Hi Gary. My iMac Late 2009 died. Now have refurbished iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013) upgraded to Catalina. Astonished to discover iWork trio not available, especially my workhorse, Pages. First since 1982 I have been let down by Apple.
Cannot download Pages for Catalina: There is TextEdit. Any third party alternative available?
You get it in the Mac App Store. The current version, 11.2, requires something newer than Catalina. But you can download an older version there too since you had previously had Pages from the App Store (I assume).
In the App Store, click on your account button at the bottom left. Look for Pages there and click it. You should be able to download an older version then compatible with Catalina.
The only reason I can think of that this may not work is if you previously had never gotten the app from the App Store. It has been available only in the App Store since about 2013, but before that it cam as pre-installed software and on a DVD. If you never upgraded from that very old version through the App Store, then this may not work.
Gary. Your advice is spot on. Downloaded the app and my work self feels complete once again. Thank you for your guidance. Regards
where can I down load pages for Catalina. I purchased a older Mac and would like to use pages for it. I also have a new Apple ID so no previous versions downloaded. Thanks
don: You'll find it in the Mac App Store.
Gary... no you wont! I have had Pages for years, now I can't download it because I upgraded my iMac. NEVER, EVER upgrade! If everything is running fine, leave it alone! Something has gone seriously wrong in the Mac camp. As a Mac user for almost 40 years, it's current very intrusive, non-working structure is not good.
Desond: Not sure what you are experiencing, but it sounds like a specific problem, not expected behavior. It is bad advice to say "never upgrade" as upgrades bring new features that you paid for when you bought your Mac and also important security and privacy improvements. Technology advances. If you "leave it alone" then you may still be using an Apple II from 1980. Not sure what your problem is ("I can't download it"... what? Pages? What is stopping you?) but call Apple Support if you are having trouble and get things set straight.