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MacRumors
Mar 7, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Apple today released minor updates for its suite of iWork apps for the iPhone and the iPad. The iOS versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote have all been updated with minor stability improvements and bug fixes.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/03/iwork.jpgThis update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.The last major update to the iOS apps came in early December (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/04/apple-updates-pages-numbers-and-keynote-for-mac-and-ios/), adding several significant improvements.

Pages (http://appshopper.com/productivity/pages), Numbers (http://appshopper.com/productivity/numbers-2), and Keynote (http://appshopper.com/productivity/keynote) for iOS are all available from the App Store for $9.99.

Direct iOS Links: Pages (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8), Numbers (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numbers/id361304891?mt=8), Keynote (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480?mt=8)

Article Link: Apple Updates Keynote, Numbers and Pages for iOS with Bug Fixes (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/07/apple-updates-keynote-numbers-and-pages-for-ios-with-bug-fixes/)



lucasfer899
Mar 7, 2013, 02:08 PM
About time.
iWork is so cheap compared to micro-and-soft (hehe) office.

calisurfboy
Mar 7, 2013, 02:13 PM
.... damn! Received an alert about iWork being updated. I thought it was the desktop version. D'oh! .......

ArtOfWarfare
Mar 7, 2013, 02:15 PM
.... damn! Received an alert about iWork being updated. I thought it was the desktop version. D'oh! .......

I think we might finally see a new iWork this summer...

RevTEG
Mar 7, 2013, 02:20 PM
And still PAGES is missing a simple search feature. I have over 500 docs in folders within the app and no way fast way to search for one.

LastMinuteMike
Mar 7, 2013, 02:21 PM
Good, iWork for iOS is really good. Now my hope is the iWork team is focusing on the long overdue update for the Mac. I hope they bring over the looks from iOS (leather toolbar for Pages, slate for Keynote/Numbers) even though I know a lot of people are against "leathery" design :D

My bet is that they'll release an update this summer, I can think of dozens of features I'd like to see in Keynote!

FirePhantom
Mar 7, 2013, 02:25 PM
I hope they bring over the looks from iOS (leather toolbar for Pages, slate for Keynote/Numbers) even though I know a lot of people are against "leathery" design :D
Yeah... that's not going to happen because reasons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Ive).

And thank God/Allah/Zeus/Buddha/Vishnu for those reasons.

camnchar
Mar 7, 2013, 02:27 PM
The most pertinent reason being Jonny Ive.

Amazing Iceman
Mar 7, 2013, 02:33 PM
About time.
iWork is so cheap compared to micro-and-soft (hehe) office.

And it works wonders. I only use MS Excel on my Mac for one task. And I'm working on migrating that so it would work in iOS.

Does anyone know what exactly was fixed?
I found one so far:
- External keyboard shortcuts to change text attributes now work: COMMAND-B COMMAND-I COMMAND-U, etc.

Cuban Missles
Mar 7, 2013, 02:40 PM
Not sure what is more important -- updating the Mac version to completely kill off the need for MS office or making the iOS version equal to the Mac version. I no longer use the MS stuff at home and really do not miss it, but I am not 100% sure I could get away with MS at the office. But I do find that I can start things on my iPad but usually finish it on the Mac. So there are opportunities for improvement in both areas.

iPusch
Mar 7, 2013, 02:50 PM
I could imagine that there is something inside this app that they going to announce at the 'near' Apple event...
They last did it with iCloud implementation, they already had that stuff inside the app before they even announced that service...
I think it was the 2011 WWDC iCloud part where Steve says that.

Don't Judge me if I am completely wrong^^who knows :)

KeepCalmPeople
Mar 7, 2013, 03:06 PM
Any danger that you can view spreadsheets in Numbers in landscape on an iPhone/iPod touch?

I didn't think so...

blacktape242
Mar 7, 2013, 03:18 PM
iweb??? :(

IJ Reilly
Mar 7, 2013, 03:19 PM
Not sure what is more important -- updating the Mac version to completely kill off the need for MS office or making the iOS version equal to the Mac version. I no longer use the MS stuff at home and really do not miss it, but I am not 100% sure I could get away with MS at the office. But I do find that I can start things on my iPad but usually finish it on the Mac. So there are opportunities for improvement in both areas.

I don't think you're ever going to see complete feature parity between Office and iWork. For those of use who left Office behind, that's okay -- iWork has never been about feature cram, and this is a good thing. You're also probably never going to see complete feature parity between the Mac and iOS versions of iWork, and that's a little less okay. The limitations of iOS iWork can be a problem if you create documents on the Mac and things get lost in translation. Until/unless Apple allows fonts to be added to iOS, this is always going to be a problem without a fix.

iPusch
Mar 7, 2013, 03:28 PM
And still PAGES is missing a simple search feature. I have over 500 docs in folders within the app and no way fast way to search for one.

