iCloud Beta Previews Web Versions of Notes and Reminders

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Leaks first appeared in May that Apple was planning to add web versions of the Reminders and Notes iOS apps to iCloud.com for access from desktop Macs and PCs.

    The iCloud Beta portal has since been activated for developers enrolled the iOS 6 beta at beta.icloud.com. The site displays "Beta" tags on Calendar, Find My iPhone, Notes, and Reminders -- the last two being new additions to iCloud.


    The web version of Find My iPhone has been polished, with a battery status icon as one new feature. The add-on gives users with lost gadgets some indication of how long they have to find their device.


    Notes is a fairly faithful reproduction of the skeuomorphic notepad on the iPhone. Users can create, edit, and delete notes, with updates reflecting on iOS devices in near-real time.

    The Calendar app doesn't have any immediately noticeable changes, other than the removal of Reminders to its own app:


    Apple says it is using iCloud to "increase customer delight". With more than 125 million iCloud users as of April, it's unsurprising that the company is focusing so much effort on the service -- both on iOS and the Web. The new iCloud web apps will be live for all users with the launch of iOS 6, expected this fall.

    Thanks Jono!

    Article Link: iCloud Beta Previews Web Versions of Notes and Reminders
  2. macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    Ozone Park, New York
  3. macrumors regular


    Feb 19, 2011
    Isn't it about time 'Find my iPhone' was renamed?

    Seen as though it doesn't just 'find iPhones' anymore, a more fitting name could be 'Find my Device'.

    It just seems a little confusing for new users who may not realise they should also track their iPad, iPod Touch or Mac through the same application.
  4. macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    Now they just need to put back the Bookmarks app. Huge void not having that available.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
  6. macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2007

    agreed, it doesn't make sense anymore keeping it at "Find my iPhone"
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Apple, please make your maps applications available via iCloud.com!
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    Find my iphone powered by google. i wonder how long that will last?
  9. macrumors 68030

    Feb 17, 2009
    Yep, the world is just full of problems and thank you for worrying about new users.

    It doesn't quite explain what it is for and for an app we use 24/7 it should be made much clearer.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Why would anyone use Notepad instead of a piece of paper or lists? :confused: There are dedicated apps, like Grocery IQ, that are infinitely more usefull for that kind of stuff.
  11. macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2011
    So there is still no way of viewing/managing my photo stream on the web?
  12. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2010
    Nice addition of battery meter on Find My iPhone.

    Find My iPhone definitely feels beta. The accuracy is not as good as the current stable version and the textures are off. Not fully baked yet.

    Will they be bringing their iOS maps to the web version of Find My iPhone?
  13. macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2010
    The site also has notifications now as previously rumoured and leaked. Currently it's available for Find My iPhone and Calendar, and settings for it can be accessed by clicking on your name to view your profile.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
    Indeed, I found that curious.
  15. macrumors newbie


    Apr 12, 2010
    Also try putting in a php script! The web version won't save it, but if you add it on a device and let it sync, the web version displays a spinning progress bar in the place of the title on the left.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2003
    outside the crazy house, NC
    The Notes interface looks really cheesy. No wonder Ive hates it.

    All it needs is some Comic Sans.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
  18. macrumors P6


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    There soon will be.
  19. macrumors 68000


    Oct 1, 2004
    Mountains of Vermont
    Yes, and it should be available for all devices that connect to the internet. e.g., Macs, Airports, iPhones, iPodTouches, iPads, etc. Then Apple needs to get serious about helping stop thieves and stop the reselling and reactivation of stolen merchandise.

    As to apps in the cloud, Apple and developers need to learn a lot about graceful fallbacks for when the cloud is not available and for when connection speeds are slow. We need to be able to do our work without a connection to the net.
  20. macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2010
  21. macrumors 68030


    Jan 19, 2006
    Looks like iCloud SDK for Web Apps will be the headline of next years WWDC.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    Because they are already there. I have over 600 apps on my iPad with close too that on my iPhone & iPod Touch. I very seldom get past the 1st page of apps using Apple's weak app finder. I've gone as far as moving the Apple standard icons off of page 1 & moving them to the end of the list. I don't play games so the Game Center have been moved to the end. I do all of my App syncing through my Mac so the App icon has also been moved to the end. Now I need to move some more. This way may be good for 10 - 50 apps but that is about all. Give me my Mac file system.

    My wife takes notes at church using the Notes app on our iPad. I've used it for making shopping lists. A 10 item list for us is very long & seldom done. I also use it for price comparison. Years ago before the Newton I used an HP99 with its built-in spreadsheet program. That worked the best for many things like what I do. All of this advancement in electronic devices & I still like the old pretouch better. But we do have to have our iToys.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2012
    Syncing notes one a year is not going to work for me.
  24. macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    Calendar? 'cause it remains that way as of today on the icloud beta site...
  25. macrumors 68030


    Nov 5, 2007
    It is the visible stiching in the notepad cover that really lets me know I'm dealing with a piece of quality merchandise. A cheaper cover might use glue to seal the seams, but you know that will split eventually and then your cover will fall apart and your note pad and your reminder slips will be lose and could get exposed to rain or something. A nicely stiched leather notepad cover will keep them all together and organized.

    I'm glad I stick with Apple because of their insistance on this level of quality.

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