Apple’s New Pages 5.0 — This is a joke, right?

A.G. Pate

Last night Apple launched some new products—new laptops, new iPads a new version of the operating system (OS X Mavericks) plus a long-overdue update for iWork, Apple’s office suite of applications which hasn’t had a decent overhaul since 2009.

As an avid Pages and Keynote user, I was excited about getting a decent update for these two applications. Pages is Apple’s answer to Microsoft’s Word; Keynote is Apple’s answer to Microsoft’s Powerpoint. So I wasted no time downloading these two applications straight away.

I can say, hand on heart, that I have never—ever—been so disappointed by an Apple product. I can’t help but wonder if the people who redesigned Pages (which is the worse of the two) actually tried using what they’ve created. They certainly don’t word-process for a living, that’s for sure.

Instead of a bar (or bars) along the top or a floating window to make changes (such…

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