Apple has announced today that their productivity suite, iWork has officially made its debut on smaller screen devices, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. iWork, which debuted in Mac OS X in 2005, is Apple's take on the office suite which emphasizes ease of use and attractive user-interface.
iWork was brought to the iPad just last year. All three programs that comprises the productivity suite: Pages, Numbers and Keynote have been redesigned to work flawlessly with Apple's iOS and its Multi-touch interface. According to Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing:
Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand. The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.
The three iWork programs (Keynote, Pages, Numbers) can now be bought for $9.99 each ($29.97 for the entire suite). Aside from being redesigned to work with smaller screen displays, Apple upgraded its features in order to take full advantage of iOS and its Multi-touch interface:
- Display presentation in Full Screen view on the stunning, high-resolution Retina display or connect to a projector or HDTV for a large audience.
- Keynote Remote app (sold separately) allows your iPhone or iPod touch to control a Keynote presentation on any iOS device or Mac.
- Takes full advantage of the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch
- Smart Zoom automatically zooms in to follow the cursor while you’re editing and zooms back out when you’re done.
- Uses Multi-Touch gestures and an intelligent keyboard to help create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets with over 250 easy-to-use functions, flexible tables and charts.
- Takes advantage of the high-resolution Retina display and Smart Zoom.
It is still unknown how a productivity suite as advanced as iWork will work on a small screen device. But it worth noting that iMovie, also an application that was transferred from the OS X to the iOS, received considerable positive feedback from many users despite being in small screen display.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback