Enterprise Mobility: Numbers for iPad Better, Yet Falls Short
Despite the numerous fixes and enhancements included in Numbers for iPad 1.2, many things still present a hurdle for the spreadsheet component of the Apple iWork suite for its tablet platform. For example, simple spreadsheet constructs such as hidden columns still are not supported, even in documents created on another platform and imported into Numbers for iPad. Almost as annoying, navigating between cells takes one's hands away from the keyboard; even with an Apple Wireless Keyboard connected by Bluetooth, the arrow keys only work when editing a cell and are useless for navigating a spreadsheet grid. But on the bright side, this release offers new document-sharing options by way of the iDisk component of the Mobile Me service from Apple, or other WebDAV-based hosting services. Numbers for iPad now allows users to export data in Microsoft Excel XLS format and open CSV files from within the iPad Mail app, and includes new table options that allow cell-specific formatting and includes a number of bug fixes that solve problems with image and object handling and the interchange of data with Excel spreadsheets.