It is a suite of applications created by Apple Inc., containing Pages, a word processing and desktop publishing application; Keynote, a presentation package; and Numbers, a spreadsheet application.

Although iWork is billed by Apple as "a successor to AppleWorks", it does not replicate the functionality of AppleWorks's database and drawing tools. Likewise, it does not compete directly with the Mac version of Microsoft Office,[citation needed] but instead offers tools with a different focus (presentation, rather than analysis) at a lower price.

It is designed to integrate with existing applications from Apple's iLife Suite. Although iLife comes free on every Mac, iWork is sold separately. A free 30-day trial of iWork was provided with every new Mac until February of 2008—as of March 2008,[citation needed] the iWork trial is available only as a download and with copies of iLife.

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