“iWork.com merely presents your work online. There is absolutely no editing that can be done via the online interface. The only editing that can be done is adding comments,” Alvares reports. “After using the online extension for a while, I understood its true purpose. iWork.com excels at what it’s meant to do.”
“iWork.com is meant to send people a draft or final copy of a document. If you want to send a client, publisher, friend a document, instead of attaching it in an email, you merely invite them to view the document online,” Alvares reports.
“The formatting is preserved to the T, with color, graphics and fonts are all embedded in the document… The receiving end can then add notes or download a copy,” Alvares reports.
“I’ve always marveled at how Apple thinks outside the grid and brings in something what no one expects… People don’t want to edit files on the web, not with what the web currently has to offer. The cloud [has] yet to mature enough to be able to provide a rich environment for doing complex tasks,” Alvares reports. “What Apple has done is provide an online extension, while keeping the editing features [on] the desktop. They’ve also made sure that PC users don’t get left out by adding an option to download it as an MS Office-compatible file. The seamlessness by which this information is presented and transferred makes it not only easy to use, but usable.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Chris Z." for the heads up.]