The beta client allows for a lot more customization and is much easier to use. Although iCloud has been accessible via the Internet for some time, its simplistic, even clunky user experience may have put you off signing up. However, you may want to take another look.
Apple’s new beta iCloud web client gives you a plethora of information at a glance, with a tile layout you can rearrange to better suit your needs. Launchers on the home page and in the menu bar make it easy to move between applications, and another option in the menu bar gives you direct access to common operations such as writing an email or planning an event.
Access to iCloud+ services like Custom Email Domains and Hide My Email has also been streamlined. Feeling panicked by recently deleted bookmarks, calendar entries, contacts, and iCloud Drive files?
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No need to worry; a “data recovery” tool can help you get them back. With the exception of iCloud Drive, you can choose a specific time to recover from. Family Sharing, HomeKit Secure Video, and Private Passthrough are just a few features that need to be handled by Apple hardware at the moment.
Although now in beta, Apple has not announced when the new iCloud web interface will be released. We have contacted the organization for comment and will update you if we receive word. The tech company touts this as an improvement for customers whose only Apple device is an iPhone, as it allows for more convenient content access and service management from any Windows PC browser.
Individual web apps haven’t changed much, and the redesign isn’t likely to entice Android customers to make the switch. However, the beta may make you want to stay in the Apple ecosystem. This, in addition to the availability of Apple Music and TV+ services online, demonstrates Apple’s desire to attract customers who cannot or do not choose to use the native application of their preferred operating system to these services.