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iWork for iCloud Beta Apps Now Accessible Without an Apple Device

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Apple on Thursday made Pages, Numbers and Keynote accessible to users without an Apple device through iCloud Beta. Starting last night, anyone can sign up for an Apple ID to access the trio of iWork for iCloud beta apps for free. Each account comes with 1GB of complimentary iCloud storage for use with the productivity software.


While the offer is currently limited to the iCloud Beta website, it is likely that Apple will rollout the feature to the regular version in the future. To create a free Apple ID account, navigate to iCloud Beta and click on the get started link in the top banner to begin the signup process.

Apple introduced iWork for iCloud at WWDC 2013, bringing Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the web. After receiving "overwhelming response," Apple eventually opened the service to all users a few months later. iWork for iCloud has been steadily improved since then with interactive charts, an updated design, expanded language support and more.

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merzolin

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Great, now anyone gets 1GB of free storage. But as someone who owns a Macbook, iPad and iPhone I still don´t get more than 5GB.
 
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star-affinity

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Great, now anyone gets 1GB of free storage. But as someone who owns a Macbook, iPad and iPhone I still don´t get more than 5GB.

I agree Apple should offer more iCloud storage for people who have bought Apple devices. 5 GB is a bit cheap this day an age.
 
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Mac'em X

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"...1GB of complimentary iCloud storage..."

I love complimentary storage. "Hey, this is your storage here. You're lookin' sharp today!"
 
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Mtmspa

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"...1GB of complimentary iCloud storage..."

I love complimentary storage. "Hey, this is your storage here. You're lookin' sharp today!"

Uncomplimentary storage would riducule you if you are using Windows.
 
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reese2147

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This is non-news. Apple is way too late to this game for offering "free" web versions of their productivity suite.

1GB is laughable.... especially considering the extremely inferior product iWork is.
 
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TallManNY

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Good luck Microsoft.
Nearly no presence in smartphones. Latest iPhone sales suggest this will drop in the year to come.
Major products Windows and Office are competing with OS's and productivity suites given away for free from two of the best capitalized and most innovative companies in the world (Google and Apple).

OEM hardware makers are unable to sell their high end devices in sufficient volume to compete on design and build quality with Apple, so high end of market seems to have moved nearly entirely to Mac. Devices like Retina iMac are coming out and months or possibly even a year later there is no sign of a competing product.
One fairly nice tablet hybrid form factor in the Surface that has semi-decent sales.
One fairly nice home console that is slightly underpowered compared to its rival, but is being propped up by Microsoft paying for software exclusives. And the hardware is sold at a loss.
 
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wilhelmer

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Hi Mac!
Hi Windows user, welcome to our world!
What a beautiful house! May I take a seat?
Sure! Oh, please don't step into the living room, but feel free to use our toilet!
 
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Tankmaze

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Awesome!! my documents in the cloud, and now I can access it without apple devices. A win solution for me to continue using pages.
 
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Why?

I use it everyday for home stuff and I really like it. I've never used Excel, tho... Could you explain the disadvantages in Numbers? Thank you.

There is only one thing that I miss in Numbers and that is Pivot Tables. If Numbers addressed that I would be good. There are other things like macros or scripting that others will complain about, but I have never used those features.
 
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TallGuyGT

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Why would anyone who doesn't own an Apple Device want to use iCloud? If you're an Android or Windows user, Google and Microsoft offer services that much better integrate with their devices.

I guess this is nice of Apple, but can't see any non-Apple users actually taking them up on their offer.
 
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