Tools for Presenters
Keynote for Mac allows you to enter presenter notes in a separate pane, but Keynote for iOS, due to screen space limitations, needs you to deal with presenter notes in a special mode. The good news is that notes from Keynote for Mac now import just fine. To access the Presenter Notes mode, tap the Tools icon in the toolbar; then tap Presenter Notes in the resulting popover (see Figure 3). Slides with notes show a yellow dog-ear in the Slide Navigator, and the notes for that slide replace the Slide Canvas, as shown in Figure 4. You can add or edit notes in this mode. When you're finished, click the Done button in the upper-right corner.
Figure 3 Use the new entry in the Tools popover to enter Presenter Notes mode.
Figure 4 The presenter notes appear in the usual IOS notes form. Click Done when you're finished editing your notes.
Keynote for iOS has a vastly improved presentation view. When you're connected to an external projector or monitor and you play the presentation, the mobile device shows your slides, a slide counter, the current time (tapping the time shows the presentation elapsed time), and a popover that gives you a choice of layouts: Current, Next, Current and Next, or Current and Notes (see Figure 5). Choosing Current and Notes lets you follow along with your notes while still seeing the current slide (see Figure 6). At any time, tapping the left edge of the screen displays the Slide Navigator, allowing you to skip forward or backward in your presentation.
Figure 5 The new presenter view appears only on your mobile device, allowing you to control it and view four different layouts.
Figure 6 It's especially useful to be able to see your current slide and your presenter notes.
Apple has always offered a Keynote Remote app ($.99), which originally allowed you to control a Keynote presentation running on your Mac from an iOS device. Now the app can also control Keynote running on another iOS device, using either WiFi or Bluetooth.