Apple Sends Out Final Reminder of July 31 iWork.com Shutdown

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Apple today sent out what it is says is the final reminder that it will be shutting down its iWork.com service as of July 31. The reminder is essentially identical to a previous message that went out earlier this month.

Dear iWork.com user,

Remember, as of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com public beta site or view them on the web.

We recommend that you immediately sign in to iWork.com and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.

Moving forward, you can use iCloud to store your documents and make them available across your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn more about iCloud.

Sincerely,
The iWork team


iWork.com launched as a free beta in January 2009 as a service for sharing and collaborating on iWork documents, with Apple intending to eventually offer the service for a fee. The iWork.com service never exited beta, however, and with iCloud offering new options for moving documents around the company has decided to eliminate the program.

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105 months ago
iWork.com closing + iWork for Mac not having seen an update in AGES seems like a good time to have some kind of "grand opening" for iWork in iCloud, no?
Accompanied by iWork '13 :cool:

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105 months ago
Hopefully they use the experience from the beta to implement useful sharing and collaborative features either into iCloud or a separate service/product. More and more people are exposed to iWork now through iOS, not to mention increased Mac sales, and I'm sure many of them would use such a service (I know I would!).
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105 months ago
I'm hoping that updates are released for the iOS iWork apps that enable better collaboration compared to the way iWork.com worked. At the very least they'll need to update the apps to remove the iWork.com sharing feature.
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