IWork Mac apps have been updated to support collaboration via iCloud Drive shared folders and other new features.
Pages, Numbers and Keynote Are the Suite of iWork Applications
Apple has updated its Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps on the Mac to support a new iCloud Drive feature for folder sharing. When an iWork document is stored in a shared folder, they now work as shared documents without further action.
The functionality comes in the wake of Apple releasing iOS 13.4 and macOS 10.15.4, which added the folder sharing feature iCloud Drive.
All documents in the iCloud Drive shared folder are accessible to any user added to the folder. With this new feature, iWork suite documents will not only be accessible to users, but also editable, with all the functionality of collaborating documents.
Apple’s iCloud Drive shared folders were a long-awaited feature that appeared in several beta versions of iOS before it was finally released.
Other updates to iWork applications include new templates, drop caps, document backgrounds, new shapes, and new export options. The numbers have specifically increased the maximum number of columns and rows.
The new versions also mention a new possibility to modify shared documents offline, then to fill in the document when returning online.
You can find updated iWork apps in the Mac App Store. So far, the iOS apps have not been updated yet.