apps for creating presentations
The smartphone is undoubtedly the major technology of the last decade in the life of any human being on Earth. However, until recently, it was hard to imagine a fruitful workflow within the confines of a phone or tablet, even with the right tools. Today, software developers have finally adapted to the mobile format, and it is often the only format they use.
Nowadays it is rare to find a good public presentation with too much information on the slides. Apple, a pioneer in the field of visual presentations, adheres to the “one number per slide” rule invented by Steve Jobs. And the marketing “evangelist” of the same tech giant, Guy Kawasaki, advises sticking to a simple 10/20/30 formula: 10 slides in a presentation for 20 minutes of speech, using a font size of 30.
Let’s understand the features of mobile applications that will help you create a high-quality visual range of your presentation:
What is Keynote
Not many people know but Apple provides all users of its equipment with a free package of office applications. Yes, they’re a little different from the brainchild of Bill Gates, but definitely worth your attention. I’m talking about Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint analogues respectively. It’s all top-notch, just the way they like it.
Keynote is the presentation component of iWork software.
The first thing I came across when I opened Keynote was the very clear and accessible interface. I didn’t have any hassle with it. It’s simple, just like on the Mac. Think back to when you bought your first computer. It was hard to figure out? I don’t think. It’s the same here.
The settings are a lot like PowerPoint, but it looks much better.
If you compare Keynote directly to PowerPoint, it is important to note the lack of unnecessary settings. There are a lot of features in Office that I haven’t used, but they get in the way of my work all the time. It will be a hundred years before you figure it out. Maybe that’s why I’ve been seeing so many presentation courses lately. Apple didn’t focus on tweaks for geeks, but on the features that everyone needs.
The second is templates. If in PowerPoint you first have to work with text, meticulously think through and edit everything in great detail, in Apple’s analogue, everything is written in very simple language. Cupertino initially offered a huge number of design options for your projects, where everyone can find something for every taste.
Just look at these beautiful presentation templates.
The first time I did my presentation in this program, the audience was shocked. Indeed, when text is of paramount importance, design is the last thing on your mind, and the presentation turns out so-so. Keynote solves this problem. And if you need to do everything in the spirit of minimalism, the appropriate options are here, too.
Of course, speaking of any native Cupertino app, it’s impossible not to mention the ecosystem. I think that many of you have at least once accessed this kind of software on your smartphone or tablet. If you have other Apple gadgets in addition to your Mac, you can always synchronize all your documents via the cloud and not have to lug a bunch of equipment around. With PowerPoint, on the other hand, this is much more difficult. The iPhone or iPad requires a subscription, so there is no way to copy.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for iPhone. Instructions for use
Many iOS users would love to use Microsoft Office on their gadgets, but they don’t know how. Much of this is Microsoft’s fault Redmond only recently released versions of “office” for the iPad and iPhone, and it did so in a very peculiar way. This article will help you understand how it all works.
In the new app, Redmond shows a completely different approach to competing platforms. Whereas the previous iPad version was conditionally free (t.е. you can download it at any time, but you have to pay every month or every year to use it), then the basic features of Office for iPhone are free for anyone and everyone. It’s how the company plans to keep loyal customers in its ecosystem.
Of course, to get started you need the Office for iPhone application. If you have Microsoft’s Office Mobile installed on your smartphone, feel free to uninstall it. Alas (or fortunately who knows), there is no longer a single Office app. Office for iPhone is four separate programs from each other.
Download Word for iPhone, Excel for iPhone, PowerPoint for iPhone and OneNote for iPhone from the App Store or iTunes. You need a good Internet connection, and Microsoft programs are not “light” if you want to be.
The second important prerequisite for working with office applications is that you need a Microsoft Account. This is the same account used to log in to Windows 8.x-computer, Windows Phone device, Xbox One / 360, Outlook.com, Office 2013 and other products and services from the Redmond IT giant. It’s quite possible that you have something from this list, so you can safely use your existing account for Office for iPhone as well. If you don’t have an account, set one up here or directly in the app.
Setting up Office for iPhone
After you open the app for the first time, you’ll immediately see a small tutorial. Swipe to the left for instructions.
Now it’s time to login to Microsoft Account. In principle, you can work without it, but then you will lose useful “features” like synchronizing data on all devices. First enter the email address you have registered with Microsoft Account, then your account password, or sign up here.
Next, figure out what kind of Office you need for work. Microsoft offers free document creation and editing. Premium offers include Office 365 for one tablet, smartphone and PC/Mac. For such a set of gadgets with Office you have to pay 199 per month. For more serious requests (5 computers, tablets, and smartphones each) another package is offered at a price of 269/month. In exchange, Microsoft will offer free installation of office apps on your computer and 1 terabyte of free space in OneDrive cloud storage, as well as additional features for working on your iPhone.
