Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE: Is Iwork any good?
by Morgan on Fri 31st May 2013 10:23 UTC in reply to "Is Iwork any good? "
Morgan
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2005-06-29

The last version of iWork I used was '08 so take that into consideration, but here's my experience:

I found Numbers to be utterly useless, but when it comes to spreadsheets I'm somewhat of a power user. It tries way too hard to hold your hand in some ways, and it's completely lacking support for keyboard navigation. Having to use the mouse to select every cell I wanted to edit was beyond frustrating. I gave up and installed OpenOffice on my Mac just to have a decent spreadsheet program.

Pages is much better, but it isn't really a great writing platform. It's more of a desktop publishing app than a word processor. There are some awesome templates available for it, but again they are pretty much all DTP oriented.

I've never had a need to use PowerPoint or other presentation software; I don't think I've ever even opened Keynote on any Mac I've owned.

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