iWork for iCloud Gets Facelift, Thank Goodness

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iWork’s web apps have lagged behind Apple’s iOS and Mac apps in terms of design and functionality, but no more! Apple has redesigned the iWork for iCloud suite to make it look more like its iOS 7 counterpart.

Available to use now on iCloud.com, today’s updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote brings a unified look and feel to the iWork suite across all platforms.

Each app’s editing interface has been stripped of the old, iOS 6-ish design and replaced with a flatter, minimalistic design akin to iOS 7. Some new features have also been added, including the ability to edit charts in imported docs, share view-only docs, and open directly from iCloud Mail. Those with Retina displays will find that the apps look much clearer and crisper.

Apple is noting that updates to iWork for iOS and Mac are coming out today as well. Until then, documents created in iWork for iCloud won’t be compatible within the current app versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

  • Chris

    And finally it is available in german!

    Great updates on every platform!

  • T_Will

    And finally Numbers popup menus are selectable on iCloud.com (but still not configurable).

  • ssray23

    I wonder why Apple does not do any improvements to iCloud Notes – I literally use this fantastic iCloud-app each and every day in my life to organize my thoughts, meeting notes, To-dos and what not. There are still some bugs to be squashed – Bold-ing text within a bullet does not register unless an enter is pressed somewhere else within the note. Also the there are some UI glitches when you have more than 20 bullets in a numbered list …

    I sent all these to Apple – no updates yet! Is any one at Apple even listening?

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