Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile
device. Start with an Apple-designed theme and add text, images, charts,
tables, and shapes with just a few taps. Draw and write with Apple Pencil on
iPad, or use your finger. Bring it all to life with cinematic an...
A Magical Palette for Creativity
I have observed that many folks view Keynote as simply an office tool. Indeed, I have made several conventional presentations as an Infection Control Specialist, both before retirement and for Home School children. But Keynote is so much more! Think of Keynote as a painters palette upon which you can gather together many creative elements into a work of art. What are these elements? They might include, photographs, video, music and sound effects, animation, graphic objects, and writing. Each element can interact with one another, for example merge a still photo with an animation. Or perhaps, a video can take center stage surrounded by animation and text. Perhaps, you have the video look like it is playing on a TV set to outdoor movie screen. Or perhaps combine an animation with a sound effect, or combine a musical background with original artwork. Move and time each element to demonstrate your creativity. When your living work of art is complete, you can convert it all to a video which you can share.
Basic Features Missing
As others have stated, dragging to select would be so much more efficient. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to select and reselect because of multiple layers of objects...and it just never seems to work properly. I instinctively keep trying to use my Apple Pencil to work with, only to scribble all over my work. Also, why is it that when I group objects together, I can’t link them? For example, I have font on top of a shape and want to link them both to another slide, so I grouped them. I have to link both the text and the shape in order for this to work? I’ve probably spent double the time on my project than necessary if the app just offered basic functions. It’s also incredibly frustrating that when I zoom, the toolbar blocks the top of my slide completely, so the only way I’m able to navigate small shapes at the top of my slide is to be zoomed out...but I can’t use my Apple Pencil to navigate the elements of my slide in place of my fingers!
My Go To App for Business!
I have 3 very different businesses. I have used Keynote for years! It is the most flexible presentation software I have ever found! I have always had to use both Microsoft and Apple platforms. I finally committed to going 100% Apple because of 2 major strengths; Ease of Use and Flexibility! In Keynote you will be able to create a beautiful professional looking presentation in minutes versus the days you would spend in any other program. This saves my businesses time and money! While at the same time making me money because the final product is visually powerful. Always gets my point across with stunning clarity. I highly recommend this product whether you are a first time user or a seasoned professional. You are only limited by your own imagination!
Fix the rotate feature!!!
There’s a lot of great things about this app, but let’s be honest, Apple, you’ve really really dropped the rotate feature on this app for iPad. In theory, it makes sense, use two fingers to rotate the object to the direction you want and yes I know how Apple loves multi touch features. However, this one is down right annoying!! It takes you waaaaaaay longer to rotate something than it needs too. I have been trying to rotate an image for 20 minutes! I just can’t grab the image to rotate it. A lot of times the same thing happens when you want to move an object too. It’s like the app doesn’t recognize the fact you’re actually trying to interact with it. So please, please, please add a rotate button to the images and objects you’re working with because it’s very frustrating when you’re trying to do a 1 second thing and it takes literally 20 minutes.
Great office apps with potential
Hello Apple, I love these apps for what they offer. I am a University student and use iCloud, Numbers, Keynote, and Pages. There is a lot of potential in these apps. My issue with these apps however is the size. The university I attend gives us iPads as part of our education. The storage size is the standard 16gb which is fine. If I add in these Apple office apps it takes almost a full 1 gigabyte away from me that I could use part of for other apps I need in school. I understand that developing apps is not easy but if you can make great electronics then surely you could modify and slim these apps down so they don’t take up so much space. My request is for these apps to be made smaller if possible. Thank you :)
iPhone 5s remote feature broken Fixed
Apple why did you break the remote feature in keynote for the best device ever by size ( small ) iPhone 5s. I do not have an SE. I am able to link to newer iPhones without issue. However the iPhone 5s will not see a remote to link to it nor will it display itself on a device you are linking it to. However if you cancel trying to link the device running the presentation you are attempting to link to crashes every time. So something is being done. It is just blocked. Please reenable remote keynote feature to the iPhone 5s. I had to delete the app on my iPhone 5s and redownload it. Works perfectly now.
Awesome! But could use a little more features
I’m a college student and keynote is my go-to when it comes to editing my powerpoints during lectures. However, I wish it had more utensils to work with. Mainly just a highlighter (that appears behind the text rather than over the text). Also, it would be nice have folders that you can sort the files into. I use the tabs for now, but I feel like it would be easier to arrange them into folders. Lastly, I would like to suggest being able to star certain slides on the powerpoints. This will help when going back to important slides or knowing which slides I need to study a bit more.
