We’ll take your Office suite and raise you, says Apple, updating iWork

Madeleine Swain
2 April, 2014
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With the release of Office for iPad last week proving a popular move (the productivity apps zipped to the top of the free iPad Apps chart), Apple has ‘coincidentally’ decided to make a few tweaks to its own suite of productivity apps, iWork.

9to5Mac notes that Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iCloud have all been updated.

Yesterday, Macworld Australia ran a piece from PC World‘s Tony Bradley who had been busy comparing the two sets of products, concluding that Microsoft had the edge.

Now Apple’s own document, spreadsheet and presentation editors have undergone design updates and also gained support for Retina displays.

Pages, Numbers and Keynote have all gained the ability to share view-only documents and to open documents from iCloud Mail directly. All three are available for download and now boast the following features and enhancements:

  • Keynote now has improved Presenter Display layouts and labels, plus new transitions.
  • Pages boasts copy-paste style improvements, has new templates, an improved text wrap and the ability to edit charts in imported documents.
  • Numbers has new custom data formats, custom table styles and new printing.

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It’s been just three months since the last update of iWork, which returned some features removed in the previous update (September 2013), following user criticism.

 

You can download the refreshed versions of the iWork apps below:

Pages for Mac – [Mac App Store]
Numbers for Mac – [Mac App Store]
Keynote for Mac [Mac App Store]

Pages for iOS – [App Store]
Numbers for iOS – [App Store]
Keynote for iOS – [App Store]

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