Apple Releases iCloud Drive For Windows Ahead of Mac

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Windows users can now access Apple iCloud Drive via a new software app. iCloud Drive for Windows isn't particularly as efficient as it is on Macs, but users can still access their documents from various applications such as Keynote, Numbers, Pages and more.

Apple recently updated Windows version of iCloud, which Windows users can download and install to check out iCloud Drive. It works similar like Google Drive or Dropbox for matter; you can directly view documents online on your PC and later stored locally. To access the feature, install iCloud for Windows from Apple's support webpage and reboot your PC.

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Apple Releases iCloud Drive For Windows Ahead of Mac

"iCloud for Windows continues to be more limited than iCloud on either iOS or OS X. It can sync with your Photo Stream and sync Safari bookmarks with either Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome, and if you have Outlook 2007 or later installed it will also offer to sync your iCloud mail, calendars, contacts, and reminders. However, it can't use iCloud Keychain to sync passwords, nor does it provide any kind of "Find My Device" functionality as it does in both iOS and OS X. You can't sync Notes data directly either, though that feature is accessible via iCloud.com," notes Ars Technica

Unfortunately, Mac users are still out of luck, as far as the new update is concerned. As for Mac users, Apple explains in its support page, "If you upgrade to iCloud Drive before OS X Yosemite is available, documents on your Mac won't be kept up to date with documents on your devices with iOS 8, or on iCloud.com."

It's not yet clear when Apple will release its Mac OS X Yosemite update, but Apple is expected to announce the release date at an event on 21 October.

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