WSJ summary of an Ars Technica iWorks review
It seems every tech company is releasing productivity software that competes with Microsoft Office. Now it’s Apple’s turn. The company recently released iWorks ’08, its collection of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Ars Technica has a review. The conclusion: iWorks looks good and is relatively easy to use, but it isn’t a replacement for Office – at least if you work in an office and need to do officey things. The biggest knock against using it in the workplace is probably the spreadsheet software, which doesn’t have a lot of the features that Excel users rely on, leading Ars Technica to conclude that the engineers probably didn’t talk to a lot of people who use spreadsheets.