2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2011 8:19 AM by HenryS
HenryS Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

I can't figure a way to use iCloud's document storage without simultaneously owning  at least one iOS5 iWorks apps- Keynote, Pages, Numbers. If you have only one of them, then you can upload any of the three types of docs (Numbers spreadsheet, Pages doc, or Keynote presentation). But what if you simply want to share a doc? Is that verbotten? Guess that's the idea...

 

Then how do you share the document so the latest version is on the Cloud? Is it a manual sync or somehow automatic?


iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • 1. Re: Does document storage work without iOS apps?
    Sjazbec Level 4 Level 4 (1,665 points)

    One sentence :

     

    without a iOS5 device that has at least one of these mobile apps installed : numbers , keynote , pages

     

    you can't use www.icloud.com/iwork at all.

     

    It makes sense however : Syncing documents is only working across iOS devices. The Mac is not involved in the syncing process at all ( for documents ).

  • 2. Re: Does document storage work without iOS apps?
    HenryS Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Sjazbec wrote:

     

    One sentence :

     

    without a iOS5 device that has at least one of these mobile apps installed : numbers , keynote , pages

     

    you can't use www.icloud.com/iwork at all.

     

    It makes sense however : Syncing documents is only working across iOS devices. The Mac is not involved in the syncing process at all ( for documents ).

    Not so fast there, bud. You may want to store/share an iWork created doc for others to download. I found that the iWork website has that facility (in public beta now) for uploading and EMBEDDING Keynote presentations (on a Mac or iOS5 device), into websites for viewing, sharing documents between users (even on Macs alone) or with iOS enabled devices. It's beta

     

    I think a large number of folks, and me too, didn't get that iCloud.com and iWork.com are two distinct web locations and separate web apps, though they do interact to an extent. Just have a look at the dialog on various iCloud discussions like this one or this discussion area.

     

    Hardly a perfect scenario but the iWork part is clearly still being deveoped. I'm thinking that using the iOS versions will foster the development of these three great apps, towards a more seamless sync in both short term and expand use of the low cost apps in the longer term for most of us. Which is the idea, right?

     

    As far as syncing, there are some problems to overcome for seamless sync of the same doc on all platforms. Hello, Apple...