After the big news last week with the arrival of MS Office on iOS, Apple took the opportunity to improve its productivity package by updating applications Pages, Numbers and Keynote, in iOS, Mac and iCloud version.
Here are the changes for each application:
• The new “View Only” setting allows you to share documents that you want others to view, but not edit. • Search for documents by name. • Aligned images and shapes of table cells are preserved after import. • Better distribution of inserted and pasted objects • New templates for Arabic and Hebrew languages • Improved compatibility for bidirectional text • Word count for Hebrew language • Improved ePub export • Control “z” order (overlap order) of bubble chart labels • Improvements in usability.
• The new “View Only” setting allows you to share spreadsheets that you want others to view, but not edit. • Search for spreadsheets by name. • Progress indicator for calculations. • Control “z” order (overlap order) ) of bubble chart labels • Faster CSV import • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel • Usability improvements.
• Use the new remote control feature to control presentations on other devices • New transitions, including Drop and Grid • Enhanced presenter screen options • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link • Create charts with date values , time and duration • Custom chart number formats are preserved when importing Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations • Improved compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentations. • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
The three apps are free for anyone who purchased (or purchased) an iPhone, iPod, or iPad after October 2013.