Apple Updates iWork for iCloud Apps With Flat iOS 7 Design, New Features

Apple today updated its iWork for iCloud web apps (via 9to5Mac), introducing an iOS 7-style "flat" redesign that includes a revamped look for the document library and template selection screen in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. In addition to a new look, all three apps have also gained several new features, including the ability to add a password and share password protected documents with other users.

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Continuing its efforts to add collaborative features to iWork for iCloud, Apple has also added new options to view files shared by other users within each app.

Each app has also received upgrades to bring the software more in line with Apple’s iWork Mac apps. Pages now supports floating tables, page numbers, page counts, and footnotes, along with keyboard shortcuts for resizing, rotating, and repositioning objects. Keynote offers the same keyboard shortcuts and support for floating tables, and all three apps have gained rich formatting of text in table cells and bug fixes and stability improvements.

Apple likely has plans to introduce additional updates to iWork for iCloud in the near future, bringing the iOS 7-style design to all elements of the apps. iWork for iCloud continues to lack some notable collaborative features, including the ability to track changes and comment on content.

The iWork for iCloud software is available to all users for free and it can be accessed through Apple’s iCloud.com website.

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Top Rated Comments

illegalprelude Avatar
137 months ago
Been using iWork in the cloud heavily and it's been wonderful. Helping my fiancee with her resume and working on it together in real time is such a treat. Just hope these features come to the Mac at some point.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
137 months ago
OSX is next. Unfortunately.

Mark my words.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oliversl Avatar
137 months ago
There is a thin line between minimalism flat design and not knowing anything about design as a whole. Apple actions are too narrow thinking, not good for the industry as a whole.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
freddiecable Avatar
137 months ago
sad. by removing all affordance the usability drops quite dramatically! one thing to make it minimalistic. but remove buttons AND really poor contrast. apple - have you ever read the book 'Don't make me think!"?! I constantly miss very simple operations in new iOS and iCloud i can hardly differentiate stuff.

ive - hardware yes
ive - software no!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macbookairman Avatar
137 months ago
I think the rate at which Apple is updating iWork for iCloud shows a level of commitment that we haven't seen with any of their online services previously. We used to only see yearly/bi-yearly updates. This makes me very excited for where this will be this time next year.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mackan Avatar
137 months ago
Hmm. I wonder if this points to the window style that OS X 10.10 may have?
or maybe just for the web?

I can already see the 1000 posts threads for the iOS 7 style OS X 10.10... Going to be a hot debate.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)