After several weeks of beta testing, Apple has revealed a new widget-inspired redesign of iCloud.com, the Cupertino company's portal for its cloud-based services. You can use it to quickly access apps or services that are otherwise on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac – like when you are using a computer you don't own.
The new version of the service now features a colorful wallpaper with tiles for different Apple apps like Notes, Photos, Mail, Calendar, and iCloud Drive. There is also a tile with icons for additional apps, such as Numbers, Keynote, Pages, Find My, and more.
Users can customize the layout of the tiles and choose which apps appear in each tile or remove a tile entirely. The new design replaces the old version of the site that basically just featured icons for these apps that acted as links to web apps.
This way, apps now do not look like icons, but like small widgets that show the latest files, like recent photos, documents, or emails, depending on which section you choose.
In the top menu bar, you can also find a plus sign that you can tap or click to create a new note, email, calendar event, and more. A menu option also provides access to iCloud+ settings where you can manage such features as HomeKit Secure Video, iCloud Private Relay, and Hide My Email.
The bottom of the page shows details about your iCloud storage plan and usage. There's also a data recovery option where you can restore recently deleted files from iCloud Drive and other apps.
Overall, the redesign is far more modern and customizable, presenting more info at a glance and allowing users to customize tile layout that reflects their priorities.