Numbers for iCloud release notes

We’re frequently updating Numbers for iCloud. Updates are cumulative, so when you launch Numbers on, it has all the latest features. You can see all the features included with each release below.

March 2018

  • Add an interactive image gallery to your spreadsheets to view a collection of photos. 
  • Use donut charts to visualize your data in an engaging new way.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.
  • Improved bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew.

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Numbers for iCloud.

September 2017

  • Redesigned document manager: open spreadsheets stored anywhere in iCloud Drive, easily find shared spreadsheets, and create nested folders.

June 2017

  • Enhance your documents using a library of over 500 professionally drawn shapes. Learn more
  • Reply to comments and join threaded conversations. Learn more
  • Support for advanced image fill-in graphics.
  • Insert and edit object connection lines.
  • The Stock and Currency functions now return data from the previous market day’s close. Learn more

March 2017

  • A simplified design gives you easy access to the tools you need. 
  • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables.
  • Add gradient and image fills to graphics.
  • New align and distribute options make it easier to position objects in your spreadsheet.
  • Preview older versions of your spreadsheet before choosing which one to restore. 
  • Set dates, times, and currencies for your language or region when you create a document.

September 2016

  • Support for real-time collaboration with Numbers on Mac, iPad, and iPhone (feature in beta).
  • Collaborate with specific people (feature in beta).

October 2015

  • New languages: Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean
  • Add comments to your spreadsheet
  • Preview shared spreadsheets on iOS and Android browsers
  • Open Numbers ’08 spreadsheets
  • Restore previous versions of a spreadsheet
  • New Apple-designed templates: Simple Budget, Shared Expenses (English only)
  • Filter tables
  • Edit pop-up menus
  • Objects on canvas automatically shift for table adjustments
  • Create custom colors
  • Lock and unlock objects
  • Duplicate objects
  • Animate interactive charts
  • Add reference lines to charts
  • Support for curved lines in scatter and line charts
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts
  • Improved Excel compatibility for charts, text overflows, and non-rectangular masks
  • Improved Excel export

November 2014

  • Numbers for iCloud is now available in French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese
  • More than 50 new fonts
  • Rename a document in the editor
  • Drag wedges from a pie chart
  • Move and resize chart legends

September 2014

iCloud Drive compatibility

June 2014

  • Numbers now remembers your most recent document settings including zoom level, last selected sheet, show or hide format panel, show or hide guides, and more
  • Numbers now suggests your most recent screen name when you open a shared spreadsheet
  • Get tips on how to cut, copy, and paste using keyboard shortcuts when you Control-click objects
  • Control-click to mask images
  • Improved support for smaller browser window sizes
  • Usability enhancements
  • Bug fixes

May 2014

  • Collaborate with up to 100 people at the same time
  • Almost 200 new fonts
  • More color options in the format panel
  • Create and format 2D and interactive charts
  • Export spreadsheets to CSV
  • Turn on Alternate Row Color in tables
  • Edit documents up to 1 GB in size
  • Insert images up to 10 MB in size

April 2014

  • New View Only setting lets you share spreadsheets you want others to view, but not edit
  • Jump to a collaborator’s sheet selection by clicking their name in the collaborator list
  • Open spreadsheets directly from iCloud Mail
  • Updated design in spreadsheet editor
  • Improved CSV import
  • Pop-up menus are preserved on import
  • Conditional highlighting rules are preserved on import
  • Custom data formats are preserved on import
  • Open password-protected Numbers ’09 and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Improved support for Retina display

January 2014

  • Add passwords and share password-protected spreadsheets
  • View a list of spreadsheets others have shared with you from the Shared With Me menu
  • Flow text into adjacent cells
  • Apply rich formatting to text in table cells
  • Keyboard shortcuts for precise rotating, resizing, and repositioning of objects
  • Improved VoiceOver support for spreadsheet manager
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

November 2013

  • View the list of collaborators currently in a spreadsheet
  • See cursors and selections for everyone in a spreadsheet
  • Jump to a collaborator’s cursor by clicking their name in the collaborator list
  • Watch images and shapes animate as your collaborators insert and move them around
  • Reorder sheets in your spreadsheet via drag and drop
  • Create links using the Hyperlink function
  • Print your spreadsheets directly from the Tools menu
  • Create folders to organize your spreadsheets
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

October 2013

  • Multiple users can edit a spreadsheet at the same time on the web. Just share a link to your spreadsheet to start collaborating.
  • Send a link to your spreadsheet so others can edit it in a browser and always get the latest version
  • Numbers for iCloud beta works seamlessly with the new Numbers for Mac and iOS
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

September 2013

  • Support for Internet Explorer 11
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

August 2013

Bug fixes and stability improvements

July 2013

  • iWork for iCloud beta available on
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

June 2013

Developer release of iWork for iCloud beta

Learn more

See the release notes for Pages and Keynote for iCloud.

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