Apple updates iWork for iCloud with iOS 7 design, new features and more

By , Jan 23, 2014

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Apple posted a major update for its iWork for iCloud app suite today. The web versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers all received a makeover with a flattened, iOS 7-inspired design, a handful of new features, and various other improvements.

Among the new features is the ability to add passwords to iWork documents, and to share those password-protected documents with others. You can also now view a master list of iWork documents that others have shared with you, and more…

Here are the change logs for each of the 3 web apps (via 9to5Mac):

Pages:

  • Add passwords and share password-protected documents
  • View a list of documents others have shared with you
  • Insert, edit, and format floating tables
  • Style anchored and inline images, shapes, and text boxes
  • Edit endnotes in imported documents
  • Keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects
  • Improved VoiceOver support for body text and document manager
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Keynote:

  • Add passwords and share password-protected presentations
  • View a list of presentations others have shared with you
  • Insert, edit, and format tables
  • Keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects
  • Improved VoiceOver support for body text and presentation manager
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Numbers:

  • Add passwords and share password-protected spreadsheets
  • View a list of spreadsheets others have shared with you
  • Flow text into adjacent cells
  • Apply rich formatting to text in table cells
  • Keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects
  • Improved VoiceOver support for spreadsheet manager
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

First introduced at WWDC last year, iWork for iCloud allows users to view and edit iWork documents using virtually any web browser. Today’s update brings the web apps more in line with their native Mac counterparts, with a touch of iOS 7 design.

iWork for iCloud apps are available to all registered users for free through Apple’s iCloud.com web portal.

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  • Al

    I find it odd with all this white and modern feel… That Safari for the Mac looks outdated using iWork for iCloud in the browser.

    The two just doesn’t seem to go along together…

  • Lhu

    I am somehow not able to work on a document being shared with other person from the Pages application on my macbook. Btw, Does this features even exist?

  • Framboogle

    OS 11 preview?

    • Justin

      If there is a OS 11 coming this year (which according to leaks, there isn’t) there will be a developer preview in June at WWDC.