Apple’s iCloud app joins the Microsoft Store

Kareem Anderson

Windows 10 users may not get to join the iTunes deconstruction party by getting to partake in the new Apple Podcast, TV and Music apps, but they will be able to manage their backups and files via the new iCloud for Windows app.

Thanks to some undisclosed development and partnership presumably, Windows 10 and former Mac users with iPhones and iPads can now head over to the Microsoft Store to grab the new iCloud app.

The iCloud app functions just like the OneDrive in the File Explorer and appear to support OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature.

Other iCloud for Windows app features include:

  • Access your iCloud Drive files right from File Explorer, without using up space on your PC
  • Choose the files and folders you want to keep on your PC
  • Safely store all your files in iCloud Drive and access them from your iOS device, Mac and on
  • Share any file right from File Explorer and easily collaborate with others – edits will be synced across your devices

Just like the new iTunes for Windows app that can be had through the Microsoft Store, Apple appears to have done the minimum when adhering to Windows 10 design. Fortunately, the app leverages the File System mostly so its Apple-like design is hidden from users for the most part.

Developer: Apple Inc.
Price: Free