Do i need iwork?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rjjk91, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. rjjk91 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    So i am going to be a first time mac owner in a few days and an upcoming college student. And i was wondering do i really need iwork? if im also getting Microsoft Office?
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    If you already are getting Office, there is no real benefit to having iWork unless you like to have a different UI.
  3. aditghai macrumors regular


    Dec 25, 2007
    No. Office should do it. But, I have both coz my campus bookstore was selling iWork 09 for $39 and it was too good to resists at that price
  4. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Don't need iWork. But you could download Open Office and keep it in reserve in case Office '08 completely dies and you need to finish that last minute essay.
  5. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nottingham, England
    iWork could be worth it for Keynote alone, if presentations are your thing.

    Numbers is, in my opinion, much better than Excel for general spreadsheet tasks. It is based around a slightly different paradigm that I find makes for better organised data. Lots of people prefer the Excel though, so I guess it's 50/50.

    Word is far better than Pages.

    You can always give the iWork demo a go and buy based on that. That'd be my recommendation.

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