iCloud web client was officially launched on Thursday by Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), after being fully upgraded. Earlier, the site was only accessible as a beta product, but now all features like Calendar, Notes, Reminders and Find my iPhone are minus the “beta” tag.
The textured fabric background in the iOS has been retained and there are choices for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Find My iPhone and iWork. When you click on Mail, a web -based version of its OS X counterpart pops up. Numerous visual features of the desktop client have been incorporated such as the columned layout. New messages can be sent via a new pop-up window and there is an option for folder creation and message sorting.
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A theory was circulating in May that Apple was looking to merge iCloud Notes and Reminders with iCloud.com. The final version is a clearer picture of what an iOS user can see on their iDevice such as the the skeuomorphic leather stitching and torn off pages in the Notes web app. Reminders is designed in ways similar to Notes and there is a way to dynamically “check-off” to-dos.
Find My iPhone will still make use of Google Maps till iOS 6 comes up with its own mapping app. The web version resembles its mobile counterpart quite a bit in this respect. If users misplace their iDevice, a sound can be played to locate it. There is a battery indicator as well indicator in the top right corner of the device's information window.
There is a brand new "Lost Mode" function that will enable remote locking of the device and will track it during any movement, but it is not yet active. However, users can manually engage a remote lock and wipe data.