Apple’s latest operating system, macOS Sierra, is now available to the public. In addition to space-saving optimizations, Siri support, and the ability to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch, Apple also updated its iWork apps with new features including real-time collaboration.
Real-time collaboration on Pages, Numbers and Keynotes is currently available in beta.
Real-time collaboration requirements
To make use of real-time collaboration on Pages, Numbers and Keynotes, you will need one of the below devices.
- A Mac with macOS Sierra and Pages 6.0, Numbers 4.0, or Keynote 7.0 or later. The Mac will also need Safari 6.0.3 or later, or Google Chrome 27.0.1 or later.
- An iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10 and version 3.0 or later of Pages, Numbers or Keynote.
- A Windows PC with Internet Explorer 11 or later, or Google Chrome 27.0.1 or later.
Note: If you have earlier versions of iOS or iWork apps installed on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device, you will be able to view the documents, but not edit them.
Invite others to collaborate on Pages, Numbers or Keynotes
Before inviting others to collaborate on a document you will need to sign into iCloud on your device and turn on iCloud. Alternatively if using a web browser sign into iCloud.com and open the relevant iWork app.
When you invite others to collaborate on a document, the app will create an iCloud.com link that you can send to them. Collaborators will need to sign into iCloud or iCloud.com with their Apple ID.
Invite collaborators from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
If you have a document open in an iWork app > tap the more icon (three dots) > tap Collaborate with Others. Alternatively, if you are in the Document Manager > tap the actions icon (square with up arrow) > select the document to share with collaborators. If the document hasn’t downloaded to your device it will do so now.