During the WWDC 2013 keynote on June 10th, Apple announced it would finally be bringing the full iWork suite to iCloud and would make it entirely browser-based. Today, the company released an iWork for iCloud beta to registered developers for testing.
With iWork for iCloud, users will finally be able to save their documents for Pages, Numbers, and Keynotes online and access them from any browser window. This is a very smart move by Apple, as they are finally beginning to move into Google territory by allowing its users to access its cloud services from any computer. Currently, a lot of iWork users email their presentations to themselves via Gmail or they simply save it in Google Drive. This takes away from the overall usability of Apple’s iWork services.
With iCloud, users now have all of their notes from their Mac and iOS devices, as well as their iCloud email, calendar, Find My iPhone and the full iWork suite. Developers will be able to use the beta by logging into beta.icloud.com. When trying to log in with a normal iCloud account, the iWork options are not available and the service prompts users to download the iOS versions.
Apple will release iWork for iCloud later this year, likely during the fall when iOS 7 is released as well.