a 'feature'?) in the latest version of Keynote. Presentations created in V8.2 on High Sierra will still open in Keynote 6.6 on El Cap, but when resaved in 6.6 on El Cap they cannot then be opened again. Same happens to Pages files. Is this a bug or a deliberate move from Apple because El Cap is no longer supported? Beware or you will lose files and data this way.
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Version 8.2
04 May 2018
Dumbed-down, stripped down version of earlier Keynote version. Still using Keynote 5.3 from iWork 09 bundle. "Streamlined" app means loss of features, and a more challenging GUI and UX when using the latest versions of Pages/Keynote/Numbers. I am assuming loss of features etc is to ensure compatability with iPad versions of the same apps. A pity - Apple dumbed down the OSX versions rather than beefing up the iOS versions. Sticking with iWork 09 apps for as long as OSX allows! 5 stars for '09 apps, 1 star for current.
Version 8.0.1
29 March 2018
Apple Keynote 8.0 update at last fixes the stability problem that some users had to revert back from version 7.3 to 7.2 because of continuous crashes with large Keynote files with version 7.3.
Version 8.0
24 October 2017
I am operating on Yosemite and I cannot upgrade for many reasons and I have done a Keynote presentation in version 6.2.2 and wonder if that will work open on a computer that has 7.2 without any glitches.
Version 7.3
28 March 2017
this one is enought for me, regular presenter, not advanced function, but it's presenting keynote
Version 7.1
21 September 2016
Post version 4.x iterations appear to be geared to consumers needing only basic presentation functionality. The interface and tools are scaled back to match the paltry iOS versions. The removal of master slide support was a deal killer for me. I'm still happily using v4 though since it still supports master slides.
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Version 7.0
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28 October 2016
"The removal of master slide support was a deal killer for me" ???
I am using master slides all the time...
You should try and use the application before posting.
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11 May 2016
Keynote is okay for beginners who only need to have a few basic slides for a visual presentation. The effects are good and can make you look good. However, if you want to add audio or make a video with audio, don't waste your time learning how to use it. I thought I would be able to play a slide show while recording in GarageBand and then add the audio to the presentation. I was wrong. If you try to play Keynote presentations it has to be in full screen. So, you can't watch and record in GarageBand. All you can see is full screen Keynote. You can't play a Keynote presentation in the window. Trying to record in GarageBand at the same time is impossible. So, I thought, buy another monitor and have GarageBand on one monitor and Keynote on the other. No, Keynote wants to use both monitors. The only way I can work is to export to Powerpoint to view in the window. But, all the effects change and the timeing. Or, export a movie and edit in FinalCut, which is another project to do. This is all because Keynote will only play at full screen. It is a brick wall in productivity terms. I researched and found that people have been complaining about this for years, but there has been no attempt to make this small feature available. Now, I wish I had not wasted my time learning this half done Keyword, and had spent my time learning Powerpoint. Keynote may be more glitzy in effects but Powerpoint FAR more flexible and compatible with available facilities in most places . I have been using Macs for more than 20 years and I am saddened to see the demise in usability and function of Apple products. I guess Apple just think that all the people who remember the Steve Jobs's ethic of function and form will be dead soon. Then, they will be free to make tons of money from all the new kids on the block, who never really knew how Steve really cared about what Apple really was. My respect for Microsoft products is growing ... Never thought I would hear myself say that but...
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Version 6.6.2
06 August 2015
Keynote is absolutely fantastic. Using this app, I can create literally any presentation I want. The whole iWork suite is awesome as well. The app crashed several times on my Mac, but a restart fixed this issue. Now everything works fine that's why I'd like to thank everyone who is somehow engaged in the creation of Keynote. Can't wait for the next update.
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Version 6.5.3
27 April 2015
What a disappointment! This new interface is horrible and the new way of creating table is awkward at best. I miss the floating palettes, and the interface that required half the clicks we need to produce now to get anywhere. This iteration has helped me to jump to Deckset and a true innovative way of creating presentations.
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Version 6.5.3


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  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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