Apple Updates iWork Apps for Mac for iBooks Author Transition, YouTube and Vimeo Embeds [Update: iWork for iOS Apps Updated Too]

Apple today updated its iWork apps for the Mac to version 10.1, introducing new features for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers.

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The Pages app now supports importing books from iBooks Author, which Apple discontinued and removed from the App Store on July 1. The update app also allows videos from YouTube and Vimeo to be played right in documents, with release notes below.

- Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your documents.
- Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.
- Create more flexible formulas using new functions.
- Import an iBooks Author book to work on it in Pages.

Numbers also supports playing YouTube and Vimeo videos in spreadsheets, plus it has new functions that include XLOOKUP, XMATCH, and REGEX for matching patterns, manipulating text, and creating flexible formulas.

- Play YouTube and Vimeo videos right in your spreadsheets.
- Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.
- New functions, including XLOOKUP, XMATCH, and REGEX, let you match patterns, manipulate text, and create flexible formulas.

Keynote has a new "Play Slideshow in Window" option that lets you access other applications when presenting slides locally or through video conferencing, along with some other new features outlined in the release notes.

- Use the new "Play Slideshow in Window" option to have access to other applications while presenting locally or via video conferencing.
- Movies can now play through slide transitions. Add the same movie to multiple slides to play from one slide to the next.
- Use the Align to Path option to have objects stay pointed in the correct direction while following a motion path.
- Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects.

Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for Mac are all free downloads that can be accessed in the Mac App Store.

Update: Apple has also updated its iWork for apps for iOS with many of the same features, and updated iOS apps are available from the iOS ‌App Store‌.

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Top Rated Comments

Benjamid Avatar
52 months ago
Loving iWork!!!! Great to see gets updates.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
52 months ago
I think the iOS icons need to look like these, not the other way around.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AstroRob Avatar
52 months ago
Is it seriously weird that embedding YouTube videos only works in Pages and Numbers but not Keynote? Since I have, to date, only embedded videos in Keynote?

Historically they've always added parallel functionality to all 3 apps, even when it didn't make much sense for 1 or 2 of them. But playing videos for presentation is what Keynote is FOR!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kmj2318 Avatar
52 months ago

Is it a joke that they refuse to update the icons for these? Imagine them looking like the iOS ones and matching the style of every other icon in my dock.
They already showed what they will look like in Big Sur, but the version of iWork for Big Sur won’t be released until Big Sur is released.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iDento Avatar
52 months ago
iWork is amazing, it keeps getting better. I think they should unify the icons, not sure which one looks better, both macOS and iOS icons are fine.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
52 months ago

Not compatible with High Sierra. Mojave?
I've had four "incompatible" updates in the app store for a long time. These three and iMovie. I'm on HS. I'm not sure what about the operating system makes it impossible for Pages to make it possible for you to write a letter to your mother, but it must be something Earth-shattering.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)