iWork.com - anyone use it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LadyHoneyBabe, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. LadyHoneyBabe macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2010
    I just found out about iWork.com and wanted to know if anyone uses it or plans on using it for their iPad. It looks like it could work like MobileMe, but it's for documents.
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I've used it but don't want to get to reliant on it since its clear Apple want to make it a revenue stream once it goes out of beta. I prefer Google Docs since it seems it's going to remain free plus more people are familiar w/ it. If iWork.com was included in the Mac version of iWork I might be more receptive to using it more than out of curiosity.
  3. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002
    I hear that. Unfortunately though from the new videos posted it looks like the iWork.com integration may be a value add that you sort of can't ignore.
  4. markosb macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2010
    I wish I could save to skydrive... 25 gigs of space and I am only using .5% of it.
  5. Robin4 macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    I just checked the Pages video for the iPad. I like it. I've used MS Word for ages, but I've decided I'll give it a try. Since I'll be using it sparingly, mostly for my travel journal, it looks relatively easy and it fits my needs.

    My laptop at home will handle any heavy duty work if needed.
  6. Logos327 macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    I find pages to be great at everything except writing papers, and that is probably due to my familiarity of MS Word.

    I too am a fan of google docs, and I have only used iwork.com experimentation.
  7. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    Wonder how long it will be before we see Word, Excel on iPad!!! MS said hey wouldnt rule it out for iPhone but surely tempted now!!
  8. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  9. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I'm still using iWork 08 and plan on not upgrading until iWork 10 comes out sine it just a few months away (September is it?). Will iWork.com work with iWork 08 or do you need iWork 09 to work with iWork.com?:eek::D. Under Customize Tool Bar there is no iWork.com icon like shown in the iPad video's. Is this (only) available in iWork 09?
  10. wyneken macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    The great State of Maine
    I used Pages for a while as my working word processor on an iMac -- though I switched ultimately to Nisus Writer Express, which plays very well with Word and other universal formats -- and I would offer two comments.

    1. Pages on the Mac (and as it's presented in the "guided tour" video on the official iPad site) has always struck me as more of a page-layout program than a dedicated word processor. You can easily overcome this by ignoring the flashy pre-installed templates and creating your own templates for the kind of work you actually do.

    2. That having been said, Pages really is, as the Apple hyperbole claims, a "beautiful" piece of software. It's very different from Word. The difference doesn't come so much in the form of a learning curve (Pages has the usual Apple, "Oh yeah, I get it," intuitive interface). It's more a question of shifting to a different kind of working relationship with your software.

    Pages -- and the other iWork apps -- do pretty much the same job as their MS Office counterparts. But you get there so differently that it's probably going to be as radical a change as switching from a PC laptop or netbook to an iPad. Everything looks very simple on the surface. You can easily mistake this apparent simplicity for a lack of features or capability. But the advanced capabilities are (usually) there, including some cool things that are very hard to accomplish on other platforms. This can take some digging round and experimenting to figure out. There are longstanding web sites devoted to Mac OSX "tricks." I have to think this will also be the case with the iPad.

    So I'd say, for $9.99, take the plunge.
  11. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    AFAIK, iWork.com requires iWork '09.

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