Apple’s iWork Productivity Apps Finally Available For iPhone And iPod Touch

WWDC 2011

Apple has just announced that its popular iWork productivity apps – Keynote, Pages and Numbers, that was available for iPad, are finally available for iPhone and iPod touch.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing had first unveiled iWork apps at the iPad 1 launch event early last year so it has taken Apple a long time to bring them to iPhone and iPod Touch.

Apple has just announced:

“Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

Ever since Apple launched the iWork apps for iPad, we’ve debated and heard rumors that Apple is planning to bring the popular productivity apps to the iPhone and iPod Touch. We’ve also seen Pages hacked to work on the iPhone.

Apple has also added the following new features:

Keynote

• Keynote Remote app (sold separately on the App Store) to control your presentation from another iPhone or iPod touch.

• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.

Numbers

• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.

• Improved usability including Smart Zoom for viewing and editing data.

Pages

• New document manager to easily sort your documents and organize them into folders.

• Ability to change font style and size directly from the ruler when editing text.

• Smart Zoom for viewing and editing data.

Apple has released universal versions of Keynote, Pages and Numbers apps, which means that you don’t need to buy them if you’ve already bought them for the iPad.

If you haven’t then they’re available in the App Store for $9.99 each (Keynote – iTunes link, Pages – iTunes link, Numbers – iTunes link).

It’s a pity that Microsoft is yet to release Office for iOS devices. We thought that after releasing OneNote for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, it will release other Office products soon, but looks like Microsoft’s CEO – Steve Ballmer still believes that iPhone and iPad are just a fad.

[via Apple PR]

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  • ybt

    that is awesome. really have been wanting this, but didn’t think they would actually do it :)

  • Digit

    This is sweet!
    Run ballmer, RUN !!

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    I saw for $.99 on the app store yesterday, i wonder if they increased the price now.

  • http://lockitnow.com/?hop=maximdel Andrew Powell

    I thought that at first too. Then when the updates came through for my iPad I backed up/synced it with iTunes. I then did the same with my iPhone. The apps loaded automatically onto it. You’ll also now notice that each app will say ‘installed’ when you check them on the app store on your iPhone.

  • http://slickphpsoftware.com/?hop=maximdel Mia Foster

    Sounds interesting, but for me the iPhone 4 screen is just too small for me to attempt anything serious on it from the iworks camp of software. Sigh.. I’ll stick with iworks on the 27″ beast here I suppose LOL!