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Apple on Wednesday updated all three applications in its iWork productivity suite, as well as iPhoto, iMovie and Aperture, to take advantage of new features in Mountain Lion.

Updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are now available on the Mac App Store. Each application has also been updated to take advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on the next-generation MacBook Pro. Apple has said that files will "appear sharper and more vibrant" after the update.

New features in Pages 4.2, Numbers 2.2, and Keynote 5.2 according to Apple, are:
  • iCloud: Store documents, spreadsheets and presentations in iCloud and keep them automatically up to date across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the Web. Changes made to a document on one device automatically appear on all your other devices.
  • Dictation: Speak words, numbers, or sentences and watch them appear in your document, spreadsheet or presentation.

Also released on Wednesday was iPhoto 9.3.2, which supports compatibility with Mountain Lion. The update adds new sharing options with the Messages application and Twitter, and it also features performance and stability improvements.

Aperture 3.3.2 is also available on the Mac App Store, and supports compatibility with Mountain Lion. The update also:
  • Addresses issues that could affect performance when entering and existing Full Screen mode
  • Auto White Balance can now correct color using Skin Tone mode, even when Faces is disabled
  • Projects and albums in the Library Inspector can now be sorted by date in addition to name and kind
  • Includes performance and stability improvements

Finally, iMovie was also updated on Wednesday to version 9.0.7. Changes to the latest version, according to Apple, are:
  • Fixes an issue related to third-party QuickTime components that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly
  • Resolves stability issues when previewing MPEG-2 video clips in the Camera Import window
  • Fixes an issue where audio was not included when importing MPEG-2 video clips from a camera
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This is what I've been waiting for(iWork)!! And I'm happy to say that it works great! 

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This is what I've been waiting for(iWork)!! And I'm happy to say that it works great! 

So many new toys eh! Where to begin? I replaced my MBP's HD with an SSD yesterday too .... OMG! It's like Christmas!
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iMovie 9.0.7 has also been released today.

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And Aperture.

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Maybe in iPhoto we will finally be able to export photos with the creation date (date picture was taken) as the file name?  This program is useless without this.  Urgh.

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This program is useless without this.


Except that's completely wrong.

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So where are the haters to scream about no iWork 2012 and iLife 2012. Weren't they demanding that Apple overhaul the programs and charge us all over again or the programs are crap. 

 

did they finally figure out that there's really no overwhelming need to overhaul any of them and that these 'baby updates' for free are actually a better way to go (cause they are free). I sure hope so

 

That said, I actually do wish they would overhaul iWork a little. I would rather have the slide out tool panel of iPhoto than the pop out boxes of iWork (inspector, fonts etc). At least as a UI option. Those that really like the pop ups could always select to go back to 'classic' like you can in Mail. 

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iWork iCloud integration is still lackluster. There still isn't full compatibility between iOS and OS X, resulting in multiple duplicates for documents with extended features being used in the OS X versions. So, in short, it doesn't "just work".

Apple really needs to polish this up.
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So where are the haters to scream about no iWork 2012 and iLife 2012.

 

Everywhere; they're just subtle.

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The iWork updates still have access to iWork.com. I guess we will see another update in a week to remove the feature when the domain closes...

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Hi guys,

 

few questions:

 

- is ML Numbers fully compatible with iOS after the upgrade ?

- I need to start writing some technical docs, is ML Pages iCloud well integrated with system now ? I mean, can I use Pages on my iPad, and continue working on my iMac without some sort of hack ?

- I still have Lion, but the MacBook Pro upgrade prompt me to update Safari and iWork suite. I understand that this are upgrade intended for mountain lion, and because I use my MacBook Pro for work, I am unsure about installing them or not.

 

thanks

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The iWork updates still have access to iWork.com. I guess we will see another update in a week to remove the feature when the domain closes...

I noticed that too. Also, maybe if we are really lucky (I sincerely doubt this will happen), we'll see iWork bumped up to 64bit versions. How can Apple expect third-parties to get with the program if they still haven't updated all their apps?
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Hi guys,

few questions:

- is ML Numbers fully compatible with iOS after the upgrade ?
- I need to start writing some technical docs, is ML Pages iCloud well integrated with system now ? I mean, can I use Pages on my iPad, and continue working on my iMac without some sort of hack ?
- I still have Lion, but the MacBook Pro upgrade prompt me to update Safari and iWork suite. I understand that this are upgrade intended for mountain lion, and because I use my MacBook Pro for work, I am unsure about installing them or not.

thanks

(1) No
(2) No
(3) Shouldn't be an issue, install away.
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I couldn't disagree more if I tried, iWork is in dire need of a significant update! Sure these little patches to ensure compatibility with the newer versions of OS X are great, they're also pretty much unavoidable for Apple as it would be rather pathetic for them to release Mountain Lion and not have their own work suite compatible with it's latest feature.

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So where are the haters to scream about no iWork 2012 and iLife 2012. Weren't they demanding that Apple overhaul the programs and charge us all over again or the programs are crap. 

