Apple has increased its presence on the Windows Store by releasing a brand new iCloud app for Windows-powered PCs. With this app, iCloud users will be able to access all of their contents directly from the File Explorer of their Windows machine.
This app is all about convenience for Windows users. It means that owners will be able to access all of their iCloud contents directly from the File Explorer on the machine without having to download those files to the device and take up space on the machine.
Instead, the app exposes the contents of iCloud via a mechanism that means the information can be viewed but whilst occupying space in iCloud as opposed to the physical machine. From the Windows Store:
With iCloud for Windows, you’ll have your photos, videos, mail, calendar, files, and other important information stored in iCloud and on your Windows PC.
One of the core components of this app is that everything is actually kept in sync across all iCloud-enabled devices. As an example, files which are uploaded and stored, or removed, ensure that the changes are reflected on all devices regardless of the platform.
It is also possible to directly share files with individuals and invite people to be collaborators via a dedicates sharing link. Users will also be able to pick and choose which files they want to see displayed on their PC.
As expressed in the Windows Store listing, the app includes support for iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Tasks, and Bookmarks. The app itself requires the following:
- Outlook 2016 or later (for Mail, Contacts, Calendars)
- Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 57 or later, or Google Chrome 73 or later (for Bookmarks)
The app is available to download right now from the Windows Store, which means that it is capable of immediately providing an iCloud experience on Windows PCs for those individuals who utilize Apple’s cloud storage platform for their files and folders.
This is a perfect app and solution for anyone moving away from a Mac to a PC who has previously invested in iCloud, or someone who still utilizes Apple’s mobile devices and needs to be able to access iCloud across both ecosystems.
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