Apple announced in the ongoing Apple event that iWork apps are finally receiving real-time collaboration that will allow multiple people to simultaneously edit documents in real-time, just like Google Apps have been allowing its users for quite some time now.
With this move, the company seems to be poised to taking on Google Docs head on when it comes to enabling its own users to create documents on the fly.
All iWork apps – Pages, Numbers, and Keynote – will be compatible with this new feature.
Susan Prescott, the first female presenter at today’s event, demonstrate a live edit of the deck she was using for her presentation. The demo displayed how this new feature even allows users to make and update presentations up-to-the-second.
Why this matters
With this move, the company seems to be poised to taking on Google Docs head on when it comes to enabling its users to create documents on the fly.
While iOS users have been able to access Google Docs on their devices for some time, many iPad users complaint that the iPad version of Google Docs is not as optimal as they would like it to be, leaving much to be desired.
The updated apps are expected to reach users’ devices imminently.
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