Apple iWork
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iWork is a significant upgrade to its productivity software suite featuring new versions of Pages and Keynote word processing and presentation applications, and introducing a new spreadsheet application called "Numbers." Numbers introduces the concept of intelligent tables on a flexible canvas, a new approach that makes it easy to organize information, create calculations, analyze results and make spreadsheets look as great as they work. Pages '08 now features distinct modes for streamlined word processing and flexible page layout, a new contextual format bar and change tracking, and
What's New
Version 9.3:
  • Adds support for iWork for iOS 1.7 apps.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.4 or later, iWork 9.0 or later.





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Xco commented on 09 Aug 2013
Dear Apple,

iWork was a terrific package: Keynote, Pages and Numbers.

Yes these have almost fully replaced MS-Office in my work.

But, as so often occurs with Apple, the package progresses little. I am a power-user. So I am less concerned about iWork apps on iOS or the web. I am also an older user. So I recall when MacWrite, MacDraw and MacProject led the field in software innovation. I also recall how Apple let these great products in their time languish and die. Apple was in its heart, after all, a hardware company. The software had done its job. Finito.

And what about Filemaker Pro, which languishes even more?

Will the same fate best the iWorks apps?

If so, who will take up the slack?

The problem is, no investor with $$$ will take up the slack.

Only small under-resourced developers are left. The web-based SAS model, still in so many ways flawed (not to mention inherently insecure), has driven investors out of the desktop application space. And who wants to compete against the likes of Google, Yahoo, SalesForce, Apple, etc in that space?

We live in a world where software development is all too often driven by a mass market, lowest common denominator mentality. Those of us who are power users find our needs are met less and less. There is just not enough net revenue after the less power-needy users are taken care of. So it seems.

I do hope I am proved wrong, and a significant iWorks apps feature upgrade appears this fall. But I am skeptical.

Yours sincerely ...
[Version 9.3]


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gameboyalpha commented on 07 Dec 2012
Note: this is not a review or comment, this is a direct editorial of why they took a PPC program and made updates Intel only:


I am very disappointed with Apple with this upgrade. iWork 09 was a PPC and Intel release and now they are making it totally Intel only. Come on, everything since OS 10.5.8 and below were the border that the next version would be Intel and was the final PPC version. So I have to ask why? Why are you updating a program and leaving out the PPC users. Those of us that have G5 and below lose the updates for it. Why did you have to mess with a PPC compatible program when the later releases were Intel only. So for the last time, what developer had his head where the sun don't shine when he/she made decision to alter this last PPC program. End of Line...

For those who will post negative points on me for kicks as I said before they are cowards and bottom feeders
[Version 9.3]

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Rubaiyat replied on 14 Aug 2013
I agree.

And being the right bastards that they are they have removed the standalone updater from their Support pages.

The above link is dead.

I really feel sorry for the 'customers' who are so innocent they bought the pre-installed version (amongst several other abandoned methods) from Apple and have now been left hanging by the testicles.
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barryg84 commented on 15 Nov 2012
Hi i need a good office suit for my macbook pro it will be for general use really maybe a bit of work to . i need to know which is better iwork 09 or microsoft office for mac
hope someone can help :-)
[Version 9.2]

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Anthony1947 replied on 04 Dec 2012
Apple's iWork is quite good for my general use -- it opens and saves across multiple formats, including MS Word, etc.

OpenOffice does similar things -- but it's FREE, as are LibreOffice and NeoOffice. I use OpenOffice when I need to, but mostly iWork does it for me.

If you're doing mostly word processing, then you might also consider the amazing Bean. True, it is no longer being developed, but it will continue to be supported through OS X's lifetime. It, too, is FREE. I use it for all of my heavy lifting word processing needs -- it even open and saves to MS Word format.
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Lvdoc replied on 04 Dec 2012
It's my experience only, but I found that LibreOffice and Open Office were crashing on my machine. I eventually forked out $10 for Neo Office, which has been more stable. I like iWork, and I use it a lot, but I have found that Pages does not always maintain formatting from a Word document (e.g., it loses some hanging indents). On the other hand, I've found that Word for Mac sometimes does not maintain formatting of a Word document! Go figure. Neo Office has actually given me the most accurate renditions of Office documents of anything I've tried. But as noted, there's no free trial. I'd say try the Libre Office and Open Office options first, as they're free. If they crash, that's useful information. (I would also add that both of those seemed to insist on me installing Java, whereas Neo Office did not insist on this. That might be an additional consideration, given Java's susceptibility to trojan horses and the like.)
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Hafdis reviewed on 30 Sep 2011
iWork with who? I can't export or read Open Document format so it's very difficult to collaborate effectively with the rest of my office or many others. I'm forced to use OpenOffice and I hate it. The program is a total kludge and just a pain in the ass to use.

