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 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

  • Customizable 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 Keynote for iOS


  • 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
  • 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

Some features may require Internet access; additional fees and terms may apply.

Keynote does not include support for some Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) text input features such as vertical text.


Plan Price Details
Keynote for Mac $19.99 Paid Mac app.
Keynote for iOS $9.99 Paid mobile app.


Online English and Biology Teacher
September 11, 2012

Keynote is an effective and easy presentation creator tool that can be used with iPad and Mac. You can choose from a variety of themes, depending upon the presentation. The animations and graphics are quite attractive. While making a presentation for my High School students, I found it to be quite a time-saving tool, and the students enjoyed the graphics. Though I won't say that it can replace Power Point, yet it can be used by teachers and students to create and share effective presentations.

May 14, 2012

Keynote is the best way to make a presentation on the iPad, or Mac. I can make a presentation for a class in minutes, and then lay my iPad on the overhead and present.

April 21, 2012

Far better than PowerPoint, as long as you use it as keynote and not as a substitute for PP.

Use it in conjunction with iMovie to create instructional podcasts.

April 11, 2012

Creating presentations, workbooks, and projects. I think the power is in NOT using it like PowerPoint.