One of the many gripes that people tend to have about Apple is that a lot of the company’s software is proprietary to its hardware, meaning that unless you owned an Apple device, there are some of Apple’s software that you will not be able to download or have access to, such as Apple’s productivity suite which seems to be limited to iOS and OS X devices.
Now the good news is that if you for some reason do have a preference for Apple’s iWork suite of productivity apps, you will be pleased to learn that Apple has since opened up its iWork for iCloud to the masses, albeit in a beta mode. What this means is that even if you don’t have an Apple device, you will still be able to sign into iCloud and access the iCloud version of iWork and get 1GB of storage at the same time.
Prior to this, logging onto the beta iCloud page and creating an Apple ID had to be done from an Apple device, like a Mac, iPad, or iPhone, but all of that has changed. This is a good opportunity for those looking to make the move to an OS X device to try and see what OS X has to offer in terms of productivity and if it might be comparable to Microsoft Office.
In any case for those who are interested in checking it out, you will have to head on over to the beta page of iCloud and sign up for it.