 

did they finally figure out that there's really no overwhelming need to overhaul any of them and that these 'baby updates' for free are actually a better way to go (cause they are free). I sure hope so

 

That said, I actually do wish they would overhaul iWork a little. I would rather have the slide out tool panel of iPhoto than the pop out boxes of iWork (inspector, fonts etc). At least as a UI option. Those that really like the pop ups could always select to go back to 'classic' like you can in Mail. 

Good grief, how are people who have been waiting for an update for over three years "HATERS"? Seriously?

 

I'm as big of a defender of Apple as anyone, but iWork is in need of a major update. Tried using Keynote on an iPad lately? Or viewing a Keynote presentation you created on your Mac and have it crash and be unrecoverable (and un-fixable by Apple Support Tech?)? Or tried to play that presentation on an iPad and watch most of the features go away? 

 

I am impressed in the quality (with the notable exception of the very buggy Keynote) of the software after THREE plus years of no major upgrade. But I'm a hater I guess for wanting this software suite to keep pace with MSFT Office, and yes I'd pay for them (and so should anyone who gets a major feature set update). These are not "baby updates", they're mere patches to keep up with their OS update (dictation, "retina" display and iCloud--and not even major integration at that). 

 

AI and others may call them "updates" but they're patches. This product is in Maintenance Mode, and it's sad.

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Maybe in iPhoto we will finally be able to export photos with the creation date (date picture was taken) as the file name?  This program is useless without this.  Urgh.

 

You're right, it's completely useless. I, and millions of others (probably 99.9% of the users of this program) have never needed and don't care about this point, but because you do the program is rendered 'useless'.  If the thing was that important, and there was an actual DEMAND for that feature, I'm sure Apple would have implemented it. As it stands now, I've never even thought of this, nor has it been in any other photo managing/editing program I've used that I know of.  Love the reasonable, grounded perspective. 

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(1) No
(2) No
(3) Shouldn't be an issue, install away.

(2) Yes, iOS Pages and ML Pages are integrated: You can have the document open on both and updates will be reflected every 20 seconds or so.

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Old news man.  The golden master (works as a retail) got these updates over a week ago.

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(2) Yes, iOS Pages and ML Pages are integrated: You can have the document open on both and updates will be reflected every 20 seconds or so.

Only if you are willing to reduce iWork for OS X to the feature set of iWork to iOS. But running iWork on OS X as if it was a tablet app strikes me as a very impoverished experience.
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Lightroom is better than Aperture

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Stuff these lame "baby" updates. I want a new version of iWork and I want it now. 4 years and counting. It's just pathetic.

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Stuff these lame "baby" updates. I want a new version of iWork and I want it now. 4 years and counting. It's just pathetic.

 

Can you list a bullet point of features missing in the current iWork, that you'd like in a new version? I'm honestly curious. It's a word processing app. What exactly is it missing? I'm always blown away by people that want something new yet can't even articulate why. 

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Stuff these lame "baby" updates. I want a new version of iWork and I want it now. 4 years and counting. It's just pathetic.

 

Can you list a bullet point of features missing in the current iWork, that you'd like in a new version? I'm honestly curious. It's a word processing app. What exactly is it missing? I'm always blown away by people that want something new yet can't even articulate why. 


Apple could start by giving us the draw and light database programs that should be there. They were in Appleworks for which iWork was supposed to be a replacement. Jobs declared they would get to one program a year. They finished these three and they've been pretty much rotting on the vine since then.

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does anybody know if the iphoto 9.3.2 update fixes the migration issue from 9.2.3 to 9.3.1? Right now Im just gonna restore my mac back when iphoto 9.2.3 worked perfectly and upgrade to lion from there. I had problems of under faces the tiles wouldn't show the faces, also I seem to have many duplicate images as well.

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Stuff these lame "baby" updates.

 

For all Aperture's vast superiority in organization features, Apple really can't afford to keep making updates like this to it, which mostly have little to do with its functionality except dealing with bugs and making it snappier (as in less sluggish).  When I was faced with getting a 3rd party noise reduction plugin that cost nearly as much as picking up LR I did the latter, and while I'm still Aperture first, LR second, LR's image tools are generally all superior and less buggy, and some, such as its lens correction and noise reduction, are meaning I go straight to LR and don't look back.  The use ratio keeps tipping.

 

I'm happy having good affordable tools whatever they are, but Aperture is no longer my given "go to" RAW DAM.  Just got tired of waiting.

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That said, I actually do wish they would overhaul iWork a little. I would rather have the slide out tool panel of iPhoto than the pop out boxes of iWork (inspector, fonts etc). At least as a UI option. Those that really like the pop ups could always select to go back to 'classic' like you can in Mail. 

iWork allows you to have multiple inspectors up simultaneously (which can be handy, particularly in Keynote). Not sure how that would work out with slide-out panels.
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Lightroom is better than Aperture

Except that it isn't.
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It's too bad these are '09 apps.

 

Where's iWork '13, Apple?

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 If the thing was that important, and there was an actual DEMAND for that feature, I'm sure Apple would have implemented it. As it stands now, I've never even thought of this, nor has it been in any other photo managing/editing program I've used that I know of.  Love the reasonable, grounded perspective. 

