Waaaaay better than Powerpoint. It is not without a problem here or there. Overall it is a great presentation app.
RESTORE Non-contiguous text selection 2/5
My work has doubled, even trippled without non-contiguous text selection. Selecting multiple sections of a text in order to apply similar formating, needs to be restored. As is, one would have to select text, change formating (italics, bold, color, etc.) then select another section, apply similar formatting - multiply it by several thousand times and see how much time is wasted.
USELESS Aplication 1/5
7.3.1 version is Crashing Repeatedly with High Sierra. My files are big and I cant edit or duplicate it without the app close.
PLEASE APPLE FIX THIS ASAP
Works Perfectly 5/5
I use it in my presentations at school during teacher’s and parent’s meeting and I love it!
Far Superior to MS Powerpoint 5/5
The people complaining just don’t know how to work the app and have obviously spent little time trying to figure it out. For example, @supermagnetman, there is a “save as” feature. It’s just called “duplicate,” wich makes more sense anyway.
The top three reasons it’s superior to MS: 1) it’s far easier to make professional-looking slides, 2) it’s more oriented toward video/animation, and 3) it’s more user-friendly/intuitive to navigate.
shape movement 1/5
By Alfonso L.
new update, inserting Shape, you cant not move them plz fix asap thx
Amazing program, just a shame the 1080p rendered videos are choppy 3/5
I got this program on my macbook, the program itself is amazing, especially all the animations and tools. When I preview the presentation the animations are smooth and how I expect them to perform. However, when once I export the slideshow in 1920x1080 quicktime settings, when I watch it back the animations arent as smooth and its quite choppy and not as high quality!
Is there any way of fixing this?
unable to update 1/5
I love keynote but I’ve been trying for months now to update to the latest version and have been unsuccessful. I have no idea what the issue is but apple needs to resolve.
Dragging Photos Feature is buggy with selecting a region 3/5
I found that dragging a photo in Keynote sometimes works but sometimes doesn’t. It would get confused with selecting a region. Which means when I try to drag a photo instead it select a region and the photo is not selected or moved. I hope this can be fixed as soon as possible, before I turn back to Microsoft...
Can’t update my Keynote 3/5
I can download the update but during the installation it’s always said it’s error, please help me fix this
Use the Duplicate Feature 4/5
By Ninja 423
Supermagnetman: use the duplicate feature. Even if you forget to duplicate before making changes to your previous week’s presentation, choose duplicate, rename and it will save. Then go back to the first presentation and undo all the changes. Unlike Word, you are able to undo changes even after a save. Try it.
To others, I’ve been using Keynote for over a year. With a few exceptions, I love it. It works well, is smooth, doesn’t crash.
Stuck in lalaland 1/5
Unable to open my document without the new Keynote, but unable to download the new version either. My laptop specs are up-to-date.
Whatever happened to the Apple that only released bug-free products???
WHY CANT UPDATE MY KEYNOTE?????!!! 1/5
My operating software is up to date but I cant update keynote - and it keeps warning me that I should. BUT HOW???? IClicking on the download in the app store, the indicator just spins endlessly and NOTHING HAPPENS> SO annoying.
I like keynote alot, its so much better than Power POint, but this has forced me to give it a single star.
Files stored on Network volumes are absolutely glitched out and crash-heavy 1/5
The latest version has nearly ruined my ability to save and access files from a network volume.
No coincidence that today after updating to 7.3.1 I’ve experienced no fewer than 10 total hangs and crashes on my macPro 2013.
Finder becomes totally unresponsive as well. I’ve pinpointed the culprit being keynote when it is open with a file that is stored on a networked volume.
Give me a break Apple.
Nice to see the continued support! 5/5
Nothing renders as cleanly as Keynote and I’m REALLY happy to see the product kept up to date and relevent. So much better than PowerPoint and really makes my presentations standout from the crowd. Keep it up!
Keynote is a plague on my Computer 1/5
By Plague of Keynote
I literally cannot restart my computer because of Keynote. The app is stuck open, and after trying everything, it won’t let me quit the app. If I could change one thing about the past, I would make sure Keynote was never invented.
