“Let me state this from the start: If you’ve been using Pages ‘09’s more sophisticated page-layout features, Pages version 5.0 for Mac is not the app for you,” Jeffery Battersby writes for Macworld.
“Pages 5.0 is not an upgrade, it is a brand new application and it is not (yet) the Pages you’ve been waiting for,” Battersby writes. “This may make you sad; everyone wants something shiny and new. But don’t be — Pages ‘09 still works and you can use that for now. Your day is coming, but it’s not today.”
Battersby writes, “Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let me say this: I like the new Pages and I like it a lot. Not for a massive new set of features. Not because it’s completely stripped down. But because it appears that Apple is setting a foundation for amazing things to come.”
Full review here.