Apple has a little surprise in store in addition to today’s betas updates: iWork version 11 for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are updated with some new features that refine the user experience of the three applications.
These programs now feature a new media browser, which we will use when we need to insert an image from our photo library into the document we are in. Among other things, we can now easily differentiate between Portraits and Live Photos from the rest of the photos.
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iWork documents will now recognize phone numbers as links, from which we can call by tapping or clicking on them. We’ll also be able to use handwriting functions with the Apple Pencil to digitize text, just in time for the legacy iPadOS 14.5.
A new on-screen numeric touch keyboard will also allow us to put exact values into tables that we can use in Numbers and insert into Pages and Keynote. And in addition to the typical stability and security improvements, experts will now be able to change the password of their protected documents via AppleScript.
Remember that iWork is completely free, and you can download it on all your Apple devices as long as you have a recent macOS version. You can even use it from the iCloud website, managing documents from iCloud Drive.