iWorks gets iCloud treatment for Google Docs-like functionality

You'll soon be able to create, access and edit your Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents from Web browsers on Macs and Windows PCs.

iCloud for iWork will be released as a public beta later this year. Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET

Google Docs has been around for a while, but later this year, Apple will give its iWork suite of apps the iCloud treatment, letting you create, access, and edit Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents from a Web browser on a Mac or Windows PC. Apple calls it iWork for iCloud.

Naturally, Apple would prefer if you used its Safari Web browser to access your cloud-based iWork content, but you'll also be able to use Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Google's Chrome browsers (Apple says iCloud for iWork is optimized for those browsers).

A demo of iWork for iCloud at Apple's 2013 WWDC. Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET

Apple is releasing a developer beta today, and a public beta will become available "later this year."

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