Numbers for iCloud release notes

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.

June 2021

Add links to objects

Link to web pages, email addresses, and phone numbers from objects such as shapes, lines, images, drawings, or text boxes.

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

September 2020

  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.

July 2020

  • New functions, including XLOOKUP, XMATCH, and REGEX, let you match patterns, manipulate text, and create flexible formulas. Learn more
  • Easily add captions and titles to images, videos, shapes, and other objects. Learn more
  • Format text as superscript or subscript, adjust capitalization, change text background color, and more. Learn more

March 2020

  • Add a Numbers spreadsheet to a shared iCloud Drive folder to automatically start collaborating. Learn more
  • Use new keyboard shortcuts to quickly select rows and columns.
  • Apply a color to the background of a sheet. Learn more
  • Open spreadsheets containing more rows and columns than ever before. Learn more
  • Easily access templates in a redesigned template chooser.
  • Add a drop cap to text in a shape. Learn more
  • Use new text layout options to add borders, paragraph backgrounds, and columns.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new, editable shapes.
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes.

June 2019

  • Create links from text to other sheets in a spreadsheet. Learn more
  • Add rows to filtered tables.
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. Learn more

March 2019

  • Make precise changes to table row and column sizes in the Format pane.
  • Improvements to Smart Categories usability and performance.
  • View and recover recently deleted spreadsheets in the Document Manager.

September 2018

  • Use smart categories to quickly organize and summarize tables to gain new insights. Learn more
  • Quickly add links to web pages and email addresses.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.

June 2018

  • Adjust shadows, backgrounds, and gaps in charts.
  • Give charts a new look with rounded corners on columns and bars.
  • Enhance your spreadsheets with a variety of new editable shapes.

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.

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).

Learn more

See the release notes for Pages and Keynote for iCloud.

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