iWork '09

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by baconmacNcheese, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. baconmacNcheese macrumors newbie

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    Is it worth the $41 (when I purchase it preinstalled with a new MBP) or should I save that $41 and just download OpenOffice for free?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I think iWork is a great value
    Keynote is worth the price alone... but only if you use it
    Pages is a great word processor
    Numbers is a good spreadsheet, but if you need the power of Excel you will be disappointed

    For the money, it is an excellent value

    But Open Office/Neo Office are free
    So is Bean

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    I love iWork '09, but if you can save 41 download Open Office.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would recommend you to download iWork '09 trial and OpenOffice and compare and think is iWork worth the money
     
  5. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, just like one poster above said, Keynote alone is worth $41. I spent the student discount price of an iWork '09 and use ONLY the Keynote. For word processing and spreadsheet, I just use Office 2008 for mac :)
     
  6. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    Buy it!!

    Just buy it you will regret it later if you don't!!:D
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    But make sure you download the Trial Version and not the Torrent
    The Torrent very likely comes with a surprise ;)

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  8. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Try them both. I prefer iWork though. (if it matters I prefer iWork over Office for Mac, but I think I might just be unlucky there. Every time I save something on it I have some disaster)
     
  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm an iWork fan. I haven't gotten into Keynote much but Pages is a pretty solid app and Numbers is progressing nicely.

    I've downloaded Open Office but it doesn't "feel" like a Mac app. I like that in iWork all my media is available from the Media Browser. iWork feels like an extension of iLife.

    $41 bucks is cheap for productivity gains and I think most Mac users would be more productive with iWork. The templates are pretty damn good as well.
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Well now we can tell those people asking why Safari broke their Limewire what the proper way to steal things is.

    As to the OP, I use both Office and iWork, I would never use PowerPoint again after using Keynote, it is superior in every possible way.
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    :D:D:D Limewire is the worst torrent app, µTorrent or Azureus FTW!
     
  12. Mac & Beanz macrumors newbie

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    I didn't get it when I bought my new iMac - and I regretted it! I actually ended up buying it for full price a month later.
     

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