updated 02:05 pm EDT, Tue June 23, 2009
Keynote Themes 5.0 ships
Two news sets of Keynote products are now available for Apple's presentation software. Jumsoft has added 10 new Keynote Backgrounds to its Goodies bundle. The additions feature "motion backgrounds" that can be looped for endless playback using QuickTime Player. The backgrounds are compatible with other Jumsoft products, such as Keynote Animations and Keynote Objects. The ten Keynote Backgrounds consist of postmodern space images, nature sceneries, various patters, and other designs.
Jumsoft's Goodies Bundle features other elements that are compatible with its various applications, including themes for Keynote, Mail, and iWeb, as well as a collection of Keynote objects. Users can download the Keynote Backgrounds package from the Jumsoft website for free.
iPresentee has released Keynote Themes 5.0, also to be used with Apple Keynote. The update features 10 new themes including Azure, Greenery, Blue Wave, Frozen Nature, Greenish, Ochre, Gradient Green, Orange Tree, Tones of Gray, and Wood Planks. The 10 additional themes brings the total number of themes in the package to 80.
Each theme is available in both standard and high definition formats and between 17 to 21 slide layouts depending on the theme. Keynote Themes 5.0 requires either iWork '08 or iWork '09 and is available from the iPresentee website for $25.