Apple’s iWork mobile software update, which is now rolling out to iOS and OS X users, is a welcome boon to productivity apps, but it’s a bit too much for some.
A number of popular productivity apps have already been flagged for removal, such as Office and iPhoto, and some others are getting the axe, such of Microsoft Office and Outlook.
In fact, the iOS and Mac app review app iReviews has removed its iOS version.
“I know many of you have been waiting for the iOS version of iWork to be removed,” says iReview’s CEO James Breen, “but it’s time to move on.
We need to move onto the next generation of apps that will take advantage of the power of the iPad Pro.”
Some of those apps, such Microsoft Word, Apple Keynote, and Apple Garageband are no longer available in the iOS app store, which iReview has now removed.
iReview, meanwhile, has announced a new iOS app that it’s calling iWork for iOS, and it’s called iWork Mobile.
The new app is available for iOS and will come to the Mac.
iWork is a popular productivity suite of software developed by Apple for developers to create their own productivity apps on the iPad.
iDevelop, which has long been used by Apple’s Mac developers, is no longer part of the iOS App Store, and iDevelop for Mac is not available for download either.
The app is designed to provide users with a unified, seamless interface to manage their iWork apps on their devices, and the developer’s goal is to make it easy to use with just a few taps.
iWorks Mobile will be compatible with iOS, OS X, and Windows.
iApps for iWork users, which are similar to the popular iDevelop apps, will not be supported, according to Breen.
“Apple has a great history of supporting iWork on Macs, and we are excited to be able to offer it on iOS and other platforms,” says Breen in a press release.
The iApps team has released several new tools for developers, which will be available as a free download on September 19.
“With iWork, we believe that you can do more with your apps on Apple platforms,” said Breen when announcing the iApps app.
“It will be simple to build, easy to share, and easy to tweak.”
The iDevelop team also announced a few new tools that it will be releasing in the coming weeks.
The first of these is called the iDevelop Mobile, which allows users to create, edit, and share iWork-based apps on iOS, Mac, and PC.
“We will be working closely with our Mac and iOS developers to deliver this feature, and if you have an iDevelop app that you want to share with the world, then you can make it available on your platform of choice,” says the developer in a blog post.
“This app will help developers create great iWork tools, which can then be shared across platforms to give users more control and a more consistent experience with their iWorks apps.” iDevelop has a new web app that lets users manage their apps in a similar manner to iDevelop.
The web app allows users “to quickly jump between your iWork and iOS applications, and you can share your work to anyone who has an account.”
In addition, users will be able “to sync their iDevices to the iShare and iDoc platforms, which allow users to easily share and collaborate on documents and other content with others.” iApps also has some other tools in the works.
The developer has announced the creation of an “iApps for iOS” web app and a “iWorks for Mac” web application, which could make it easier for Mac users to work on iWork applications on the go.
The latter two will be built for Mac and PC users, with the goal of making it “easy to share and sync your iDevos across devices,” says Apple in a statement.
“iWork for Mac will be completely integrated into your iApps experience, and with iDevo for iOS users, we’ll be introducing an app that will let you easily work on your documents and documents on the Mac or iOS with a single tap.
We look forward to seeing your iWorks for iMac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch applications on Mac and/or iOS.”
For Mac users, the developer also announced the iWork App Builder, which lets developers create new Mac and Mac-based iWork sites, as well as add iWork content to existing Mac apps.
In a statement, Apple said the new iApps and iDevoes apps will be “accessible to everyone with a Mac, iOS, or Mac-enabled iDevice, with no account required.”
The company also said that iApps is “coming to iOS as a paid service in the future,” though it did not provide any details.