iWork and iLife Apps Finally Free for All Mac & iOS Users


Good news for all iOS and macOS users: Apple has made a bunch of apps totally free, including GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork suite (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers).

Previously, those iWork and iLife apps are provided for free to anyone who purchase a new Apple device on or after September 1st, 2013, while customers of older devices still need to pay for them if they want to use the software. Now the company is making some of its fundamental software free for all Mac and iOS devices owners. In other words, users with hardware released before 2013 can now download and install the iWork and iLife suite of apps in App Store for free with no strings attached.

iMovie, GarageBand, Numbers, Keynote, and Pages for both macOS and iOS devices have been updated and are now listed in the App Store for free. The changes will allegedly make it easier for business and educational institutions to download Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GarageBand, and iMovie via the Volume Purchase Program store.

We haven’t checked whether the latest versions of iWork and iLife apps are compatible with all old devices, and those app do have their own requirements on the operating systems, but it’s still worthwhile to have a try on the latest versions now. Anyhow, some of them are great (like GarageBand for musicians), some are okay and none of them are bad. So if you own an older Apple device and haven’t tried out those Apple-made software yet, it could be the time to take a closer look right now.

Pages, Numbers and Keynotes are Apple’s word processing, spreadsheet and presentation apps, and they are considered the rivals of Microsoft’s Office suite. GarageBand is a music editing software aimed at professional-level users who fancy creating music or podcast, while iMovie is Apple’s consumer-level video editing software that lets users create remarkable trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies.

Which in-house software are you using on your Apple device now? Are those apps compatible or work well in your old hardware? Welcome to share your experience with us right here.


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