Attention All Mac Users!! Microsoft Office is Terrible….. Use iWork!!

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I thought the title needed to be snappy to get the attention of some of you who seem to believe that if you run a Mac you need Microsoft office. Im not writing this out of hate for Microsoft Office, because I actually quite like it. I am writing this because so many people are spending £109 on an office suite when you can get an equally good one for £39 from Apple.

People are often hesitant to move away from Microsoft Office because they seem to be deluded into believing that you need all of the crap they bundle into it, when In reality most of its features are intended for a small minority of people. iWork follows Apple’s principals of minimalism, simplicity, and good design, and unlike Apples core principals, it doesn’t cost the earth (Yes, I went there!!). And just because it is a minimalist piece of software doesn’t mean that it is bad or that it is lacking features. Another great thing about iWork is that it is so fast, it rarely crashes and it does not even begin to slow your Mac down.

My way of looking at this is that if you are spending out of proportion to buy a Mac, then you should at least try and save money on your applications, and this is one way of doing that. Let me know what you think;


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2 responses to “Attention All Mac Users!! Microsoft Office is Terrible….. Use iWork!!”

  1. Tom says :

    I agree. I’ve heard iWork’s compatibility with .doc format isn’t great though. OpenOffice (or NeoOffice if you’re very keen to keep the OSX look and feel) are definately the best. The first one is free and the second is only £6 ($10). You can’t ask for more than that.

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