Apple Updates iWork for iOS and macOS with New Features – Real-time Collaboration, Apple Pencil Support & More

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Mar 27, 2018
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Apple announced a while back that it would update iWork for both iOS and macOS with new features that are centered around education. The new updates to the suite are now live for everyone.

iWork Suite of Apps Updated for iOS & macOS with New Education-Centric Features

Apple went all-out with its education initiative at its Field Trip event, and also promised quite a few things. This included an update to the iWork suite of apps that consists of Pages, Numbers and Keynote for both iOS and macOS.

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In those updates Apple touted that teachers would be able to create digital books straight from Pages, while Apple Pencil support would be added to the iOS apps. That’s not all though, even if you don’t have an Apple Pencil you can annotate things using your finger. There’s also support for real-time collaboration regardless of which app you are using. Here are the complete changelogs of the updates available today.

Pages for macOS

• Make beautiful digital books using new book templates.
• Collaborate in real time on documents stored in Box. Requires macOS High Sierra.
• View pages side by side as you work.
• Turn on facing pages to format your document as two-page spreads.
• Add an image gallery to view a collection of photos on the same page.
• Create master pages to keep the design consistent across your page layout document.
• Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
• Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Additional options for reducing the file size of documents.
• New option to automatically format fractions as you type.

Download Pages for macOS [Mac App Store link]

Numbers for macOS

•Collaborate in real time on spreadsheets stored in Box. Requires macOS High Sierra.
•Use doughnut charts to visualise data in an engaging new way.
• Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
• Enhance spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Improved, customisable import of CSV and text data, with support for custom delimiters and fixed-width files.
• Additional options for reducing the file size of spreadsheets.
• Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Download Numbers for macOS [Mac App Store link]

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Keynote for macOS

• Draw and write with Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger.
• Animate drawings during slideshows.
• Collaborate in real time on presentations stored in Box.
• Easily change the theme of a presentation.
• Adjust presentation slide size and aspect ratio.
• Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
• Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
• Enhance presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.

Download Keynote for macOS [Mac App Store link]

Pages for iOS

• Draw, write, and annotate using Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger.
– Easily add drawings with pen, pencil, crayon, and fill tools.
– Use Smart Annotation Beta to add comments and marks that stay anchored to their associated text.

• Make beautiful digital books using new book templates.
• Collaborate in real time on documents stored in Box.
• Add an image gallery to view a collection of photos on the same page.
• Use presenter mode to easily read and auto scroll text while giving a speech.
• Create and edit paragraph styles and character styles.
• View pages side by side as you work.
• Turn on facing pages to format your document as two-page spreads.
• Create master pages to keep the design consistent across your page layout document.
• Change your document orientation to landscape or portrait.
• Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
• Use conditional highlighting in tables to change the appearance of a cell when the value meets specified conditions.
• New option to automatically format fractions as you type.

Download Pages for iOS [App Store link]

Numbers for iOS

• Draw and write with Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger.
• Collaborate in real time on spreadsheets stored in Box.
• Use conditional highlighting in tables to change the appearance of a cell when the value meets specified conditions.
• Powerful new options for sorting and filtering tables.
• Improved, customizable import of CSV and text data, with support for custom delimiters and fixed-width files.
• Use donut charts to visualize data in an engaging new way.
• Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
• Enhance spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Download Numbers for iOS [App Store link]

Keynote for iOS

• Draw and write with Apple Pencil on supported devices, or use your finger.
• Animate drawings during slideshows.
• Collaborate in real time on presentations stored in Box.
• Easily change the theme of a presentation.
• Adjust presentation slide size and aspect ratio.
• Use doughnut charts to visualise data in an engaging new way.
• Add an interactive image gallery to view a collection of photos.
• Enhance presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.

Download Keynote for iOS [App Store link]

All of the above iWork apps are absolutely free to download and install.

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