How iCloud Syncing Integrates With iWork [Video]

By , Oct 19, 2011

Caught up in all of the hoopla about the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 was the release of an updated iWork suite for iOS.

The new iWork features iCloud syncing compatibility, a feature that has been in beta for months, but was finally released to the public last week.

Inside, we showcase iWork’s new cloud syncing functionality, which allows you to sync documents on your iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, and even your Mac in limited fashion…

As you can see, iCloud syncing in iWork is pretty great; in fact, I think it’s an absolute game changing feature for avid users of the iWork suite.

If there’s one thing I’d like to see, it’s integration with the actual OS X apps. Without this feature, it’s a couple notches short of perfection.

Have you started taking advantage of all that iCloud has to offer, when it comes to creating and editing documents? If so, how are you enjoying it thus far?

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  • SIRIusBLaCK

    Pertamax gan…

  • Cory Harrison

    I think “Documents in the Cloud” was the iOS 5 update I was most looking forward to and has proven to be the most disappointing. I was expecting a duplicate or better of DropBox. And unfortunately, as you stated in this tutorial, it is very limited right now. Hoping for something better soon.

    • http://www.maudlinclothing.com Jorge Vieira

      totally agree! along with notification center (which is nothing short of brilliant), iCloud was the update i was looking for the most. atm i’m only using it with calendar and photos. I have to work with dozens of “pages” and “numbers” documents on a daily basis and i’m often on the go.. although i can sync perfectly between the iPhone and the iPad, what I really need is for it to sync with my Mac, which I cannot do..

  • bossmads danish

    Hey jeff.what about windows computer?? it is the sammene as mac

  • SIRIusBLaCK

    Cloud era has just begun! Awesome technology. How about the batery life with this cloud service? Is it make your batery drain faster?

  • http://www.arabic-courses.com Mu’aawiyah

    I would have to agree with everyone here. Without syncing with the mac app, I won’t really be using this feature often…much like FaceTime and games centre.

    I assume that the syncing may be delayed or just not allowed by Apple perminatly due to formatting issues, ie you have a lot more features on the mac version, but I’m sure they could figure it out and add the usual Apple polish to it.

    Until it syncs with my mac, I’ll stick to just using my mac only.

  • http://www.arabic-courses.com Mu’aawiyah

    One REALLY BIG problem. What happens if you delete a doc by accident? Is there an undelete feature or a feature to restore from backup (like with Dropbox).
    I can imagine tonnes of people loosing their work with an accidental push of a button and then loose it forever

  • Squirleywrath

    This is definitely a step in the right direction, but the OS X support needs to be included for these features to be really useful. It feels to me like Apple is neglecting OS X a bit, or at least not really working on integration between the two platforms. Reminder is the same way. The new app for iOS is very nice (missing some features found in other to-do apps but very good). However to use it with the mac you have to use the horrible to-do integration in iCal. The iCal to-do’s do not have the nice look and the organization, they are just tacked on to iCal. How about a Reminders OS X app, maybe similar to the Twitter app?

  • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris

    Icould is good

    already love bookmarks and photostream integration

    Calendars+contacs i can only use when apple introduces the ability to use your own domain! Could wasily challence MS Exchange and make that available to consumers w lower pricing.

    As for documents i suspect that apple prepping iwork versions that work in the cloud and also osx iwork apps with dialogs to show you all your docs stored in the cloud. ICloud will be killer when this is done.

    Too am a heavy dropbox User but thats just a folder in the cloud. Apple’s aproach is always hidding the file system from the user which makes things dead easy for any user. However power users hate this aproach since they are used to dealing withbare files, but they will learn to live without file as the whole world moves towards that approch especially with companies like google and apple

  • http://www.unitedworx.com Paris

    Icould is good

    already love bookmarks and photostream integration

    Calendars+contacs i can only use when apple introduces the ability to use your own domain! Could wasily challence MS Exchange and make that available to consumers w lower pricing.

    As for documents i suspect that apple prepping iwork versions that work in the cloud and also osx iwork apps with dialogs to show you all your docs stored in the cloud. ICloud will be killer when this is done.

    Too am a heavy dropbox User but thats just a folder in the cloud. Apples aproach is always hidding the file system from the user which makes things dead easy for any user. However power users hate this aproach since they are used to dealing withbare files, but they will learn to live without file as the whole world moves towards that approch especially with companies like google and apple