Let’s choose Create and Edit for free basic (and sufficient for most users) free functionality.
Using Office for iPhone
You will see all documents created in the latest versions of Office from Office 2013 to Office Online. Since we use Word, we can see all the documents of this format. Everything is organized by date created and last opened. Old documents are at the bottom of the screen, new documents are at the top of the screen.
Beginner’s Guide to Apple Keynote
Clicking the “A” at the top of the screen brings up the formatting settings you can bold, italicize, underline, etc.п.
Working in Excel and PowerPoint on the iPhone looks about the same. The only difference is the specifics of the programs; if in Word it’s words, then in Excel it’s spreadsheets, and in PP it’s images. A nice little thing is enough to register in one application, and every time you do not have to enter your Microsoft Account when you switch to another program. One more thing about PowerPoint on the iPhone, you can only use it in landscape mode.
It seems that for a successful launch this information is quite enough. Good luck and have fun with Office, my friends!
- Google Presentations Google LLC.
- Prezi Viewer. Prezi.
- Zoho Show. Zoho Corporation.
- Microsoft PowerPoint. Microsoft Corporation.
- Canva. Canva.
To open a Microsoft PowerPoint file in the Keynote app on your iPhone or iPad, for example, tap the file in Presentation Manager. If the presentation manager does not appear, go to “Presentations” (on iPad) or press the Back button (on iPhone) and select the file you want to open.
Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, go to the Albums tab. Choose the album you want to create your slideshow (movie). We told you in detail about how to create albums and folders in Photos in this article.
Click the “-” icon in the upper right corner.
On the menu that appears, select “Play Video Memories.
A slideshow of album photos with music will be started.
To change the slideshow settings, tap the screen. Select the music design option.
For more fine-tuning of the slideshow, click the “” button in the upper right corner and select the desired tool in the pop-up window. Advanced options allow you to change the slideshow title, title image, etc.д.
In addition, the slideshow you created will be placed in the “Memories” format in the “For You” tab of the Photos application.
In order to save the slideshow in video format to the Photos app or share it with your friends, go back to the original screen (before pressing “”) and press the Share button in the lower left corner.
If the created slideshow contains a licensed song (soundtrack), the message “Can’t share song” will appear. In this case, click “Choose a soundtrack to share” and select a different song.
In the menu that appears, select “Save video”. A slideshow in video format will be saved in the Photo app.
A classic representative of the genre on the iPhone, migrated from computer platforms to iOS. Everything is familiar here. the buttons, the settings, the order of interaction with the main and pull-down menus.
Of the surprises of the application. partially redesigned interface, now also supports gestures, full information synchronization with the versions of Microsoft Office for PCs, kits with additional materials, developed by members of the community.
Apple presentations in Russian
Despite the fact that the ban on viewing the presentation from Russia can be bypassed, there is one more limitation. It’s a language barrier. Apple is not very keen on translating their presentations into Russian, so we usually do this for them at our Live-Page, where we will broadcast the text of the event. You will find the slides from the presentation, high-quality translation of the speakers’ speeches, as well as Комментарии и мнения владельцев and useful explanations from our authors.
We will broadcast the event live on.appleinsider.ru
Apple presentation will start at 21:00 Moscow time, but we traditionally start an hour before the live broadcast. Insiders, leaks, rumors, and jokes and banter await you. So add a live page.appleinsider.ru to your bookmarks right now, so you won’t miss it when the event starts. Be sure you’ll like it.
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Keynote app review for iPhone and iPad
The 9.99 Keynote app. everything you need to create, edit and showcase stunning presentations right from your iPhone or iPad screen.
Apple Keynote is the presentation component of the iWork suite of software and is the companion to Pages (for word processing) and Numbers (for spreadsheets). All three are universal, work on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, are easy to use on the go, and support iOS 5.1 and Retina display in the new iPad.
If you own a new iPad or iPhone and want to create, edit, and share presentations on the go, Apple’s Keynote with iCloud integration is for you. The app was created by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and the desktop version was used for all of his presentations, including those of the original iPhone and iPad models. Will it work just as well on iOS?
Keynote is not Powerpoint, and that’s a good thing
Most iWork apps pale in comparison to Microsoft Office, but Keynote is an exception. The app is being used more and more by today’s corporate presentation creators, and that means a lot.
While Keynote and Powerpoint are designed for the same purpose, they share many features, and if you’ve used Powerpoint on a PC or Keynote on a Mac, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting the hang of Keynote for iPhone and iPad.
