How to Edit iWork Documents in Browser on iCloud

Alvaro Bernedo

ICloud Document ManagementIn past entries, we have shown you the basics of Apple’s iWork applications like Numbers, Pages and even Keynote more recently, and shared with you some nice tips on all of them. There are definitely many advantages for iWork users, starting with the really low price of each of the suite’s apps ($20 for Mac and $10 for all iOS devices) and also considering how easy to use they are.

However, one of their most distinct strengths is their seamless integration with iCloud, Apple’s own cloud solution for syncing data across devices. Having your iWork documents in sync across devices is already pretty amazing, but Apple has taken their iWork apps way further by also making it possible to access them in the cloud directly through any compatible browser thanks to iWork for iCloud.

Let’s take a look at the basics of managing your iWork documents via iCloud on your browser.

The first thing you have to do is to set up iCloud on your PC or Mac, something that we have already shown you how to do in this entry. Once you are set to go, head to iCloud.com and log in with your iCloud credentials.

ICloud log in

Once you log in, click on the app that you want to work with (we will use Numbers for most of this entry). You will notice that all your files are arranged almost exactly as you have them on your iOS device or your computer, including folders and single files, as well as the option to create new documents, which works just as expected. There you will also find the app’s help documentation.

ICloud Files 1

ICloud Files 2

ICloud App Help

Clicking once on any file will select it, and once selected you will be able to either move it or perform other actions, like download it, duplicate it, delete it or send a copy of it in different known (and compatible) formats.

Selected File

ICloud File Export

Double clicking on any of your iWork files will open it on your browser, allowing you to work with it with a set of editing tools very similar to the ones found on the iOS counterparts of the applications.

Numbers Doc Open

Pages Doc Open 1

Pages Doc Open 2

Another cool thing you can do here is add existing documents on your Mac or PC to iCloud right through the browser. All you have to do is to drag a compatible file (like a Word file for Pages or an Excel file for Numbers) to the iCloud window and the file will then be synced across all your devices running that iWork app.

File Being Dragged

Files Copied to iCloud

If you have any of Apple’s iWork applications, make sure to try these neat features. They make working with documents even easier no matter where you are and having everything synced across all your devices seamlessly just makes the deal better.

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Alvaro Bernedo

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Alvaro Bernedo

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