Apple updates Mac iWork apps with support for real-time collaboration

By , Sep 20, 2016


In addition to macOS Sierra, Apple on Tuesday also released updates for its Mac iWork apps to support real-time collaboration. The feature was announced at the iPhone 7 event earlier this month, and was added to iOS apps last week.

Real-time collaboration is exactly what it sounds like. With it, users can work simultaneously in any iWork app regardless of device. A list is displayed of all current document editors, and users see the others’ cursor activity in real time.

Here are the release notes for Pages 6.0:

Real-time collaboration (feature in beta)
– Edit a document with others at the same time in Pages on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and 
– Share your document publicly or with specific people
– See who else is in a document
– See participants’ cursors as they’re editing

• Open and edit Pages ’05 documents
• Use tabs to work with multiple documents in one window
• Wide color gamut image support

The changes are pretty much the same across all 3 apps, except for Keynote, which has received an additional new feature called Keynote Live. This allows you to present a slideshow that can be viewed from a Mac, iPad, iPhone, and

Pages is available for $20, Keynote is available for $20, and Numbers is available for $20.

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  • philip Mills

    This is good

  • Lui

    I do not see the point why it is useful to edit the same dokumentum by multiple users at the same time…