[qi:060] Microsoft Office for Mac is getting a bit long in the tooth, and the new version isn’t likely to show up until 2008. So perhaps that is why we all got a little too excited about iWork’08, which made its debut earlier this month. I ended up buying a copy, just to try it out. Judi Sohn, over on Web Worker Daily did the same and decided to use the productivity suite exclusively for a week.
She found that, “Pages blazes on an Intel Mac compared to Word 2004,” and she gives it a thumbs up. She’s not so kind to Numbers spreadsheet application in her mammoth review.
Judi is in good company: the great Walt Mossberg calls iWork, elegant but wimpy when compared to Office. “For real spreadsheet jockeys, however, Numbers is wimpier than Excel,” he says. As for me, lets just say, $79 I spent on iWork hasn’t been put to work. I write using Ecto or Textedit.