Apple’s iWork tools get updated in iOS 5
The new Apple operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad has been released to the public with major upgrades built in. It has iCloud support, which is Apples version of the now popular cloud computing technology. Along with the roll out of the iCloud Apple has updated many of its apps to support this new service, but many other new upgrades are also present in the mix as well.
The whole lot of 3 Apple iWork apps has been updated to version 1.5, which adds support for iCloud’s Documents in the Cloud service. The iCloud website now offers support for converting and syncing your Numbers ’09, Excel, or CSV documents into iOS Numbers format. Pages ’09, Microsoft Word, or plain text files will be converted synched into the iOS Pages format and Keynote and PowerPoint files will be synched into the iOS Keynote format.
Also the user can download all their files from iCloud in the iWork format, Microsoft Office format and the PDF format. The new updates to all these iWork apps feature improved compatibility with their iWork and Microsoft Office brethren.
The Pages app which sells for $10 is Apple’s answer to MS Word. It now lets the user create foot notes and end notes in documents, has improved word count mechanism and can now use the iPhone 4S’s new Siri voice assistant to take dictation for writing a text file. There is also a patch for a security vulnerability.
Numbers is the $10 spreadsheet app for the iOS 5. This upgraded version allows the user to use sliders, stepper and pop ups to make entering data easy. Cells can be formatted by using merge cell and the user can now hide and show rows and columns. There is also a patch for a security vulnerability.
Keynote is a $10 spreadsheet app for your iOS. It now lets the user stream their presentations wirelessly via Apple TV. There are also new presentation controls available including looped slideshows and autoplay.
The Find My iPhone free app by Apple gets updated to version 1.3 with added support for iCloud.
The iMovie app has been upgraded to version 1.2.2 and is available for $5. Updates include bug fixes.