iWork for iCloud gains collaboration with up to 100 people, support for docs up to 1GB

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Apple on Tuesday improved the browser-based versions of its Pages, Numbers and Keynote applications, also known as iWork for iCloud, with support for larger files and more collaborating users.

Those who log onto iCloud.com and access any of the three applications will be greeted with a new splash page announcing the changes. For all three applications, the updates include the ability to:

  • Edit docs up to 1 gigabyte in size
  • Collaborate with up to 100 people
  • Create two-dimensional and interactive charts
  • Utilize more color options
  • Insert images up to 10 megabytes in size
  • Chart formatting

In addition, Pages specifically has gained the ability to export files to the ePub format, object layering, and to insert and edit inline tables.

For Numbers, users can now have alternating row colors in tables, and files can be exported to the .CSV format. Finally, Keynote has the ability to show and hide slide numbers.

Apple has issued continuous improvements for its iWork for iCloud suite since the software debuted last year. The free service allows users to create and edit documents, then save, sync and share them directly from their browser on Macs, Windows PCs, and iOS devices.