Apple Unveils Redesigned iWork Suite With Online Collaboration [iPad Event]


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iLife isn’t Apple’s only software suite that’s getting love today. Eddy Cue also demoed new versions of iWork, Apple’s productivity suite that has been in desperate need of a redesign for years. A big addition is full file compatibility on any iOS or Mac device and on web, so anything can be opened and edited no matter where you are.

Perhaps the best new feature in the new iWork is online collaboration. That’s right, you can have multiple people edit a single document, even people who are “stuck on a PC,” as Cue said. iWork for iCloud makes it easy to log in on the web and edit if you don’t have access to a desktop app.

There are some new controls in Pages that make creating documents easier, and new editing options were also shown onstage today during a funny demo involving Eddy Cue’s face. Keynote has been completely rewritten as well with new transitions and animations, and Cue noted that Apple was even running the new Keynote for today’s event.

Like the new iLife, iWork will be available for free today with Mavericks.