Hot on the heels of the MobileMe shutdown, the iWork.com website will be suffering the same fate at the end of July. As such, with only one month until that takes place, Apple has begun sending reminder e-mails to registered users of the iWork.com beta site, reminding them that all documents that are stored on iWork.com will soon be removed and, as such, should be downloaded to a computer.
“Dear iWork.com user,
Remember, as of 31 July 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 31 July 2012 and download all your documents to your computer….Moving forward, you can use iCloud to store your documents and make them available across your computer and your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch”
The shutdown of both MobileMe and iWork.com reflects the new iCloud service which can be used for the storage, sharing and syncing of data across multiple Apple devices. iWork.com has never had the best reputation and, certainly, has never caught on as a major document sharing service.