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Apple’s web-based iWork for iCloud finally out of beta, adds new features

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Yesterday, Apple updated its iWork apps for iOS and OS X with added features including Split View for iPad, 3D Touch for iPhone 6s, and bonuses for El Capitan. Missed at the time was the fact that Apple also deemed the web-based version of iWork worthy of full consumption by the public, too.  Apple removed the ‘beta’ label from iWork for iCloud, while also adding a number of new features. The browser-dependent iWork suite now supports commenting on documents, and has support for ten new languages.

As well as removing the ‘beta’ labels, Apple has also created new splash pages for each of the new web apps showing off some of the new features. Apple lists the previously mentioned upgrades, as well the following:


  • Create custom colors
  • Word count
  • Version history
  • Preview on mobile browsers
  • Comments
  • Open Pages ’08 and ’06 documents
  • View documents with tracked changes
  • Insert pages and sections


  • Edit pop-up menu cells
  • Create custom colors
  • Open Numbers ’08 spreadsheets
  • Filter tables
  • Version history
  • Animate interactive charts
  • Preview on mobile browsers


  • Show, hide and resize slide navigator
  • Preview on mobile browsers
  • Version history
  • Comments
  • Create custom colors
  • Copy and paste slides
  • Open Keynote ’08 and ’06 files

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  1. When will they add Auto-Capitalization back to Pages? So frustrating!

  2. mielej18 - 7 years ago

    Anyone else having an issue opening their documents now that these apps are out of beta?

  3. Laurent Seroude - 7 years ago

    and still no updates for the desktop versions that would fix Mubers/Pages bugs and restore functionalities lost with the iCloud version….

    • Laurent Seroude - 7 years ago

      Sorry missed that they did update the desktop versions…but still did not fix bugs (rulers do not stick for instance), still does not open shared documents in the desktop version, still does not support versions for documents stored on server, still does not allow linking cells between documents, and the list keeps going and going…..

  4. Cameron Scott - 7 years ago

    Still a shadow of its former self.