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iWork for iCloud Get iOS 7 Design; iOS and Mac Apps Get New Features

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Apple today has updated its iWork suite of apps for iOS and Mac to introduce new features, part of a plethora of major updates. Below is what’s new in the changelogs:

Keynote for iOS – $9.99

What’s New in Version 2.1 • Use the new remote feature to control slideshows on other devices • New transitions including Droplet and Grid • Enhanced presenter display options • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link • Create charts with date, time, and duration values • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Keynote for Mac – $19.99

What’s New in Version 6.1 • New transitions including Droplet and Grid • Enhanced presenter display options • Share password-protected presentations via iCloud link • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations • Create charts with date, time, and duration values • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Pages for iOS – $9.99

What’s New in Version 2.1 • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link • View character count with or without spaces • Export password-protected documents to DOCX format • Start a list automatically using new special characters • Create charts with date, time, and duration values • Improved support for bidirectional text • Improved ePub export • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Pages for Mac – $19.99

What’s New in Version 5.1 • Vertical ruler • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link • Customizable alignment guides • Set keyboard shortcuts for styles • View character count with or without spaces • Improved precision for inserting and pasting objects • Create charts with date, time, and duration values • Delete sections from the page navigator • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents • Export password-protected documents to DOCX format • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents • Start a list automatically using new special characters • Improved support for bidirectional text • Improved ePub export • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Numbers for iOS – $9.99

What’s New in Version 2.1 • View and edit spreadsheets in landscape orientation • Chart date and duration values • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link • Export password-protected spreadsheets to XLSX format • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Numbers for Mac – $19.99

What’s New in Version 3.1 • Sort by multiple columns • Sort a subset of rows • Text autocompletes when editing cells • Chart date and duration values • Optionally highlight rows and columns on mouseover • Progress indicator for calculations • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets • Share password-protected spreadsheets via iCloud link • Export password-protected spreadsheets to XLSX format • Improvements to AppleScript support • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets • Bug fixes and stability improvements

As you can see, the theme of these updates include the sharing of password-protected documents via iCloud link, plus improved compatibility with Microsoft Office 2013 to go with numerous bug fixes and improvements.

Also new today was the introduction of iOS 7 design to iWork for iCloud apps, which is available on the web (via 9to5Mac):

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Last October, Apple announced updates to iLife and iWork for Mac and iOS, making them free for qualified users. If you recently purchased a new Mac or iOS device, make sure you download your free iWork apps.

 

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