You're not normal...
But it won't be that hard to implement either.

Glassed Silver
Mar 7, 2013, 03:47 PM
And still PAGES is missing a simple search feature. I have over 500 docs in folders within the app and no way fast way to search for one.

I feel for you...
If I were you I'd consider WebDAVing them...

Get a second WebDAV client app ready that allows you to browse the files and search for them then.

It's a workaround, but at least something... Have you considered this?

Or use a file manager app to store them.

The best one around right now seems to be Files.
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/files-app/id595075818?mt=8)

Again, just a workaround as you need to export and re-import and all that all the time, but hey, that's of course the most natural way of handling files. *cough*
Oh Apple, you and your problems with iOS apps working together more nicely... *sigh*

You're not normal...
But it won't be that hard to implement either.
I'll tell you what's not normal: apps being the folders for the stuff you want to open in them and if you want to open something somewhere else you have to make copies and fight duplicates on a device that already only comes at 64 or (new) 128GB max at a HEFTY surcharge.

Nope, THAT is not normal.

If they insist on apps being their own document folders, they better get their act together and fight the need to duplicate stuff, make apps work together better and make app data independent from their apps...
(another random, less crucial example: So you are on vacation and need to free up some space on your iPhone to take more pictures, you're out and about and can't be bothered going back to the hotel where your laptop is... or maybe not? :) You only brought your iPad maybe...)
Either way, you're there and just want to free up some space, best way to quickly get space, delete that one 1GB game... the joy? Lose your gamesave along the way, because if you install an app again, no way to get the app data back from a backup in iTunes... Hooray! :) - when simplicity gets in the way of crucial functionality or data conservation... then you know you're doing it wrong. And this is just a game example... What if you want to delete and reinstall an app to fix crashes? Well, bad luck if it's got important data in it. Long story short: Your data in iOS is always just inches away from being dug into the grave of data destruction by bad OS/backup&restore design. Unless you're jailbroken and willing to spend some time fixing stuff by hand... Which actually sounds more like Android than iOS, doesn't it? (the fixing stuff by hand part))

Glassed Silver:mac

Santabean2000
Mar 7, 2013, 04:22 PM
I think we might finally see a new iWork this summer...

Honestly, I think iWork for Mac is the b%#*#d child that has been disowned.

It's pretty clear that iOS is getting all the focus. I think that iWork for Mac will be left to drift into the darkness.

But God I hope I'm wrong.

CosmoPilot
Mar 7, 2013, 04:28 PM
Safari feels snappier!

ArtOfWarfare
Mar 7, 2013, 04:37 PM
Honestly, I think iWork for Mac is the b%#*#d child that has been disowned.

It's pretty clear that iOS is getting all the focus. I think that iWork for Mac will be left to drift into the darkness.

But God I hope I'm wrong.

Apple has been hiring Mac App developers to work on the next version of iWork, recently. I applied for the position a month ago but haven't heard back from them :-/

xraydoc
Mar 7, 2013, 04:40 PM
Apple has been hiring Mac App developers to work on the next version of iWork, recently. I applied for the position a month ago but haven't heard back from them :-/

They're just now hiring developers? Doesn't sound good.

mactmaster
Mar 7, 2013, 04:49 PM
Lately I prefer Google Drive for small excel or text documents since it allows easy collaboration with other users. I still use iWork on my Mac from time to time.

Santabean2000
Mar 7, 2013, 05:53 PM
Apple has been hiring Mac App developers to work on the next version of iWork, recently. I applied for the position a month ago but haven't heard back from them :-/

Yeah. Don't know what to make of that.

I think they're just going to keep bumping the iOS versions, whilst maintaining basic compatiblity with the latest OSX version and increased iCloud support on the Mac end.

IJ Reilly
Mar 7, 2013, 06:01 PM
Honestly, I think iWork for Mac is the b%#*#d child that has been disowned.

It's pretty clear that iOS is getting all the focus. I think that iWork for Mac will be left to drift into the darkness.

But God I hope I'm wrong.

Not sure I see that. The iOS version was way behind the Mac version in development. The Mac version is mature as it stands. I wouldn't want to see changes just to make new versions.

andrewnguyener
Mar 7, 2013, 07:01 PM
Everything seems to open faster and is snappier. Recommend updating.

pauld
Mar 7, 2013, 07:45 PM
You're not normal...
But it won't be that hard to implement either.

