iWork for iOS and Mac Updated, Keynote Gains New Transitions

Thursday November 21, 2013 1:54 PM PST by Jordan Golson
Apple has pushed new updates for its iWork suite of productivity apps on both the Mac and iOS.

For iOS, Keynote saw the biggest improvements, gaining a number of new transitions, in addition to Apple's standard "stability improvements and bug fixes". Numbers and Pages each received unnamed stability improvements.

On the Mac, Keynote gained the same new transitions as on iOS, while Numbers and Pages received new toolbar customization options and other bug fixes.

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What’s New in Keynote for Mac Version 6.0.1

• Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
• New transitions including Blinds, Color Planes, Confetti, Fall, Perspective, Pivot, and Swoosh
• New builds including Blinds, Fly in, Fly out, Orbital, Pivot, Scale Big, and Swoosh
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

What’s New in Pages for Mac Version 5.0.1

• Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
• Center and edge guides are on by default
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

What’s New in Numbers for Mac Version 3.0.1

• Customize the toolbar with your most important tools
• Window size and placement preserved on Save
• Set default zoom in Preferences
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

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What's New in Keynote for iOS Version 2.0.1

• New transitions including Blinds, Color Planes, Confetti, Fall, Perspective, Pivot, and Swoosh
• New builds including Blinds, Fly in, Fly out, Orbital, Pivot, Scale Big, and Swoosh
• Stability improvements and bug fixes

What's New in Pages for iOS Version 2.0.1

• Stability improvements and bug fixes

What's New in Numbers for iOS Version 2.0.1

• Stability improvements and bug fixes
The apps were last updated in October when updated versions of all the apps were released for iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.

Users who own previous versions of iWork on Mac or iOS get these updates for free, as do users buying new Mac and iOS devices. For users with older devices that don't own the apps, they are available for $19.99/each on the Mac App Store and $9.99/each on the iOS App Store.

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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13 months ago
Bring back 'Facing pages' and perhaps I will start using it again. I did not buy a 27" iMac just so that I could scroll down single pages, Apple.


Microsoft Word allows me to have 4 pages on one screen. Your screen.


Fix it.
Rating: 25 Votes
13 months ago
If they are starting the updates this quickly wouldn't it have made more sense to release a finished product? Updates re-introducing old/new features doesn't make sense to me. Was anyone really clamoring for a redesign of the iWork suite so badly that releasing an unfinished product was necessary?

It's their product and they know way more than I do about it.

Just an outside-in observation.:confused:
Rating: 15 Votes
13 months ago
How about bringing back the ability to:

Add a page
Delete a page
Move a page
Duplicate a page
Copy a page

Shouldn't be too complicated... :(
Rating: 13 Votes
13 months ago
Wow, that was fast!
I'm guessing they actually planned to start restoring the missing features in advance and not just in response to negative publicity.
Rating: 12 Votes
13 months ago

Bring back 'Facing pages' and perhaps I will start using it again. I did not buy a 27" iMac just so that I could scroll down single pages, Apple.

Microsoft Word allows me to have 4 pages on one screen. Your screen.

Fix it.


For Jackie (as well as everyone else who gave this a thumbs up), I offer the following free advice (worth at least what you paid for it) as a former Apple engineer:

Stuff that's not in Radar is invisible.

My suggestion would be:

1. Go to developer.apple.com and sign up for a free developer account if you don't already have one (using your existing Apple ID).

2. Go to bugreport.apple.com and file a bug. Take note of its number.

Notes:
a) Make the scope of your bug as narrow as possible -- two different things may be assigned different engineers, different teams, different milestones, and it's frustrating to have to break things into pieces all the time as it makes bug reports confusing to read

b) If you get a response asking for more information, please answer it (so many do not)

c) System configs are wonderful things

d) Be polite

3. Go to openradar.appspot.com and add a description of what you filed. That way, other people can say, "Oh, yeah. THAT." And they can then write another bug report referencing yours.

When there are reports that have more duplicates than others, they tend to get higher priority.
Rating: 9 Votes
13 months ago
Maybe one day they will actually add the ability to open a document which is password protected. Always seem to forget the simple things. :confused:
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

I see many people making this same mistake. Apple did not "remove" any functions. This version of iWork was completely re-written in 64 bit, using Apple's most current development tools.

What happened was they couldn't include every existing function in time for the release. So, people say "then wait till it is finished to release it." But if they did that then there would be just as much bitching about why it is taking too long.

So while on the surface it seems like an "undo" would restore functions, it is really a complete "rewrite" to bring back these functions.


Making it 64 bit is trivial. It's a setting in Xcode. Target > Architecture > Change 32 bit to 64 bit. 90+% of your code requires no changing whatsoever. Most of the changing that needs to take place is trivial - changing one data type with another, which if they've typedef'd and factored properly, is really easy.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

I actually like Pages again....just waiting for more Newsletter layouts though. I really enjoyed those in the old version. Thanks for the hard work Apple!


Hard work? You must be kidding.

Apple leaves iWork dormant for almost five years, and when they finally release a new version, it has less features than the previous one. In those almost five years, they could have completely re-written iWork and included all the features again and many more. Meanwhile, it sits on a pile of almost US$ 150 billion in cash, which is certainly not being spent on the development of products, especially iWork.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

If they are starting the updates this quickly wouldn't it have made more sense to release a finished product? Updates re-introducing old/new features doesn't make sense to me. Was anyone really clamoring for a redesign of the iWork suite so badly that releasing an unfinished product was necessary?

It's their product and they know way more than I do about it.

Just an outside-in observation.:confused:


if you work in software, or creative writing, then youll know -- nothing is ever finished. most often the deadlines eventually get set at some point, but because it's not a hard science and is instead a bit of guesstimation, not everything makes it...you try to get as much as possible. lower-priority items (like these additional transitions) get bumped to future releases.

in a perfect world we'd all produce our code in a neat little dependable way that makes scheduling 100% accurate. but that aint this world. every programmer i know tends to underestimate how long it takes us to do things, whether due to enthusiasm or unexpected challenges.
Rating: 3 Votes
13 months ago
Those icons make my eyes bleed! Stop it Jonathan Ive!!
Rating: 3 Votes

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