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MagnetBoard NXT Version 1.1 Preview

Your Best Ideas Live Here.

Our crowd-favorite brainstorming powerhouse is radically enhanced and expanded for
the NXT generation of Keynote: Introducing MagnetBoard NXT.

*Version 1.1 Now Available with expanded layouts and all-new Add-On Templates.

KeynotePro / Keynote Themes / MagnetBoard NXT


Your ideas have a flow all their own. Express every aspect of them with a theme that's as fun to use as it is functional.

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The Modern Classic, Evolved.
The MagnetBoard themes have been completely reinvented in the transition to NXT, adding the all-new Aero style alongside a slate of new Keynote 6/7-only enhancements that make it our most flexible version of MagnetBoard yet.

MagnetBoard remains one of our most popular themes to date, consistently delighting our customers with its' flexibility, gripping layouts and DIY spirit. MagnetBoard NXT for Keynote 6.x-9.x - our latest next-generation Keynote theme - expands upon this heritage while staying true to its' roots of appealing, accessible and use-driven design.

A good MagnetBoard is a staple for prototyping, outlining and brainstorming - ideas come to life through the interaction of root concepts and associative space in a process that can be, at times, as chaotic as it is kinetic. With MagnetBoard NXT, we've managed to capture not just the visual dynamics of a MagnetBoard - the raw tactile sense of material and placement - but also the free-flowing, mutable nature of the format that makes it so very appealing to use in the first place. We began with a trio of richly-textured bases - smooth, galvanized steel and distressed, oxidized and perforated metals - showboxing crisp paper and thumb-worn magnets begging to be touched. The core layouts frame a range of whole-page and mixed-element layouts covering all the basics - from photo-driven slides to multi-topic content-driven models - each designed with an eye toward balance and holding focus on your content rather than its surroundings. But the theme really comes to life when you begin working with the Freeform Masters - bare-essential layouts designed to be used with the included Supplemental Objects library to build your own arrangements, layouts and content models on the fly.

What's New? What's NXT.

The MagnetBoard themes have been thoroughly reinvented in the evolution from the original '09 edition to NXT, while retaining the soul and style of the original theme. The core backgrounds, palettes, magnets and slide types have been refined and expanded to give you more choices than ever before, while the entire master-slide library has been overhauled with a less-is-more approach, eschewing dated or retired masters in favor of more focused variations around an expanded range of core content models. And an all-new third theme style - Aero - joins MagnetBoard Classic and Teknik to round out the MagnetBoard options with a sophisticated, understated and professional feel.

The entire MagnetBoard framework has been reenginered from the ground up to take advantage of everything the modern Keynote architecture has to offer. The "On Paper" approach of the original MagnetBoard themes provides a range of traditional layout options, while the new stand-alone photo styles now integrate directly under the pre-placed magnet objects - producing a much more natural, lifelike appearance while providing even greater flexibility for further customization. Uniquely layered Title/Caption elements take advantage of the same layering enhancements in Keynote 6.x-9.x, making it easy to build Freeform-leaning slides right out of-the-box. And each of the MagnetBoard NXT themes are fully optimized for the new Shape, Text and Chart Styles introduced in Keynote 6, so you can customize the principal color and type styles throughout the entire theme to reflect your own style more easily than ever before.

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Oldschool Meets Newschool.
The classic "On Paper" style of the original MagnetBoard theme provides a range of traditional layout options, while the new stand-alone photo objects provide even greater flexibility than before, with uniquely layered, Freeform-leaning masters built right in. Go Freeform for even more control, with Supplemental Objects like the Photo Strip and Word Tiles (shown below) that make it easy to extend or accent your own unique layouts.


The Slides

The MagnetBoard NXT v1.1 themes now include 44 master slides - a mix of whole-page and mixed-object layouts, along with the Freeform Masters optimized for custom layouts or accent object placement. The core layouts frame a range of general-purpose designs with an eye toward simplicity - crisp type on visibly tactile foundations designed to drive attention toward your content rather than its surroundings. Along with the basic text and photo layouts present in any Keynote 6.x-9.x theme, MagnetBoard NXT includes an expanded selection of content-oriented masters, including Percentage Compare & Contrast, Quotation, Numbered Section Header, multi-column and captioned layout/photo slides. Version 1.1 adds new Agenda, Contents, Welcome Message and Speakers slides to the core themes, along with new foundation styles to enhance and accent the new Element Template Add-Ons. The accompanying chart fills include both warm and cool palettes that allow you to provide additional contrast against the surrounding style.

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The Big Picture.

