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Apple has updated its iCloud Web beta app this week with a fresh coat of paint. Users are now greeted with a new, more modern launch screen that replaces the older one. There’s also a new iCloud Drive Web app for managing your cloud files just like Google and Microsoft have offered for years.
Finally, the Reminders app has been added so users can create and manage their tasks list from the web.
Apple will launchiOS 13 and MacOS Catalina next month. Presumably, that’s when this new web-app will go live for all users.
“iCloud is the easiest way to manage your content, because iCloud does it all for you and goes far beyond anything available today,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s then senior vice president of Internet Software and Services when the service first launched. “You don’t have to think about syncing your devices, because it happens automatically, and it is free.”
iCloud for Web has evolved away from that into a productivity suite, and this update just works to further that.
The real thing Apple’s iCloud web app suite really lacks is a Messaging client for users who have Apple accounts but use other devices than those running Apple’s operating systems. For some reason, I can’t see them enabling those.