"Not even close to MS Office! Comes with the equivalent of Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Seven more to go."1.5 starson by Vescera
Pros: Graphics, as Apple is known for, and that's it.
Cons: Not for development. Too few components.
Summary: When a product is handed with many built in excuses, it is already bad. I did not test this product, and I am not going to.
I glanced at the Apple Website, and decided that it is not worth much, not even the $80. For free one can download OpenOffice, and that has a database program in it with a nice GUI for building new databases. As wordprocessors go, I don't think that this is a real interesting feature anyway in any product, including MS Word. There are plenty of products to choose from, and I personnally use Indesign. For presentations, that too is not interesting, and I find Flash a better product that can be delivered anywhere a browser runs. For spreadsheets, Excel is very good. It has built in Visual Basic capabilities and many add ons that makes it an ideal product for delievering custom made solutions. From its description, Numbers does not have any of that. Again, I don't think that graphics is relevent when you are trying to make business decision based on sales' trends. What matters, is whether your spreadsheet is loaded enough to answer all possible scenarios. Excel is very good with that.
Where is Access's equivalent? How about Visio, Infopath, Project, Onenote,Outlook, Publisher.... I don't use most of these products, except Excel and Access, but to be fair, we need to compare Apples to Apples and Microsofts to Microsofts, I mean oranges to oranges. So far, there are more oranges than apples. One has to be fair. That's the trouble with the fanatics everywhere, they see only in two colors: black and white. Microsoft Office is a grey colored product, and so far Apple's product did not register in the color scale.
But, good luck anyway, if you like it.
I rated it 3/10, because it has 3 products and MS Office 10. Even these 3 don't compare well to MS Office's except in graphics, maybe.