Apple Planning Updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Apps to Take Advantage of Trackpad Support on iPads

Apple today announced that its iWork suite of productivity apps, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, will soon be updated to take full advantage of trackpad support coming in iPadOS 13.4, which will be released on March 24.


From its press release for new iPad Pro models today:

Writing and editing text is a breeze in Pages, working with multiple objects in Keynote is easier than ever, and added levels of precision make working with even the largest spreadsheets a snap. Additional new features include gorgeous new templates in Pages and Keynote, giving users a head start on creating beautiful documents and, for the first time in iWork, users can add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter.

Apple added that collaboration will also become easier with support for iCloud folder sharing, a feature expected to be available in iPadOS 13.4.

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2 weeks ago
Great news. IWork is awesome. I hope Apple adds other cool features too, eg smart shapes with Apple Pencil, etc.
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2 weeks ago
And hopefully bring back features found in older versions of the apps.
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2 weeks ago
I’ll just wait until Microsoft updates their suite of apps.
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2 weeks ago
No way iWork will ever enjoy the current success of Microsoft Office
I still prefer Office 2019 for Mac over iWork
even on iPad

Microsoft hit a major milestone.

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2 weeks ago
That’s all well and good but given the pro moniker and prices can’t we get some serious pro apps? xcode, Logic etc?
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2 weeks ago


So, I'm assuming this means that developers have to update their apps to be able to take advantage? We'll see how long that takes.


Well, yes.

Shouldn't take too long, though. Nadella-era Microsoft is quite happy to make Office on iPad a first-tier platform. They're not quite there yet, but bit by bit.
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