What’s new in Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

We’re constantly updating Pages, Numbers and Keynote. So your favourite productivity apps keep getting more productive — whether you’re working on an iOS device, on a Mac or in iCloud. To help you keep up with the latest improvements, we’ve listed them all here.

Keynote for iOS

Design tools

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

Charting

  • Add reference lines to charts
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Editing

  • Open Keynote ’08 and Keynote ’06 presentations
  • Edit and present in portrait orientation
  • View and restore changes made to a document over time
  • Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew
  • Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
  • Take photos and videos without leaving the app
  • Detailed presentation import feedback

Sharing

  • Preview shared spreadsheets on iOS and Android browsers
  • The “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

  • Improved PowerPoint compatibility for charts, text overflows, nonrectangular masks, animation mapping, and theme import and export
  • Improved PowerPoint export
  • Export to PPTX format

Usability and performance

  • Multitask while editing using new Slide Over, Split View and Picture in Picture on iPad*
  • Quickly access formatting tools from the new Shortcut Bar on iPad
  • Easily select text using new Multi-Touch gestures on iPad
  • Use keyboard shortcuts when connected to a wireless keyboard
  • Use multipeer connectivity to pair nearby iOS devices
  • New Presenter Display layouts
  • Highlighter lets you use your finger to illustrate slides as you present
  • Keynote Remote functionality is integrated directly into the Keynote app
  • The 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 9

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver can now read relevant text formatting details, including font name and font size, while editing
  • Easily edit presenter notes with VoiceOver
  • VoiceOver can now read presenter notes during slideshows
  • Edit chart data and chart elements with VoiceOver
  • Add, remove and rearrange rows, columns and cells with VoiceOver
  • Get table header information with VoiceOver
  • Add and review comments with VoiceOver

Keynote for Mac

Editing

  • Open Keynote ’08 and Keynote ’06 presentations
  • Easily access recently used fonts in the Fonts menu
  • Enhanced support for OpenType font features like small caps, contextual fractions, alternate glyphs and more
  • View and restore changes made to a document over time
  • Easily edit presenter notes with VoiceOver
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Show origin at centre of rulers
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved Media Browser
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Detailed presentation import feedback
  • Directly specify start and end points of movies
  • Improved bidirectional support lets you switch direction from the menu for text, lists and tables

Charting

  • Add reference lines to charts
  • Create customised data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Design tools

  • Force click images and get haptic feedback as you edit using a Force Touch trackpad
  • Create table, chart and shape styles from an image
  • View Collections, Moments, Favourites and Shared Albums from Photos in the Media Browser
  • New Apple-designed themes including Modern Type, Exhibition and Drafting
  • Improved cell border styling
  • Build animations including Line Draw, Blinds, Fly In, Fly Out, Orbital, Pivot, Scale Big, Swoosh, Droplet, Grid, Drift, Scale, Skid and Trace
  • Transitions including Blinds, Color Planes, Confetti, Fall, Perspective, Pivot, Swoosh and Object Revolve
  • Apply motion blur to animations
  • Improved Magic Move, including text morphing
  • Allow objects on the slide to layer with the master
  • Support for animated GIFs

Sharing

  • Preview shared presentations on iOS and Android browsers
  • Additional AppleScript options for PDF and PowerPoint export
  • The “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

Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

  • Improved PowerPoint compatibility for charts, text overflows, nonrectangular masks, animation mapping, and theme import and export
  • Improved PowerPoint export
  • Export to PPTX format

Usability and performance

  • Multitask while editing using new Split View in OS X El Capitan
  • Force click images and get haptic feedback as you edit using a Force Touch trackpad
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone
  • Move and resize items to fully customise your Presenter Display
  • The updated file format makes it easier to send presentations via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Print floating comments
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Full bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew
  • Use multipeer connectivity to pair nearby iOS devices
  • Move tables easily with improved table selection
  • Customise the toolbar with your most important tools
  • Enhanced Presenter Display options and new layouts
  • Improved animation performance
  • Improvements to AppleScript functionality

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver can now read presenter notes during slideshows
  • Add and review comments with VoiceOver

Keynote for iCloud

Sharing

  • Preview shared spreadsheets on iOS and Android browsers
  • The “view only” setting lets you share presentations you want others to view but not edit
  • View a list of presentations others have shared with you in the Document Manager
  • Print your presentations directly from the Tools menu
  • Share password-protected presentations via iCloud link
  • Open attachments directly from iCloud Mail

Collaboration

  • Collaborate with up to 100 people at the same time
  • View the list of collaborators currently in a presentation
  • See cursors and selections for everyone in a presentation
  • Jump to a collaborator’s cursor by clicking the name in the collaborator list
  • Watch images and shapes animate as your collaborators move them around
  • Jump to a collaborator’s slide selection

Editing

  • Available worldwide in US English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Almost 200 new fonts
  • Insert, edit and format inline tables
  • Show and hide slide numbers
  • Insert images up to 10MB in size

Charting

  • Create and format 2D and interactive charts
  • Update charts using the chart data editor

Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

  • Export to PPTX format
  • Open password-protected Keynote ’09 and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations

Usability and performance

  • Improvements to accessibility
  • Improved support for Retina display
  • Edit documents up to 1GB in size