Today we’re introducing a new series of posts designed to help you learn more about our products for Keynote, Pages, Mail, and MS Office for Mac. In this series, we’ll give in-depth explanations of how various product sets work and how you can make the best of them. We’re planning to publish new posts every couple of weeks, so stay tuned.
We’re kicking off with a side-by-side comparison between two sets that you can find in Toolbox for Keynote: Themes for Keynote and Layouts for Keynote. While both collections deliver tens of unique styles for your presentations, they serve slightly different purposes.
|Themes for Keynote||Layouts for Keynote|
|Designs available now||71||51|
|Master slides in each||32||20|
|Focus on||Bullet text & images||Images, data charts & diagrams|
|Can be saved in Keynote|
The Themes for Keynote set consists of 71 themes (and more coming), which have broadly the same capabilities as Keynote’s stock themes and are great for text and image-heavy presentations. You can choose among 32 master slides, which cover various layouts of bullet text, images, or a combination of both. You can also add Keynote’s stock charts with their colors and fonts adjusted to match the design of the theme.
Layouts for Keynote offer 51 designs at the moment, each containing 20 master slides. In contrast with Themes for Keynote, the layouts do not follow the standard theme structure and mostly focus on visualizations instead, so they are perfect for data driven slideshows. The visualizations include various custom charts, diagrams, maps, lists, and other elements. Many items are embedded and can only be changed by editing the master slide, but Keynote makes it very simple—just click the “Edit Master Slide” button when it pops up.
Both sets cater for various visual styles, from the minimalistic Cool Air and classy Gabardine themes to the colorful Multi Vitamin and playful Sketch Art layouts. Whichever design you choose, you can easily adapt it to suit your company look and use it as a creative springboard for a top-notch slideshow.
We’ve got excellent news for those of you who use MS Office for Mac and have downloaded our recently released Toolbox for MS Office. The latest update of the Toolbox adds a HUGE number of new items, which makes it fully level with its counterpart for iWork.
Now take a deep breath, as here comes the list of all the new content added to Toolbox for MS Office: 12 Corporate Style Packs for Word, 6 layouts for PowerPoint, 5 themes for PowerPoint, 51 badge & ribbon sets, 61 clipart sets, 70 doodle sets, 60 icon sets, 18 bullet sets, 20 character sets, 75 frame sets, 37 pattern sets, 33 chart themes, 196 country maps, 24 region maps, 47 data visualization sets, 30 flag & symbol sets, and 435 diagrams.
Needless to say, the range will keep expanding in the future as we carry on designing pretty stuff for you. Remember that you can purchase any item separately, choose a category or a larger set, or opt for the full $79.99 bundle with unlimited future updates.
Toolbox for MS Office is available for download from the Mac App Store.
You’ve guessed it: The grand upgrade of all things Toolbox wouldn’t be complete without revamping our two iOS apps. Therefore, we’re proud to introduce the Toolboxes for Pages and Keynote for iOS, which both feature new interface as well as a huge content update.
From now on, the iOS Toolboxes include exactly the same content as the OS X versions, giving you an opportunity to work on any of your Pages and Keynotes projects on your iOS device. Corporate Style Packs for iOS makes its debut along 250 individual templates for Pages that are new to Toolbox for iOS. Toolbox for Keynote has also received a significant boost of diagrams, clipart images, and other elements.
As the other Toolbox apps, the iOS versions are free download that offer you a new, convenient way to view and to purchase thousands of add-ons for Pages and Keynote for iOS. You can purchase these by piece, by category, or by set. In addition, it gives you a snippet from each product category free of charge!