Apple Makes iWork and iLife Apps Free and Easier to Download by Anyone

Icons for Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand

Apple made its iWork suite—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—free on Tuesday, as well as two of the iLife apps*—GarageBand and iMovie. While they were already free to new Mac and iOS device customers (since 2013), making the price “free” makes them easier to download by everyone.

Icons for Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand
Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand

In reality, that likely matters most to sysadmins managing fleets of devices through the  Apple Volume Purchase Program, as noted by a KnowledgeBase article (via MacRumors). Put another way, the only folks who will notice a change are those who might have had trouble downloading the apps in the first place.

iWork Download Links

iLife Download Links

*Photos was already included in macOS and iOS.

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Great, I don’t use any of these apps, have Office 2016, but now I can give them a try 🙂


A while back I got so frustrated with iMovie on my iPad that in a fit of pique I deleted it. Later on I tried to redownload it but the MacAppStore wanted to charge me for it. TNow I can finally try it again.