How to transfer Keynote, Pages and Numbers to another Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by peterpan123, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. peterpan123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    Hello, I installed these programs on a Mac that I am going to sell. What do I need to do to install them on a new computer?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    My suggestion (mine only, others' may be different):

    - Get an external drive
    - Get either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper
    - Create a bootable cloned backup of your current internal drive

    After you have the new Mac, do this
    - Go through the initial setup process, and
    - At the appropriate time, the setup assistant will ask if you wish to transfer data from another drive
    - Connect the cloned backup
    - You can now transfer your existing accounts, applications, settings and data

    This -should- do the job for you.
    CCC is FREE to download and it's FREE to use for 30 days
    SD will do a complete clone forever without registering (if you want to do incremental backups, you need to register)
  3. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    When you buy a new Mac, you'll find that all those apps now come included. You won't have to worry about installing them. You should only have to make sure your documents are stored in iCloud.
  4. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    If you're buying a new or refurbished Mac, not a used one, you get them all for free now through the Mac App Store. When you set up your new computer, all you have to do is sign in to the Mac App Store and it will probably prompt you to download them the first time. If not, you can go to the product pages and download them for free. The only thing you would have to back up are your files.
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No cost to extend it from a trial period like there used to be??
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    They will be in the App Store under the purchased tab if there not already installed as the apps are linked to your Apple ID.
  7. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    There's no trial or cost at all. It's considered included software like iLife is. You just don't get physical discs anymore. All of Apple's consumer apps are free now, albeit with a new computer purchase, you just have to pay for the Pro ones like Final Cut and Logic.
  8. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    I also forgot to mention that you have free access to them on any computer with a browser through There, you can also use your free iCloud Drive storage to sync files between all versions of the apps.

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