Lots of compatibility/installation issues 1/5
Here are the issues our staff (n=25) is having with the whole new OS/Keynote updates:
1. Frozen App Store - some people can’t update to High Sierra because the app store keeps freezing.
2. Glitchy App Store - some people can’t log into their Apple accounts because the verification code denies the pw, but the dialogue to enter the varification code doesn’t pop up, thereby creating a circular loop of wrong pw/need verification code.
3. Frozen Keynote app - spinning wheel of death when trying to update the new Keynote.
4. Last but not least - some people with the newest OS and newest Keynote cannot open decks while others with the newest OS/Keynote can! Mind blown.
I support Supermagnetman’s comment: Where is SAVE AS? 5/5
By Presentation Maker
Keynote is a fantastic program over Power Point which I never use now. I can even mimic some functions that Ai does. However, this missing “SAVE AS” feature is beyond annoying. I agree it should be there…like every other program in the universe.
Tried to install but it doesn’t work 1/5
I tried to install several times but the only think you see is the spinnig wheel. It does not download the lates version. It is disappointing.
I would give Keynote 1000 stars if I could 5/5
Keynote is simply the best software of any kind that I have ever found! But especially it is the best presentation software I have ever used. It is simply awesome. I recently found that I can even export my presentation to Quicktime and I can actually run my presentation perfectly from any computer whether it is a Linux, Microsoft or Apple computer. Also, the use of automation is magic move or even simply just move is something that has left me astounded. It is extremely stable and the colors and fonts are simply beyond belief. You CANNOT do as well doing presentations with any other presentation software. There is something that I must mention and I hope it isn’t a violation of the rules of review. There is a man named David A Cox that has classes on Youtube about all the Apple Iworks software. Do a search and let him teach you this software. It will only make you love Keynote, Pages and Numbers even more.
Program fail 2/5
“project.key” can’t be opened for some reason. This statement about sums it up.
Unable to Update Even with High Sierra 1/5
Upgraded Macbook Air (11 Inch Mid 2013) to OSX High Sierra (10.13) but unable to update Keynote. Indefinite spinning circle.
Won’t Let Me Use It 1/5
I can’t open the app. Completely unusable
Will not Update 1/5
I actually love using Keynote, however I haven’t been able to get this to update for a while and I can’t open presentations because I need the update. Really not great when you have classes coming up and you can’t present what you’ve created. Apple, please work on this ASAP!
Sure wish I could install it 1/5
Bought Keynote a long time ago now it needs update. But clicking the UPDATE button does nothing except spin the cursor. Tried installing from command line. Tried copying it from another Mac where it does work. Nothing seems to get this to install. And reading the Apple forums a lot of other people have the same problem. One star for Apple on this one until they fix it.
WON’T DOWNLOAD 1/5
What the hell is this? There’s so many reviews here complaining about failure to download. GET ON THIS PEOPLE! I can’t download. I also can’t access my photo library (due to previous version glitch). So…this program is USELESS. Hello? Hello? Anyone there? This shouldn’t even be allowed to be sold.
I can’t even update the new version. 1/5
I can’t share my slides for a presentation because it does’t want to update.
Stay away from 7.3 1/5
Do not update to 7.3! It took almost 15 minutes for one of my presentations to open and others just won’t open at all.
Deleted powerpoint 5/5
By Ana Claudia Cunha
I don’t know why this has such a low rating. I mainly use powerpoint for school purposes and keynote is just as effective as powerpoint for me. Same features I use/need with powerpoint and less storage space occupied on my Mac. 🤷♀️
It won’t replace Office. 3/5
If you need to do major work get MSOffice or OpenOffice. This seems more of an after thought by Apple like Pages and Numbers.
suddenly useless, corrupting my existing presentations 1/5
By bradley vail
I love Keynote, but this version is not ready…
It fails to handle large presentations and crashes with a dialog box
asking if you want to convert your file to use “Packets”
all of my larger presentations are currently unopenable…
Skip the 7.3 update 1/5
By Matt Vaudrey
Keynote is fantastic. It’s the best presentation tool with the sharpest and easiest-to-use interface. I even use it to design graphics and stickers.
The 7.3 update has left my MacBook Pro (OS Sierra 10.12.6) with touchbar unusable. Keynote crashes immediately after opening.
Wait on the update until they figure it out, y’all.
