In this tutorial, we will learn how to share iCloud Drive files and documents, how to edit permissions for shared files, and how to revoke access to share documents. We will look at how to do all of that on iOS, Mac, and from iCloud.com.
iCloud keeps your personal data like contacts, photos and calendars, along with other files, in perfect sync across multiple macOS, iOS and Windows devices. And with macOS Sierra or later, you can have the same exact files on the desktop and in your Documents folder across multiple Macs.
In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to set up and use Desktop and Documents sync in macOS Sierra, manage and synchronize the files across multiple Mac and Windows PCs, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices and more.
Our ongoing macOS Sierra previews continue unabated as Andrew and I take a closer look at two new useful features in Sierra: Universal Clipboard and shared Desktop. You’re definitely going to use Universal Clipboard quite a bit: in addition to being a great time-saver, it “just works”.
Universal Clipboard lets you copy and paste items across your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch devices and Mac computers like a boss. Sierra also puts your iCloud storage to good use by keeping any Desktop items along with the files within the Documents folder synchronized across your other devices.
Starting with the release of iOS 9, Apple has introduced a new standalone application called iCloud Drive. The app acts a document folder of sort, allowing you to access your document created from various applications and stored in iCloud. The iCloud Drive app isn’t installed by default, and you’ll have to enable it for it to show on your Home screen. Regardless of whether it is installed or not, as long as you use the iCloud Drive feature, you are now able to attach documents from iCloud Drive to emails.
Starting with iOS 9, there is now a standalone iCloud Drive app available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This application provides you with the same file picker interface that you see when accessing iCloud Drive from within other apps.
The nice thing about having a native iCloud Drive app is that you can now access stored files, share them, and delete them, without relying on another app to act as a go-between.
The iCloud Drive app in iOS is quite limited, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to making the iPad, and iOS in general, more productivity friendly. Watch our full video walkthrough to see more.