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iOS Productivity Apps Get Updated with Yosemite Release


The productivity bundle of apps from Apple have just been updated with the release of Yosemite. Information about the updates and apps is below.

Keynote icon

Keynote for iOS.

Design tools

  • More colors to choose from
  • New custom color mixer on iPad
  • Use the color picker to sample any color in your presentation and apply it anywhere
  • New Trace animation
  • Build animations including Blinds, Fly In, Fly Out, Orbital, Pivot, Scale Big, Swoosh, Droplet, Grid, Drift, Scale, and Skid
  • Transitions including Blinds, Color Planes, Confetti, Fall, Perspective, Pivot, Swoosh, and Object Revolve

Charting

  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Editing

  • Take photos and videos without leaving the app
  • Improved bidirectional support: switch direction from menu for text, lists, and tables
  • Detailed presentation import feedback

Sharing

  • “View only” setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected presentations via iCloud link
  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • Support for third-party storage providers

Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

  • Export to PPTX format

Usability and performance

  • Use multipeer connectivity to pair nearby iOS devices
  • New Presenter Display layouts
  • Highlighter — Use your finger to illustrate slides as you present
  • Keynote Remote functionality integrated directly into Keynote app
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Column and row labels in tables
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved bidirectional language support
  • Enhanced Presenter Display options
  • Improved animation performance
  • Search presentations by name
  • Support for iOS 8

Numbers icon

Numbers for iOS gets

Working with data

  • Instantly rearrange data in tables with new Transpose feature

Charting

  • Chart date and duration values
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

Design tools

  • Take photos and videos without leaving the app
  • More colors to choose from
  • New custom color mixer on iPad
  • Use the color picker to sample any color in your spreadsheet and apply it anywhere

Sharing

  • “View only” setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected spreadsheets via iCloud link
  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • Support for third-party storage providers

Microsoft Excel compatibility

  • Export password-protected spreadsheets to XLSX format
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheets

Usability and performance

  • Updated file format makes it easier to send spreadsheets via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Edit spreadsheets in landscape orientation on iPhone and iPod touch
  • Search spreadsheets by name
  • Faster CSV import
  • Progress indicator for calculations
  • Support for iOS 8
  • Column and row labels in tables
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved accessibility
  • Improved bidirectional language support

Pages icon

Pages for iOS gets update

Word processing

  • View character count with or without spaces
  • Start a list automatically using new special characters
  • Arabic and Hebrew templates
  • Word count for Hebrew
  • Improved support for bidirectional text
  • Create charts with date, time, and duration values
  • Improved bidirectional language support

Design tools

  • Take photos and videos without leaving the app
  • More colors to choose from
  • New custom color mixer on iPad
  • Use the color picker to sample any color in your document and apply it anywhere
  • Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
  • Vertical ruler
  • Customizable alignment guides
  • Delete sections from the page navigator
  • Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
  • Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels
  • Export ePub files containing video

Sharing

  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • Support for third-party storage providers
  • “View only” setting lets you share documents you want others to view but not edit
  • Share password-protected documents via iCloud link
  • Improved ePub export

Microsoft Word compatibility

  • Export password-protected documents to DOCX format
  • Custom number formats in charts are preserved on import of Pages ’09 and Microsoft Word documents
  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft Word 2013 documents

Usability and performance

  • Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac, and iPhone
  • Search documents by name
  • Support for iOS 8
  • Insert inline images in tables, headers, and footers
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Column and row labels in tables
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Improved accessibility

 

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