Apple Adds Flat iOS 7 Design Elements to iWork for iCloud Apps
Apple’s iWork for iCloud has finally received the iOS 7 treatment. On Thursday, Apple updated the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers applications for iWork— as well as several other online services from Apple—with the new iOS 7 design, making the template selection screen and document library look synchronized on iOS devices.
Alongside the new iOS 7 redesign, users can also now add a password and share password protected documents with each other, which greatly improves the user’s ability to share items on which they have been working. Apple has also added features such as floating tables, page numbers, and page counts in Pages that resemble the local version currently available on the Mac.
Even so, Apple’s iWork for iCloud has a lot of catching up to do with its Mac counterpart. Even Apple’s applications on the Mac haven’t seen the iOS 7 redesign, which might mean we could potentially see those updated with this year’s new version of OS X. With iOS 7 design cues and features coming over to all of Apple’s services and applications, it is clear the company is continuously working on all aspects of its software offerings. This is in addition to hardware improvements, of course, as software becomes heavier and gains a number of new features.
The redesigned iWork for iCloud can be accessed at iCloud.com and is available to the public for free, so long as they create an iCloud account.