Personal users and small businesses can benefit from using Apple Pages '09. Reviewers recommend the desktop publishing software for the powerful page layout and the ability to export to PDF files. Graphics-rich brochures, invitations and reports are easily created using the Apple Pages '09 software, say reviewers. Improved mail merge capabilities, and inserting Numbers charts into Pages documents have become easier with the latest version of the software.
We found the best reviews of Apple Pages '09 at Macworld and Tech Radar. The reviews highlight some quirks of the software's features, and a couple of potential headaches. The Mac Observer provides a comprehensive review of Apple Pages '09 for iPad that addresses the positives and negatives of the desktop publishing software, ultimately finding to be capable and "great on the go."
Jeff Battersby cites upgrades to Apple Pages '09 like improved mail merge capabilities and inserting Numbers charts into Pages documents. One potential design flaw, he says, allows multiple users to view a file at the same time, potentially overwriting each other's edits and changes.
Review: Apple Pages '09, Jeff Battersby, Jan. 22, 2009
This reviewer covers Apple Pages '09 for iPad, noting the software works well for desktop publishing needs but isn't focused on word processing. Review points out that users can't print Apple Pages '09 documents from an iPad, and that there isn't support for word count.
Review: Apple Pages (iPad) review, Christopher Phin, May 14, 2010
The Mac Observer also looks at Pages for iPad, providing screen grabs and covering software effects and tools for formatting, the onscreen keyboard, image placement, building charts and tables, and managing files. The review is comprehensive and balances the advantages of the software, including the ability to import Word files, with some downsides, including the lack of word count and track changes support.
Review: Pages for iPad, Jeff Gamet, April 16, 2010