Apple Updates iWork Apps for iOS and macOS to Version 11

Apple today updated its suite of iWork apps designed for iOS and macOS devices to version 11, introducing a number of new features and tweaks to improve their functionality.

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On iOS, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote now feature onscreen keypads for entering exact values for text size, spacing, table size, and more, plus there's a feature for adding or removing objects or table cells from a selection by tapping or dragging across them.

There's an option to always open presentations, documents, and spreadsheets in edit mode in each app, and phone number links can be added to table cells, text objects, and shapes. Apple has also added precise editing controls in the Arrange Inspector for adjusting the look and placement of objects,

On macOS, Numbers, Pages, and Keynote feature an updated media browser with enhanced search options and new content categories like Recents, Portraits, and Live Photos, plus there's an option to add phone number links to table cells, objects, and shapes, and an AppleScript function for changing a document password or opening a password-protected document.

Keynote also includes an option to view presenter notes, current slide, and next slide in a separate window when presenting, and there are thumbnails in the build order window to make it easier to edit complex sequences.

The new updates are available from the iOS App Store and macOS ‌App Store‌ as of this morning.

Apple's iWork apps are free downloads for everyone.

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BWhaler Avatar
42 months ago

Does anyone use Keynote? I had it installed on all my Macs, iPads and iPhones until very recently when I realised 'Never, not once have I used this thing!'
It crushes PowerPoint. For people who hate Numbers and Pages, which I love but understand why they are not for everyone, there is never any debate about the superiority of Keynote. It’s not perfect, but it’s incredible.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
42 months ago
It’s scary how much I love iWork. It’s some of the best software Apple makes.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CptnJustc Avatar
42 months ago
And you people thought we needed new hardware announcements today.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nattK Avatar
42 months ago

Does anyone use Keynote? I had it installed on all my Macs, iPads and iPhones until very recently when I realised 'Never, not once have I used this thing!'
I use it exclusively for slide design. Keynote is the best hands down if your slides include advanced animations and transitions. A lot of people I know also use Keynote for simple motion graphics or prototyping.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Just sayin... Avatar
42 months ago
Any mention of a pivot-table function being added to Numbers? That’s the only thing keeping me from ditching Excel...

One thing: smart categories don’t work for my needs.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Maconplasma Avatar
42 months ago

Does anyone use Keynote? I had it installed on all my Macs, iPads and iPhones until very recently when I realised 'Never, not once have I used this thing!'
If you're using Powerpoint you really should try out Keynote. It's FAR FAR FAR superior to Powerpoint. I would argue that even Microsoft would agree with Keynote being better than PPT could ever be.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)