iWork apps for OS X Mountain Lion and iOS start receiving updates

The iWork suite of apps which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are getting some updates on both OS X Mountain Lion and iOS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new versions of the apps appear to add iCloud support across both and dictation support for Mountain Lion.

If you've got a Mac running Mountain Lion, which was just released today you'll want to check the Mac App Store for updates to the iWork suite. Mountain Lion and iOS will now keep all your documents synced across all your devices via iCloud.

The update on the Mac App Store says the following is included in the update:

iWork Update 9.2 adds support for the following features available on OS X Mountain Lion:

  • iCloud: Store documents in iCloud and keep them automatically up to date across your Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and the web. Changes made to a document on one device automatically appear on all your other devices. Requires iWork for iOS 1.6.1 or later installed on your iOS device.
  • Dictation: Speak words, numbers, or sentences and watch them appear in your presentation, document, or spreadsheet.
  • The iWork apps are also enhances to take advantage of the Retina display on the new Mac hardware so presentations, documents, and spreadsheets appear sharper and more vibrant.

So far we see updates for all three iWork apps on iOS and the update for the entire suite in the Mac App Store. No word on the iLife suite yet in terms of new features or functionality but a couple of us have seen some bug fixes and compatibility updates coming through for Mountain Lion. If you don't see the updates yet, keep checking the iOS and Mac App Stores.

Anyone seeing any other interesting updates on iOS or OS X other than bug fixes?

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.