News: iWork and Dropbox Apps Updated

by on September 22, 2010

Today, Apple released updates to its iWork apps for the iPad, fixing a number of bugs and providing some useful features. The other big update for productivity apps was a new and improved version of Dropbox, featuring a new interface and other improvements.

Version notes include the following fixes and features:

Pages

  • Copy documents between Pages and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.
  • Support for opening .txt files from Mail.
  • Import and export existing footnotes, endnotes, sections and tables of contents.
  • Import and export Pages ’09 tables with image background fills in cells.

Numbers

  • Export spreadsheets to Microsoft Excel (.XLS) format.
  • Copy spreadsheets between Numbers and your MobileMe iDisk or a WebDAV service.

Keynote

  • Export presentations to Microsoft PowerPoint (.PPT) format.
  • Support for audio in builds when importing Keynote ’09 presentations.
  • Lens Flare, Spin and Wipe build animations.
  • Revolving Door, Swoosh and Wipe slide transition animations.

In addition, Dropbox, the popular file storage app, released version 1.3 toady. The update includes the following notes:

  • UI re-desgin with numerous visual enhancements including retina display support.
  • File caching (no need to re-download files you’ve already viewed!)
  • Fullscreen landscape file viewing on iPad.
  • Finish uploads and downloads while in the background.
  • Bug fix fo viewing CSV and some broken HTML files.

Both iWork apps (Pages, Numbers, & Keynote) and Dropbox are available for download in the App Store on iTunes.

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