Apple today updated its suite of iWork apps, introducing new features for Pages, Numbers and Keynote on both iOS devices and Macs. These are minor updates from version 12.1, and each app has received a few new features, as described below.
The Keynote apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad include the option to add subtle motion and visual interest to presentations with dynamic backgrounds that play as you go from slide to slide.
There are new animated themes that feature dynamic backgrounds and the option to skip or skip all slides in a collapsed group.
Numbers for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac received the fewest updates, and Apple improved performance when inserting rows and columns into large tables.
Pages for iPhone, iPad, and Mac gets a new mail-merge feature for creating personalized letters, cards, and envelopes for multiple recipients, and offers new templates for event invitations and certificates. Pages documents can now be exported as TXT files as well.
The iWork apps for iOS and Mac are available for free on the App Store and Mac App Store.