iWork gets its biggest upgrade ever with overhauled iOS, OS X apps

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the three applications that comprise Apple's iWork suite, have all been updated for iOS and OS X, with Apple calling them the updates its biggest ever.

New iWork


All of the applications are now available for free with the purchase of any Mac or iOS device. And all three are available to download as of today.

The new iWork features full file compatibility, and is all 64-bit. A new user interface features a side panel for editing in Pages, giving users the ability to access controls without cluttering the screen.

Numbers allows users to create spreadsheets with Apple's free object-based design. The charts can now be interactive, so expense changes on a quarter-by-quarter basis can be viewed more easily.

Keynote has also been updated with new effects and animations. Tuesday's presentation by Apple was actually run through the latest version of Keynote.

With the new iWork, documents can also be shared via iCloud, allowing users to email a link and have someone else view the document in iWork for iCloud beta. Users can then view the document via a browser on Mac or PC, without even having iWork installed.

iWork for iCloud has also added collaboration, allowing users to work on documents together. In a live demonstration, two users were shown editing a document at the same time, with their presence in the document shown within the browser.
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  • Reply 1 of 67
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member

    Love the free iWork on OSX.  Also love that you can now just send links- they dont need office, iWork, or anything- just a browser.  I used iWork 80% of the time, but now- Office is deleted off my Desktop in 3... 2.... 1...

  • Reply 2 of 67

    What’s their price if you DON’T have a new Mac? Same as the old?

     

    And since they’re all App Store-based now, does that then mean free updates forever, or will they be delisted and relisted as "separate” applications?

  • Reply 3 of 67
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,496member
    How is Microsoft going to have any future selling software in the tablet space? They can't make money selling their own tablet OS and they have to compete with free on the world's most popular tablet.
  • Reply 4 of 67
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member

    Great keynote. I just received my gold 5S.  How do I go about getting the free iOS versions mentioned? If I go to the app store it shows a price. 

  • Reply 5 of 67
    I *just* bought a Mac Mini two weeks ago...think I still qualify as a "new" Mac? My fingers are crossed.
  • Reply 6 of 67

    I just saw on Apple's site that to get iWork for free you have to have bought a Mac on or before October 1st.  Ordered my Air on Sept. 29...  Hopefully it shows as free, if not I may be calling to see if I can talk Apple Support into giving it to me for free. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 

  • Reply 7 of 67
    Originally Posted by moosemanda View Post

    I *just* bought a Mac Mini two weeks ago...think I still qualify as a "new" Mac? My fingers are crossed.

     

    Nope. It will be all Macs purchased from today only.

  • Reply 8 of 67

    like the icons for the mac but the icons for iOS LOOK LIKE CRAP!!

  • Reply 9 of 67
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,223member

    I bought an iMac last week, wonders if I can get iWork suite for free.

  • Reply 10 of 67

    Will the updates of iWorks and iLife be free for owners of the prior versions on OSX and iOS? I own all of them on both platforms and love them. Hope I don't have to buy again?

  • Reply 11 of 67
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Nope. It will be all Macs purchased from today only.


     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by moosemanda View Post



    I *just* bought a Mac Mini two weeks ago...think I still qualify as a "new" Mac? My fingers are crossed.

    Although TS might be technically correct- I would almost guarantee they make an exception for you.

  • Reply 12 of 67
    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

    Although TS might be technically correct- I would almost guarantee they make an exception for you.


     

    As someone who himself got a free swap of a Core Duo and Core 2 Duo iMac (a month apart; back when they had restocking fees), I’d say e-mail Apple and see how it goes.

  • Reply 13 of 67
    kevtkevt Posts: 195member
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    Originally Posted by 51504rock View Post

     

    like the icons for the mac but the icons for iOS LOOK LIKE CRAP!!


     

    At least they blend with the others.

     

    It's the compatibility between iOS and Mac OS versions that is the big thing for me. Trying to keep things synced with iCloud was a mess because of different versions - should all be seemless now. This feature alone would be worth paying for ... except it's free.

  • Reply 14 of 67
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member

    I just went back on app store and now price is showing as free. But boy is loading slowly. Their servers are getting pounded. 

  • Reply 15 of 67
    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

    I just went back on app store and now price is showing as free.

     

    Icons updated and everything? Or do you mean for the ’09 copies?

  • Reply 16 of 67
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,223member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Nope. It will be all Macs purchased from today only.


     

    even Apple tech support doesnt know that, I am on hold they are checking.  

     

    On the ios side, from what I understand if you bought a device with ios7 you get the apps for free, so free for iPhone 5s and 5c.

  • Reply 17 of 67
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,464member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

    Great keynote. I just received my gold 5S.  How do I go about getting the free iOS versions mentioned? If I go to the app store it shows a price. 


     

    You don't.

  • Reply 18 of 67
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

     

    You don't.


    Oh really? Guess I was daydreaming then since I just downloaded Pages, Numbers, keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie all for free on my 5s. 

  • Reply 19 of 67
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,797member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Icons updated and everything? Or do you mean for the ’09 copies?


    iOS app store

  • Reply 20 of 67
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,223member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gwmac View Post

     

    Oh really? Guess I was daydreaming then since I just downloaded Pages, Numbers, keynote, iPhoto, and iMovie all for free on my 5s. 


     

    This is what Apple tech support just told me, if you bought something with iOS 7 the apps should be free.

    On the mac side, they are checking if my imac bought at the end of september is eligible. 

     

    UPDATE:  all macs bought from october 1st will get free apps after they upgrade to maverick

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