iWork.com

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iWork.com
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Web address iwork.com
Commercial? Free while in beta; requires iWork '09[1]
Registration Required (Apple ID)
Available in Multilingual
Owner Apple Inc.
Launched January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
Current status Discontinued July 31, 2012

iWork.com was an online service by Apple Inc. complementing the iWork suite of office productivity software.[2] It was released as a public beta on January 6, 2009 at the Macworld Conference & Expo. The iWork.com service provides a web interface for viewing, downloading, and commenting uploaded documents. In contrast to cloud-based office applications such as Google Docs and Windows Live Office, it does not offer editing.[1]

iWork.com is unrelated to iCloud.

The service was decommissioned on July 31, 2012.[3] Users attempting to access the site are re-directed to the Apple homepage.

File formats[edit]

iWork.com supports uploading of Pages '09 documents, Keynote '09 presentations, and Numbers '09 spreadsheets.[2] Users can download documents in both Microsoft Office and PDF formats, in addition to their native iWork formats.[2]

Requirements[edit]

Uploading documents to iWork.com requires a copy of the iWork '09 software suite and an Apple ID. Viewing, commenting, and downloading require only a web browser and an invitation to view the document.

Discontinuation[edit]

Apple announced that after July 31, 2012, users will be no longer able to publish new documents to iWork.com from any iWork application. Documents stored on iWork.com will not be available to download or view after the shut down date. Instead, users can use iCloud to share documents between their computers (running OS X Mountain Lion) and their iOS devices.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lendino, Jamie (January 7, 2009). "Hands On: Apple iWork '09". PCmag. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Apple - iWork - iWork.com - Share your iWork projects online.". Apple Inc. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b [1]

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