Apple’s iWork 11 close at hand? Amazon posts link to manual for Apples’ next-gen productivity suite

“An interesting listing has just popped up on Amazon France, a manual (which appears to be in German) for Apple iWork 11, which includes Pages, Keynote and Numbers for Mac and iPad,” Jennifer Allan reports for Electricpig.

Allan reports, “The iWork 11 manual is listed as arriving in December 2010, which means the next iteration of iWork should be close…”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple released iWork ’09 on January 6, 2009.

42 Comments

  1. In a sea of familiar PowerPoint templates, my Keynote presentations are ALWAYS unique. In addition to templates with more style and elegance, Keynote offers transitions that are also more elegant and stylish. There is nothing that I needed done that could be done in Powerpoint, but could NOT in Keynote.

    Not to mention the presenter’s dual display features. Powerpoint’s options are constricted and limited (no way to show current and next slides, side by side, at the size of my choice). Keynote has a setup that is by far more logical, convenient and, most importantly, flexible. I can re-size objects on that presenter screen, and that includes all of them, including slide notes, current and next slide, presentation timer, slide timer, clock, etc. I can also put them anywhere I want. Powerpoint is just way to limited there.

  2. I only use Office on my Mac if I have to. Otherwise, I use iWork.

    The only copy of MS Office I have is the old version X, which is ten years old and still works fine, believe it or not.

    When iWork 11 comes out, I will be lined up (virtually, at the Apple online store) to get my copy on the next payday.

  3. Yeah I got Office 2004 & 2008 and have finally decided to use them “for as long as they last” and get iWorks 11 and use Open Office too. I hardly ever even use Office anymore anyways.

    I still have this nagging feeling Apple has Numbers & Pages uber-versions that are Office killers lurking in their archives waiting for the day MS stops making Office for Mac. Jobs/Apple will never be beholden to that Northwest abomination again!

  4. Another intentional leak for free advertising…I remember the days of ThinkSecret and the Apple moles…

    If iWork doesn’t work for you, then try the free LibreOffice before you succumb to some paid cr*p from Microsoft, starve the beast and it will die.

    LibreOffice is the new cross platform name for OpenOffice since Oracle bought Sun and picking it apart for scraps, everyone is bailing out.

    The original developers forked OpenOffice to LibreOffice, so search for your free cross platform, Office compatible office suite using the new name and site, as Oracle owns the OpenOffice name.

    MDN word “same” As it’s the same thing, just a different name.

  5. before we all talk ofe iWork 11, does anyone know if iLife 11’s iWeb will be upgraded or will it be killed by Apple? it was iLife’s most original & practical app, a real productivity tool and different from british rival RapidWeaver. or could it be part of iWork 11, as it’s a productivity tool?

  6. I have used Keynote since the day I got my Mac. It is leaps and bounds better than anything Powerpoint can do, and I have the feedback to prove it.

    Pages is tricky. I was very hesitant to switch, as the look and feel of the app is different than MS Word, which I had grown up with since Windows 95. I kept trying to switch, then I went back after a day or two. Finally, I deleted Word so it wasn’t an option and went to Pages. 2 weeks later and I’ll never go back. For the first time ever, I was able to make a table IN my word processor that looked great, instead of having to fire up Excel to create one then paste it in. Fact is, Word has way more features than most (all?) of us need, while Pages does things much more smoothly.

    Finally Numbers. What can I say. It’s not an Excel replacement. I tend to do my heavy lifting in Excel (the only Office app I still use) then paste it into Numbers to make tables and charts. Excel is great for calculating. But its output, in any way, shape, or form, looks like crap. Numbers solves that problem. It makes beautiful charts and graphs that I’m not embarrassed to put in front of people, or even use in a Keynote presentation.

    All that being said, it took a while to transition, but for the most part, I’m an iWork user. Love the suite, and encourage others to give it a chance.

    FYI: I have a feeling that the ’11 suite is, just like for the iPad, also going to be available on an app by app basis in the Mac app store on launch day, if the Lion preview was any indication. Could make for an interesting purchase for those on the fence for price.

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