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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.

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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."