Apple updates iWork for iOS, adds iCloud Support

iWork for iOS Gets Updated With iCloud Support

It seems as if Apple has been really busy updating their Apps for iOS 5 and iCloud support, so it comes as no surprise that APple has released an update for each of their productivity apps: NumbersPages and Keynote.

Here’s a complete list of what’s new.

Keynote

  • Automatically store your presentations in iCloud and keep them up to date across all your iOS devices.
  • Download your presentations to a Mac or PC at icloud.com/iwork as Keynote ’09, PowerPoint, or PDF files.
  • Drag and drop Keynote ’09 or PowerPoint presentations to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices.
  • Use AirPlay to present wirelessly via Apple TV. Navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer while presenting from your iOS device.
  • New builds and transitions including Anvil, Blinds, Color Panes, Comet, Confetti, Diffuse, and Sparkle.
  • Advanced presentation controls including looped slideshows and autoplay.
  • Support for slide-to-slide hyperlinks.
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint and Keynote ’09.
  • Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language input.

Pages

  • Automatically store your documents in iCloud and keep them up to date across all your iOS devices.
  • Download your documents to a Mac or PC at icloud.com/iwork as Pages ’09, Word, or PDF files.
  • Drag and drop Pages ’09, Word, or plain text documents to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices.
  • Use your voice to create and edit Pages documents with dictation in iOS 5 on your iPhone 4S.
  • Create footnotes and endnotes in your documents.
  • View improved word counts with character, paragraph, and page counts.
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word and Pages ’09.
  • Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language input

Numbers

  • Automatically store your spreadsheets in iCloud and keep them up to date across all your iOS devices.
  • Download your spreadsheets to a Mac or PC at icloud.com/iwork as Numbers ’09, Excel, or PDF files.
  • Drag and drop Numbers ’09, Excel, or CSV files to icloud.com from your Mac or PC to have them automatically appear on your iOS devices.
  • Use sliders, steppers, and pop-ups to easily enter data and explore results.
  • Use Merge Cells to format your tables.
  • Hide and show rows and columns.
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Numbers ’09.
  • Includes improved support for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language input.
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Apple Releases iWork Beta 4

Apple Releases iWork Beta 4 with Added iCloud Integration
Apple has seeded iWork beta 4 to developers with added support for iCloud services in iOS 5. Developers can test the iCloud “Documents and Data” service to sync content wirelessly between iWork apps.

iOS 5 and iCloud should be unveiled to the public this Tuesday alongside the next iPhone. When iWork is officially updated with iCloud support, users will be able to create a document on one device and have it synced wirelessly across other devices and iCloud.com.

iTunes 10.5 beta 8 and iWork for iOS beta 3 released


Apple has provided an eighth beta seed of iTunes 10.5 and a third beta of iWork for iOS to developers. This is the first time in the development cycle for iTunes 10.5 that a new beta for the music player hasn’t simultaneously come alongside a new iOS beta; iOS 5 is still in its seventh beta as of this writing.

Both betas are now available from Apple’s Developer Center.

Apple launches iCloud.com Beta

Apple has just launched its iCloud.com online service which will later be the successor to MobileMe. Those signed up to the service can now use their web browser to access their Mail, Contacts, Calendar and more.

You may recognize the login screen from the image that was leaked before WWDC back in June. Once you’re logged in you have access to your iCloud Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find My iPhone and even your iWork documents.

If you’re already a MobileMe users, the interface will feel very familiar, though there are a number of updates to its appearance.

iWork now available for iPhone, iPod touch

Wow Apple sure know how to keep us bloggers busy, not only have they released information regarding  the iCloud reveal, they have also announced today that iWork is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. The cost remains the same — US$9.99 per app — however for those of you who already own the iPad version, this update remains free.

You can download NumbersPages and Keynote here.

