Apple has had an iCloud app for Windows 10 for a while now, but the link to download it was always buried deep in Apple's support pages. The iCloud application will use the same technology as Microsoft's OneDrive's On-Demand characteristic - a unique collaboration from tech's two largest rivals.
With the app, users can access photos, videos, mail, calendar, files, and other information from their iCloud account on the go, as well as on their Windows 10 PC. This means you can now access iCloud files on a Windows 10 PC without them having to be fully synced to a PC, thus saving disk space.More news: Elon Musk: Tesla is not dealing with a demand problem
As well as the app itself, you'll be able to access photo, video, music and other files straight from the launcher too. You can thus view all these files like a regular folder in File Explorer, upload data to the cloud and download it with a simple copy and paste operation. The new app is created to enable Apple users to access their iCloud content on their Windows 10 PCs. Alternatively, the app allows users to choose the files and folders to be stored on the PC.
While Apple would undoubtedly prefer that you buy a Mac, the company has to acknowledge that many iPhone and iPad users are still saddled with Windows on their desktop and laptop computers, and therefore has long offered Windows versions of key apps such as iTunes and iCloud. It has also been mentioned that iCloud Drive on Windows 10 supports shared files and optimised files.More news: Hannity: Trump playing Democrats and the media 'like a flute'
"We're excited to announce that starting today, iCloud for Windows is now available to download as an app in the Microsoft Store worldwide", said Giorgio Sardo, engineering general manager for the Microsoft 365 developer ecosystem.More news: Pelosi says she's 'done' with Trump after latest insults