Having just purchased my new iPhone 5 decided that I wanted to give iCloud a second look since I’m a big Google drive user and it’s general-purpose virtual drive approach to storing my data is very appealing. Also noting that Apple released a beta version of iCloud for iWork. What I discovered immediately is that the data is partitioned by application therefore you’re locked in to accessing your data via the application that created it. In some cases this could be considered a feature I consider this a bug. From what I can tell it’s just not possible to use iCloud storage for general-purpose files. Dropbox box.com Google Drive sugar sync these vendors are still years ahead of iCloud.