iWork for iOS apps updated with iCloud support

iWork users will be happy to know that Apple has updated the iOS versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote today, to support the new Documents in the Cloud feature in OS X Mountain Lion.

The highly-anticipated feature keeps documents in-sync across both Mac and iOS versions of the apps in the iWork suite, and automatically keeps them up to date with the latest changes…

From Pages’ change log:

“Pages 1.6.1 works with iCloud to make documents automatically available between your iOS device and Pages on your Mac. Changes made to a document on one device are instantly available on the other. Requires Pages 4.2 or later installed on OS X Mountain Lion.”

This is yet another sign that Apple is trying to push users away from the standard filing system. As MacRumors notes, that’s clear in the description of Documents in the Cloud on Apple’s website:

“And with iCloud, you can keep that work up to date across your Mac and all your iOS devices. You don’t have to manage your documents in a complicated file system or remember to save them to a special folder. Your documents — with all the latest edits — are stored in your apps, so they automatically appear everywhere.”

All it takes is visiting the App Store to update the iWork apps if you’ve already purchased them, just remember you need Mountain Lion installed on your Mac. Otherwise, you can find Pages, Numbers, and Keynote in the App Store, for $9.99 each.

Have you tried out the new Documents in the Cloud feature? Thoughts?