iWork '06 -- is it worth upgrading to? Will there be a trial version?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Argelius, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    Does anyone know if there will be a trial version of iWork '06?

    I haven't read enough about the new version to know if it's worth upgrading. About all I can tell is that Pages has 25 new templates and a little more integration with iPhoto.

    Was hoping Pages would be spruced up a bit. I'm trying to wean myself off of Word, but Pages is still a little too abbreviated.
     
  2. Project macrumors 68020

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    I really like Pages, but iWork 06 doesnt seem to be worth purchasing at full price if you have 05. Surely Apple could offer an upgrade price because of the lack of a spreadsheet application.

    I mean, it could probably be argued that iLife 06 has enough new features to justify the full price, but definitely not iWork on this occasion.
     
  3. Argelius thread starter macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    I think I pretty much agree with you.
    Unfortunately, in my zeal to get something new (I have a serious problem with these things...) I just ordered both of them.

    I'm a total sucker for these things. It's that "early adopter" gene I have about 4 copies of.

    :cool:
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The new Intel Macs are shipping with a trial version of iWork '06 so it seems likely there will be a downloadable trial version soonish...
     
  5. Annon macrumors member

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    I think the themes alone make it worth the purchase if you do a lot of work with pages/keynote. If you do like one or two projects every copule of months with it, it's probably not worth it.
     
  6. Boelman macrumors regular

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    this new program looks sweet. I have already ordered mine
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    There was a trial included with iLife last year... might be the same this year.
     
  8. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    I would say not to upgrade bc there is no major changes unless you could REALLY use the new features in Pages. I myself plan on buying iWork '06 this Saturday only bc I need a word processor and dont have iWork '05, and tried MS Word in the trial and it didnt seem that great, too many features. I like Pages bc its nice and simple, and much cheaper than MS Office where I dont even need all 4 apps. So like I said, just stick with iWork '05, its probably not that much different than iWork '06.
     
  9. PharmD macrumors 6502

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    Just bought iLife '06 today (family pack) and there is a 30-day trial of iWork '06 in there.
     

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