Apple Continues Rolling Out iWork for iCloud Beta Invites

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    After introducing iWork for iCloud during its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple began sending beta invites for the service to registered developers on June 13.

    Since then, Apple has continued to send out beta invites on a rolling basis to both paid and free developer accounts. It appears the company has sent out a large batch of invites today, inviting a number of new people to participate in the beta.

    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.

    Developers with both free and paid accounts that have received an email from Apple can access the beta by visiting iWork for iCloud is expected to be released to the public later this year.

    Update: Some reports today indicated that the iWork for iCloud beta had been extended to non-developers. The Next Web contacted Apple, and the company confirmed that reports of beta access for non-developers were inaccurate.

    Article Link: Apple Continues Rolling Out iWork for iCloud Beta Invites
  2. McFreggle macrumors 6502


    Jul 18, 2001
    Dendermonde/Leuven, Belgium
  3. Chrjy macrumors 6502a


    May 19, 2010
    Still not totally getting this for some reason....not quite sure of its success.
  4. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
  5. Morgenland macrumors member


    May 28, 2009
    Somehow bad timing ;-)

    In Europe, any cloud will be a flop. You know: We are very afraid of your NSA organization.
  6. irDigital0l, Jul 3, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013
  7. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    Is iWork for iCloud supposed to actually be an upgrade from iWork 09, or just a new, web-based alternative?
  8. donutbagel, Jul 3, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013

    donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013

    NOOOOOO!!!!! I'm stuck at Safari 5 :(

    It seems to work anyway. Looks pretty good.

    (Edited because I asked why it doesn't work in other browsers, but people replied saying that others are supported.)
  9. Delta-NC macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2008
    Scotland, European Union
    I could have done with this last week before I spent my limited funds on the OS X version to fill in one job application :D
  10. donutbagel macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2013
    It's like Google Docs.
  11. SILen(e macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2012
    During the keynote, they talked about a new version of iWork later this year AND iWork for iCloud.

    So i guess there's a chance we'll see iWork '13 and iWork for iCloud later this year.

    On the other hand, they could have meant an upgrade to iWork 09 to make use of iWork for iCloud.
  12. benfischer macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
  13. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I am an iWork power user, especially pages.

    Until the iOS apps have full compatibility, especially with page layout, sections, and landscape modes, I have no real use for this.

    A document should be able to open on any device without the need to copy it and then change the formatting.

    Also much more excited about an updated Mac app, although I fear the features I stated above will be gutted out of it in order to make all the apps more symmetrical.
  14. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hell's Kitchen
  15. Sunday Ironfoot macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2011
    Seems to work fine here on Chrome. I think the officially supported browsers are the latest Chrome, Safari and IE.
  16. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    Well don't use I.E. or Chrome....or Windows for that matter. Works perfectly here on my Mac. :D
  17. blacktape242 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
  18. VolceOntra macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2007
    While you do have to be a registered developer, you don't have to be on their payed tiers. A free developer account would do! :apple:
  19. heisetax macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    Only time will tell. I would like to see some updating & upgrading of Numbers with not as much work needing to be done to Pages & KeyNote. For my use Numbers is still a joke. I try to use it for small spreadsheets but it even fails there also.

    Like you some of the time Apple seems to talk of new versions, but not info was given on them as the KeyNote address only talked about the all new iCloud/browser part of the update. So which one will we actually see, I am not sure. Apple has been disappointing me more now than they ever have. But I always have hope.
  20. bevo macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2002
    Received invite earlier, caught me off guard. Just trying it out now.

    I may have signed up for a free developer account a looong time ago. Who knows.
  21. damir00 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
    It's too late. Already made the move to gDrive and gDocs. And unless Apple is going to make this work on non-iOS devices, there's no going back.
  22. darkknight14 macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2011
    Anyone have any ideas on how it works when you have your iCloud ( account for backups, email and find my iPhone, and another apple account ( for purchases, storing documents ETC?
  23. NoNothing macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2003
    It works on Windows. Sorry about having to use gDocs.
  24. robertnq macrumors member


    Oct 30, 2006
    San Francisco
    I'm at work and couldn't get it to run on IE but Chrome worked fine.

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