At any rate, the layout and controls in iOS are even more intuitive than in the desktop version of the software. Once you’ve mastered the basic features, you can create amazing presentations and share them with a few clicks.
Creating presentations in Keynote
Apple has not yet added anything new to the app since the first release of Keynote, but it offers quite a large selection and will satisfy the most demanding user. Keynote’s user interface is simple and streamlined, with four icons in the upper right corner of the screen:
format brush: this is used to change different properties of text and objects (font style, size, color, etc).);
insert button: for adding content to a set of slides. You can add different objects, including images from the camera, screenshots, graphics, in different views;
tools: this menu will allow you to add different transitions to slides, share presentations, add Комментарии и мнения владельцев to slides and other features;
Play button: this is the button that starts the slideshow. If you want to stop the playback mode, just “pinch” the screen and return to edit mode.
To change the order of the slides in the created presentation, you need to swipe down on the slide you want to move and drag it up or down to the selected position. The tools menu has a nice selection of built-in transitions. After selecting Transitions and Builds, the slide will get marked in the queue, then you need to click on “” to add a transition to it.
When inserting a graph, double-clicking on it will open the editing menu. You can edit data presented in tabular format, change graph labels, etc.
How to share your presentation
Keynote offers several ways to share the presentation you’ve created directly from your iPhone or iPad. You can send the project via email, you can send it via iTunes, and you can print it out.
Today, all of the iWork for iOS apps offer the ability to share projects through iWork.com or iDisk. But given that this summer’s iDisk and iWork.com will be canceled permanently, it’s worth thinking about switching to iCloud completely now so you don’t get caught off guard when Apple shuts down these features. If you have data stored on iWork.com or in iDisk, you should send it to iCloud before summer.
You can also use Apple’s VGA or HDMI dongles to link your presentation to a projector, or AirPlay to show your presentation on a big-screen TV via Apple TV.
Synchronization with iCloud
However, this system also has its drawbacks. Not everyone likes logging into iCloud from a browser to download files, only to have to re-download them later to work on a computer. One can hope that Apple will come up with a better solution in the near future.
If you have a need to edit documents in iWork on the go, then the cloud product would be a good solution, but it could use some added practicality. surely many would like the ability to work with documents on a computer in iWork or in Microsoft Office without too much trouble. Integration loses its meaning if you have to download a document from iCloud, edit, re-download to sync the current version with the rest of your devices.
Full synchronization and deeper integration of documents with iCloud may be an important part of the new OS X Mountain Lion. Keynote now gives you the ability to download presentations to your computer in Keynote, PDF, and Powerpoint formats.
What’s new in Keynote 1.6
There aren’t many changes in the new version of Keynote. there aren’t any new templates, and overall, while the iWork suite has gained a number of new features, most of the improvements aren’t noticeable at a glance.
All three apps in iWork received stability and performance improvements, noticeable when running on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Keynote doesn’t have as much lag as Numbers. probably due to the large amount of formulas and other data in Numbers.
Sometimes there can be some lag when adding slides or scrolling through graphics (especially on the first-generation iPad), but that’s where the list of problems ends.
Improved interface makes formatting and data editing processes easier and faster;
performance improvements have reduced the amount of time it takes to edit large presentations and move slides around;
Three-dimensional charts and graphs look better than simple two-dimensional ones.
Limited sets of presentation templates and slides.
It’s good to use Keynote to prepare a presentation for a workshop, then use AirPlay to show it over Apple TV without worrying about connecting a computer to a projector. In addition, the Mac version of Keynote is virtually the same as the iOS version of the app. For many, Keynote provides everything you need to create, edit and display a first-class presentation directly from your iPhone or iPad. No one would argue that Keynote for iPhone and iPad is an amazing way to create beautiful presentations without touching a computer. The app is especially nice to work with on the latest iPad and iPhone models.
Again. it will be interesting to see what Microsoft will offer for presentations in the long-awaited Microsoft Office release for iPad.
Name: Keynote Publisher/Developer: Apple Price: 9.99 Link: Universal App
The new M1 Ultra processor. Apple’s top-of-the-line chip
Before showing off the new Macs, Tim Cook and company decided to talk about Apple’s new high-performance processor. It was not the new M2, but the most powerful in the line of first generation ARM-chips Apple M1 Ultra.
It’s made using a 5-nanometer process and consists of 114 billion transistors. That’s seven times more than what’s in the most basic M1 chip. In fact, the new processor is a dual M1 Max chip.
The M1 Ultra contains 20 CPU cores and 64 video cores. It supports up to 128GB of shared memory.
The chip does an excellent job of processing ProRes in multiple streams simultaneously and is capable of 22 trillion operations per second.
Expect the performance and power efficiency of the new processor to be better than most competing chips on the market.