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Keynote '09 (5), part of iWork '09
|Stable release||5.3 / December 4, 2012|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, iOS|
Keynote for iOS 1.5 (428) on an iPad
|Stable release||Keynote for iOS 1.6.2 / September 19, 2012|
|Website||Apple: Keynote for iOS|
Keynote is a presentation software application developed as a part of the iWork productivity suite by Apple Inc. Keynote 5.1.1 was announced on December 1, 2011 and is the most recent version for the Macintosh. It adds new themes, transitions and animations, and the ability to control the slideshow with an iPhone or iPod touch through the Keynote Remote application. 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.
- 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 or her 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 and iPod touch.
Keynote Remote 
Keynote Remote is 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 a price of $0.99
Version history 
|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 1.7|
See also 
- Presentation program
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- OpenOffice.org Impress
- Office Open XML software
- "Apple - iWork '09 - Keynote" (in English). Apple, Inc. January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
- Apple Special Event January 2010 Apple Inc. January 27, 2010
- O'Reilly's MacDevCentre Article by Daniel H. Steinberg; Jan 10, 2003
- Apple Unveils Keynote
- Apple Unveils iWork ’05
- Apple Announces iWork '06
- Apple Introduces iWork ’08
- Apple Unveils iWork ‘09
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