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2.0 out of 5 stars Keynote is the only thing worth buying this for, 30 Nov 2009
This review is from: iWork '09 Retail (DVD-ROM)
The pages and numbers applications are just not that good. Low on features, and buggy in the case of Numbers (try manipulating semi large imported CSV data sets and see how far you get).

Keynote is superb if you have no previous versions and certainly lives up to the hype of besting MS Powerpoint.

But overall.. if you own the previous version its a rubbish upgrade. If you dont own any previous versions, then keynote alone is worth the price. They should really throw this in with the iLife suite though.. as that would be a fair price then.

Dont get sucked into the Apple hype here.. there is much to love in Keynote, but you can take or leave the rest.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2010 12:47:03 GMT
Thanks for that helpful review. I've invested in iWork and sadly, Keynote is the one feature I can't see myself using much at all. Pages I'll be using far more often and so far I can't get used to it. I'll keep persevering.

Posted on 21 Jan 2011 11:36:35 GMT
As a reasonably experienced user of MS Word, both for PC and Mac, the reviews, both positive and critical, don't enthuse me for the Apple iWorks package. While MS Word for Mac does not rival the PC version for flexibility, or ability, unfortunately, (no database available, for one thing) it does give me most of what I want. There are frustrations, as I know the weaknesses (I can compare). I have a dim view of Mac labels, to be found through the Address Book. It is undeveloped and so, is very limited in what it can do. Thinking about the labels feature, which ought to be part of iWorks, as should the address book, it seems the developers in iWorks haven't put their minds to improving the office processing needs of the Mac user in any enthusiastic and modern way.
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