Apple today updated its iWork apps for iOS devices, Numbers, Pages, and Keynote, to version 3.1, introducing a range of new features and improvements in each app.

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Pages, Apple's word processing app, has gained new text formatting options, bookmarks to link sections of a document, support for equations, Touch ID support for password protected documents, and more. A full list of changes for Pages is below:

What's New
-Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
-Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
-Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
-Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID
-Import and export documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)
-Easily replace missing fonts in your document
-New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
-Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

Numbers, Apple's app for creating spreadsheets, has new options to add new or historical stock information to documents, a revamped editing experience, a new action menu that makes it easier to get to the most common tasks, Touch ID support, and more. A full list of changes is below:

What's New
-Easily add current or historical stock information to spreadsheets
-Use the new My Stocks template to easily track your portfolio
-A powerful new editing experience makes entering data and formulas fast and easy
-New action menu keeps most common tasks one tap away
-Quickly open password-protected spreadsheets using Touch ID
-Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
-New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
-Easily replace missing fonts in your spreadsheet
-While collaborating on a spreadsheet, you can now cut, copy, paste, and duplicate sheets
-Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region
-Edit rich text within table cells

Keynote, Apple's presentation app, includes an improved rehearsal feature with slide, presenter notes, and timer in one view, new options for customizing slide backgrounds, Touch ID support for opening password protected documents, and more. A full list is below:

What's New
-Change slide master and customize slide background
-Rehearse a presentation with current slide, presenter notes, and timer all in one view
-Quickly open password-protected presentations using Touch ID
-Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
-Easily replace missing fonts in your presentation
-New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
-Import Keynote 1 presentations
-Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites
-Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

All three of the new updates are available for download immediately. Customers who already own Apple's iWork apps will be able to obtain the new updates at no cost.

Many of the same changes have also been introduced in Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for Mac, all of which also have updates available this morning.

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

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

Top Rated Comments

TheralSadurns Avatar
91 months ago
YES... Keynote finally has an OBJECTS LIST... call it layers if you are into Photoshop... FINALLY...



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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sracer Avatar
91 months ago
Nice features to add, but THE key feature missing from this version (that iWork 09 has, linked text boxes) continues to be MIA. :(
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordQ Avatar
91 months ago
Wait, we could not add sup and sub characters before? WAIT, it took them 7 years to add that feature!?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PBG4 Dude Avatar
91 months ago
Cool to see these apps continuing to get Apple's attention.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sudo1996 Avatar
91 months ago
Pages and Keynote replaced Word and PowerPoint for me, but Numbers has always been slow and weak compared to Excel, not even suitable for school lab reports.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
91 months ago
Equations in Pages? I only asked for that while I was in high school and college (2007-2014). Too late to be useful to me, but if they'd done it ten years earlier, lab reports would have been so much easier.

I remember I spent some time trying to figure out how plugins in Pages worked so that I could add this feature myself... never was able to make it very far.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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