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With Apple Numbers, sophisticated spreadsheets are just the start. The whole sheet is your canvas. Just add dramatic interactive charts, tables, and images that paint a revealing picture of your data. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. And work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft Excel.

What's New

Version 3.2:
  • New "view only" setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
  • Set margins in print setup
  • Create headers and footers in print setup
  • New printing options: page numbering, page ordering and zoom
  • Create custom data formats
  • Create custom table styles
  • Drag and drop a CSV file directly into a sheet
  • more...


OS X 10.9 or later

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from Macedward

The new path of iWorks that Apple has taken, are simple put a very wrong turn. Hope they will be back on track with a new update, an update without the sacrifice of the old principles of Apple.

The way of iOS is not the way Apple should more...

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Version 3.0
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Ali_Egypt Member IconReview+42

3.2 fixed several problems I had (even not listed bug fixes).
And it is now actually very usable and stable.

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Version 3.2
Powercc Member IconReview+5

The current version 3.2 looks and works fine and fixed lot of the first loosing function. For home office it is ok and it is for free, for business user not really serious alternative to MS Excel

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Version 3.2
Appledogx Member IconReview+146

Apple must be sleeping or struggling to bring back features they killed off in this fiasco. No page headers yet in Numbers 3.1? You've got to be kidding. Apple should have fired the whole group that did the iWork 13 apps and replaced them with real programmers or the group that did iWork 09 so well. They really had a clue, but ones that did these 'improvements' don't even have a clue of what users actually want and need. And REAL PROGRAMMERS don't kill off features that users depend upon then add them back at a trickle. If this is the post-Steve Jobs Apple, they're in for lots of trouble.

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Version 3.1

Of course they did this same kind of thing under Steve many times before. The original OS X killed off many important OS 9 features, iMovie 7 killed off many iMovie 6 features, Final Cut X killed off many Final Cut 7 features.





Beto-Boton Member IconComment+63

I would prefer to pay for a decent application. This is not for adults...

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Version 3.1
Pfackelmann Member IconComment+11

The App Store updates show a discrepancy:

App Version File info
------- ------- ---------
Keynote 6.0.1 5.0.3
Numbers 3.0.1 2.0.3
Pages 5.0.1 4.3

Couldn't send a simple message.
Phone support asked many silly questions then told me I have to pay 49 Euros to get an answer.

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Version 3.0.1
AlexHughy Member IconReview+32

Great this is now free with all new Macs.

But it still struggles with CSV files when tabs are used for spacings. Pity.

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Version 3.0

Did you try to exchange tabs by coma for example with text edit?

Macedward Member IconReview+24

The new path of iWorks that Apple has taken, are simple put a very wrong turn. Hope they will be back on track with a new update, an update without the sacrifice of the old principles of Apple.

The way of iOS is not the way Apple should go regarding the software of MacOSX. I do not want to play with toys, I want to and need to work with real tools.

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Version 3.0
Xco Member IconComment+205

Dear Apple,

The latest Pages, Keynote and Numbers applications violate a core principle of good computer-human interface design.

The new interface design increases the time, motion, and hassle associated with getting work done. It now takes more thought, hand motions, mouse clicks, and eye movements to accomplish the same task than with the prior versions.

That adds up to a whole lot of lost productivity day in and day out. As business users, while the new versions may be free, the total "cost of ownership" is far too high for us.

Consider the loss of the floating tool pallet.

The floating pallet or "inspector" was an innovation. The new fixed "inspector" at the right-hand of the screen is not.

A well designed pallet not only reduces the time, motion, and hassle associated with getting work done. It also allows one to see the relationship in *real-time* between cause & effect in a single clear line of sight; between acting upon an object (text, table, chart, etc) and the results of such action.

With the new fixed inspector, on a 27" Mac screen, one's eyes must move about 12" to the right to select the tool, and then move 12" or more to the left, to see the results of any such action. One must constantly take one's sight off the "ball."

The floating pallet obviates this problem. That is why, as an invention, it was so useful. That is partly why we started to migrate our work from Powerpoint to Keynote, about 10 years ago, and later from Excel and Word to Numbers and Pages.

Apple's novel implementation of dynamic floating pallets increased our productivity over the sort of semi-static floating pallets that characterized Microsoft Office (and still do).

Needless to say, we are now migrating back to the prior iWork version to stem the productivity loss. Whether we give up on Apple and return to the Microsoft fold remains to be seen.

While the new applications may be free, the total "cost of ownership" is far too high for us.

Yours sincerely,

A Long-Time Loyal Business User

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Version 3.0


Xco Member IconReview+205

iWork (Pages, Numbers and Keynote ) *were* a traffic package.

No more. Not my prior positive review, below.

Yes, these applications are now "free." But "free" has no value for us if we cannot get the work that needs to be done, done.

In any case, the 2013 Pages, Keynote and Numbers are a big step backwards in many ways for business users. The interface, such as the lack of the Inspector and the inability to customize the menubar, is problematic for productivity. And key features are missing. We abandoned MS-Office for iWorks in 2008.

Unfortunately, we will have no choice but to return to MS-Office if Apple does not issue significant improvements soon.

Frankly, the iPad (and iPhone) are not at present appropriate platforms for doing real work in Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

So why castrate a good set of Mac applications in the name of uniformity across platforms. How does that help users??

As for Numbers, I am livid.

A long-time colleague wrote me today:

"Apple may have built the best possible spreadsheet for the iPhone, but it never should have been made available for the iMac. To anyone that has used a computer spreadsheet, even for a few minutes, the new Numbers is a nightmare. Nothing is intuitive. I must have spent a half an hour trying to modify a formula in a cell —hint, you have to double click on the cell. Who would have thought? Even a relatively simple spreadsheet revealed formatting problems that I was never able to solve. The more work I did, the madder I got. If Apple hopes that this program will help them in the business community, they are wrong. The Microsoft guy who laughed at the new iWork is right. I don’t know what Apple should do, other than realize that computers and tablets are fundamentally different. Each does some things very well, but not the same things."

We have built financial models professionally for years, and pioneered early uses of spreadsheets (VisiCalc) in the early 1980's.

Apple has taken a worthy competitor to Excel, and taken it out of the game altogether. Why? Only Apple knows for sure.

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Version 3.0
Rubaiyat Member IconComment+566

The correct link for the updater is:


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Downloads 19,153
Version Downloads 452
License Commercial
Date 02 Apr 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.99