In March, we reported that Apple had made its decision to shut down iWork.com on 31 July 2012. As July has started, preparatory farewells have also started for Apple.
After shutting down MobileMe last weekend, Apple has started sending out an email heralding the next major Apple digital property to shut down. This digital property is iWork.com.
Apple’s message has come as a great reminder to users to download their documents by 31 July 2012.
From August, users will no longer have access to the documents on the almost-defunct iWork.com. Fortunately, if you are clueless about the procedure to do this, Apple has posted instructions on how to save your stored docs from the service back to your Mac or PC before the iWork gets shut down at the end of this month.
After launching in 2009, iWork is going to end after three years. If you did not receive the email, here is the text from the message from Apple:
Dear iWork.com user,
Remember, as of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.
We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com 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 Apple.com.
Moving forward, you can use iCloud to store your documents and make them available across your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn more about iCloud.
The iWork team
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