Apple to shut down, pushes users to iCloud

In 2009 Apple introduced as a public beta – a service that enabled users to view, download and comment on documents created using Apple’s iWork software application suite. With the advent of iCloud, Apple is discontinuing the service effective July 31, 2012 – a month after it formally shuts down its MobileMe service.

According to a document sent by Apple to registered users, users have until the end of July to download any existing documents. After that time, the service will stop working and documents posted via will no longer be available.

Apple is pushing iCloud, the cloud-sharing service that replaced Apple’s MobileMe service, as’s replacement.

With a new way to share iWork documents between your devices using iCloud, the public beta service will no longer be available. As of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the site or view them on the web.