Apple reminds users of coming iWork.com shutdown

Dan Moren
25 July, 2012
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Apple is reminding iWork.com users that the services days are numbered. As of July 31, Apple will turn off iWork.com for good and any documents you have stored there will be deconstructed into their component electrons.

For users who haven’t moved data, there is still time to rescue documents. Apple suggests users log in to the service and download all your documents to your computer.

iWork.com was first announced in 2009, released as a public beta and a place for users to store and share their iWork documents. While iWork.com was seen by many as a beachhead against Google Docs, the service lacked several of its competitors most useful features, including collaborative editing.

Going forward, iClouds Documents in the Cloud feature provides similar functionality to iWork.com, albeit with a simpler workflow. Rather than having to explicitly share documents to iWork.com, users can just save documents to iCloud where they will be available to both the iOS and Mac versions of iWork. While Documents in the Cloud has been available in the iOS versions of iWork since iOS 5, it’s due to come to the Mac with Mountain Lions release this month.

 

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