Apple Addresses iWork For Mac Criticism

Apple has posted a new page on its site, detailing features of iWork that it says it will be restoring over the next six months. 

I don’t think Apple has done anything like this in a long time, if ever, and it seems to be the right move to appease power users, who have been the most vocal in the past few weeks regarding this issue.

Here are the features it plans to add back to each of the apps, which appear to be ‘a start’, but definitely won’t bring the apps back to full parity with the old versions, yet:


  • Customize toolbar
  • Vertical ruler
  • Improved alignment guides
  • Improved object placement
  • Import of cells with images
  • Improved word counts
  • Keyboard shortcuts for styles
  • Manage pages and sections from the thumbnail view


  • Customize toolbar Improvements to zoom and window placement
  • Multi-column and range sort
  • Auto-complete text in cells
  • Page headers and footers
  • Improvements to AppleScript support


  • Customize toolbar
  • Restoring old transitions and builds
  • Improvements to presenter display
  • Improvements to AppleScript support