iWork updated for iOS 12 with support for Siri Shortcuts, macOS apps get Dark Mode

iWork is Apple’s suits of productivity apps for iOS. Although Microsoft Office is also available on iOS devices, iWork apps are available for free for iOS users, to view and edit files. With the recent roll-out of iOS 12, Apple has delivered some new features to iWork, including integration with Siri Shortcuts.

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Integrating Siri Shortcuts with iWork allows for customized workflows with your favorite iWork apps. There are also a plethora of additions made to Keynote, Pages and Numbers which help add to the functionality of each respective app.

Updates to Pages for iOS 12:

• Animate your drawings and watch them come to life in a document or book.
• When using Smart Annotation, lines connecting text to annotations in the side margins stretch and move with edits.
• Annotations now anchor to table cells.
• Easily save drawings to Photos or Files, or share them with others.
• Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12.
• Adjust the line spacing before and after a paragraph, and set the width for columns of text.
• Pages now supports Dynamic Type.
• Enhance your documents with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Performance and stability improvements.

Updates to Numbers for iOS 12:

• Use Smart Categories to quickly organize and summarize tables to gain new insights.
• Group your data based on unique values and date ranges, including day of week, day, week, month, quarter, and year.
• Instantly show count, subtotal, average, maximum, and minimum values for columns in each group.
• Create charts of your summarized data.
• Easily reorder categories to see your data in a different way.
• Easily save drawings to Photos or Files, or share them with others.
• Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12.
• Numbers now supports Dynamic Type.
• Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Performance and stability improvements.

Updates to Keynote in iOS 12:

• Adjust text size in presenter notes and invert colors while presenting.
• Easily save drawings to Photos or Files, or share them with others.
• Support for Siri Shortcuts. Requires iOS 12.
• Keynote now supports Dynamic Type.
• Enhance your presentations with a variety of new editable shapes.
• Performance and stability improvements.

Numbers, Pages and Keynote on macOS have also been updated to match the new features in their iOS 12 counterparts. They have also been given a new look thanks to macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode, to reduce eye strain during prolonged work activity.

The apps are available to download for free from iOS and Mac App Stores. If you already have these apps, go to the respective App Store on your device and navigate to Updates, to download the latest updates.