iWork Keynotes

IMHO the best of the iWork applications.

iWork Pages

PRO: sleek and wonderful for making really pretty documents with great fonts (as long as you stay within the Pages world).

CON: not so reliable with import/export to and from MS Office formats.

BIG CON: iWork Pages 08 can't handle references and citations, at all ! A simply incredible shortcoming, which means I find myself still using OpenOffice.Org's OpenWriter.

iWork Numbers

It is pretty enough for tuck shop computations, however the poor date handling (iWork Numbers 08 can't even display difference of hours in hh:mm format) and lack of proper custom data formatting make it unsuited to professional spreadsheet work. So far I prefer OpenOffice.org OpenCalc and even MS Excel. Too much smoke and sauce, not enough flesh.

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