Apple Numbers
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Apple's spreadsheet app from the iWork suite.   Commercial ($19.99)
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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
  • Automatically update an existing table by dragging in a CSV file
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Cell-based import feedback
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Improved Microsoft Excel compatibility
  • Improved AppleScript support
  • Usability improvements
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...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.9 or later





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Apple Numbers User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Ali_Egypt reviewed on 03 Apr 2014
3.2 fixed several problems I had (even not listed bug fixes).
And it is now actually very usable and stable.
[Version 3.2]


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Powercc reviewed on 03 Apr 2014
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
[Version 3.2]


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Appledogx reviewed on 25 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 3.1]

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Pik80 replied on 28 Jan 2014
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.
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Beto-Boton commented on 24 Jan 2014
I would prefer to pay for a decent application. This is not for adults...
[Version 3.1]


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+18

AlexHughy reviewed on 01 Nov 2013
Great this is now free with all new Macs.

But it still struggles with CSV files when tabs are used for spacings. Pity.
[Version 3.0]

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M-Rick replied on 24 Jan 2014
Did you try to exchange tabs by coma for example with text edit?
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Macedward reviewed on 31 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 3.0]


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Xco commented on 30 Oct 2013
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
[Version 3.0]


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Xco reviewed on 26 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 3.0]


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Xco commented on 09 Aug 2013
Dear Apple,

iWork is 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 2.3]


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Mtcobra commented on 26 Jul 2012
I have Ver. 2.1 of this (and iWorks '09), but this upgrade to Ver. 2.2 is marked for OS X 10.7.4 or later.

I assume then, that those of us still using Snow Leopard (as in my case, my early Intel iMac doesn't have the memory needed to run Lion or MT) that I've seen the last of any upgrades/improvements to iWork '09 programs? Wonder why they didn't come out with iWorks '11 or ’12 before cutting SL users off.
[Version 2.2]

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Cgc replied on 02 Jan 2013
Because Apple wants you and me to upgrade hardware. I'm using the dreaded 2006 1,1 MacPro and I'm also SOL regarding 10.8. Luckily 10.7 works but that's the end of the line. I think Apple would have released iWorks '12 or '13 or something to delineate supported hardware. I think it's clear Apple don't care.
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Pfackelmann had trouble on 27 Dec 2013
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.
Ridiculous.
[Version 3.0.1]


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+125
Rubaiyat had trouble on 19 Aug 2013
The correct link for the updater is:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1563
[Version 2.3]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 3.2]



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Lancetx70 rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 3.2]



Hate_Mac_Update_Privacy_Policy rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 3.1]



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SpiessensMark rated on 23 Nov 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



+8

Roes rated on 23 Nov 2013

[Version 3.0.1]



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AlvAmo rated on 29 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0]



Pdandyk rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0]



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Ashes2Ashes rated on 23 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0]



+3

Stevenjones69 rated on 22 Oct 2013

[Version 3.0]



+1

Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 2.3]


Downloads:18,793
Version Downloads:92
Type:Business : Spreadsheets
License:Commercial
Date:02 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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