Good, but could be a lot better
The app is solid. But, it could be so much better with very little imagination and effort (especially for the soon-to-be trillion-dollar company that makes the iPad Pro!). For example, Keynote needs drag to select. Long touch at a particular spot to activate selection mode and bring up crosshairs. Drag the finger, during which a dotted rectangle dynamically follows to show you what you are selecting. Lift finger, and all items touching the rectangle have been selected. Upon lifting finger, show popover action menu. This is pretty straightforward, and countless other apps already do it. The current approach of selecting one item at a time while keeping another finger on an "anchor" item is silly and slow for slides that have many graphical objects. Keynote developers need to work with OmniGraffle for a day. I get it that Keynote probably doesn't want to be as intricate as OmniGraffle with multitouch, but still.... there are some basic things (like drag to select) that could be done so much more intuitively and creatively to truly capture the magic of touch interface.
Something Is Wrong
When I first stared using Keynote it was perfect; so I purchased it. Since then it has gotten progressively worse! Every time they update it..about three hundred times seems like..it gets worse. It hangs, it can’t fit the screen the way it use to. Also it doesn’t place the object on the canvas properly most times. I know it only cost $5.00..I think.. but it was worth more when I first bought. There are no ads when you buy it. It was a great app two years ago, now it’s almost worthless. It is better than most PPP’s out there but it’s acting up so bad I’m forced to look for another; sorry guys.🙂
Wow, keynote has stepped it up!
This might be my very first review on a product ever, but i had to because i seriously appreciate you guys stepping up your game like that. I like to be very visual when i teach and i make presentations for videos and math tutorials for my business, and i feel like a whole new set of possibilities has presented itself. Thank you, keynote people! You’re clearly not getting the credit you deserve in these reviews (for some freakin reason 🙄 like, can i see the presentation app that you made??), but ignore the haters, just keep doing you!
Give us the option as to how we use our pencil
I have ruined and spent hours trying to do what i use to do in much shorter periods of time. All because now the pencil is just a writing tool. Where i could move small items before using my pencil so I could see what I was doing I am now I’m moving things below because my fingers are too large to see what I’ve selected. Give us the option to use our pencil as a writing instrument or as a tool for placement and precision. Seriously. I think we are smart enough to know how we want to use our over priced Apple Pencil. disappointed with the update, wishing I hadn’t hit that button. You got 2 stars because I still enjoy Keynote but as mentioned the update stinks.
Great presentation software
THANK YOU APPLE for adding support for action builds. This is a really solid presentation app, and I’m really happy to see how far the iOS version of Keynote has gotten since the early days. If there’s one thing I’d really like to have, I’d like an option to keep a copy of my presentation slides with annotations while presenting. It’s really useful to have when teaching other people and highlighting certain things during the presentation. I believe Powerpoint has this feature, and it would be really nice to have this on Keynote.
Not one of Apple’s better products
I like Keynote on my Mac, but Keynote on my iPad Pro really falls short. The most infuriating lack of intuitive and helpful users design is a hidden text menu- really, no text menu whatsoever. Makes creating presentations on the iPad using Keynote a real clunker and very time consuming. I like Keynote for presentations and media (like adding video and animations) and ON THE MAC, it is a great program. It really is a bummer to try and use on an iPad. Apple, you need to go back to the drawing board. Text is a major function for this kind of software and hiding it is really a poor decision. Hate to say this, but going to use Powerpoint on my iPad Pro. Much better interface and it makes sense- sad.
“Can’t connect with helper applications” same is happening with Pages....how can we use this app to work if it does not work, and there is no support??? Unbelievable and Unacceptable Update 3/12 - after a rather long wait with apple support, they were able to help.....for all of you....google drive doc are causing problems while tryng to open pages or keynote documents.....solution: move doc from google drive to iCloud and problem solve...Apple and Google will have to find out what is happening there...increase rating to 3 stars...might update in the future...
Keynote is pretty good. While it may not have features other presentation software has, it does have some individual characteristics. The animations are original and fun. The font selection is pretty good. The Magic Move features works so well. I don’t understand why people get so mad about no selection feature. If you’re that desperate, log onto iCloud on a computer, and go to Keynote. If you shared your presentations on iCloud, they should be there. You can select on computers. Overall, Keynote is really cool, and definitely beats out Slides and can compete with PowerPoint.
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