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 right here.

Pages for iOS

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
  • Create charts with date, time and duration values
  • Improved bidirectional language support

Design tools

  • Take photos and videos without leaving the app
  • More colours to choose from
  • New custom colour mixer on iPad
  • Use the colour picker to sample any colour in your document and apply it anywhere
  • Insert inline images in tables, headers and footers
  • Vertical ruler
  • Customisable 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

Pages for Mac

Word processing

  • New sidebar for comments and tracked changes
  • Filter comments and tracked changes by author
  • AppleScript support for Mail Merge
  • Improved EndNote support, including citations in footnotes
  • View character count with or without spaces
  • Copy-paste style improvements
  • Start a list automatically using new special characters
  • Arabic and Hebrew templates
  • Improved support for bidirectional text
  • Word count for Hebrew

Design tools

  • Insert inline images in tables, headers and footers
  • Centre and edge guides are on by default
  • Delete, duplicate and reorder sections using the page navigator
  • Inline images and shapes in table cells are preserved on import
  • Show rulers as a percentage of document size
  • Improved Instant Alpha image editing
  • Media Browser improvements, including search
  • Create charts with date, time and duration values
  • Create custom data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Sharing

  • Support for iCloud Drive
  • “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

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

Usability and performance

  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone
  • Updated file format makes it easier to send documents via services such as Gmail and Dropbox
  • Move tables easily with improved table selection
  • Inter-table alignment guides
  • Improved cell border styling
  • Usability improvements for resizing and positioning charts
  • Customise the toolbar with your most important tools
  • Better placement of inserted and pasted objects
  • Improved text box behaviour
  • Improved AppleScript support