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I like iWork '05
Its very handy for certain things
But the same way apple stopped using IE and got something 1000X better (Safari)
they have to do the same with there office suite

Pages 2 - fine, it can use a small upgrade, more templates and fonts would be nice, but all in all, its pretty good

Keynote 3 - much better than powerpoint, can use an upgrade, more templates, etc

My personel ideas

Sheets - a spread sheet program, something compatible with excel, there isnt much inovation that one can do in this area, but apple is the king, so dont doubt it

Bases - apple should buy filemaker, and rename it and have the best database program there is

Notes - something like onenote, quick typed/drawn notes with voice recording

Mail 2 - they should take mail, ical, stickies, a journal software and make an outlook style program

Charts - apple should buy Omnigraffle and rename it, and add a flowchart program

Plans - a project managment software

MainPage - HTML/XML editor with design view

Art - a program that has advanced painting features
not so advanced but better than what there is

apple should include a larger font and clipart portfolio as well

im sure there are other things that apple should add

but this would be a nice start

make sure all the programs are office compatible

then they should then finally put appleworks to an end

and give iWork '06 and iLife '06 standard on every new mac bought

thats how u gain market share
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it'd be nice if apple had the equivalent of publisher. it's not like i use it much, but i want to make some business cards... or can you already do that with iwork?
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i think u can get a plugin for pages
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I would like a Data Base program in the suit. A bit advanced for the average house hold user, but they need a DB program for the bussiness market.
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My personel ideas

Sheets - a spread sheet program, something compatible with excel, there isnt much inovation that one can do in this area, but apple is the king, so dont doubt it
Before mh10190 got banned I was gonna correct him that Apple already has a spreadsheet program in the works called "Numbers," at least that's what I've read so far. Not sure if it will be released wit iWork '06 though.
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Im back baby
That said

Apple has alot of stuff in AppleWorks
But its old and out dated

Apple is getting bigger
and Microsoft is noticing

Their contract with microsoft for office and ie is up
(to my knowledge)
and microsoft just kept giving office
Safari made IE pointless

microsoft can pull office out at any moment
and apple will basically have to stop growing in certain fields
unless they are armed and ready
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Bases - apple should buy filemaker, and rename it and have the best database program there is
Apple already owns Filemaker. From the About Filemaker, Inc. page:

"Ownership: FileMaker, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)."

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thats even better
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Yeah but they won't put filemaker in with iWork - it's far too advanced for the market apple is aiming for...

Remember: This is a product squarely aimed at the consumer/home/self-exmployed market. They aren't trying to attack microsoft's market-share in the business field.

I think iWork 06 will upgrade the current apps and add numbers for spreadsheets.
Nothing overly complex...
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first off,i think u mean iWork

filemaker is more advanced
they should make a more basic one

they shouldnt worry about takin MSs market share
they should worry about MS taking office away from them
MAc is growing

MS needs apple to be alive for antitrust reasons

but with the constant growth of apple
MS can pull the plug at anytime for office
and if macs not ready
theyll get screwdd
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