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iWork for iCloud Beta Apps Now Accessible Without an Apple Device

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.

iCloud iWork Beta
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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18 months ago
"...1GB of complimentary iCloud storage..."

I love complimentary storage. "Hey, this is your storage here. You're lookin' sharp today!"
Rating: 19 Votes
18 months ago

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.


At least 5 GB per device.
Rating: 18 Votes
18 months ago
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.
Rating: 17 Votes
18 months ago

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.
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago

"...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.
Rating: 13 Votes
18 months ago
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.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago
Give it a few minutes for MacRumors users to poke holes in this news.
Rating: 7 Votes
18 months ago
Great, but what about a meaningful update that restores some lost functionality.

How long has it been since there was an update that wasn't just for a "stunning new Yosemite design" or compatibility. I still lament the loss of Pages 09.

Give it a few minutes for MacRumors users to poke holes in this news.


I'm not trying to poke holes, it's nice that they're expanding their potential user base, but it is still inexcusable some of things missing from a productivity suite.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

How would that work for people who buy and sell these devices?


If you have your iCloud account connected that device, you get the storage. Log off, and you won't get it anymore.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

Numbers is still horrible.


I second that. Extremely cumbersome and totally unintuitive. Tried to set up a few spreadsheets for simple (very simple) cash flow. Took hours. Not using it again. This from a Mac user since 1989. No wonder they're giving it for free. Too much Apple software these days is not so user friendly as in the past. Must do better in this department, Apple. :o
Rating: 5 Votes

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