You know I love all of the Apple products I use. That said, I was convinced that I did not need to upgrade our existing iLife and iWork software packages. All that changed when I watched Philip Schiller do the 2009 MacWorld Keynote Address where Apple rolled out all the gee whiz, holy cow, bells and whistles of the the iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 editions. It didn’t take long before I wanted them. By the end of the presentation I felt I really, truly needed them both!
iWork is where Pages, Numbers and Keynote all live (documents, spreadsheets and presentations). iLife is where iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, iWeb and iDVD all live. I’ll note just one amazing new feature: facial recognition within iPhoto. Yup. With just a few clicks, iPhoto will seek and find all the photos of whomever you choose. Suddenly you have a folder of all the photos of little Susie or Tommy, making sorting through photos for digital scrapbooking much easier.