Thursday, September 23, 2010
Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM
"If you've been hesitant about purchasing the individual iWork apps for the iPad, perhaps you should now reconsider. Apple just released what can only be called a significant update to each of its iWork apps: Keynote, Numbers and Pages."
The big update (among the many updates to each product) is the exporting capability to MobileMe iDisk or WebDAV services. For Keynote [affiliate link], you can now export presentations using the PowerPoint format, group and ungroup objects and they have also added support for audio in builds when importing Keynote '09 presentations. For Numbers [affiliate link], the highlights are exporting in Excel format (.XLS) and opening CSV files from Mail and other apps. And last but not least, in Pages [affiliate link], you can now display the word count for your document, open .txt files from Mail and import/export Pages '09 tables with image background fills in cells among other things. All in all a great set of updates from Apple, but the exporting to MobileMe/WebDAV sealed the deal for me.