74 – Apple Keynote

Loses the gain it made last year and is back down 17 places this year

This is Apple’s presentation software for all Mac and iOS platforms.  Keynote presentations can easily be controlled using an iPhone, iPad or the Apple Watch.

Website: apple.com/keynote/
Cost: Free
Availability: Download (for Mac and iOS)

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 44
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 88
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 83

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 57    2017: 71    2016: 64     2015: 55     2014: 57     2013: 43
2012: 93    2011: –      2010: 90     2009: 48     2008: 65      2007: 72

Comments from some of those who selected Keynote as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“Apple’s presentation application has enabled me to improve my slide presentations, through its simplicity.” Harold Jarche, Canada https://jarche.com/2019/09/top-tools-2019/

Previous comments

“Keynote is the presentation tool I use, and I create the stories I present at conferences in Keynote.” Clark Quinn, 2018

“Apple’s presentation application has enabled me to improve my slide presentations, through its simplicity and lack of clip art.” Harold Jarche, 2018

“for making presentations that can be used in different ways”  Natale Raeber 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“I use Keynote for presentations. I think it works very intuitive, and the results look more professional than PowerPoint. When necessary I’ll convert the presentations to PowerPoint or straight to SlideShare. I used to convert them ready for iPod of iPhone, but I stopped doing that. Students didn’t use them.” Jeroen Bottema

“Oooh-la-la! Stunning graphics, transitions and exports to clickable movie files, what more could you ask for in presentation software? I post my completed shows on Slideshare, but the live presentations take full advantage of this polished presentation powerhouse.”  Rodd Lucier

“Previously I used OpenOffice but after switching from Linux to Mac OS X it became apparent that there is no match for Keynote if you want to create incredible visual journeys rather than endless boring lists of bullet-points. My audience loves it”  Teemu Arina

“Apple’s presentation software is far more flexible and media-friendly than PowerPoint. I do almost everything in Keynote in my job as a professor.”  Robert Talbert