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Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS and iCloud with design changes and much more!

Earlier today Apple updated its iWork productivity suite for iCloud followed up by updating the same for Mac and iOS.

 

iWork for iCloud

The update features new design elements and sharing options. The following enhancements have been made —

  • All three apps now have improved Retina display support

  • An updated design for the editor tab

  • improved sharing functionality

The new sharing options allow users to share documents in a new read-only mode (previously, anyone could edit documents shared via iCloud) and can also be opened directly via iCloud Mail.

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Individually, Pages, Apple’s word processor, has been updated with new templates, the ability to edit charts from imported documents, and improved text wrap. Keynote, Apple’s slide presentation creator, has also, like Pages, added the ability for the editing of charts within imported files, and Numbers, Apple’s Spreadsheet maker, now has improved pop-up menu support.iworkupdates

A pop-up within the iWork for iCloud apps indicated that Apple had plans to update PagesNumbers, and Keynote for both iOS and Mac, with the updates being required to open documents edited in iCloud. Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 9.28.49 pm

 

iWork for iOS and Mac

Following the above update for iWork for iCloud, Apple has also pushed out new versions of the iOS and OS X version of the productivity suite, providing feature parity with the online version. Pages(iOS / Mac), Keynote (iOS / Mac), and Numbers (iOS / Mac) each has been given a new read-only sharing mode to work with the iCloud version of that feature.

The list of changes and enhancements are listed as below:

Pages for iOS

What’s New in Version 2.2

• New “view only” setting lets you share documents you want others to view but not edit
• Search documents by name
• Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
• Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
• New Arabic and Hebrew templates
• Improved support for bi-directional text
• Word count for Hebrew
• Improved ePub export
• Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
• Usability improvements

Pages for Mac

What’s New in Version 5.2

• New “view only” setting lets you share documents you want others to view but not edit
• Delete, duplicate and reorder sections using the page navigator
• Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
• Copy-paste style improvements
• Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
• Improved Instant Alpha image editing
• Media Browser improvements, including search
• Improved AppleScript support
• New Arabic and Hebrew templates
• Improved support for bi-directional text
• Word count for Hebrew
• Create custom data formats
• Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
• Show rulers as a percentage of document size
• Improved text box behaviour
• Improved EndNote support, including citations in footnotes
• Improved ePub export
• Usability improvements

 

Keynote for iOS

What’s New in Version 2.1

• Use the new remote feature to control slideshows on other devices
• New transitions including Droplet and Grid
• Enhanced presenter display options
• Share password-protected documents via iCloud link
• Create charts with date, time, and duration values
• Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations
• Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations
• Bug fixes and stability improvements

Keynote for Mac

What’s New in Version 6.2

• New “view only” setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
• Improved Presenter Display layouts and labels
• New transitions and builds: Object Revolve, Drift and Scale, and Skid
• Improved Magic Move including text morphing
• Apply motion blur to animations
• Show rulers as a percentage of document size
• Improved Instant Alpha image editing
• Media Browser improvements, including search
• Directly specify start and end points of movies
• Create custom data formats
• Export to PPTX format
• Improved AppleScript support
• Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
• Support for animated GIFs
• Detailed presentation import feedback
• Improved animation performance
• Improved bi-directional support: switch direction for text, lists and tables
• Allow objects on slide to layer with master
• Improved text box behaviour
• Usability improvements

 

Numbers for iOS

What’s New in Version 2.2

• New “view only” setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
• Search spreadsheets by name
• Progress indicator for calculations
• Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
• Faster CSV import
• Improved Microsoft Excel compatibility
• Usability improvements

Numbers for Mac

What’s New in Version 3.2

• New “view only” setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
• Set margins in print setup
• Create headers and footers in print setup
• New printing options: page numbering, page ordering and zoom
• Create custom data formats
• Create custom table styles
• Drag and drop a CSV file directly into a sheet
• Automatically update an existing table by dragging in a CSV file
• Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
• Cell-based import feedback
• Improved text box behaviour
• Media Browser improvements, including search
• Improved Instant Alpha image editing
• Improved Microsoft Excel compatibility
• Improved AppleScript support
• Usability improvements

 

Apple recently began including a copy of the iWork and iLife suites along with new iOS devices and Macs, but users with older devices will have to purchase these versions separately, if they haven’t already.

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Shaminder Pal Singh

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