iWork apps Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iPhone and iPad update with sharing to other apps

Apple has pushed out an update to their iWork suite consisting of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote that not only bring support for iOS 6, but also add the ability to open your documents in another app. When you go to Share and Print, "Open in Another App" is now an option. You'll be able to choose between Apple's format (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), Microsoft's format (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), or PDF and the apps that support the chosen format will be available.

Before this feature was available, users would have to use the workaround of emailing the document to themselves and then opening it in the app of their choice. It's great to see Apple prioritize the usability of their apps. Even though this was the only thing new added to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, I'm pretty excited about this update. How about you?

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Leanna Lofte

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dloveprod says:

It's nice that they finally added that feature. I can send files to Dropbox.

vanadiumdroid says:

That is a very nice and extremely useful feature, especially since I (contrary to the opinions of many) find the iPad to be a pretty good productivity tool, and since I use a Windows computer, this helps me to continue working on my documents..

Gazoobee says:

What does this sentence even mean?

"You'll be able to choose between Apple's format (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), Microsoft's format (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), or PDF and the apps that support the chosen format will be available."

Leanna Lofte says:

It means that when you open in another app you can choose to send the document in Apple's extensions (.pages, .numbers, .keynote), Microsoft's extensions (.doc, .xls, .ppt), or as a PDF. Whichever format you choose will determine which apps you can open the document in.

BoxOfSnoo says:

If you export as MS-Office format, do you lose any formatting/functionality?

Antrikshy says:

It goes as a .doc file instead of a .docx file. Integration with Office formatting is not very good, but it's still quite usable.

Jenna Jameson says:

What is also nice is if you have an HP printer that is not supported by AirPrint, you can download any of the many free print apps and print docs directly after opening the file in said app. Print Central is a good one for this.

dloveprod says:

Cards finally got updated for iPad support also.

c_hack says:

Nice. Works well enough with DropBox that I bought Numbers and Pages. Considering you can use the apps on all the iPhones and iPads in the family (up to 10), its worth it.