Apple on Tuesday released updates for its “iWork” productivity apps on the iOS and Mac platforms. The update brings new features to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
All of the iWork apps now offer access to over 500 professionally drawn shapes, and offer a new feature that allows users to reply to comments and join threaded conversations. New auto-corrections and text replacement options that are intended to save time while typing ate also included in the apps, on both the iOS and Mac platforms.
Pages on both platforms gains support for linked text boxes, and gets a feature that allows exporting of documents as fixed layout ePub books. Collaboration features gain options for changing margins, headers, footers, and paper size in both apps. Pages for iOS gets a new page thumbnail view for easier navigation.
Pages for Mac’s Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close. Keynote for Mac will receive the same update in a future version.
Also new to Keynote for Mac is an option to edit notes while displaying slides in Light Table view, and new pan and zoom options. Keynote for iOS also gets the Light Table view, as well as an option to edit presenter notes while viewing slides.
Numbers for iOS and Mac has been updated to offer support for print preview in collaborative spreadsheets, along with an Insert Stock Quote feature that returns data from the previous market day’s close.
The iOS and Mac versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are all available from the App Store and Mac App Store respectively via the links found below. All of the apps are free.