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Apple Pages for Mac

By Apple $19.99 Editors' Rating
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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 19, 2014

Apple Pages for Mac lets you create, edit, and share documents. It can open files created in Word and other word processing programs as well. It offers most of the features you'd expect to find in a program of this kind, and its interface makes all tools conveniently accessible with just a few clicks.

Pros

Tool panels: Click either the Format or Document icons to open a panel that displays options for table styles, headers and footers, spacing, font, paragraph alignment, and much more. Having these tools handy is a real time-saver.

Templates: No matter what type of document you want to create, you'll likely find the perfect template in this program. There are over 60 available, and they're broken down into categories like Reports, Cards, Flyers and Posters, Envelopes, Letters, and more for quick searching.

Cons

Crashing issues: This app crashes all too often, although the crashing doesn't generally result in the loss of any work. The issue mostly arises when exporting a document to Word format.

Limited page views: There is no way to view pages side by side in this version of the app. While this may not be an issue for many users, anyone who prefers working with this arrangement or who deals with creating two-page layouts may find it frustrating.

Bottom Line

Apple Pages for Mac is a decent word processing program. But it does lack certain features that many users will miss, and its instability is also an issue. The interface is clear and convenient, however, and the large number of templates can help you create a professional-looking document.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5.3

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

General

Release April 22, 2015
Date Added April 22, 2015
Version 5.5.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 95,520
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the all-new Pages for Mac word processor -- featuring a stunning new design, new writing tools, and improved performance. Start with an Apple-designed template or create your own design using fonts, styles, and tools from the intelligent Format Panel. Easily add images, movies, charts, and more. And use change tracking, comments, and highlights to review your work. With iCloud, your documents are kept up to date across all your devices. You can instantly share a document using just a link, giving others the latest version and the ability to edit it directly with Pages for iCloud beta from www.icloud.com using a Mac or PC browser. And with a new unified file format across Mac, iOS, and web, your documents are consistently beautiful everywhere you open them. Whatever you write, Pages puts powerful tools at your fingertips. So you can create great-looking, media-rich documents in minutes.