iCloud Drive comes to Windows before the Mac



Steve Jobs once said that iTunes on Windows was like giving someone ice water in hell. Now Windows users are getting the latest version of iCloud before the Mac faithful.

Apple has already rolled out iCloud Drive, its new cloud filesystem for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, on Windows. Mac users won’t get iCloud Drive until Yosemite’s rumored launch in October.

On Windows, iCloud Drive is available as its own folder for managing documents stored in the cloud. According to Ars Technica, it works largely the same as iCloud Drive on Apple’s software, although Windows users can’t use iCloud Keychain for web passwords or Find My iPhone. Notes data isn’t accessible either, though it is available from iCloud.com.

Before upgrading to iOS 8, we cautioned to not enable iCloud Drive because it is only accessible in OS X Yosemite. Unless you’re on the public or private developer beta of Yosemite, your Mac can’t use iCloud Drive yet.

iCloud for Windows is a free download from Apple’s website.

Via: Ars Technica