Apple on Tuesday up to date Keynote, Numbers, and Pages, the three apps of its iWork software program suite for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The model 11.2 options make iWork accessible to extra customers and permit individuals to create extra partaking content material.
The brand new options included in all three apps are:
Instantaneous translation in 11 languages (iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey required)
The flexibility for contributors so as to add others to a shared doc (iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 required)
Audio graph to make charts accessible to these with imaginative and prescient impairments (iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 required)
Radar charts for evaluating a number of variables
The flexibility to create new paperwork from the Keynote, Pages, or Numbers macOS Dock icon
Under are the main points for the brand new options for every particular app.
Keynote: Reside video and multi-presenter help
Apple’s presentation app, Keynote, provides a few new options to make shows extra partaking. Keynote now permits presenters to make use of the front-facing digital camera on iPhone, iPads, and Macs to have the ability to implement dwell video. The video feed seems alongside the Keynote slides, and could be resized and “styled with masks, frames, drop shadows, and reflections.”
Customers who’re capable of put extra manufacturing effort into their shows can reap the benefits of Keynote’s potential to hook up with a number of exterior cameras to additional improve the dwell video expertise, and it’s also possible to join an iPhone or iPad proper to a slide and use the system for a dwell demo.
The brand new multi-presenter help can be utilized with presenters who’re in the identical room or joined remotely on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. And Apple says presenters can “seamlessly” change between one another.
Different new options embody new slideshow controls, and iPhone drag and drop help between apps (iOS 15 required).
The Keynote replace is 498.5MB on iOS or iPadOS and 305MB on macOS. It may be downloaded by way of the App Retailer.
Pages: Higher optimized for iPhone
In accordance with Apple’s press launch, “Folks learn Pages paperwork on iPhone greater than another system.” So the replace to the Pages writing app has the iPhone in thoughts. The brand new Display screen View possibility shows paperwork in a single iPhone-optimized column. Customers nonetheless have entry to all of Pages’ instruments in Display screen View, which could be switched off anytime.
Different new options embody improved e book publishing options, and a brand new Fast Format bar on the iPhone model for modifying paperwork.
The Pages replace is 493.8MB on iOS or iPadOS and 287.3MB on macOS. It may be downloaded by way of the App Retailer.
Numbers: Pivot tables
A key purpose Microsoft Excel customers gained’t contact Apple’s Numbers was the shortage of help for pivot tables. That has lastly modified with model 11.2—not solely are there instruments for making pivot tables, however it’s also possible to even import pivot tables made with Excel. And pivot tables can be found within the iPhone, iPad, and Mac variations.
Different new options embody redesigned Fast Filters to point out or disguise rows that match a particular worth, and new filter choices to seek out duplicate knowledge entries and distinctive values.
The Numbers replace is 527.6MB on iOS or iPadOS and 255.9MB on macOS. It may be downloaded by way of the iOS or Mac App shops.
Roman has coated expertise because the early Nineteen Nineties. His profession began at MacUser, and he is labored for MacAddict, Mac|Life, and TechTV.