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Apple to Shut Down iWork.com July 31st – Move Your Documents to iCloud

iWork.com launched back in 2009 as a solution to store your documents created with Apple’s own iWork Productivity Suite. Since then the “Post-PC” Billion dollar company has come a long way introducing iCloud. The new cloud service has become very popular and is implemented in almost every Apple device. Well with the success of iCloud, Apple has decided to shut down the Beta cloud service on iWork.com.

Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Today, there are already over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers. Learn more about iCloud.

With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the iWork.com public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.

We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer.

iCloud.com will be the new home for all your documents and everything else the popular cloud service offers. So get ready to move everything over because iWork.com is closing “doors” on July 31st. Don’t panic, as always Apple has made the process completely painless to download your documents.

  1. Go to www.iwork.com from a web browser.
  2. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you previously used with your iWork.com account.
  3. In the Shared Documents page, you will see all of the documents you have shared using iWork.com. Click the download arrow associated with the documents you want to download and preserve.
  4. When the drop-down menu appears, select the format you want for your download by choosing from the available options: iWork ’09, Microsoft Office, or PDF.

If you have published any documents publicly, make sure you remove links to the documents and embedded Keynote presentations from your websites before July 31, 2012.

iWork.com wasn’t doing too well either way. iCloud is a much better integrated product. For those who don’t know, iCloud contains methods that both iwork.com and MobileMe provided. So don’t worry, Apple’s got your back when it comes to a cloud service!

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