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iCloud Beta Previews Web Versions of Notes and Reminders

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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24 months ago
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.
Rating: 31 Positives
24 months ago
Apple, please make your maps applications available via iCloud.com!
Rating: 23 Positives
24 months ago
Find my iphone powered by google. i wonder how long that will last?
Rating: 17 Positives
24 months ago
The Notes interface looks really cheesy. No wonder Ive hates it.

All it needs is some Comic Sans.
Rating: 12 Positives
24 months ago
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.
Rating: 12 Positives
24 months ago
Now they just need to put back the Bookmarks app. Huge void not having that available.
Rating: 11 Positives
24 months ago
So there is still no way of viewing/managing my photo stream on the web?
Rating: 10 Positives
24 months ago
wow looks great! :D
Rating: 8 Positives
24 months ago
! ! Skeuomorphic ! !
Rating: 8 Positives
24 months ago

Looking forward to finally seeing this functionality completed.

Agreed though, these graphics are looking unnecessarily clunky and dated.


Seriously, how could anyone trust Apple with cloud data/apps?

Mac.com - big hype, now gone.
me.com - big hype, now gone.
mobileme - big hype, now gone.
iwork.com - big hype, nearly gone.

See the pattern?
Rating: 7 Positives

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