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Apple Updates iWork Suite For iPad With iCloud Drive Optimization, Trackpad Support,​ & More

First Look

Earlier today Apple released new updates for Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and iMovie for iOS & iPadOS. Headlining features include Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse support. Additionally, Apple has also added new document themes/templates, support for iCloud Drive folder sharing, and support for offline editing for shared documents. While Apple’s Magic Keyboard with a built-in trackpad and backlit keys will not be available until May, users are invited to utilize these new optimizations via standalone cursor input accessories such as the Magic Trackpad. Take a look at the release notes below. 

Pages Version 10.0 

  • Use Pages on an iPad with Magic Keyboard, mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to work with your documents. Requires iPadOS 13.4
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new templates to help you get started.
  • Add a Pages document to a shared iCloud drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4
  • Add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Apply a color gradient, or image to the background of any document.
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them.
  • Easily access recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your document with comments included.
  • Edit shared documents while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later. 
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes. 

Keynote Version 10.0 

  • Use Keynote on iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to work with your presentations. Requires iPadOS 13.4 
  • Add a a Keynote presentation to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4  or iOS 13.4 
  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later. 
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them.
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser. 
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included. 
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes. 
  • New “Keyboard” text to build in and build out animation. 

Numbers Version 10.0 

  • Use Numbers on an iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to work with your spreadsheets. Requires iPadOS 13.4
  • Create spreadsheets with more rows and columns than ever before. 
  • Apply a color to the background of a sheet. 
  • Add a numbers spreadsheet to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later. 
  • Edit shared spreadsheets while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later. 
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them. 
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser. 
  • Print or export a PDF of your spreadsheet with comments included. 
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape.  
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes. 

iMovie Version 2.2.9 

  • Use iMovie on iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to create movies and trailers. Requires iPadOS 13.4
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to toggle between the five inspector modes when a clip is selected: Action, Speed adjustments, Volume, Titles, and Filters. 
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly rotate video 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. 
  • Tap the Download All button at the top of the soundtracks list to download all bundled soundtracks at once. 
  • Add PNG, GIF, TIFF, and BMP files to your movie. 
  • Performance and stability improvements 
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