iWork Adds Support for Siri Shortcuts in iOS and Dark Mode in macOS

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On this Monday, Apple updates its suit of iWork apps for both macOS and iOS devices, along with other software update releases (e.g. iOS 12 and Safari 12).

One of the most remarkable features introduced in the new iWork suit for iOS 12 devices is that all the three apps (Keynote, Numbers, and Pages) now support Siri Shortcuts, which means iOS 12 users can open any of these apps via Siri.

Siri Shortcuts is a new feature introduced in iOS 12 and designed to let you create automations with first and third-party apps that can be activated via Siri voice command. So far Apple hasn’t publicly documented the full list of supported shortcuts in iWork. Even so, you can try to create new documents from different templates and then accomplish a number of different tasks by asking the personal assistant.

The new iWork for Mac also adds support for Dark Mode and Continuity Camera in the upcoming macOS Mojave. Dark Mode gives the app a dark look, with toolbars and menus hidden in the background to allow you to focus on the content. Continuity Camera allows you to insert images shot or scanned by your iPhone into the iWork apps on Mac, but this feature requires your devices to run Mojave and iOS 12.

Additionally, each iWork app brings a handful of new features and improvements, for instance, all apps support the native Dynamic Type feature, which adjust the font based on the system settings. To get more details, go to check Apple’s release notes:

The iWork suit is free to download from the App Store in iOS and macOS devices.

Besides, there some alternatives to Apple iWork for both Mac and Windows platforms, including LibreOffice, Google Drive, Microsoft Office Suite, Apache OpenOffice, WPS Office and more. What other software do you use an an alternative to iWork?

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