Keynote (presentation software)
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Keynote for OS X version 6
|Stable release||6.2 / April 1, 2014|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, iOS|
Keynote for iOS version 2, as seen on an iPad
|Stable release||2.2 / April 1, 2014|
Keynote is a presentation software application developed as a part of the iWork productivity suite by Apple Inc. Keynote 6.0 was announced on October 23, 2013 and is the most recent version for the Mac. On January 27, 2010, Apple announced a new version of Keynote for iPad with an all new touch interface.
Keynote began as a computer program for Apple CEO Steve Jobs to use in creating the presentations for Macworld Conference and Expo and other Apple keynote events. Prior to using Keynote, Jobs had used Concurrence, from Lighthouse Design, a similar product which ran on the NeXTSTEP and OpenStep platforms.
The program was first sold publicly as Keynote 1.0 in 2003, competing against existing presentation software, most notably Microsoft PowerPoint.
In 2005 Apple began selling Keynote 2.0 in conjunction with Pages, a new word processing and page layout application, in a software package called iWork. At the Macworld Conference & Expo 2006, Apple released iWork '06 with updated versions of Keynote 3.0 and Pages 2.0. In addition to official HD compatibility, Keynote 3 added new features, including group scaling, 3D charts, multi-column text boxes, auto bullets in any text field, image adjustments, and free form masking tools. In addition, Keynote features three-dimensional transitions, such as a rotating cube or a simple flip of the slide.
In the fall of 2007, Apple released Keynote 4.0 in iWork '08, along with Pages 3.0 and the new Numbers spreadsheet application.
On October 23, 2013, Apple redesigned Keynote with version 6.0, and made it free for anyone with a new iOS device or a recently purchased Mac.
- Themes that allow the user to keep consistency in colors and fonts throughout the presentation, including charts, graphs and tables.
- OpenGL-powered 3D slide transitions and builds that resemble rolling cubes or flipping pages, or dissolving transitions that fade one slide into the next.
- Dual monitor support: the presenter can show the presentation on a screen and still see the desktop or notes from his laptop or presenter screen.
- Exports to PDF, QuickTime, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, HTML (with JPEG images) and PowerPoint. Keynote also uses .key (presentation files) and .kth (theme files) bundles based on XML.
- Supports all QuickTime video formats (including MPEG-2 and DV) in slideshows.
- Version 3 brings export to iDVD with clickability.
- Compatibility with Apple Remote and the Keynote remote application for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Keynote Remote was an iOS application that can control Keynote presentations from an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad over a Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth connection, and was released through the App Store. With the release of Keynote for iOS, the app was integrated into the new Keynote application, and the stand-alone app was withdrawn.
|version number||Release date||Changes|
|1.0||January 7, 2003||Initial release.|
|1.1||June 4, 2003||Various enhancements to improve functionality and compatibility.|
|1.1.1||October 28, 2003||Improved stability and several user experience enhancements and much more user friendly.|
|2.0||January 11, 2005||Released as part of the new iWork 05 package. Includes new transitions/animations, 20 new themes, new presenter tools and improved export options, including export to Flash.|
|2.0.1||March 21, 2005||Addressed isolated issues that may have affected reliability.|
|2.0.2||May 25, 2005||Addressed isolated issues that may have affected reliability.|
|3.0||January 10, 2006||New version released as part of the iWork '06 package. Includes new transitions/animations, new themes and graphics. Also compiled to run natively on both PowerPC and Intel processors as a universal binary.|
|3.0.1||April 4, 2006||This update to Keynote 3.0 addresses issues with three-dimensional charts and textures. It also addresses a number of other minor issues.|
|3.0.2||September 28, 2006||This update is for Keynote 3.0.1 and addresses compatibility for accessing Aperture 1.5 content in Keynote.|
|4.0||August 7, 2007||New version released as part of the iWork '08 package. New text effects, new transitions, Instant Alpha, Smart Builds.|
|4.0.1||September 27, 2007||Addresses issues with builds and performance.|
|4.0.2||January 29, 2008||This update primarily addresses performance issues while playing or exporting presentations.|
|4.0.3||April 3, 2008||This update addresses performance and stability issues when working with large documents.|
|4.0.4||February 2, 2009||This update addresses compatibility issues with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2008 as well as general compatibility issues.|
|5.0||January 6, 2009||Released as a part of the new iWork '09 package, it includes: new chart animations, "Magic Move" and support for the Keynote Remote iPhone/iPod touch application.|
|5.0.1||March 26, 2009||Improves reliability when deleting Keynote files, copying slides between presentations, or working with transitions and builds.|
|5.0.2||May 28, 2009||Improves reliability when saving documents and when playing presentations more than once per Keynote session.|
|5.0.3||September 28, 2009||Improves reliability with exporting to GarageBand, drag and drop, and animations.|
|5.0.4||September 2010||Fixes issues in Keynote.|
|5.0.5||January 5, 2011||Allows playback of Keynote presentations on iWork.com, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari. Addresses an issue with the Drop transition, Dissolve build, and shape colors. Addresses an issue with rulers. Adds support for Keynote Remote 1.2*, including high-resolution slides for the Retina display.|
|5.1||July 20, 2011||Adds support for Mac OS X Lion, including: Full-Screen, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Character picker. Improves Microsoft Office Compatibility. Adds new builds: Anvil and Fall Apart.
Removes ability to export movies with transparency.
|5.1.1||December 1, 2011||Addresses issues that occur when working with large Keynote presentations on OS X Lion and includes improvements in stability and accessibility.|
|5.2||July 25, 2012||Adds support for iCloud documents and dictation. Takes advantage of Retina displays.|
|5.3||December 4, 2012||Adds support for Keynote for iOS 6.0|
|6.0||October 22, 2013||Released as part of iWork for Mac which has been re-engineered from scratch, according to Apple, in 64-bit, and with iCloud syncing capability.|
|6.0.1||November 21, 2013||Customize the toolbar with your most important tools - Stability improvements and bug fixes.|
|6.1||January 23, 2014||Added new transitions, display options and improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint|
|6.2||April 1, 2014||Improved Presenter Display layouts and labels. Added new transitions and builds: Object Revolve, Drift and Scale, and Skid. Improved Magic Move, including text morphing. Motion blurs can now be applied to animations. The release includes various other fixes and usability improvements.|
- Presentation program
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- OpenOffice.org Impress
- Office Open XML software
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