I’ve got some good news for iWork users out there. Apple got us all pretty excited when it demoed iWork for iCloud at this year’s WWDC keynote but, like all the great software the company displays during the event, only registered developers get access to it right away. This is both a good and a bad thing, as it would be great to get the software ASAP, but at the same time, the betas are hardly ready for use by the public.
Well, a select number of non-developer iWork fans will now get to make that decision for themselves. Apple has begun inviting regular users into the beta of iWork for iCloud! According to Apple,
We’ll soon be introducing a new and exciting feature to iCloud. It’s called iWork for iCloud and it’s a suite of apps — Pages, Numbers, and Keynote — that make it easy for anyone with an iCloud account to create and edit great-looking documents, spreadsheets, and presentations right on the web.
We’d like to invite you to be one of the first to try it, so we’re giving you early access to the iWork for iCloud beta. All you have to do is sign in to iCloud on a Mac or a PC using the current version of Safari, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. Then just click on Pages, Numbers, or Keynote and you’re off.
We’re really proud of these apps and we’d appreciate your help in making them as great as they can possibly be. So we’d love to hear your feedback as you use them.
Sign in to iCloud.com to get started with iWork for iCloud today.
The iWork Team
For those that don’t know, iWork for iCloud brings Apple’s popular productivity suite of desktop applications to the web, offering in-browser solutions for those looking to use Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on the go. What’s more, it’s Mac and PC compatible. It won’t see a full public release for a few more months, but some lucky users will be getting their hands on web apps a bit earlier.