Apple adds real-time collaboration to iWork apps for Mac

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Real-time collaboration is now on the Mac.
Real-time collaboration is now on the Mac.
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Apple’s iWork productivity software received a huge update today alongside the launch of macOS Sierra.

Pages, Keynote and Numbers all got upgraded with the new real-time collaboration Apple gave us a glimpse of at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The new feature is still in beta, but it makes the apps more powerful than ever in the workplace by allowing teams to edit documents simultaneously.

Collaborate With Others Using Shared Reminders In Mountain Lion And iCloud [OS X Tips]

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Shared Reminders

Got a birthday wish list you’d like to share with significant others, making sure they are never wanting for just the right gift to give you for the next celebration? How about a grocery list that you can add to secure in the knowledge that your husband or wife will know to stop and get garlic at the store on the way home from work? Or even a shared task list for your work teammates, guaranteeing that you can hold them responsible for stuff on “the list?”

Sounds pretty handy, right? Well, you can set this up using Reminders on the Mac, an app that comes with OS X Mountain Lion and syncs via iCloud to iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, as well as with iCloud.com Here’s how to set it up.

Walkthrough Of Apple’s New Notes, Reminders And Find My iPhone Web Apps From The iCloud Beta

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Apple unveiled its beta.icloud.com website today after the portal went live briefly a couple months ago. Developers can log into the beta iCloud website now and test out Apple’s two brand new web companion apps for Notes and Reminders. The Find My iPhone web app has also been updated with a new look and slight improvements.

We’ve got a quick walkthrough (including screenshots) of the changes revealed in the iCloud beta website today.

iCloud Beta Website Teases Apple’s Plans To Bring Notes And Reminders Apps To Web

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The Notes and Reminders app icons were briefly added to iCloud's beta portal on the web.
The Notes and Reminders app icons were briefly added to iCloud's beta portal on the web.

If you login to iCloud.com with your Apple ID you can access Apple’s Mail, Address Book, Calendar, Find My iPhone, and iWork apps on the web. Interestingly, beta.icloud.com briefly featured two more apps this morning that are currently unavailable to regular iCloud.com users. Apple pulled the icons after they were discovered a few minutes ago.

The beta version of iCloud.com revealed Apple’s plans to bring its Notes and Reminders iOS apps to the web. You would assumedly be able to see your notes and reminders as they are synced between your iOS devices by logging into the website.