Apple services function best with Apple’s apps on Apple devices, although the corporation also offers web versions for select services on iCloud.com. Now the website has received a partial redesign.
Apple has pushed out a new design for the iCloud.com homepage, which you view immediately after logging in. The former style was only a grid of icons for each service, such as Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Photos, iCloud Drive, and so on, but the new version has more info viewable without launching a single online app. Widget-like units, dubbed “tiles,” can show photos and lists right on the site.
There’s a “Customize Home Page” button at the bottom, which offers a view to add or delete tiles from the page. There are tiles available for Photos, Mail, Drive, Notes, Calendar, Numbers, Pages, Reminders, and Keynote. Apple also offers a typical grid of app icons, either in the “apps” tile, or in the pop-up menu that displays when you select the grid button at the top-right.
Apple has put a + button at the top-right corner, which allows you to create something without launching one of the apps first. There are choices to start a new email message, create a note, set a reminder, establish a new Pages or Numbers document, and so on.
The actual iCloud online apps seemingly haven’t changed, and there’s still no dark mode support at all. Still, the new web page provides a better experience for whenever you need to check your iCloud data on a work computer or other non-Apple device.