Apple this week announced that they would be offering free web-only access to their productivity suite of apps which includes Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Although Google has their own versions of spreadsheet, word processor and presentation apps and Microsoft are still charging a fee for use of their Office suite, until this week if you did not have access to a Mac or and a iOS device you could not use their producivivity apps.
This also means that new and existing iWork users now have full functionality to be able to view, edit and share their documents on their iPhone, iPad, Mac and now on the web via iCloud.com. Apple are also offering 1GB of free iCloud storage to store these documents and you can share and collaborate with others in real time when working on your documents.
To get started, simply go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID. If you’ve used the iTunes Store, iCloud, or any Apple service, you might already have an Apple ID. If you don’t remember it, you can find your Apple ID.
If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one:
- Go to iCloud.com.
- Click Create Apple ID.
- Fill out the required account information including your email address, a strong password, and security questions.
- Verify your email address by entering the 6-digit code they send you.
- Accept the iCloud Terms of Service.
After you create your account, you’ll be signed in automatically.
iCloud.com supports modern browsers including recent versions of Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
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