1. CDG's Avatar
    Hello all, I have been using DocsToGo on my iPad and iPhone. It does mot support printing so I thought I would switch to iWorks.

    As I started looking at the reviews for Pages and Numbers, I am finding them to be very negative riddled with freeze ups and documents getting deleted. The last reviews are from March 2013.

    So those who use it, is it really that bad? Should I hold off on buying it?

    Thanks very much for your help.


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    07-20-2013 09:16 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    With it migrating to iCloud... there's no reason to buy it... you'll likely see it soon if you're an iCloud user.

    For what I need to do, both Pages and Numbers have allowed me to do what I need to do...no missing files, etc.
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    07-20-2013 09:19 AM
  3. vakama94's Avatar
    I've got the complete iWork suite and so far there's never been something bad with the apps. The great thing about them is that they let you import your documents to other apps, so for example if you use SkyDrive or Google Drive to save your documents, you can do it. That's what I do whenever I finish a document or presentation.


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    07-20-2013 09:24 AM
  4. CDG's Avatar
    With it migrating to iCloud... there's no reason to buy it... you'll likely see it soon if you're an iCloud user.

    For what I need to do, both Pages and Numbers have allowed me to do what I need to do...no missing files, etc.
    Thanks, I do see a "coming soon" on my iCloud but I am not sure what you mean by no reason to buy it..I was planning on using it on my iPhone and iPad, I don't have to download the the apps to these two devices? Thanks
    I've got the complete iWork suite and so far there's never been something bad with the apps. The great thing about them is that they let you import your documents to other apps, so for example if you use SkyDrive or Google Drive to save your documents, you can do it. That's what I do whenever I finish a document or presentation.


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    Thanks that is good to know.

    Another question will the files on both devices sync, as Notes etc do via iCloud? Thanks
    07-20-2013 10:48 AM
  5. vakama94's Avatar
    Thanks, I do see a "coming soon" on my iCloud but I am not sure what you mean by no reason to buy it..I was planning on using it on my iPhone and iPad, I don't have to download the the apps to these two devices? Thanks
    Thanks that is good to know.

    Another question will the files on both devices sync, as Notes etc do via iCloud? Thanks
    Yes, they do. You can also view them on the iCloud webpage in case you don't have another device to use the files

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    07-20-2013 10:56 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    The first thing I bought with my original Mac was iWorks. That lasted about 3 weeks and I ditched it in favor of MS Office for Mac. I already had Docs 2 Go on my iOS devices and am very happy that way.

    Having iWorks in iCloud won't help you on your iOS devices - you'd still have to buy the apps, but it helps on your desktop. We'll see how it plays out, it's still in beta.
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    07-20-2013 11:54 AM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    We'll see how it plays out, it's still in beta.
    The rumor mill is grinding out talk that the iWorks apps may be going free with Mavericks release... as you say, we'll see how it plays out...
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    07-20-2013 12:07 PM
  8. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I have no issues with Pages & Numbers. I use them mostly on my iPad.
    Good Luck
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    07-20-2013 02:40 PM
  9. CDG's Avatar
    Thank you all for the quick replies. I installed both Numbers and Pages for now and brought my most used files from DTG. So far I am happy with both apps after fumbling through and stumbling across the functions I needed.

    I have another question - I am trying to use the DateDiff and express it in Years, Months, Days. There doesn't seem to be a built in option to do this that I can find.

    Please help.


    Thanks much for your continued support


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    07-20-2013 04:39 PM
  10. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use pages all the time and it works for what I need it too. I think you will like it although there is a learning curve


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    07-20-2013 04:44 PM
  11. CDG's Avatar
    Well my transition went smoothly, thanks everyone for the encouraging posts.

    So here is my proud first accomplishment beyond simple addition and subtraction. It's the DateDiff function and something I couldn't do as easily with DocsToGo.


    I am happy. Lol
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    07-27-2013 12:53 PM
  12. Fausty82's Avatar
    I’ve used Pages and Keynote since I purchased the iWork ('09) suite with my first MacBook... but Numbers drives me absolutely crazy... it’s just enough like Excel and just enough different to make it impossible (for me) to continue using...

    It’s Microsoft Office for Mac for me...
    07-27-2013 02:00 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    It’s Microsoft Office for Mac for me...
    Sometimes, it comes down to the devil you know vs the one you don't...
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    07-27-2013 02:03 PM
  14. CDG's Avatar
    Ive used Pages and Keynote since I purchased the iWork ('09) suite with my first MacBook... but Numbers drives me absolutely crazy... its just enough like Excel and just enough different to make it impossible (for me) to continue using...

    Its Microsoft Office for Mac for me...
    I use Open Office on my MacBook (yeah I know I am being cheap. ). I do use MS Office on my PC.

    I am waiting to get Numbers and Pages for my MBP.

    On iOS, once I got over trying to make Numbers behave just like Excel, it got easier and fun to use.




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    07-27-2013 06:21 PM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    Numbers and pages have been working out well for me on all my iOS devices.
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    07-27-2013 08:46 PM
  16. mikeo007's Avatar
    For me, numbers pages and keynote are the best by far on my iDevices. I prefer MS office on my MacBook though. I often have to develop professional looking documents while on the go, and nothing does as good of a job as Pages and Numbers. The final product is always desktop quality compared to the others which produce more of a "draft" output.
    07-29-2013 07:21 PM

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