Apple iOS 9 Update: iWork Mac and iOS Apps Get Essential Update With Support for OS X El Capitan


Tech giant Apple has announced on Friday that the company released an update for three iWork apps for the Mac—Pages, Numbers and Keynotes. The said update reportedly adds new features and OS X El Capitan support to the aforesaid applications.

Apple said: “We’re constantly updating Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. So your favorite productivity apps keep getting more productive — whether you’re working on an iOS device, on a Mac, or in iCloud. To help you keep up with the latest improvements, we’ve listed them all right here.”

“All three apps now support the new Split View multitasking feature in OS X El Capitan, allowing them to be used side-by-side with another app while in fullscreen mode. There are also new Force Touch gestures in each of the apps, which work with the new Force Touch Magic Trackpad and the trackpad in the Retina MacBook Pro and the 12-inch MacBook. In all three of the apps, a Force click on an image will allow them to be edited, and this Force gesture has built-in haptic feedback,” Macrumors said.

It can be recalled that Keynote and Pages have gained popularity on 2006 and 2008 as a platform used for opening presentations and documents. Numbers, meanwhile, is now able “to open Numbers ’08 spreadsheets. Shared Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents can now be previewed on iOS and Android browsers.”

Aside from this, Apple has updated the iWork apps for iOS, by adding split-screen multitasking support on the iPad and support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. For the iPad, “the three apps have also gained new Multi-Touch gestures for selecting text, a new Shortcut Bar that provides quick access to formatting tools, and new keyboard shortcuts when connected to a wireless keyboard.”

“A full list of the improvements can be found on Apple’s dedicated Pages, Numbers, and Keynote website. Apple’s line of iWork apps are free to users who have recently purchased a new Mac or iOS device. Otherwise, each iWork app for Mac is available for $19.99 while each iWork app for iOS is available for $9.99,” the report noted.