Apple Updates Pages, Numbers And Keynote For Mac With Real-Time Collaboration Features And More

Ali Salman
Posted Sep 20, 2016
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Today, Apple has seen fit to release macOS Sierra, which is the latest operating system for its compatible Mac devices. Alongside its release, the iPhone-maker has also updated its Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps with abundant new features including real-time collaboration. Real-time collaboration was first demoed at the company’s big iPhone 7 event held earlier this month. Let’s dive in to see some more details on what the update has in store for users.

Apple Has updated Pages, Numbers And Keynote With Real-Time Collaboration And Much More

Apart from the ample of features introduced in the latest update, the forward-facing one is the real-time collaboration. This feature was recently updated to work with iWork iOS apps. So, how does it contribute to productivity? It allows multiple users on iPhone, iPad, Mac and iCloud.com to edit and work on the same document at the same time. Real-time collaboration is like a group of people working virtually on the same document, presentation or spreadsheet.

Other than the real-time collaboration feature introduced for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the update focuses on a hand full of other additions as well. For instance, the it brings support for wide color gamut images, allowing users to work on images which are more color accurate. Moreover, the update also gives the ability to make use of tabs in order to work on multiple documents in a single window.

Real Time Collaboration

Other Pages, Numbers and Keynote updated features also allows users to “present a slideshow that viewers can enjoy from their Mac, iPad, iPhone and from iCloud.com”. You can share presentation, document and spreadsheet publicly along with specific people. If you’re working on a presentation, you can check who else is working on it. Moreover, you can see their editing as well. There is a boatload of minor enhancements included in the latest update as well, so do check them out.

Apple has rolled out macOS Sierra today. The update is pretty big in terms of newly added features. Some of them include the integration of Siri, which will help you accomplish a wide range of tasks using nothing but voice commands. Other than this, Apple Pay has also moved to the web and a new Auto Unlock feature that makes use of the Apple Watch is also available. Check out the complete list of features here.

This is it for now folks. What do you think about the new macOS Sierra upgrade? Are you willing to make use of the real-time collaboration feature updated for Pages, Numbers and Keynote? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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