Apple Updates iWork With Retina Graphics, Dictation, Documents In The Cloud Support

Apple Updates iWork With Retina Graphics, Dictation, Documents In The Cloud Support

Apple has updated its iWork suite (Pages, Keynote, Numbers) with Retina graphics for the new MacBook Pro and iCloud documents for OS X Mountain Lion. Documents in the Cloud allows you to access and manage synced documents across the iOS and OS X versions of the iWork apps. The functionality is baked into TextEdit and Preview in Mountain Lion, and Apple lets developers build iCloud document support into third-party apps as well.

Another Mountain Lion feature, Dictation, is also available when using the iWork suite. Like Siri on iOS, you can speak into your Mac’s mic and have your voice transcribed automatically.

The new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers don’t appear to be live in the Mac App Store yet, but we’ll update this post when they are available. [Update: They’re out!] Sadly, iWork hasn’t received a major upgrade since 2009.

Mountain Lion itself was released this morning, and we’ll have plenty of more coverage as the day continues.

Update: The updates are now live in the Mac App Store. You can download Pages here, Keynote here and Numbers here.

  • suppaandi81

    this is probably the biggest disappointment today. iWork on iOS and on Mac OS are still incompatible….. “It just works” my a%&…. I create a keynote presentation on iOS, open it on my mac, am happy I don’t have to take the browser detour anymore, but it messes up many aspects of my presentation. So I go fix things on my mac, I reopen it on my iPad and *boom* it’s messed up there now. I understand iWork for iOS was written from scratch and doesn’t have much to do with the Mac OS code, but release iWork 10 for Mac then and make it 100 % compatible with the iOS version. Everything else just doesn’t make sense.

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