Apple is taking its office suite to the cloud. The company is rolling out a developer preview of iWork for iCloud today, and plans to make its browser-based spreadsheet, text, and presentation apps available to all iCloud users later this year.
Basically, Apple is trying to take its existing office suite and turn it into a competitor for both Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
Apple’s been offering office apps for OS X and for iOS for years, and the company’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps are pretty well developed at this point. What’s kind of nifty here is that the browser-based versions work very much like the company’s desktop apps — but you can access the software using nearly any device with a supported web browser.
That includes Safari, Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome, and the apps should work in Windows (and other operating systems) as well as OS X.
Like other online office suites, you can upload and edit Microsoft Office documents using iWork for iCloud.
via The Verge