“Released along with macOS Sierra and iOS 10 in the last few days, Apple has also improved its iWork productivity suite (Pages, Keynote and Numbers),” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“It means that for most Mac and the 35 percent of iPhone users already migrated to iOS 10 the only reason to ever use Google Docs is because someone else makes them do so, while power users will continue using Microsoft’s Office solutions,” Evans writes. “The flagship improvement is Apple’s introduction of real time collaboration (beta)… [now] you can share documents with other people and work on them simultaneously, whether the people you are working with are on a Mac, iOS device, or connected to iWork via iCloud using Safari, Internet Explorer or Chrome browsers.”
“What’s critical – and what sets the new iWork apart from Google Docs – is interface design. ‘The concept of giving colors to the different users and integrating the edits in real time appears to be a much more elegant and natural user interface than what Google (and others) have done,’ one analyst wrote,” Evans writes. “What this means is that for most iOS and Mac users, the new iteration of the iWork suite means there should be almost no reason to use Google Docs, while those who need more sophisticated solutions will continue to use Microsoft Office.”
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MacDailyNews Take: All Apple product users should use iWork wherever possible. Send documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to family, friends, teachers, and co-workers and, if they’ve never used iWork, let them see what they’re missing!