Lots to like about KeyNote but... 4/5
One thing that is extremely annoying is that this app is missing the “Save AS” feature. Apparently the people writing this app are not familiar with this concept. I use keynote every week to do my Sunday School lesson for my class. It has a lot of things that I like but I always open the previous week’s lesson and update everything and then I want to Save As - as I have been able to do in every other app on Macs since the original Word and Excel apps from the 1980s. The writers of this app think that I should think of it differently and first open it, then remember to “duplicate” it and then Rename it. That is a far less intuitive way to work and does not make sense - at all. Maybe someone somewhere in Apple will read this and have an “Opps” monent and restore this functionality.
STILL THE SAME PROBLEM 1/5
I’ve been trying to get this to download for hours and then come her to the reviews and see that others have the same problem! FIX IT, PLEASE!
Keynote is now a USELESS application for some of us 1/5
All of the wonderful new features are useless if one can’t update the application I tried to open an Keynote file that I just worked on two days ago and Keynote tells me it can not be opened until I upgrade. BUT, LIKE SO MANY OTHERS, I AM UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE DOWNLOAD/UPDATE. Apple, this is not the way to build customer support! Now I am forced to use a competitive app that is not as user friendly or compatible, since it will not open my Keynote files. I have been an Apple/Mac user since the Apple ][ (1981) and I use Apple hardware and software so I don’t have to put up with windows crap, but now I have to endure Apple crap. It is clear from the reviews that many others have had this same problem.
APPLE, PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!
CANNOT DOWNLOAD 1/5
Totally unacceptable. This problem has been going on for weeks and is now affecting my company. I must go back to Microsoft laptops!!
Won’t download 1/5
It won’t download and I can’t open up presentations without updating. HELP!
I can’t download it! 1/5
Like another a reviewer, I’m having problems from the App store/my mac letting me download this. I hit “update” and the loading wheel just keeps spinning.
Won’t Download 1/5
Hangs at 1 minute and won’t download. Really?
Won’t download 1/5
I have the same problem that other reviewers have had. It won’t download/upgrade. I just get the spinning wheel. Any news on what the problem is? I’m in the middle of a project and the old version won’t let me continue without the upgrade!
Bug with Trace effect 4/5
I spent a few hours trying to solve an issue that is tied to the Trace effect.
When using trace, any movie embedded in that slide will be delayed by at lest 5 seconds.
can’t update! 1/5
By Real poker playr
I’d give this 5 stars but the update feature has been broken for at least weeks. Apple doesn’t seem to be responsive to the many complaints about this.
Can’t even color lines correctly!! 1/5
I’m trying to do a very quick-n-dirty little diagram of with boxes and lines and I’m coloring the lines to indicate relationships. I got 5 lines colored and I CANNOT color the 6th line. It says the line is red, but the line is clearly black. I tried every color, multiple new lines — this is DEAD EASY and Keynote CANNOT get this right. It thinks the line is colored but it IS NOT. I’ve tried recoloring existing lines. No luck. SO STUPID that the most basic of tools is so non-functional. Newly updated, too. I’m going to get out my Microsoft computer now.
Worked very well with Power Point allowing edits changes 4/5
By Working superbly
Worked very well with Power Point allowing edits changes. Day one, I rated it 5 stars. After I use it for some projects, I imagine in 2-4 months, if it still performs the same, I need to rate it tops, 6 stars. I do not have Power Point software, but when I opened a Power Point, it worked and this software allows me to even create various Power Point presentations. I love it and this was a free dowload. Love my APPLE MacBook Pro and love the software. I lost my Power Point which came with my new APPLE years ago, my fault, I did not take care of my computer. I had it fixed at Microcenter, but lost Power Point software. I dowloaded this Key Note, software, sure it took a few hours, but now I have Power Point again, just named Key Note. Very nice!
Same issue….Won’t download 1/5
Spins and spins
Unable to download/open 1/5
I can’t really rate the product if it wont open or download. Apple, can you do anything to fix this? Based on other comments I am not the only open to have this issue?!
Won’t Download 1/5
May, or may not, be the greatest version of Keynote ever. I may never know. It won’t download!
SEVERAL others have made this same notation. Apple needs to fix this NOW!!!
Cannot update! 1/5
Please fix the UPDATE link. I have been trying for hours to download version 7.2. Many of us are stuck but no action is taking place!!!
Sharing Keynote 3/5
I was wondering if you could allow for collaborators to edit master slides when sharing keynote presentations.