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Apple opens the doors of iWork online for everyone, you no longer need an Apple device



Apple opens the doors of iWork online for everyone, you no longer need an Apple device


Apple already allows users of other platforms to use iWork from the iCloud website

It seems that Apple is not as closed a company as they want us to believe after all. Today we have discovered that the company already allows users of other platforms can use iWork in its web version without the need to own an Apple device, a requirement that had been indispensable until now. In this way, anyone who wants to can have access to Pages, Numbers and Keynote regardless of the platform from which it comes.

A new poster promoting this novelty was discovered yesterday on the iCloud website, and the first users have already been able to start creating their documents through Apple’s office automation tools. The only thing we have to do if we are users of another platform is create us an Apple ID and log in with it from the iCloud website.

As with the rest of users, the new Apple accounts will have 1GB of free cloud storage, so we can create a large number of documents without worrying excessively about capacity. Of course, we can also store them locally if necessary.

For the moment iWork web version is still in beta state, so we do not know if the final version will continue to allow users of other platforms to use office automation apps without owning any apple products. Of course, it is a maneuver that Apple is not accustomed to due to its well-known secrecy, although it could be a good way to attract curious people to the Apple platform by showing how some of its star products and services work.

Apple could seek to attract new curious to its platform by showing how some of its services work

Right now, iTunes is the only Apple product compatible with other platforms, although in this case it makes more sense considering that inside we find the iTunes Store and the potential millions of clients from other platforms, it is too succulent a dish to pass up.

Is this the beginning of a greater openness on the part of Apple? Will we see more company services compatible with other platforms in the near future? It is still too early to assess it, although at this point it is appropriate to remember the phrase of Steve Jobs when referring to the compatibility of iTunes with Windows as “a glass of ice water in ****.”