First Look At iWork Beta For iOS And iCloud

News | Saturday July 30 2011 12:42 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

iCloud.com entered its beta phase a couple of days back, and along with it many of Apple ‘s standalone services like MobileMe and iWork.com have now been merged under the iCloud umbrella. Along with the
, Apple also released iWork for iOS apps to developers.
“You can’t create iWork files using the iCloud web interface, but if you’ve enabled sync on your iOS device, documents you create will appear almost instantly on each app’s respective webpage. From the Keynote tab, you can view and download each presentation as a Keynote file, PDF, or in PowerPoint format. Pages documents can be downloaded as Pages files, PDFs, or in Word format, and Numbers spreadsheets can be exported to the desktop version of Numbers, PDF, and Excel.”
notes, right now it isn’t possible to create or edit documents from the web browser. This may change in the future, as indicated by an Apple
, but as of now iWork on iCloud isn’t really a Google Docs replacement. It is, however, possible to upload your existing documents onto iCloud through the web interface, and thanks to its impressive back end, they appear almost in real time on your
.
Native apps have been Apple ‘s primary focus and probably this is what Apple wants to do right now, get the native part right and then move on to the browser. As of now even the existing features seem very appealing, and would attract not only normal users but the enterprise sector as well.
The iPad and iPhone have emerged as the preferred choice of devices in the enterprise market, and these features would only better their chances of further expanding their presence in this sector.
iWork for iOS with iCloud syncing would most likely release this fall, along with iCloud. Till then sit tight and follow our coverage on
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