Although iWork is billed by Apple as "a successor to AppleWorks", it does not replicate the functionality of AppleWorks's database and drawing tools. Likewise, it does not compete directly with the Mac version of Microsoft Office, but instead offers tools with a different focus (presentation, rather than analysis) at a lower price. It is designed to integrate with existing applications from Apple's iLife Suite. Although iLife comes free on every Mac, iWork is sold separately. A free 30-day trial of iWork was provided with every new Mac (up through February of 2008—as of March 2008, the iWork trial is available only as a download), and with copies of iLife.
Pages is a word processing and page layout application with an emphasis on visual appeal. It comes with a set of Apple-designed templates for documents including:
Keynote is a slideshow application with an emphasis on presentation. It is similar in many ways to Microsoft's PowerPoint, but contains several features native to the iWork suite. Keynote makes use of iLife integration by including a media browser for inserting pictures, music, and video from iPhoto, iTunes, and iMovie. Keynote also features the ability to include animation in slideshow presentations. Keynote is quite versatile in its ability to recognize and save to many formats, including:
Numbers is a spreadsheet application that was added in iWork '08. It incorporates unique features such as intelligent tables, a flexible canvas and interactive printing.
It is the first time a spreadsheet application has been included in the iWork suite and the first spreadsheet application developed by Apple since AppleWorks.
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