How to get Apple’s new iWork’s Keynote, Numbers and Pages Free for Mac

Recently I went to an Apple store and I found out that if you buy a new Mac you get iWork for free. Hurrah!

If you had the older version, you had to pay. Boooooo!

I wondered if there was a work around to get it working on older Macs [using] OS Mavericks. There is. Plus you don’t need to have updated to Mavericks either. In essence you need to get a Trial version of iWorks ’09 and then just update the software.
If you already have iWork installed then all you need to do is open up App Store and click UPDATE. [see below]

How to get iWork Keynote | Pages and Numbers for freeStep 1:
You will need to get a trial copy of iWorks ’09. There’s a lot trusted sources to get the program. I recommend techweek europe’s link. Click the link and download.

Step 2: 
Before you open the .dmg file, make sure your Mac can open downloads from third party sites. In the top menu bar click the apple icon. Click System Preferences then Security then General. Select allow apps downloaded from Anywhere.

[See example below]

Get iWork | Numbers | Pages | Keynote for free with older macsStep 3:
Locate the downloads file on your Mac. Double-click Install iWork ’09 Trial.
Step 4:
Open one of the apps, I used Keynote. A message will come up saying there’s a newer version of this application would you like to update. Press I agree / Confirm.

Step 5:
The App Store application will open. Pages, Numbers and Keynote will be showing somewhere near the top of the list. Just click UPDATE on the right hand side to update the programs. 

How to get iWork Keynote | Pages and Numbers for free

Note: The trial version of iWork 09 will remain in your Applications file and it will repeatedly ask you to register. The latest versions of the iWorks apps will be located OUTSIDE the iWork ’09 folder.

Make these your shortcuts in your dock menu and any other short cut bars and NOT the iWorks 09 apps.

Free Keynote, Pages and Numbers for Mac

I dragged and dropped mine to my dock.

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Notice: I already have bought Keynote and Pages for my iPad, and Keynote for my Mac. I felt a little let down by Apple who ought to have let anyone who updates to OS Mavericks have this incentive.