Keynote rocks, but unfortunately it doesn't play nicely with the rest of the world. Apple talks a lot about Open Source but let's face it their track record sucks.
[Version 9.1]

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Surfspirit replied on 25 Jul 2012
And very soon, Apple will change iWork document format so, Snow Leopard users can't open the Mac OS X Lion iWork documents, hurray, way to go Apple!
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RavenNevermore replied on 05 Dec 2012
You can export Pages documents in Word format. That's pretty universal. I haven't used Numbers, but I'd assume it would do Excel format.
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Dialen reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
Для моих нужд хватает.
[Version 9.1]


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Surfspirit reviewed on 04 Jun 2011
I have the same opinion, I have use almost every alternative, Microsoft Office of course is the main used office app, but is bloated, heavy, and makes me crazy some times, I have tried Neo Office, Libre Office, Open Office, Marine Writer for Word and lot others, all them or buggy or feature less, but iWork actually is quite fast, has few bugs and it has quite good features, some of them are not so obvious but are there, one thing that worried me was the size of iWork, I immediately thought it would be a Microsoft kind of heavy app, making your workflow slow and stressful, but it's quite good and is interesting to know, that more than 95% of iWork Apps size is from templates and Icons resources, what makes for example the real size of Pages 4MBytes intel 32 bits only (in my case) half for Numbers and the same as Pages for Keynote, Microsoft Word as an example just the Word Binary is 35 MBytes!!!

I just WISH it would have more export and import protocols support, an equation editor and 3d scientific charts!
[Version 9.0.5]


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D9 reviewed on 06 Jan 2011
Few usability issues compared to Excel & Word like keyboard shortcuts, but Keynote is the best presentation software out. Overall, it's a great suite and at the price, it really can't be beat.

Just expect to have a minor learning curve to understand how it works if you're used to Microsoft Office.

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Surfspirit replied on 04 Jun 2011
I have the same opinion, I have use almost every alternative, Microsoft Office of course is the main used office app, but is bloated, heavy, and makes me crazy some times, I have tried Neo Office, Libre Office, Open Office, Marine Writer for Word and lot others, all them or buggy or feature less, but iWork actually is quite fast, has few bugs and it has quite good features, some of them are not so obvious but are there, one thing that worried me was the size of iWork, I immediately thought it would be a Microsoft kind of heavy app, making your workflow slow and stressful, but it's quite good and is interesting to know, that more than 95% of iWork Apps size is from templates and Icons resources, what makes for example the real size of Pages 4MBytes intel 32 bits only (in my case) half for Numbers and the same as Pages for Keynote, Microsoft Word as an example just the Word Binary is 35 MBytes!!!
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Eodtech commented on 20 Oct 2010
When is iWork '11 going to be announced ???
[Version 9.0.4]


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Lvdoc commented on 26 Aug 2010
One of my reasons for using iWork is that I have yet to be able to scroll a MS window that's in the background. The ability to scroll a window that's behind an open window is exceptionally useful, and I'm sure Apple did that for good reasons. If someone knows how to make MS programs do that, I'd like to know.
[Version 9.0.4]


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Xco commented on 26 Aug 2010
Terrific application suite!! But will Apple continue to develop iWorks. An aged Mac user myself, I recall that MacDraw, MacProject, etc - great apps in their time - all bit the dust.

Is iWorks about jump-starting the market; or creating really great apps? Nobody does it better than Apple, when they put their minds (and resources) to it!
[Version 9.0.4]


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Rubaiyat had trouble on 14 Aug 2013
Apple has removed the standalone updater for iWork '09 9.3 so this link is broken.

A case of outright bastardry IMHO.

There are users who can not update their Macs to the latest OS, who have paid for boxed sets or bought iWork from the prior Apple Online Store or had it pre-installed on their Macs when they bought them (by Apple) or don't have DVD drives now, or for multiple reasons, are now denied access to necessary updates.

I am not surprised, I always download and retain my own library of updaters for this very reason, but this is the Apple I am beginning to largely loath and detest. They see their customers as nothing but cattle to be herded into whatever slaughter yard Apple chooses before despatching them when they have served their purpose.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 15 Aug 2013
Rubaiyat, I tried the link at the top of our listing, and it's working fine. Maybe the link was down for just a day or so. In any case, please try clearing your browser's cache and/or using a different browser to download.

mohammeda3638 rated on 29 Mar 2014

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gunterb rated on 09 Apr 2013

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JeongH.Shin3121 rated on 18 Mar 2013

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Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

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nobody2011 rated on 05 Dec 2012

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Surfspirit rated on 04 Dec 2012

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Fabio Milocco rated on 11 Nov 2011

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Monkeyjunkey rated on 30 Apr 2011

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Nooneknowme rated on 21 Jan 2011

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AndresAn rated on 20 Jan 2011

[Version 9.0.5]


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Type:Business : Applications
License:Updater
Date:04 Dec 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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iWork is a significant upgrade to its productivity software suite featuring new versions of Pages and Keynote word processing and presentation applications, and introducing a new spreadsheet application called "Numbers." Numbers introduces the concept of intelligent tables on a flexible canvas, a new approach that makes it easy to organize information, create calculations, analyze results and make spreadsheets look as great as they work. Pages '08 now features distinct modes for streamlined word processing and flexible page layout, a new contextual format bar and change tracking, and Keynote '08 now includes text effects, transitions and themes that help users easily compose spectacular presentations, and Smart Builds with easy-to-set-up A-to-B animations that make impressive animations easy for anyone to create.


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