Apple Makes 'iWork for iCloud' Beta Available to Registered Developers

Apple has made the iWork for iCloud in-browser versions of Pages, Keynote and Numbers available to registered developers as a beta release. The browser based version of iWork was announced at Monday's WWDC Keynote address.

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The browser-based versions of iWork are meant to be a competitor to Google Docs and other cloud-based office productivity platforms -- they work on both a Mac or PC in Safari, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

iWork for iCloud is expected to be released to the public later this year. For now, registered developers can log in with their developer credentials at beta.icloud.com.

Top Rated Comments

Terrin Avatar
140 months ago
I have used both (iWork and Office 2010) and iWork is way, way behind on what Office 2010 offers in terms of functionality. They will need to play catch up big time if they want to be an alternative at all ...

Playing catch up ... that seems to become the dominant theme with Apple ... too bad.

I hate to tell you, but Apple is not trying to go after Office users. It wants Microsoft making Office. It wants people with less demanding needs. Keynote by the way kicks Powerpoints butt. Pages gets the job done.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacHiavelli Avatar
140 months ago
I have used both (iWork and Office 2010) and iWork is way, way behind on what Office 2010 offers in terms of functionality. They will need to play catch up big time if they want to be an alternative at all ...

Playing catch up ... that seems to become the dominant theme with Apple ... too bad.

What can Office do that iWork can't? Our company gave up Office several years ago and we don't miss it. We work for a lot of tech companies, sharing files with them. No issues at all.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Simmias Avatar
140 months ago
For the love of god, please fix that website and update it from the 1990's look. So un-Apple looking. Start stealing Google designers Apple!

I'm sorry, what? iCloud.com was just introduced in 2011 and incorporated the icons, look, and feel of the native iOS apps, as well as the linen background that was used across iOS and OS X at the time. In what way is that "un-Apple looking"? I'll grant that the site's performance is sometimes slow, but the interfaces are actually quite beautiful and push the limits of creating a native app feel in the web browser. Apple has acquired several HTML5 web design start ups, and it shows in the advanced functionality of the new iWork web apps.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nalmond92 Avatar
140 months ago
I have used both (iWork and Office 2010) and iWork is way, way behind on what Office 2010 offers in terms of functionality. They will need to play catch up big time if they want to be an alternative at all ...

Playing catch up ... that seems to become the dominant theme with Apple ... too bad.

I used iWork to write all my assignment for my last year at university, including my dissertation and had no problems at all.

If these are free, then for joe public there should be no need for them to buy office for their windows pc!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
powers74 Avatar
140 months ago
Messages, please!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ssdeg7 Avatar
140 months ago
Why would developers need this early?

I guess they just need testers and this is an easy way to get them
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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