Pros: Apple-developed programs offer a Mac-style view of an office suite; free for recent Mac purchasers.
Cons: No attempt to emulate MS Office, leaving that for Microsoft Office for Mac.
Compatibility: Can export files to MS Office formats plus import and edit them; some features/ formatting may be lost in the conversions but basic documents exchange cleanly.
Pricing: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are free on Mac computers purchased on or after October 1, 2013; OS X Yosemite required, as is an Apple ID.
Bottom Line: Excellent apps to create knowledge worker documents, but Office for Mac is the default choice for those serious about file interchange compatibility.
Apple Productivity Apps (was iWork): www.apple.com/mac
Apple-developed programs offer a Mac-style view of an office suite; free for recent Mac purchasers
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