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iWork.com Going The Way Of The Dodo On July 31st

iWork.com Going The Way Of The Dodo On July 31st

After Mobile Me was terminated by Apple on June 30th, another legacy cloud service, iWork.com is also going to the grave Apple announced today (via Cult of Mac). iWork.com, which never exited beta mode during its three year existence, never really took off so the discontinuation was predictable.

An email to users read:

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

If wasn’t clear enough already that Apple are trying to push users towards iCloud than it certainly is now, even the functionality of the latter doesn’t exactly replace iWork.com. Many didn’t even know what iWork.com was, (essentially Apple’s version of Google Docs), but now it’s gone with a whimper.

If you’re an iWork.com user, make you sure download your data before July 31st or it will gone forever. With that said, RIP iWork.com, and may iCloud prove a worthy substitute (even though it’s a tall order).