Apple Opens ‘iWork for iCloud’ to Everyone, No Apple Device Required

Apple’s iCloud website has been updated to make its iWork productivity suite accessible to all users, even if the user doesn’t own an Apple device.

Starting today, anyone who has (or signs up for) a free Apple ID account can access Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. Signing up for a free Apple ID also gives users 1GB of complimentary iCloud storage, which they can use to store their documents.

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The productivity suite lets users create an edit text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations directly from their browsers. Apple’s iCloud site can be accessed from the latest versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.

Previously, access to Apple’s iWork suite of apps was limited to iOS and Mac users. With Apple’s new web platform users no longer need to own an Apple device to access these features. The company can now draw new users to its platform with more universal software offerings, much like Microsoft’s Office suite of apps.

[via Apple Support]

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  • Riddlemethis

    why would i want to use iwork and it’s features when i can access microsoft via email for MS office via cloud and power point presentations?

  • Al

    This story was reported on IPIC last week… And it was wrong then as well. These apps have always been available for Windows machines running iCloud.

  • Yes but Apple hardware was required. Now it’s not.

  • Al

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding? It works on Windows running on a commin PC.

  • jabohn

    Do you have an Apple device like an iPhone? That’s why you were permitted to use it before.

  • Al

    I see.

    Would have been nice if that was clarified in the article

  • jabohn

    First sentence ends with “…even if the user doesn’t own an Apple device.”

  • Al

    Apple calls their computers devices as well. So this is vague.