Apple closing public beta

Apple is ending the public beta service and rolling that into iCloud. Here’s what Apple has to say about that.

We at Downtown Technology Company and have used the public beta for sharing our documents with our clients, friends, family, and those with whom we want to share our work. This morning, we received this email from Apple that the service will close at the end of July, being replaced with the iCloud documents sync.

Here’s the email from Apple:

Dear user,

Thanks for participating in the public beta.

Last year, we launched iCloud, a service that stores your music, photos, documents, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Today, there are already over 40 million documents stored on iCloud by millions of iWork customers. Learn more about iCloud.

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.

We recommend that you sign in to before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at

The iWork team

Keep that in mind when creating and sharing content. We’ll report when we fully test the iCloud documents sync.