Apple’s beta iWork suite for iCloud now available to everybody with an Apple ID
Those interested in checking out Apple’s new service iWork should know that they will be able to do so in no time. The beta version has already been rolled out to developers but in a few days everyone with an Apple ID will be able to take a sneak peak at the services.
iWork will offer three new services called Pages, Numbers and Keynote. Logging in your iCloud.com account you will be able to immediately recognize the newly added icons due to the yellow banner placed in the left corner highlighting the Beta status. The services join the host of previously released services like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find My Phone.
For those who don’t have yet an Apple ID, they could sign up with the official Apple website. However, to access the new services, they would still need to activate the iCloud service on an Apple device. There’s no way around that.
iWork tools are of course rivaling with the Microsoft Office suite. They allow users to view, edit and create files like you would do on a Windows-powered PC and using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. iWorks provide much of the tools needed in most tasks. Apple stated that tablet editing, chart editing and version history will be added later on to Pages and Keynote. Support for different browsers will be provided as well.
The iWork apps have been announced back in June at the WWDC. Slowly, Apple has allowed access to the programs to selected users, but now they have spread availability to everybody.