Pros A ton of great new features, some new templates, and full screen, which i use every day, make this a great alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite for Mac.It is also almost half the price!!!! (neat visual fade in/out effects make it even better!)
Cons seems to take a little longer to start up then the old 2008 version
Summary Wonderful, and totally agree with my one line summary!
Pros Very useful, userfriendly. Good integration with OS and other Apple software
Cons Please add support for Google applications like spreadsheets etc
Pros It's very intuitive, easy to use, and I personally prefer iWork to MS Office. (OK I admit it a fanboy since the 90's)
Cons Am never going to use iWork for work until I can open Word and Excel documents, edit, save and then send on to clients without any one being aware that I am not using a MS product.
Summary At this time MSWord and MSExel are the defacto standard in my industry. Until iWork allows seamless integration to MS Office in a corporate environment, I cant use it. Could use it at home, but why have twice the number of programmes and formats to use?
Pros -Terrific UI
-Compatible with Word, Excel, Powerpoint
-iWork online integration to distribute copies to PC and Mac users
-Loads of templates
-Easy drag and drop functionality
-Apple retail stores offer FREE group tutorials every week
Cons None whatsoever!
Summary I have been using iWork '09 ever since I got my new mac. It is the best office suite I have used to date. It was launched before Office 2010 and it was ages ahead of it already. The fact that I could comfortable import xls, doc, ppt and modify them, and then export them back to the doc, xls, ppt was terrific. I am the only Mac user among a class full of PC users. I needed the compatibility. It is a very intuitive suite and the drag-drop functionality is terrific. Kudos to Apple!
"Don't bother"on by electronbee
Pros Nothing that I can think of.
Cons Did not accept all macros and formatting from Windows based Office. Don't buy this thinking you will be able to bring in Excel spreadsheets and Word docs home to work.
Summary Did some really strange stuff with my documents and I stopped using it after about 15 minutes. Sure, I could have spent more time but I had work to do. So, believe it or not, I fell back onto Google Docs, which is better and free. If you require a standalone package that is free then I suggest Open Office.
Ultimately, MS Office for Mac is the way to go. iWorks really is not worth it for a working professional. If you originate your stuff from iWorks or are a student writing from scratch. Maybe. But, why buy this when you can get OpenOffice for free?