Apple’s hardware and software products typically come as a package deal, but today the company is making an exception with iWork for iCloud. Cupertino’s cloud-based productivity apps are now available to anyone, even if you don’t have an Apple device, through the iCloud Beta website.
Thanks to a new iCloud beta, you can try out Pages, Numbers and Keynote for yourself right now. Just head to Apple’s website, setup an Apple ID account and you should be ready to go. The company is also offering 1GB of free cloud storage to get started.
Apple’s iWork apps work best when you’re also using an iOS device. We’re guessing that’s why Apple is offering up iWork for iCloud access for free in the hopes that it will convince even more holdouts to try an iPhone or iPad. It’s also a pretty decent alternative if you’re looking for a new place to store your work online.
Apple’s done a pretty good job of improving its iCloud apps in the past year, though we still generally prefer to use alternatives from Google and Microsoft. Hopefully today’s news means even more improvements for iWork in the future as Apple continues to build out its own cloud services.