Apple and Microsoft are working together on the new app iCloud for Windows

Apple and Microsoft are working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10. Although iCloud was always available in Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a synchronization function based on the same technology behind the On-Demand function of OneDrive. This means that you can now access iCloud files on a Windows 10 PC without having to fully synchronize them to a PC, saving disk space.

A placeholder of the file itself is downloaded and when the file is fully opened or a folder is marked for synchronization, it downloads the entire content. iCloud is also integrated into the file explorer in Windows 10, with separate folders for apps such as Keynote, Numbers, and Pages. You can access documents saved on iCloud Drive, images from iCloud photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Safari bookmarks.


It is surprising and encouraging to see Microsoft and Apple working closely together in a Windows app, especially as Apple has used the latest version of Microsoft Windows API & # 39; s for cloud storage synchronization. This may be a sign that Apple & # 39; s TV and music services may appear on Windows in the future. The new iCloud app for Windows is immediately available in the Microsoft Store.