Apple's iWork for iCloud Office Suite Gains New Collaboration Features
Apple recently released a new version of its iWork for iCloud office suite, rolling out new real-time collaboration features and adding some new administrative options. According to Apple, the web-based versions of Keynote, pages and Numbers all gain similar collaboration abilities. Users can invite others to edit the documents, view a list of which users are making changes and see the position of other users’ cursors and selections. Additionally, spreadsheets, presentations and documents can now be sorted and organized into folders with printing being enabled from the toolbar of each app.
Keynote appears to be the only member of the suite to benefit from an app-specific feature update, gaining the ability to skip slides during playback. Users can right-click a slide in the navigator to access the feature.
The collaboration features were revealed alongside the revamped desktop versions of the Microsoft Office competitor during last month’s iPad Air event. Apple also announced that it would make iWork free of charge to Mac owners, a move which has already prompted Microsoft to make significant updates to its own web-based tools.
Are you excited about the update to the iWork for iCloud office suite?