Published: Fri, June 14, 2019
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Apple released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10

Apple released a new version of iCloud for Windows 10

In fact, the company once even offered a Windows version of its Safari browser too.

In a win for both tech giants, Apple has launched an "all-new" iCloud app for Windows that's available in the Microsoft Store.

Other benefits of the revamped app are that it will let you access files directly from File Explorer, and easily retrieve photos, videos, mail, calendar, files and other information from your iCloud account on the go. This marks the second major Apple launch in the Microsoft Store after the April 2018 launch of iTunes. This time, you can sync bookmarks stored in the iCloud with three different browsers, namely Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. It has also been mentioned that iCloud Drive on Windows 10 supports shared files and optimised files. This is also a welcome change for users who work on Windows 10 PCs and want to quickly share files on their iPhones and vice-versa. However, the new "iCloud Drive experience" uses OneDrive's Files On-Demand feature which allows users to temporarily download and use the files without having to save them to offline storage. With the app installed, you'll be able to access your iCloud Drive files directly from File Explorer (and thanks to Apple's awkward interface, it's probably better to use iCloud on Windows that way rather than through the app). Users can also invite others to add comments or their own photos and videos. Thanks to a rare joint-effort from Apple and Microsoft, though, now you can find a free and improved official Apple iCloud app in the Windows Store itself.

How Do I Get It?

Users of earlier Windows releases can still download and use the previous method of acquiring the software.

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