 

While I totally disagree that the program is "Useless" without it, it's not an unheard of option. It's in Aperture. It's useful when putting pictures from multiple cameras into chronological order, in order to use in a different program. Definitely a niche use, but useful.

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As far as I can tell, the update to numbers has no iCloud support at all.  The share menu still includes iWork.com and there is no mention of iCloud anywhere in the app.
 

EDIT:  The same goes for Pages and Keynote.  This update does NOT add iCloud support.  Either the press has it wrong or Apple botched the update.

 

EDIT:  I guess the iCloud support only applies to those who upgrade to Mountain Lion, though I can think of no technical reason why that should be so.  Seems a bit suspicious to me.


Edited by Clocknova - 7/25/12 at 2:54pm
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Can you list a bullet point of features missing in the current iWork, that you'd like in a new version? I'm honestly curious. It's a word processing app. What exactly is it missing? I'm always blown away by people that want something new yet can't even articulate why. 

Agreed, he is a bit of a moaner.
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Apple could start by giving us the draw and light database programs that should be there. They were in Appleworks for which iWork was supposed to be a replacement. Jobs declared they would get to one program a year. They finished these three and they've been pretty much rotting on the vine since then.

Apple should suck Filemaker back inside. Improve, upgrade and integrate and then make the prices reasonable.
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While I totally disagree that the program is "Useless" without it, it's not an unheard of option. It's in Aperture. It's useful when putting pictures from multiple cameras into chronological order, in order to use in a different program. Definitely a niche use, but useful.

It's one of those abilities that makes perfect sense to be in Aperture and not iPhoto.  It's easily doable but where to draw the line?

 

Besides, IIRC, there are several ways using metadata utilities and scripts to do this.

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So where are the haters to scream about no iWork 2012 and iLife 2012. Weren't they demanding that Apple overhaul the programs and charge us all over again or the programs are crap. 
Of the three Numbers needs lots of work to even begin to pass as a professional spreadsheet. Pages isn't too bad but could use some updating. So the calls for a full overhaul are justified.
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did they finally figure out that there's really no overwhelming need to overhaul any of them and that these 'baby updates' for free are actually a better way to go (cause they are free). I sure hope so
We could debate the need for a major update forever but lets just say most disagree with you.

As to the free minor updates nothing is wrong with them.
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That said, I actually do wish they would overhaul iWork a little. I would rather have the slide out tool panel of iPhoto than the pop out boxes of iWork (inspector, fonts etc). At least as a UI option. Those that really like the pop ups could always select to go back to 'classic' like you can in Mail. 
Then you contradict yourself!

IWork is a great little package but it does have weak spots. There is nothing wrong with wanting the suite fleshed out. Even these minor updates will be appreciated by many and embraced by a few more. However they are about iCloud functionality not root features. I suspect many of us will in fact be happy with the updates we got today, that however doesn't mean that Numbers couldnt use a make over.
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Lightroom is better than Aperture

Except for those who prefer Aperture. (I think Lightroom 4 has some nice features that aren't currently in Aperture, but in general still prefer Aperture.)

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(2) Yes, iOS Pages and ML Pages are integrated: You can have the document open on both and updates will be reflected every 20 seconds or so.

 

How does it works on Mac ? Does Pages asks where to save docs i.e. iCloud or local folder ? Or any other mechanism...

Is it seeing and recognizing the already 'iClouded' docs from iOS ?

 

thanks

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You're right, it's completely useless. I, and millions of others (probably 99.9% of the users of this program) have never needed and don't care about this point, but because you do the program is rendered 'useless'.  If the thing was that important, and there was an actual DEMAND for that feature, I'm sure Apple would have implemented it. As it stands now, I've never even thought of this, nor has it been in any other photo managing/editing program I've used that I know of.  Love the reasonable, grounded perspective. 

 

ok, thanks for the constructive comment.  The only use of iphoto for me is importing pictures off my iphone, which is a problem since this feature [importing pictures with date of creation as file name] doesn't exist. Love your troll comment that adds nothing to the forum conversation.

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My Pages and Numbers apps are not updating under OS X 10.8. The only software updates I had available were for iPhoto and iMovie. I really want the improved iCloud integration to sync with my iPad.. am I the only one who isn't able to get the update? I have iWork '09 installed. 

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My Pages and Numbers apps are not updating under OS X 10.8. The only software updates I had available were for iPhoto and iMovie. I really want the improved iCloud integration to sync with my iPad.. am I the only one who isn't able to get the update? I have iWork '09 installed. 

 

 

You've got to get the manual iWork 9.2 update here!  

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1563

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You've got to get the manual iWork 9.2 update here!  

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1563

Hmm, it said "Keynote is not available in Applications/ iWork '09" when I tried to do the manual install, and quit. I have all my apps in the Applications folder instead. I Created an iWork '09 Folder and put the three applications into it and the updater worked fine. Very unApple like! Since when do we rely on specific directories? Maybe that is why the automatic updater never worked? Thanks for the link btw!

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