Read the Full Press Release below:

CUPERTINO, California-May 31, 2011-Apple® today announced that its groundbreaking iWork® productivity apps, Keynote®, Pages® and Numbers®, are now available for iPhone® and iPod touch®, as well as iPad®. Created for the Mac® and then completely redesigned for iOS and Apple’s revolutionary Multi-Touch™ interface, Keynote, Pages and Numbers allow you to create and share stunning presentations, beautifully formatted documents and powerful spreadsheets on the go. iWork apps are available on the App Store™ for $9.99 each to new users and as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers.”Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”Keynote, Pages and Numbers import and export documents from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office; print wirelessly using AirPrint™; and include beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates. All iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organize them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.Keynote makes it easy to create impressive presentations, complete with animated charts and transitions. You can play your presentation in Full Screen view on the stunning, high-resolution Retina™ display or connect to a projector or HDTV for a large audience. Available separately, the Keynote Remote app allows your iPhone or iPod touch to control a Keynote presentation on any iOS device or Mac.

Pages is the most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device and has everything you need to create amazing documents. Pages takes full advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod touch so you can see all the detail and richness of your documents. To make working with text easy on iPhone and iPod touch, Smart Zoom automatically zooms in to follow the cursor while you’re editing and zooms back out when you’re done.

Numbers uses Multi-Touch gestures and an intelligent keyboard to help you create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets with over 250 easy-to-use functions, flexible tables and eye-catching charts. Just like Pages, Numbers takes advantage of the high-resolution Retina display and Smart Zoom to make working with text and cells on iPhone 4 or iPod touch easy.

Pricing & Availability
Keynote, Pages and Numbers are universal apps that run on iPad and iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation). Keynote, Pages and Numbers are available from the App Store for $9.99 (US) each for new users, or as a free update for existing iWork for iPad customers. Keynote Remote is sold separately via the App Store for 99 cents (US).

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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Best Buy Mexico planning Feb 19. iWork ’11 event!

Either this is a big hoax, or Best Buy Mexico seriously let the cat out of the sack, AppleBitch spottednew page on Best Buy Mexico announcing a launch event on February 19th at 7PM for the rumored iWork ’11 productivity software suite from Apple.

The webpage describes an event where you can “visit Best Buy on February 19th and find out what you can do with iWork ’11”. While this is obviously not an official announcement from Apple, this event is a good indication that iWork ’11 is nearing release. We hope it is at least, otherwise there’s going to be a fairly unhappy crowd at a Best Buy in Mexico on February 19th.

The iWork ’11 event is currently listed on the front page of Best Buy Mexico, with the entry linking to the feature page with the broader description.

Apple updates iWork to 9.0.5




Earlier today Apple  released iWork 9.0.5, which they describe as a maintenance update for the current edition of the company’s productivity suite. In particular, the update expands support for iWork.com, which has remained in public beta for nearly two years now.

This update contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:

  • Adds support for playback of Keynote presentations on iWork.com public beta, with over 15 animations and effects, when using the latest version of Safari.
  • Adds support for Keynote Remote 1.2, including high-resolution slides for the Retina display.
  • Addresses an issue in Keynote with ruler numbers when moving or resizing a shape or scrolling.
  • Addresses an issue when exporting a Keynote presentation to iTunes/iPod when iTunes 10 is installed.
  • Improves the readability of ePub documents exported from Pages.
  • Includes public sharing and private upload document sharing options for iWork.com to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.

Full details on the update, which weighs in at 67.06 MB, are available in a support document associated with the release.

Apple updates iWorks for the iPad.

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Earlier today Apple updated their iWorks for the iPad, perhaps the most interesting is the fact that the apps now support wireless printing via AirPrint, including page- or slide-range selection, setting the number of copies, and duplex printing. Users of iOS 4.2 will also see an improvement in the reliability of the PDFs they export from all three apps and then send to users of Windows PCs—apparently fixing a font incompatibility in PDFs generated by earlier versions of the apps.

