Both OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 have been available for a bit of time now, and for users of Apple’s iWork suite of apps there’s finally a reason to get excited.
On Thursday, October 15, Apple officially updated the suite of iWork apps for both iOS and Mac. First up, the newly-added features for iWork users on Mac. Keynote, Numbers, and Pages have all picked up Split View support for OS X El Capitan, which means they can be used right alongside another app. Each of the apps have also picked up support for Force Touch on supported hardware, from the 12-inch MacBook and Retina MacBook Pro to the new Magic Trackpad, that allows quick editing of images with just a hard press on the trackpad.
On top of that, the apps have also been updated to open older documents, with Keynote and Pages now able to open documents from 2006 and 2008 versions of the apps. Numbers can now open spreadsheets from Numbers 08.
Each of the apps have also been updated for iOS, which brings Split View support for iPad users, and brings 3D Touch support for users on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. There’s a lengthy list of changes that Apple has put together on a dedicated page for the iWork suite of apps, which can be found here.
Each of the iWork apps for Mac and iOS are free for those who have recently purchased a Mac or iOS device. For those that need to buy them, though, the Mac apps cost $14.99 individually, and the iOS apps cost $9.99 each. A link to them are below.