All new Macs come with the complete iWork suite for free. However, if you’re like me, and you have an aging (albeit fully functional, older Mac) then you need to pay full price ($20) for each of the the three iWork suites. However, thanks to our friends over at Redmond Pie, we now have a clever way of downloading the latest version of Numbers, Pages and Keynote for free–at least until Apple discovers and patches the exploit.
Until then, we’ve got you covered. I tried this last night, and it worked as advertised. I now have the most recent versions of the complete iWork suite and I can now download the update on any computer I have linked to the Mac App Store with my Apple ID.
Step 1-Download and install the iWork 09 trial.
Step 2-Launch Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and then quit each program.
Step 3-Open the Mac App Store and check the “Updates” tab for your updated version of each iWork app
Update each–relaunch, and you’re all set!
Let us know in the comments section below if it worked for you. Good luck!
TAGS: iWork 09, iWork apps, keynote, Mac App Store, Numbers, Pages