Windows Users Have Something to Rejoice About

Apple's iCloud service is a fantastic resource for keeping in touch and sharing your important moments with others. The service includes email, contacts, calendars, iCloud Drive, etc... all in a way that seamlessly syncs in the background. I recommend that everyone have (and use) an iCloud account.

Historically, the only way to create a new iCloud account was on a Mac or an iOS device (iPad or iPhone, for example). This is great for Apple hardware users, but what about PC users? Despite your platform preference (Mac vs. PC), iCloud is still a great online resource to use. PC users now have a reason to rejoice!

Apple recently made some changes to their iCloud service that allows ALL users (Mac and PC) to create a new account via

This may not seem like a big deal to many, but it unlocks the cloud-based service so that anyone and everyone can create and use a new account. This is especially significant when you consider iWork for iCloud document sharing. I create and share Pages, Numbers and Keynote files all the time. My preferred method for sharing is via iCloud. Similar to Google Docs, when users who have access to these documents make changes, those changes are updated on each open copy of the file in near real-time.

So, if you're a PC user and you've been waiting for an opportunity to create a new iCloud account without having to have Apple hardware, now's your chance! For those Apple hardware users who already have iCloud, it's time to start pushing the limits on what you can use iCloud for. The possibilities are limited only by your imagine!

Posted on March 3, 2015 and filed under Opinion.