9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2012 12:40 AM by markwmsn
spiffking03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've done all kinds of testing and searching and just want to verify this one last time:

 

In order to upload documents and use iCloud's documents in the cloud feature, do I actually have to purchase an iWork app from the App Store? All I'm getting is a splash screen on iCloud.com touting the benefits of iWork and telling me I should buy it for my iDevice.

  • 1. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,805 points)

    Correct. In order to make use of it you need the iOS versions of the iWork apps (or a single app.) You can purchase each one on the iTunes App Store for $10.00 each.

  • 2. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,285 points)

    You can appload any document you want. iWork is not "required" for iCloud. Just be aware that if you upload iWork documents to iCloud, but don't have the corresponding apps on your iDevice or Mac, you will not be able to open and edit them.

  • 3. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    spiffking03 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So if I try to throw up a Word doc or a PDF, I'll need Pages on that device to read it?

     

    Also, iCloud won't allow me to upload from the Web. It simply puts up an ad that offers me the option to learn more about the iOS Pages or to buy it. The upload gear that's supposed to be there doesn't appear.

  • 4. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Guyrey001 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, you need the iWork App working on your iOS device (i.e. Pages for a Word document)

    I use it on my iPhone & iPad. Works fine., synchro OK

    You cannot upload PDF documents

  • 5. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    michellema Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I previously purchased the iWork software (pages, keynote, and numbers) when I purchased my Mac, so it is one of my Applications on my computer. (One of the geniuses convinved me it was the same as Office.) Do I honestly now need to also purchase the iWork App for my phone to use iCloud for documents?

  • 6. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Rysz Level 5 Level 5 (4,285 points)

    Yes, if you want to edit or create docs on the iPhone. Different operating systems require separate applications.

  • 7. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,980 points)

    Rysz wrote:

     

    You can appload any document you want. iWork is not "required" for iCloud. Just be aware that if you upload iWork documents to iCloud, but don't have the corresponding apps on your iDevice or Mac, you will not be able to open and edit them.

    That is incorrect, if you do not have an iWork app on at least one iOS device, you will be unable to upload any documents to iCloud.

  • 8. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    Petraman1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The question was asked if you needed the programs, and it sounds you are all saying as long as you have a program on one of your devices it should be no problem

    I have iWork09 on my Mac, I have all 3 programs (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) on my ipad as well, but whenever I hit the iwork button in icloud on the web, all 3 programs act like I don't have the programs installed.  They give me 2 buttons to choose from "Learn More" and "Get Numbers for IOS" (or pages... or notebook).  If I drag a document onto the webpage like Apple Support says to do, it goes through the process of loading, then it gives an error  "there was a problem uploading a spreadsheet.  Please try again".  I cannot seem to get any documents to upload.  What am I doing wrong?

     

    I am logged in correctly to my icloud account and all features working flawlessly.  Just can't seem to get iWork to function as advertised 

  • 9. Re: Can't use iCloud without iWork apps?
    markwmsn Level 5 Level 5 (4,120 points)

    When I was trying to make this work, it seemed that I had to have one of the apps not only installed on my iPhone but set as "Use iCloud" in its Settings page AND "Documents & Data" had to be turned on. Once I had Pages on my iPhone successfully pushing up to iCloud and visible to my iPad, the icloud.com iWork page was suddenly populated. Even the Keynote and Numbers tabs had lost their ads and showed "No Presentations" and "No Spreadsheets" respectively until I created some.