“Now that an app doesn’t receive a major upgrade doesn’t make it less usable. Some prefer older versions of Microsoft Office, for example, simply because they aren’t quite as bloated with useless features,” Steinberg writes. “I have one client, who consults for education, who runs Word 5.1a on an old Power Mac, using an ancient macro program from the 1990s to automate his workflow. He does have a newer version of Word on his iMac, but cannot find any new features that he needs. This is doubly true on the Windows platform, where much of what Office 2013 has to offer is a pathetic implementation of touch for the benefit of Windows 8 users.”
Steinberg writes, “That iWork hasn’t seen a major update doesn’t necessarily mean that the existing version is close enough to perfect not to require some changes… Since I do not pretend to know or understand Apple’s priorities, I can just hope for a better iWork in the near future.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
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