I'm in exactly the same boat!
An incredible number of lesson presentations done in keynote and not any means of searching through them. Folders can only help so much!

dysamoria
Mar 7, 2013, 09:09 PM
How about friggin password protection on Pages documents on ios???!!

thewitt
Mar 7, 2013, 10:53 PM
How about friggin password protection on Pages documents on ios???!!

From Apple's perspective, iOS is a single user OS. You won't see password protected docs.

The Bulge
Mar 8, 2013, 01:27 AM
From Apple's perspective, iOS is a single user OS. You won't see password protected docs.

Because it is.

VinceC
Mar 8, 2013, 02:35 AM
I would like to be a user of Numbers on IOS, but Apple prevents me.

I have always had my home recurring household bills in Numbers on my Mac and wanted to view them on my iPhone and on my wife's iPad. Sadly after several months of talking to Apple about not being able to view the accounts created on my Mac, stored in iCloud, I am no nearer and they seem to have lost enthusiasm in sorting out the problems.

The first fix I had from them was to completely re-install the IOS on my phone without the Numbers app from my backup and then re-downlaod a new copy (the same version) and run that. This took 8 weeks to sort out, but although it could now see files created on the iPhone, it would not see files created on my Mac. So, back to the Mac where I noticed that the 2 files I had created in iCloud were there, but both had "waiting" sat next to them. I could download the files to my Mac and re-save them, but still they are "waiting".

I contacted Apple again with the problem about 3 weeks ago and gave them a screen shot, but to date no reply. I was excited when I saw this update BUT STILL NO FIX

SoldOnApple
Mar 8, 2013, 03:04 AM
What I want is 1:1 compatibility between the iOS versions and OSX versions. And also for iWork to become the first cross platform universal app that works on iOS and OSX for the same price (purchase gets you both packages)

bristleworm
Mar 8, 2013, 03:30 AM
Hi.

Fyi the new version of Numbers just deleted a file completely on its own on my system! I already filed a bug report with apple and will keep you posted.
Anyone experiencing similar problems?

gnasher729
Mar 8, 2013, 04:55 AM
And still PAGES is missing a simple search feature. I have over 500 docs in folders within the app and no way fast way to search for one.

Does Spotlight not work?

JarScott
Mar 8, 2013, 07:51 AM
Is there still talk of a regeneration of these apps?

ricosuave
Mar 8, 2013, 01:04 PM
Even though this is about iOS, there are two key things missing from iWork in OS X.

1. When you open a spreadsheet that contains a form from iOS. The OS X version deletes it.

2. In Pages, when you try to create a letter using mail merge from a spreadsheet, the iCloud documents do not appear on the open command.

IJ Reilly
Mar 8, 2013, 01:26 PM
What I want is 1:1 compatibility between the iOS versions and OSX versions. And also for iWork to become the first cross platform universal app that works on iOS and OSX for the same price (purchase gets you both packages)

Don't see how this is ever going to happen, especially considering the vast differences in presentation between the iOS and Mac versions. Also, the very fact that you cannot add fonts to iOS makes complete compatibility essentially impossible. Apple would have to change that iOS restriction first.

RevTEG
Mar 8, 2013, 02:17 PM
I'm in exactly the same boat!
An incredible number of lesson presentations done in keynote and not any means of searching through them. Folders can only help so much!

That's my problem as well. I save all my teaching lessons in Pages. Folders only help so much.

It seems crazy that cheap .99 cent apps like simple note has a search feature and $ 9.99 Pages does not.

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Does Spotlight not work?

Spotlight does not search within Pages. :-/

numbersyx
Mar 8, 2013, 10:17 PM
Not sure I see that. The iOS version was way behind the Mac version in development. The Mac version is mature as it stands. I wouldn't want to see changes just to make new versions.

Keynote is falling well behind PowerPoint in terms of features, IMHO. I still use it as creating slides is more intuitive but I am green with envy at the presentation aspects of PowerPoint.

IJ Reilly
Mar 8, 2013, 11:46 PM
Keynote is falling well behind PowerPoint in terms of features, IMHO. I still use it as creating slides is more intuitive but I am green with envy at the presentation aspects of PowerPoint.

Such as? Most of the PowerPoint presentations I see suck eggs.

Abazigal
Mar 9, 2013, 12:31 AM
iWork updated fast for me. Are they using some sort of "delta upgrade" for apps now? I practically had to re download the entire file the last time I updated.

numbersyx
Mar 14, 2013, 01:24 PM
Such as? Most of the PowerPoint presentations I see suck eggs.

Live Preview, Annotations whlie presenting, number of animations to name a few....