Widescreen (HD) Themes, available in the MagnetBoard NXT Pro Edition, expand the style into widescreen format with aspect-optimized HD versions of the MagnetBoard NXT design, so you can take advantage of the clean simplicity of a an iMac, Mac-driven HD Display or Monitor, or HD projection system as target presentation platforms without the letterboxing associated with running traditional 4:3 presentations on widescreen.  Whether attached to an HD display or projecting to an HD-equipped room, your presentation will take full advantage of every inch, custom-tailored to intelligently adapt the MagnetBoard NXT aesthetic to the larger footprint of HD. MagnetBoard NXT playback in Keynote for iOS

The Right Touch.

Can't imagine leaving your favorite portable device out of your work-flow? The MagnetBoard NXT themes are fully compatible with Keynote for iOS and iCloud, so you can transfer a presentation using the MagnetBoard NXT themes to your iPad, iPhone or iCloud Drive for playback or editing with no updates or special workarounds required. And MagnetBoard NXT is also iOS Direct Install enabled, so you can install the MagnetBoard NXT themes directly onto your mobile device from your KeynotePro Account to author new presentations on the go. Keynote for iOS is a beautiful way to engage your audience in a tactile way, and the MagnetBoard NXT style remains just as stunning at arm's length as it is projected on the big screen.

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Add-Ons & Extras

The MagnetBoard NXT v1.1 themes now include new Template Extensions to make your presentation building even easier. The Elements: Timeline & Pricing Templates include multiple styles of Photo and Milestone Timelines, along with Pricing Table slides ready to Copy & Paste into your MagnetBoard NXT presentations. And the Elements: Device Mockup templates enable you to showcase your apps, concepts, and designs on a range of familiar Apple-centric hardware, including narrative and detail layouts featuring MacBooks, iPads and iPhones.

Supplemental Material

The PitchBoards NXT Supplemental Materials file includes the three PitchBoards palettes, pre-linked Button Objects for copy-paste ease in interactive presentations, along with a DIY color change reference that walks you through changing the color scheme for an entire presentation or a single slide. The Supplemental Materials are installed right in your theme directory, ready to reference whenever you're building an District presentation.

Built for Keynote 6.x-9.x.

Thanks to the power of Keynote, MagnetBoard is more than your ordinary brainstorming deck. From the razor-sharp text and professional charting capabilities, to the wide range of native graphic format support that give you unprecedented flexibility with your imagery and media, it's never been so easy to look so good - from presentation screen to printout & beyond - with so little effort. And thanks to the new Shape and Text Styles introduced with Keynote 6, it's never been easier to customize every aspect of your MagnetBoard presentation in a few short steps. Keynote makes it a snap, and MagnetBoard wraps it all in a finely textured, use-driven metaphor look that gets noticed every time.

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Colorful, Eye-Cathing Palettes
The MagnetBoard NXT themes are fully optimized for the Chart Styles palette introduced in Keynote 6, including a pair of Warm/Cool blends that allow you to pivot on mood or contrast in any of the surround styles.

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View the available Master Slides for the MagnetBoard NXT v1.1 Themes.
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View a sample MagnetBoard NXT presentation in Quicktime.
VR Requirements Requirements.
MagnetBoard NXT requires Keynote 6.0 or higher, and the American Typewriter and Noteworthy font faces.

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NXT/Theme and NXT Theme are trademarked properties of Walrus Group LLC.

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MagnetBoard NXT Master Slides


MagnetBoard NXT in Action.


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Compatibility at a Glance:

Keynote '09 Compatible Keynote 6 Compatible Keynote for iOS, Keynote for iCloud  Compatible
Keynote '09 Keynote 6-9 iOS/iCloud


If you're a registered user of the original MagnetBoard theme for Keynote '09, you can Upgrade to MagnetBoard NXT at a reduced cost:  Log into Your Account to view all available Version Upgrades.

Users who purchased MagnetBoard for Keynote '09 (any Edition) on or after February 15, 2015 have been updated to the respective NXT Edition at no charge - Click on Your Account in the main toolbar to log in when you're ready to download.


Select Theme Options:

Standard Edition

Standard Edition
Standard Definition (SD) Theme Files


Add HD
High-Definition / Widescreen (HD) Theme Files


Also available for iWork '08:


Standard Edition

MagnetBoard NXT Standard Themes
Standard Definition (SD) Theme, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, additional Magnet and Freeform layout objects, "Getting Started" guide.

17.9 MB Combined Theme Download


Build A Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Standard Edition themes - a $10 savings.


Pro Edition

MagnetBoard NXT Pro Themes
Standard Definition and Widescreen (SD/HD) Themes, Supplemental presentation containing Fills/Palettes, additional Magnet and Freeform layout objects, "Getting Started" guide.

28.3 MB Combined Theme Download


Build a Bundle

Add this theme to a Bundle with 2 other KeynotePro Pro Edition themes - over $10 in savings.


MagnetBoard NXT does not have a Pro+Mobile Edition
MagnetBoard NXT does not have a Pages Component.

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