Windows users have their office suite and Mac users have iWork. Both application suites offer similar functionality and, until recently, a rather high price tag. According to a blog post on miloot.com, Mac users can now download the productivity suite free of charge. It seems Apple only intended to offer the free applications to users activating new OS X devices, but with a little work around, users of existing OS X Mavericks can get in on that action.
This method to download iWork for free (including pages, keynote and numbers) has been tested and verified by me on my macbook pro running MacOS Sierra (December 2016, should work perfectly in 2017 too).
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Apple's office suite iWork costs $19.99 per app (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote) on the Mac, but if you bought an OS X computer after September 2013, Apple will save you the $60 and give you the apps for free. On an older Mac? There's a workaround to download all three iWorks apps for free.
iWork was initially sold as a suite for $79, then later at $19.99 per app on OS X and $9.99 per app on iOS. Apple announced in October 2013 that all iOS and OS X devices purchased onwards, whether new or refurbished, were eligible for a free download of all three iWork apps. iWork for iCloud, which also incorporates a document hosting service, is free to all holders of an iCloud account. iWork was released as freeware for macOS and iOS in April 2017.
On October 22, 2013, Apple announced an overhaul of the iWork software for both the Mac and iOS. Both suites were made available via the respective App Stores. The update is free for current iWork owners and was also made available free of charge for anyone purchasing an OS X or iOS device after October 1, 2013. Any user activating the newly free iWork apps on a qualifying device can download the same apps on another iOS or OS X device logged into the same App Store account.
iWork.com was a free service that enabled users to share iWork '09 documents online directly from within Pages, Keynote and Numbers.Users could click the iWork.com toolbar icon and login using their Apple ID to upload a document and invite others to view it online. Viewers could leave comments and notes on the document and download a copy in iWork, Microsoft Office, or PDF formats. Document owners could track comments at the iWork.com website.
Apple iWork is a productivity suite you can use to extend the functionality of your MacBook. The software package contains three applications: Pages for document and Web editing, Numbers for spreadsheets and Keynote for presentations. Although you cannot download the full retail version for free, you can download a fully functional trial version that works for 30 days.
Previously, users with old hardware had to pay for each app. Individual programs cost between $5 and $20 each, which would add up if a user with an old Mac or iOS device wanted to download and use both suites. In 2013, Apple made iWork and iLife apps free for new Mac and iOS customers, but that meant you had to purchase a new Apple device before you could download any of those apps at no cost. Until now, users with hardware released before 2013 still had to pay for iWork and iLife if they hadn't made a new Apple purchase recently.
Now there's no more confusion surrounding the availability of Apple's basic apps. Anyone with old Apple devices can download the latest versions of iWork and iLife apps for free with no strings attached. It might be too little, too late for some; Apple's App Store is so vast that users with old hardware probably found iWork- and iLife-equivalents to use. While we don't know if future updates of iWork and iLife apps will be compatible with all old devices, it's worthwhile to download the latest versions now.
As much as it would be nice if Apple gave all old stuff away for free, or even kept old versions available for sale, I presume they've done the math and determined that it would be a significant expense that would benefit very few people because those who don't upgrade to new hardware tend not to buy (or even download) new software either.
Previously, the Mac versions of these apps cost $19.99 per app, and the iOS versions cost $9.99 per app. However, Apple has included its first-party apps for free with new iPads and Macs in the past, so you might already have already downloaded these apps.
iWork (including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) is free to use or download for all iOS or macOS devices and computers. This means anyone with access to these devices can use iWork, create, edit, present, share documents, and do many other things. iWork doesn't offer any enterprise plans. You can download the software from the App Store and use them on your iPhone, Mac, iPad, or iMac, as well as via iCloud for free. Anyone with an Apple device can work with iWork software without any limitations.
iWork has been free since 2013. Anybody with an Mac, iPad, or iPhone can download and use the full software suite, and anybody with an iCloud account can access the web version. It can be installed on an unlimited number of devices.
Tap Update All and newly updated full versions of each application will be downloaded onto your device, free of cost. You can then delete the older iWork '09 versions from your Applications folder.
I got it to work. Hooked up an older version of my SL 10.6.8 HD via USB, booted from that, updated it to Mavericks, ran the trial installers for both iwork and aperture (using a found serial from I think 3.0) and once I opened app store, boom all the items were there. Clicked to download all, and associated with my itunes account, and then hopped back over to my rMBP running ML and boom, they were all there waiting for me to download from the app store.Nice find all, and nice that apple makes it all easy peasy!
Thanks for that. Having restored my harddrive the other day lost all my original applications which when i tried to download them they wont let me as i am only on 10.7. Tried to download and install Mavericks but guess what, it fails everytime so I am stuck with bloody 10.7 and no iwork apps that work, until I saw this. I have now downloaded both the trial and the updates but when I opened them they said I either have to purchase a licence or just use the trial. So I am signed up to the trial as not sure why I use as normal. so at least I have month free trial? If anyone knows how to rectify my free trial and make it work all the time, appreciated.
Regardless of whether you own an Apple device, anyone can sign up for a free iCloud account. Doing so gets you 5GB of online storage and access to the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote browser apps. If you own an Apple device, the three apps are free to download and come preinstalled on desktop systems.
Microsoft also gives you 5GB of storage and access to its web apps with a free account, though to download its desktop apps, you must sign up for a Microsoft 365 Personal plan that starts at $69.99 per year. A free Google account gets you 15GB of storage and the ability to use its online-only office apps.
Although iWork is called "a successor to AppleWorks" by Apple, it does not have the functions of AppleWorks's database and drawing tools. Also, it does not compete directly with the Mac version of Microsoft Office, but instead offers tools with a different focus (presentation, rather than analysis) at a lower price. It is made to integrate with other applications from Apple's iLife Suite. Although iLife comes free on every Mac, iWork is sold separately. From February to March 2008, a free 30-day trial of iWork was installed on every new Mac bought during that time, but now the trial must be downloaded from online. It is still given with copies of iLife. It was later sold for $19.99 per app on OS X and $9.99 per app on iOS. In October 2013 Apple announced that all iOS and OS X devices purchased onwards, whether new or refurbished, were eligible for a free download of all three iWork apps. iWork for iCloud, which also incorporates a document hosting service, is free to all holders of an iCloud account. iWork was released as freeware for macOS and iOS in April 2017. In September 2016, Apple announced that the real-time collaboration feature would be available for all iWork apps. 2b1af7f3a8