I am a big time iWork users on my MacBook and my iPad so hearing that Apple has make the iWork apps into Universal apps is GREAT news for my daily work. Now I can swap the files between all of my machines to touch up, edit and even create new.
That isn’t to say I don’t use other apps on my iPhone for putting together presentations and spreadsheets. I’m excited about the ability to move files around in a single standard that is shared on all devices I use every day (and have with me all the time).
Since this update is to make the apps Universal, if you already own any of the parts that make up the iWork group, those same apps will install to your iPhone without additional charge.
Searching for the apps in the iTunes store on the iPhone, they don’t come up as available yet. To get them loaded, I had to follow a link on a Web site through my iPhone. Since I owned them for my iPad, just entering my password resulted in downloads without additional purchase.
Numbers: “Numbers lets you make compelling spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — using just your fingers. Choose from 250 easy-to-use functions. Enter and edit data with an intelligent keyboard. Create impressive tables and charts, then move them around the flexible canvas. Spreadsheets look great on iPad, and they’re stunningly sharp on the high-resolution Retina display on iPhone 4 and the latest iPod touch.”
Pages: “Pages lets you create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Every page looks stunning and clear on iPad — and also on iPhone 4 and the latest iPod touch, thanks to the high-resolution Retina display. Pages uses Smart Zoom to automatically zoom in on text while you type and zooms back out when you’re done, so it’s easy to write and edit on iPhone and iPod touch.”
Keynote: “Keynote makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. If you’re presenting to a large audience, connect your device to a projector or HDTV and preview your slides and notes using the presenter display.”