Apple's iWork for iClouds is now available for everyone, irrespective of what device they use. This online version of the company's office suite is surprisingly comprehensive and opens up the service to people who would otherwise miss out.
Currently in beta version, the web-focused package makes it easier than ever before to be productive when on the go. As the tech giant says, it allowed for resourcefulness to happen on its devices, now it can happen online too.
"The apps make it incredibly easy to work together with people everywhere," the company states online. "And since it’s all powered by iCloud, your documents are always up to date on each of your devices."
Users need to sign up and acquire an Apple ID, after which they are able to use Pages (for text documents), Numbers (for spreadsheets) and Keynote (the equivalent of Microsoft's PowerPoint).
Analysts consider this a shrewd business move from the company, as data shows that once people "buy into the brand", they increasingly become caught up in Apple's stylish, user-friendly and engaging world.
"iWork used to be a paid productivity suite that Apple sold first via boxed copies then via the Mac App Store," TechCrunch noted.
"Today, it completes the transition from revenue source to value-add service for iWork, with a web version that serves as a taste of Apple’s ecosystem offerings even for the uninitiated."
One of the advantages of iWork for iCloud is that it affords users the ability to work with Microsoft files. You simple drag the documents to the document manager, make whatever changes you need to make and then you can share them via iWork or through Office.