Embracing the new iWork design

March 29, 2014

With the new iWork '13, Apple tried to trace a connecting line between iOS 7 and OS X. Even if we still live in a world of dualisms, in which coexist both Mavericks, with its gray gradients and shadows, and iOS 7, with its "all flat" style, Pages, Numbers and Keynote are trying to bridge the differences in a new, hybrid, way.

The biggest changes all dwell in toolbars and inspectors. All the toolbar buttons now have a "flat appearance" with a minimalistic style and no redundant borders or gray shadows. The inspector is now fixed and with flat tabs, pretty different from its previous, floating, version.

With Records we have decided to make some design changes in order to "embrace this new design". As you can see in the screenshot below, Records tabs now share the same iWork style and toolbar buttons will follow the same design guidelines.

Hope you liked it as much as we do.

Records Tab Bar


The past week Records has received the new designer where the user can add and arrange objects. We are currently at work to update the inspector based on the new designer and the new iWorks '13 appearance. We are planning to show more details of the UI in the next few weeks.