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.

Keynote for iOS

Design tools

  • More colours to choose from
  • New custom colour mixer on iPad
  • Use the colour picker to sample any colour 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 multi-peer 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

Keynote for Mac

Editing

  • 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: switch direction from menu for text, lists and tables

Charting

  • Create custom data formats
  • Control the z-order of bubble chart labels

Design tools

  • New Trace animation
  • Improved cell border styling
  • 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
  • Apply motion blur to animations
  • Improved Magic Move including text morphing
  • Allow objects on slide to layer with master
  • Support for animated GIFs

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

Microsoft PowerPoint compatibility

  • Export to PPTX format

Usability and performance

  • All-new design inspired by OS X Yosemite
  • Use Handoff to seamlessly switch between iPad, Mac and iPhone
  • Move and resize items to fully customise your Presenter Display
  • 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
  • Improved bidirectional language support
  • Use multi-peer 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