Apple Updates iWork for iOS and Mac with Yosemite and Continuity Support

With the release of OS X Yosemite today, Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps on both Mac and iOS with support for the new version of OS X and Continuity, which allows users to continue their work from their iOS devices to Macs and back again.

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iWork for Mac received the biggest improvements, with all new looks for Pages, Keynote and Numbers inspired by the look of OS X Yosemite. iWork for iOS received support for third-party storage providers, allowing users to save their documents with providers like Dropbox. Both versions of iWork received numerous improvements and refinements, like updated file formats for easier sharing through Gmail and Dropbox, customizable alignments and much more.

Apple's line of iWork apps are free to users who have recently purchased a new Mac or iOS device. Otherwise, each iWork app for Mac is available for $19.99 while each iWork app for iOS is available for $9.99.

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

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



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62 months ago
Some of us aren't interested in an "all new look" for iWork. What we want is all the old features.
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62 months ago

I deleted the new version the moment I saw what they'd done to it. Too many lost features that are critical to my workflow.

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Linkage?


The iWork apps have been getting continuous updates since they were first released. I find them much easier to use than the old versions and the killer feature is the fact that I can view or work on my documents on my mobile devices without worrying that it's going to mess up my file because there is full feature parity across different devices and on the web version. The web version parity was particular important for us because some of us aren't on Macs.

As a power user, I could never go back to the old iWork apps now. Particularly because the ability to share and work on documents in real time with other people was nonexistent in the old apps. I can even edit on my iPhone while my coworker is editing in iCloud.com on her Windows PC. In real time. And that's just one of the new features the old versions never had.

Of course you wouldn't know all that since you said you deleted them the moment you saw them. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
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62 months ago

Some of us aren't interested in an "all new look" for iWork. What we want is all the old features.


Funny. I still keep the '09 copy for this reason. Apple dumbed down iWork so much it made it difficult for me to use on the simplest things. I find '09 version so much more powerful and useful. The new version makes you jump around hoops to do certain things and I find it very limiting.
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62 months ago

The iWork apps have been getting continuous updates since they were first released. I find them much easier to use than the old versions and the killer feature is the fact that I can view or work on my documents on my mobile devices without worrying that it's going to mess up my file because there is full feature parity across different devices and on the web version. The web version parity was particular important for us because some of us aren't on Macs.

As a power user, I could never go back to the old iWork apps now. Particularly because the ability to share and work on documents in real time with other people was nonexistent in the old apps. I can even edit on my iPhone while my coworker is editing in iCloud.com on her Windows PC. In real time. And that's just one of the new features the old versions never had.

Of course you wouldn't know all that since you said you deleted them the moment you saw them. :rolleyes:

As a power user, how do you work around the fact that the latest version of Pages does NOT support linked text boxes? :confused: I genuinely would like to know. I'm NOT a power user and that omission alone makes the new version of Pages a non-starter and why I must stick with iWork '09. :(
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62 months ago
They ought to provide Pages for free since the last version was unusable.
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62 months ago

Some of us aren't interested in an "all new look" for iWork. What we want is all the old features.


And I agree with this too.
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62 months ago

Are you saying that they've added back support for linked text boxes back into Pages?!? :eek:



Exactly! Apple knows what's best! It's not like people complained about Apple removing the Camera Roll in iOS 8 and as a result Apple restored it... ummm...oh wait...


Good Point. Oh, and remember that day when people complained about the iOS 7 "flat" design and Jony Ive decided to change it back. . . . oh wait a minute! :P
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62 months ago

Love the screen name, not the comment.

Feature parity is meaningless when the features are inadequate.


Also when you don't use an iOS device to write documents... I see no reason to use anything but a PC, so feature parity at the expense of features is extremely frustrating.

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I would hardly call iWork '09 great. It lacks so many features. The simple fact that the new iWork has even less features does not make the old version great. They are both crap.


Well, I've been using that "crap" since 2008 for high school and college work and have loved it. I didn't think it would be good at first. It ended up killing off the last MS products I used EXCEPT for Excel. Pages is missing some useless Word features, and Keynote has lots of features PowerPoint doesn't have. The applications are all much more stable and user-friendly than their Office counterparts, which is why I even used Numbers for less serious documents. That is, in the good versions of iWork.
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62 months ago

So, should we come to the conclusion that, while Pages mixes word processing and DTP elements, it does a poor job at both?

No. Yes it mixed elements of both, but no it didn't do a poor job at both.

Maybe it was inadequate for you, but based on the comments in this thread and basically everywhere else it is discussed, the overwhelming opinion is that it met the needs of many. Certainly well enough to lament over the current state of the software.

It's clear that nothing less than MS office is sufficient for you. That's fine but it shows that you have a different perspective than those who are able to use iWork effectively.
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62 months ago

It is very simple for me. Old Pages confused that crap out of me.


Well, once you learned your way around the Inspector it was simple; everything was right there. In Pages 5 you have Apple's "smart sidebar" which dumbs everything down and hides options under dropdown means. Like 60% of the sidebar is blank space for me.
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