Which Do You Prefer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adam044, Oct 23, 2013.

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Which Do You Use

  1. iWork from Apple

    18 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. MS Office

    22 vote(s)
    53.7%
  3. Other

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. adam044 macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #1
    Do you use MS Office or iWork from Apple? Just a fun poll. Im interested to see how many people use a Microsoft product on their mac.
     
  2. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

    ScottNWDW

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    #2
    Office for Mac on my Hard Drive's days are numbered now.

    The more I use Numbers and Pages the more I like them. I've pretty much stopped using Word a while back and have been using Excel less and less. Virtually all my personal stuff is now done through the iWork apps and with the latest update I can't se myself opening up an MS Office app on my Mac for anything anymore. The integration with the iPad and iOS7 now is fantastic. For the heck of it I opened an Excel document I use for work in the new Numbers and it looks exactly the same in Numbers and works exactly the same. I also sent t back to Excel and it worked perfectly there as well. I think the days of Office taking up valuable real estate on my Mac Hard Drive are numbered.

    If it wasn't for my job being in a Windows environment with MS Office I probably wouldn't even be using Excel or Word on my Mac any longer. The fact that Microsoft is dragging their heels on getting Office to the iPad is another thorn of contention to me making me want to drop them like a hot potato. They truly missed out on a great opportunity by not bringing MS Office to the iPad when it was released 3.5 years ago. I think Apple getting iWork to the iOS was a brilliant step and really made people think twice about sticking with Microsoft. What makes it even worse is that the 3 core Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) were originally Mac only products and should be the best of the best, but Microsoft wants to treat them like the red headed stepchild and focus entirely on the Windows versions.
     
  3. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #3
    I like the iCloud syncing iWork offers with all my devices
     
  4. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    #4
    I've been a heavy user of iWork. Pages in Layout mode is great for writing short, scientific reports that are heavy in tables and images. Keynote is fantastic for presentations. I'm using Numbers more and more for calculations on moderately large data sets.
     
  5. firedept macrumors 603

    firedept

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    #5
    I like to use both iWorks and MS Office. Could you add that choice to your poll? Thanks.
     
  6. Sital macrumors 68000

    Sital

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    New England
    #6
    MS Office.

    I run into too many compatibility problems with Office users if I use iWork.
     
  7. shinji macrumors 65816

    shinji

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  8. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    #8
    I can't vote because I am still using MS Office for Mac 2008 and I started learning iWork 09 right now. :apple:
     
  9. damidget macrumors regular

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  10. MLinneer macrumors regular

    MLinneer

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    #10
    Sad sad day for iWork users

    Fortunately, I've kept Office versions of all my iWork documents... just in case something like this happened. Back to Office, Dropbox, Documents To Go, and Office Webapps... the same file is editable (and sharable) on all of these.
     
  11. arefbe macrumors regular

    arefbe

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    #11
    You should have included a "Both" option. I use each according to my needs.
     
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    Near Dallas, Texas, USA

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