iWork for iCloud. A great alternative to gDocs
Originally posted on Gigaom:
OK, I didn’t see that one coming: Apple(s AAPL) today announced that it is sorta re-re-launching iWork in iCloud, while the iwork.com body is barely cold.
Apple says iWork in iCloud is a browser-based, but fully functional version of the iWork suite. In short, it’s a feature rich, and, apparently uncrippled version of each of the apps. Apple’s Roger Rosner demonstrated features like adding pictures and animations to a Keynote file. It’s not a replacement of the iWork apps for iOS and Mac OS — Apple did say that the iWork suite will get updated “later this year,” but offered no details on what features it might have. (Frankly, I’d rather have had a sneak peak at that as well, rather than an oddly included demo of some race cars.)
A few weeks ago, I opined at length about the challenges I faced running a dual-Mac household. After carefully watching Rosner’s demo on stage today, I kept that article in mind to see how it might affect how I sync and use data.