Apple Inc today has released the refurbished iCloud iWork suite for its iCloud to include improved document collaboration, new document editing options and increased file storage. iWork suite includes Keynote Presentation maker, Pages word processor and Numbers Spreadsheet Manager. The apps now has been released with the beta status.
The iWork updated apps now include the collaboration for up to 100 members on the single document at a time. This type of feature we have already seen in Google Drive. Previously it would allow the collaboration for only 50 members on a single file.
The other major update is Apple has increased the file storage for iWork on iCloud, which now allows the individual documents up to 1 GB and the individual images up to 10 MB. Previously this limit was 200 MB for the individual documents and now increased to 1 GB and 5 MB for the individual images and now it is 10 MB.
The three applications Pages, Keynote and Numbers have now got the ability to create the 2D charts and interactive charts with the formatting enhancements and some color changes. Now Pages app has obtained the ability to export to ePub support, object layering and some improvements to tables. Numbers app has gained the ability to export to CSV, which now allows the easier integration with the Microsoft Excel. Keynote app has now the ability to hide or show the slide numbers.
The updated Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps have now got the improved retina display support and has brought the updated designs for the Spreadsheets, Documents and Presentation editors. The new update has also added an option which lets the users to share the documents in the view only state. All the updates were detailed in the Apple’s official iWork Page.
Previously, last month Apple has updated its iWork suite apps for iOS, iCloud and Mac, just with in a week of Microsoft released Office Productivity Suite for iPad. The iCloud version iWork apps now can open the password protected documents from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.