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iWork may not have regained the missing features that so many users miss from the pre-Mavericks version so far, but 9to5 Mac reports that Apple did release a significant update today for iWork for iCloud that allows for real-time collaborative efforts.
Users of Google Drive (and Google Docs before it) will be familiar with many of the features. As of the new update, you can now see the names of all users who are currently editing the document in question, and you can also enable "cursors and selections" for each viewer to see their edits in real time.
The update also includes some other small improvements. A new option to make folders improves organization, and now you can finally print from the Tools menu. Working on a big Keynote project? You'll be happy to learn that you can now skip slides during playback.
All it takes to initiate such collaborative efforts is to send a link to the document to another user. The new iWork for iCloud software is free through Apple's iCloud site, which can potentially make Apple's productivity suite more widely embraced than it has been in the past.
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