Apple has launced iWork for iCloud to a limited number of Beta users. I’ve never used any of the iWork suite since I have yet to acquire a Mac (which will be my next laptop purchase) but from what I’ve read the beta has only been released to select developers, which I am not. (But I may have registered for a developer account back in the day…? Maybe.) I’ve also seen a rumor or two that a few “everyday” users are getting beta invites. That sounds more like me.
Being an iWork noob I can’t compare to the desktop or iOS versions, but the online suite seems robust. Each of the three applications was able to do the things I tried, thought it wasn’t a comprehensive evaluation by any means. What I found interesting was that I am now able to use iWork without spending a penny on the software.
It looks as if Apple will be rolling this out to all users sometime this fall. For a better look at what to expect, check out Erik Eckel’s quick review on TechRepublic.com and Harry McCracken’s more extensive review on the Tech page at Time.com
Is an online version of iWork something you’d have any use for?