Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac With iCloud Folder Sharing and Other New Features

Apple today updated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, its iWork apps designed for the Mac, to version 10.0 with a new set of features. The updates add support for iCloud Folder Sharing for collaborative files with macOS 10.15.4 installed, plus there are options to edit shared documents offline.

iwork for mac
There are also new templates and editable shapes to work with, a redesigned template chooser, and an option to add color, gradients, and images to the background of any document. Each app's release notes are below.

Pages Release Notes

  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new templates to help you get started.
  • Add a Pages document to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Apply a color, gradient, or image to the background of any document.
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your document with comments included.
  • Edit shared documents while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Numbers Release Notes

  • Create spreadsheets with more rows and columns than ever before.
  • Apply a color to a background of a sheet.
  • Add a Numbers spreadsheet to a shared ‌iCloud Drive‌ to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Edit shared spreadsheets while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your spreadsheet with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Keynote Release Notes

  • Add a Keynote presentation to a shared ‌iCloud Drive‌ to automatically start collaborating. Requires macOS 10.15.4.
  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you're back online.
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.
  • New "Keyboard" text build in and build out animation

Apple does not appear to have released updates to its iWork for iOS apps, so the new features are limited to the Mac versions at this time. All of the new updates can be downloaded from the Mac App Store.

Apple's iWork for Mac apps are all free downloads.

Top Rated Comments

ruka.snow Avatar
33 months ago

Does this add the cursor support that they mentioned was on its way?
Macs already have a cursor
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
33 months ago
This looks like a great update.

I love iWork. Sure, far from perfect, but it is the best office suite IMHO. I use it in the enterprise, and even with the ecosystem limitations, it's powerful.

I am so pleased Apple continues to invest in this tool.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonblatho Avatar
33 months ago

Why do most of the new templates come with missing fonts??
They’re downloaded and installed when you first attempt to use the templates. They may first appear as a fallback font, but they’ll come in.

New typefaces (there may be more than listed but these are the ones I’ve spotted):

* Graphik
* Graphik Compact
* Canela
* Canela Deck
* Canela Text
* Druk
* Druk Wide
* Proxima Nova

Good, versatile choices.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nattK Avatar
33 months ago
Why do most of the new templates come with missing fonts??


Does this add the cursor support that they mentioned was on its way?
This is the Mac apps. iOS and iPadOS updates coming soon
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sirozha Avatar
33 months ago

Nope. Pages says 'open,' not update. I guess the impatient among us must wait....
You have to click on the app once you search for it in order to see the Update button. Personally, I've never seen this method of updating before. Perhaps, this is how Apple is trying to mitigate congestion resulting from everyone starting to download at once.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iOS Geek Avatar
33 months ago
If, like me, you didn't see the updates showing yet...go into Search on the App Store and search for the app(s). Go to it's product page. It will give you the "Update" button.

Tried this on both my Mac and my phone. This only worked on my Mac.

EDIT:
[LIST=1]
* There are 19 new templates in Pages. Mostly books and resume's with a few letter templates thrown in.
* There are 10 new themes in Keynote.
* As for Numbers, there are two templates that are marked with a "new" dot next to their name. Blank Black and a new Table and Chart.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

ipad pro m1 feature

Gurman: Apple Event This October Remains Unlikely, No Touch ID for iPhone 15

Sunday October 2, 2022 6:41 am PDT by
Apple is developing new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV models, and at least some of these products will be released in October, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, Gurman continues to believe that Apple is unlikely to hold an event this month. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said "the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in...
maxresdefault

Apple Responds to Video Testing Crash Detection Feature With Junkyard Vehicles

Friday September 30, 2022 9:11 am PDT by
The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern recently traveled to Michigan to test Apple's new crash detection feature on the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Ultra. In response, Apple provided some additional information about how the feature works. Stern recruited Michael Barabe to crash his demolition derby car with a heavy-duty steel frame into two unoccupied vehicles parked in a junkyard — a 2003...
Hero0005

Best Apple Deals of the Week: M2 MacBook Air Hits New All-Time Low Price at $1,049, Plus Sales on AirPods Pro and More

Friday September 30, 2022 9:05 am PDT by
This week's best Apple deals focus on the AirPods Pro, AirPods Pro 2, and M2 MacBook Air, including numerous all-time low prices on these devices. You'll also find up to 50 percent off discounts on Anker and Eufy accessories on Amazon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...
Apple SIM Card

Apple SIM No Longer Available for Activating New Cellular Data Plans on iPads

Sunday October 2, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document. Introduced in 2014, the Apple SIM was designed to allow iPad users to activate cellular data plans from multiple carriers around the world. Initially, the Apple SIM was a physical nano-SIM card, but it was embedded inside later iPad Pro...
iphone 14 pro max vs 13 max 2

Camera Comparison: iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. iPhone 13 Pro Max

Thursday September 29, 2022 7:44 am PDT by
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max introduce some major improvements in camera technology, adding a 48-megapixel lens and low-light improvements across all lenses with the new Photonic Engine. We've spent the last week working on an in-depth comparison that pits the new iPhone 14 Pro Max against the prior-generation iPhone 13 Pro Max to see just how much better the iPhone 14 Pro Max can be. Subscrib ...
iOS 16 Wallpaper Spectrum Feature

Five Wallpaper Apps to Check Out for iOS 16's New Lock Screen Depth Effect

Thursday September 29, 2022 9:08 am PDT by
One of the biggest new features in iOS 16 is a completely redesigned iPhone Lock Screen. The new Lock Screen is entirely customizable, letting you change the colors and fonts, add widgets and new wallpapers, and more to make your iPhone uniquely yours. Of course, even before iOS 16, you could customize your Lock Screen with a wallpaper of your choice. iOS 16 takes the Lock Screen wallpaper...
top stories 1oct2022

Top Stories: Stage Manager Expands to Older iPad Pro Models, No October Apple Event?

Saturday October 1, 2022 6:00 am PDT by
While we had been expecting a follow-up October Apple event focused on Mac and iPad announcements, it sounds like we might not be getting another event after all. Instead, the pending updates in those product segments could be considered minor enough that they may be announced via press releases. It wasn't all bad news, however, with Apple announcing that it will be expanding an on-device...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.0.3 With More Bug Fixes Following iPhone 14 Launch

Monday October 3, 2022 7:53 am PDT by
iOS 16.0.2 was released last month with several bug fixes for iPhone 14 issues, excessive copy and paste permission prompts, and more. Now, evidence suggests that Apple is planning to release iOS 16.0.3 with additional bug fixes. Evidence of an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 software update has shown up in MacRumors analytics logs, which have been a reliable indicator in the past. There are several...
dynamic island alan dye

Apple Executives Talk About iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island in New Interview

Sunday October 2, 2022 10:48 am PDT by
In a new interview, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, and Apple's vice president of human interface design, Alan Dye, sat down to discuss the thinking behind the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island and how it was developed. During the interview with the Japanese magazine Axis, Federighi, who oversees the development of iOS, said Dynamic Island represents the...