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Old Jul 18, 2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Apple Sending iWork for iCloud Beta Invites to Non-Developers




After introducing iWork for iCloud during its Worldwide Developers Conference and sending invites to registered developers soon after, Apple has begun inviting normal users to test the software according to a number of MacRumors tipsters.

The following invitation is being sent out to users who have been accepted into the iWork for iCloud beta:

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We'll soon be introducing a new and exciting feature to iCloud. It's called iWork for iCloud and it's a suite of apps -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- that make it easy for anyone with an iCloud account to create and edit great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations right on the web.

We'd like to invite you to be one of the first to try it, so we're giving you early access to the iWork for iCloud beta. All you have to do is sign in to iCloud on a Mac or a PC using the current version of Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. Then just click on Pages, Numbers, or Keynote and you're off.

We're really proud of these apps and we'd appreciate your help in making them as great as they can possibly be. So we'd love to hear your feedback as you use them.

Sign in to iCloud.com to get started with iWork for iCloud today.

Sincerely,

The iWork Team
iWork for iCloud offers in-browser versions of Apple's iWork software suite, including Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The software can be accessed from both PC and Mac computers as well as a number of mobile devices. It is expected to be released to the public later this year.

Thanks to Jason and the other tipsters!

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Wow a screenshot of Windows from Apple and it's an up to date version? I remember they used to use screens of XP well into Windows 7's release.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Gone are the days of having to pay the Apple tax just to make a pretty pigment presentation!

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Wow a screenshot of Windows from Apple and it's an up to date version? I remember they used to use screens of XP well into Windows 7's release.
I remember when I used XP well into Window 7's release.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Seems like nearly anybody can get in. I wasn't sent an invite but can easily access it via beta.icloud.com.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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Does anyone know if this will be brand new release? or will it be the old '09 version?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:01 PM   #6
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I didn't get an email, but It shows up in iCloud for me. Pretty cool IMO!
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Seems like nearly anybody can get in. I wasn't sent an invite but can easily access it via beta.icloud.com.
I can't lol
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:08 PM   #8
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Seems like nearly anybody can get in. I wasn't sent an invite but can easily access it via beta.icloud.com.
Yup, works for me. These online apps though aren't collaborative, like Google Spreadsheets and Docs. That would a great feature to add in the future, though, I wonder how many people would actually use it. Apple catching up to Google in that space seems...difficult.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:08 PM   #9
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That PC seems to have a very high res screen... I mean, compared to the MBA...
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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I didn't get an email, but It shows up in iCloud for me. Pretty cool IMO!
Same here.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:12 PM   #11
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Feels great to just spend $60 on iWork when its going to be free.

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:12 PM   #12
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Seems like nearly anybody can get in. I wasn't sent an invite but can easily access it via beta.icloud.com.
Thanks for this tip. I'm in. It is amazing what Apple has been able to do in the browser.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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I can't lol
You will get yours eventually. My boss got his three weeks ago and I just got mine today. I think that they are sending the invites out in groupings over time; probably to keep from having millions of people flooding their system at once to use their new abilities.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:16 PM   #14
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Seems like nearly anybody can get in. I wasn't sent an invite but can easily access it via beta.icloud.com.
Shows for me but says "coming soon". Even if it worked I doubt I'd use it since turning on iCloud for documents cripples local document storage.
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I can't lol
I can't either. I'm really looking forward to see what Apple has come up with for this and giving it a try.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:17 PM   #16
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As long as it helps iron out the bugs and get us closer to GM, that's all I care about. Also supports the rumor that they may be moving iWork to a free product.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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I've been on the beta test for some number of weeks now. It works well enough but I never find a real use for it. What's the point if you have a Mac you can run iWork native on the Mac. This is great if you are on a PC, or were seriously broke and could not afford Pages and Numbers. But if you own a Mac I don't see the point.

One serious flaw is that all the Mac features are not supported so if you open a Mac iWork document in the on-line version you get asked if you want to make a copy with the format features removed. You click "yes" and go. But now how to save your edits back to the "real" document? For this to work all version must be 100% identical.

The on-line version can't have every font you own on the Mac either. So if you open a document using the online editor and it uses some font that is not on-line it should offer a kind of substitution
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:28 PM   #18
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Anyone can get in, it's available on iCloud.com.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:30 PM   #19
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Works for me. Looks nice. I'm a longtime .Mac and MobileMe subscriber. Maybe that affects selection for beta?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:33 PM   #20
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Got me excited for a second. I thought the Blackbook was back!
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:33 PM   #21
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Anyone can get in, it's available on iCloud.com.
Not true.

I have it within my AppleID.

Logged in from the same computer in the same web browser using my wife's account and she does not have it.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:47 PM   #22
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Anyone can get in, it's available on iCloud.com.
Nope. I don't have it.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:47 PM   #23
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Anyone can get in, it's available on iCloud.com.
True, you don't need to go to beta.icloud.com, I have it at icloud.com. Just checked. However, not everyone may have access yet.

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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:49 PM   #24
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Speaking as a web developer, I'm hugely impressed by this.

(I'm tempted to use it to make Keynote presentations for my work--which would be quite a deal, since I never bought standalone Keynote.)
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:54 PM   #25
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Seems cool. Played with it for a bit. It will be nice to be able to work on iCloud documents on PCs. Wonder what they will do with it in the next few years.
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