Apple Announces 'iWork for iCloud' for In-Browser Use

Monday June 10, 2013 11:13 AM PDT by Juli Clover

At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple announced iWork for iCloud, a new version of iWork that is coming later this year and delivering the ability to use iWork apps in the user's browser. iWork in iCloud brings Apple's iWork software suite to the web, and on stage, the company demonstrated Keynote, Numbers, and Pages operating in a browser window.

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The apps are also designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft documents. For example, a Microsoft Word document dragged into Pages for iCloud will be converted and easily read.

In addition to working on iOS and Mac, iWork for iCloud also works on Windows computers and in other browsers, like Chrome. In fact, it supports Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer, bringing iWork to a broad array of devices.

iWork for iCloud is available today for developers and will be offered to other users later in the year.

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89 months ago

Was I hearing things, or did he also say that they'd be releasing new desktop versions of the iWork apps later this year?


You heard right, new versions coming later.
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89 months ago
So with iWork for iCloud, you will able to start working on one document and then the US government [through PRISM, or another data harvesting method] can read it on another.

No thanks.
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89 months ago
Very much looking forward to a new version of iWork later this year. Long overdue!
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89 months ago
Was I hearing things, or did he also say that they'd be releasing new desktop versions of the iWork apps later this year?
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89 months ago
My concern is this, the upcoming OS X app won't get any new features, it's just being updated to support the iCloud improvements but nothing else. That's why they didn't demo anything.

As for PRISM concerns, yea, that's true for any data services. You'll have to stay offline to avoid PRISM.
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89 months ago
Im surprised about this one. There was an iWorks in the Cloud beta that ended almost 2 years ago...
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