Apple: Apple iWork '09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2009-04-08 Print this article Print
Apple iWork 09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

Apple iWork 09 Looks Slick, Adds Useful Features

by Cameron Sturdevant
The Apple iWork '09 productivity suite-which includes Keynote (presentations), Pages (word processing) and Numbers (spreadsheet)-was released at Macworld in January. On March 26, Apple released Update 1 for iWork '09, which is described by the company as a recommended update. eWEEK Labs' Cameron Sturdevant has been cutting over to the Macintosh platform since the conference, including using iWork for day-to-day work. The following screens illustrate some of the new features in iWork, many of which enhance the presentation of information on the screen. That said, the feature Sturdevant welcomes most is the ability to send a file via e-mail from any of the suite's apps—a complicated process in the previous version of the product. Otherwise, the enhancements to iWork '09 are evolutionary changes that enhance the visual representation of data and clear up clutter.
Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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