iWork, Apple’s equivalent of Microsoft Office, is three years old.
As WWDC 2012 approached, I prayed that Apple would update iWork.
But what needed to be updated?
Documents in the Cloud
More than anything else, I wanted iWork to synchronize documents better between iOS devices and Macs.
Documents in the cloud is exactly what was needed. It’s incredibly simple, and even lets you sync other files such as PDF’s.
It’s like dropbox.
So what else could Apple do to improve iWork?
Next: Live collaboration?
Take it one level further: Live collaboration. GoogleDocs has been doing this for years.
On the other hand, Google Docs isn’t as refined for iOS as iWork is. In fact, I haven’t found any outstanding Google Docs software. Some apps do a decent job, but they’re expensive and don’t work very smoothly.
Perhaps someday soon we can have both: Better online collaboration and a quality app experience.
If they don’t update, is it worth it?
Even though it’s old, I still recommend iWork ’09 over Microsoft Office 2011. (I’ve made it clear that I’m not a fan of Microsoft Office)
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