iWork iOS apps get the feature we’ve been dying for

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Apple gave all of its iWork apps some love today.
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Apple put out a big update for its iWork suite of iOS apps this morning, bringing a bunch of new features to the iPhone and iPad apps, including Dark Mode.

The update for Numbers 5.2, Pages 5.2 and Keynote 5.2 are available for free from the App Store, inside you’ll find some new font features, support for multiple windows, the ability to add HVEC-movies, and the option to access files from a USB drive or external hard drive.

Apple also came out with an update for the iWork apps on Mac, but the changes are mostly minor compared to the big iOS app updates. Some of the new features like Dark Mode, navigation gestures and custom fonts are only available on iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.

Here are the full release notes which are pretty the exact same for Pages, Numbers and Keynote:

  • Enable Dark Mode to emphasize your content.
  • On iPadOS, use Pages in multiple spaces or edit two documents side by side in Split View.
  • Support for new iOS 13 and iPadOS text editing and navigation gestures.
  • Set the default font and font size used for all new documents created from basic templates.
  • Use custom fonts installed from the App Store.
  • Capture a screenshot of an entire document, mark it up, then easily share it as a PDF.
  • Access files from a USB drive, external hard drive, or file server.
  • Listen to an audio representation of your chart using VoiceOver.
  • Add accessibility descriptions to audio, video, and drawings.
  • Improved accessibility of exported PDFs.
  • Support for HEVC-formatted movies, enabling reduced file size while preserving visual quality.
  • Select multiple objects by pressing Shift or Command on a hardware keyboard.