Google Docs delivers improved and streamlined user access, but it still offers far fewer features than competing services.
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Apple recently updated its iWork suite of apps and services to include password protecting specific documents.
Not only did Apple ship its latest update to OS X this year, it also gave away iWork for free.
Although not all of the features that were spiked have returned, some of the biggies have, including the customized toolbar.
The company releases an iWork update that adds Google Docs-like collaboration features that Apple announced last month.
Following criticism from users, the company says it will add features like customized toolbars and shortcuts to updated versions of the free software over the next six months.
Apple's revamped productivity and lifestyle software is free, and full of new features. But some users are howling over what's been taken out.
Those who downloaded a 30-day free trial of iWork have been able to update to the latest, full version free of charge this week, according to 9to5Mac.
As Apple treads into Microsoft Office territory, Redmond touts its Surface tablets while taking some verbal potshots at the iPad maker.