Apple iCloud Comes to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10

iCloud for Windows offers less terrible PC file access

iCloud for Windows offers less terrible PC file access

Apple fans who also use Windows can download an updated version of iCloud from the Microsoft Store today.

Apple has now published the iCloud app on the Microsoft store and made the entire process much easier. Now, if only Apple would build their Music, TV and Podcasts apps for Windows to go with this.

If you enable photo synchronization, you can further enable a feature to upload and store your PC photo library in iCloud and access photos and videos from all your devices.

Apple's iCloud is a full-featured service for storing files and photos, syncing contacts, and other things, as long as you're working solo and not looking to collaborate.

Once configured, you can access various features by clicking on the Taskbar icon.

Users can also choose files and folders they want to keep on a PC as well as store files in iCloud Drive and then access them from an iOS device, a Mac and on the iCloud website. The new offering is powered by the same Windows technology that is used in OneDrive's Files On-Demand feature to boost users' offline productivity and allow quick file exchanges on iOS, Giorgio Sardo, Engineering General Manager for Microsoft 365 Developer Ecosystem wrote in a blog post on Tuesday. This time, you can sync bookmarks stored in the iCloud with three different browsers, namely Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Basically, you just need to set up iCloud on an Apple device first (an iOS device with iOS 5 or later, or a Mac with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 or later). You can thus view all these files like a regular folder in File Explorer, upload data to the cloud and download it with a simple copy and paste operation.