With yesterday's launch of OS X Yosemite, Apple's iCloud Drive file storage
system is now functional across the company's products. Many users were
frustrated following the launch of iOS 8 last month by the incompatibility
between the new iCloud Drive system used with that operating system and the
previous Documents in the Cloud system used on OS X Mavericks. The difference
in launch dates between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite temporarily left some users
unable to sync their documents between devices if they elected to upgrade to
iCloud Drive on their iOS devices.
That issue is now fixed with OS X Yosemite launching to the public, and Craig
Federighi gave a very brief walkthrough of the feature at yesterday's media
event, outlining how Mac and iOS apps can automatically generate their own
folders for file storage accessible across devices and platforms.
iCloud Drive can also be used in a similar manner to Dropbox, Box, and other
cloud storage services in that any type of file can simply be dragged and
dropped into the iCloud Drive folder on Mac or iCloud.com and be synced across
devices. Access is a bit more limited on iOS where ...