Apple releases iCloud for Windows 4.0

Apple today released iCloud for Windows 4.0.

iCloud keeps your mail, documents, contacts and calendars up-to-date between your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and Windows PC.

With iCloud Drive, you can store any file in iCloud. Simply drag your documents into iCloud Drive folder on your PC and access them at any time, on any device*. Learn more about iCloud Drive.

iCloud Photo Sharing lets you share photos and videos with just the people you choose, and invite friends to add their own photos, videos and comments. My Photo Stream automatically downloads the most recent photos from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC. Learn more about iCloud Photos.

iCloud also keeps your Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome bookmarks on Windows in sync with your Safari bookmarks.

First, set-up iCloud on all of your devices, then download iCloud for Windows and set-up iCloud on your PC in just a few easy steps.

Here’s how to get started:
1. Download iCloud for Windows
2. Install and activate iCloud for Windows
3. Set up iCloud Photo Stream and Upgrade to iCloud Drive

*iCloud Drive requires iCloud for Windows 4.0, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite.

System Requirements:
• Microsoft Windows 7 or 8
• Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser (for Mail, Contacts, Calendars)
• Internet Explorer 9 or later, Firefox 22 or later, or Google Chrome 28 or later (for Bookmarks)
• Broadband Internet access

More info and download link here.

15 Comments

  1. I wish Apple wouldn’t do this.
    Is it some sort of agreement or law?
    With the current state of Apple sales and the number of people who have already converted – does Apple really need to be building for Android and Windows?
    Can’t we just let those people decide eventually, perhaps once Microsoft is no longer… it seems sooner then expected.

      1. Relative sure. Yet, any effort to the Windows side is meant to persuade them over to OSX or IOS – however sometimes for them good enough is great… and getting Apple iCloud – and its services will either be uninteresting for them or a huge bonus to stay on the platform. It convinces them their is still value in what they use.

  2. Installing it now with my Quad Core HP Pavilion. Windows 8 (latest update)….waiting….waiting….waiting…oops now it says I have Updates from MS and will need to download those…waiting….waiting….waiting…oh now it needs to restart…ok…restarts…waiting….waiting…waiting…restarted…oh, now its ready to do iCloud….nope…more windows update…ok…waiting…waiting…waiting…forget it. I’ll come back later when I feel sitting around for the next 2 hours. lol

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