Some were hoping that iCloud.com would put the rumors to rest of a cloud-based iWork service from Apple. This dreamed up service would be a full web-based iWork suite, but that just does not seem to be happening at this point with iCloud. Right now, iCloud.com offers a portal for users to easily view their iWork documents – created on an iOS device – with their computer. As you can see in the video above, it appears that Apple’s goal for iWork on iCloud.com is an easy for way for a person to begin a document on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, allow it to move up to the cloud, and then be able to download it to their computer’s drive for viewing and editing. In addition, AppAdvice reports that users can upload a document to iCloud.com and view and edit it on their iOS devices:
iCloud.com offers downloads in a few formats: PDF, iWork file (Pages, Keynote, Numbers), or Office file (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). As also demonstrated in the above video, the iCloud document uploading system appears to be very quick with changes made on an iOS device appearing almost immediately on the web. Apple, right now, has an iWork.com service in beta that allows users to view documents – created on a Mac or iOS device – and make comments. Apple still needs to find a way to integrate the Mac into the iCloud Documents in the Cloud service, so perhaps Apple is working on a more versatile iWork in the cloud service that allows for full document creation and editing.