Tue, 27 Jan 2009 Keynote '09 Review
Apple’s presentation package improves with age but still misses some key features
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Pros: More animation tools; expanded data display; improved Theme Chooser; more graphics options; revamped Presenter Display
- Cons: Audio can’t span selected slides; no support for QuickTime VR; limited printing options; missing Web View; needs better system for managing multiple objects on a slide.
- Min specs: Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (500MHz or faster) processor; 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended; Approximately 1.2GB of available disk space; 32MB of video memory; Mac OS X v10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later; QuickTime 7.5.5 or later; DVD drive required to install.
- Price: £69
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
Although it’s far from perfect, Keynote ’09 is an inspired application that gets better with time. If you create presentations for work or play and you don’t have to use PowerPoint for Microsoft Office compatibility, it’s worth the price of iWork. If you’re already using Keynote, the new version is a worthwhile upgrade.