Below are the changes, thanks to 9to5mac.com for compiling the list.

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Pages – What’s New in Version 1.3

– Wireless printing with AirPrint using iOS 4.2, including page range selection, number of copies, and duplex printing.
– Support for iOS 4.2 multitasking.
– Localized in Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
– Automatic pagination of tables that cross a page break.
– Improved reliability when importing Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents.
– Improved usability including font size selection, and bold, italic, and underline indicators in ruler.
– Fixed issues when using a WebDAV server, including signing out when a server is no longer accessible, saving port numbers in server addresses, and saving files with invalid characters in their names.
– Improved PDF export using iOS 4.2, which resolves an issue with missing fonts on Windows.

Keynote – What’s New in Version 1.3

– Enhanced presenter display shows the current slide, the next slide, or your notes when connected to an external display.
– Ability to import existing and add new presenter notes to slides.
– Wireless printing with AirPrint using iOS 4.2, including slide range selection, number of copies, and duplex printing.
– Support for iOS 4.2 multitasking.
– Localized in Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
– Improved reliability when importing Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
– Improved usability.
– Fixed issues when using a WebDAV server, including signing out when a server is no longer accessible, saving port numbers in server addresses, and saving files with invalid characters in their names.
– Improved PDF export using iOS 4.2, which resolves an issue with missing fonts on Windows.

Numbers -What’s New in Version 1.3

– Wireless printing with AirPrint using iOS 4.2, including page range selection, number of copies, and duplex printing.
– Print preview to adjust how a sheet prints across multiple pages, including Auto Fit.
– PDF export takes advantage of pagination settings from print preview.
– Formula entry using a keyboard, including predictive function selector.
– Support for iOS 4.2 multitasking.
– Localized in Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
– Improved reliability when importing Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
– Improved usability.
– Fixed issues when using a WebDAV server, including signing out when a server is no longer accessible, saving port numbers in server addresses, and saving files with invalid characters in their names.
– Improved PDF export using iOS 4.2, which resolves an issue with missing fonts on Windows.

Will Apple release iWork 11 with the Mac App Store

Most of us were hoping that Apple would have released an update to iWork alongside iLife at the “Back to the Mac” event, however as we all recall that didn’t happen. However several sites are now speculating that Apple is holding off on a release of iWork ’11 until the launch of the Mac App Store in January.

As you will remember we posted earlier that images shown during the event showed each iWork application available for individual purchase at US$19.99 on the Mac App Store. This would make sense since the iPad versions of Apple’s iWork apps are already available for $9.99 each on the App Store

Personally I would be perfectly content with this move, I use keynotes everyday for presentations, Pages a few times a week, but I hardly ever use Numbers, so I would consider if I really needed it. However $20 for an App I use often isn’t bad.

We will keep you up to date if we hear anything new about iWork!

Will Apple sell unbundled iLife and iWork applications?

The buzzing after Apple’s “Back to Mac” event just wont stop. Several blogs and news sites around the web have pointed out that Apple’s promotional materials for its forthcoming Mac App Store show that the company may be planning to offer applications from its iLife and iWork suites on an individual basis.


Based on the screenshot posted by Apple on the Official Mac App Store page, it appears that the company is planning to offer portions of its iLife suite (iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie) for $14.99 each.

Apple similarly lists individual components of iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) for $19.99 each. Which as Macrumors.com points out, “would result in a total price of $59.97 for the three applications purchased individually, below Apple’s $79 price for the entire suite.”

In addition, Steve Jobs noted during the media event that applications purchased through the Mac App Store would be licensed for use on all of a purchaser’s personal Macs, which means there wont be any problems with licenses and so on.

Apple already offers its iPad versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers as standalone purchases on the iOS App Store, priced at $9.99 each with no bundled suite even available. The same may be true for the Mac App Store, as Apple’s promotional screenshots offer no indication that iLife and iWork suites will be available for download in bundled form.