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Apple updates iMovie and iWork suite with trackpad support

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Apple has updated iMovie and the iWork suite of apps for iOS and iPadOS. Among the many changes across the four apps, the main one is the added support for mice and trackpad support on iPads running the latest version of iPadOS. It also adds support for the Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro models.
Apple updates iMovie and iWork suite for iPadOS with mouse and trackpad support
The updates also bring some other useful changes, such as keyboard shortcuts and support for PNG, BMP, GIF and TIFF images in iMovie, color, gradient or image as background in Pages, background color in Numbers, new themes in Keynote, and ability to add a document to iCloud Drive to automatically start collaborating, print or export a PDF with comments included and ability to edit offline and sync when back online across all three iWork apps.

The following is the full list of changes.

iMovie

  • Use iMovie on iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse, or a trackpad for a new way to create movies and trailers (requires iPadOS 13.4)
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to toggle between the five inspector modes when a clip is selected: Action, Speed adjustments, Volume, Titles, and Filters
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly rotate video 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise
  • Tap the Download All button at the top of the soundtracks list to download all bundled soundtracks at once
  • Add PNG, GIF, TIFF, and BMP files to your movie
  • Performance and stability improvements

Pages

  • Use Pages on an iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad for a new way to work with your documents. Requires iPadOS 13.4.
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new templates to help you get started.
  • Add a Pages document to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4.
  • Add a drop cap to make a paragraph stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Apply a colour, gradient or image to the background of any document.
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them.
  • Easily access recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your document with comments included.
  • Edit shared documents while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later.
  • Enhance your documents with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Numbers

  • Use Numbers on an iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad for a new way to work with your spreadsheets. Requires iPadOS 13.4.
  • Create spreadsheets with more rows and columns than ever before.
  • Apply a colour to the background of a sheet.
  • Add a Numbers spreadsheet to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4.
  • Edit shared spreadsheets while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later.
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them.
  • Easily access your recently used templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your spreadsheet with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

Keynote

  • Use Keynote on an iPad with Magic Keyboard, a mouse or a trackpad for a new way to work with your presentations. Requires iPadOS 13.4.
  • Add a Keynote presentation to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Requires iPadOS 13.4 or iOS 13.4.
  • Edit shared presentations while offline and your changes will upload when you’re back online. Requires iPadOS or iOS 13 or later.
  • Select from a variety of gorgeous new themes to help you get started.
  • Touch and hold, then drag across multiple objects to select them.
  • Easily access your recently used themes in a redesigned theme chooser.
  • Print or export a PDF of your presentation with comments included.
  • Add a drop cap to make text stand out with a large, decorative first letter.
  • Enhance your presentations with a variety of new, editable shapes.
  • New “Keyboard” text build in and build out animation
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