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OS X Mountain Lion: Use the iCloud Documents & Data service

Use the iCloud Documents & Data service

If you turn on the Documents & Data service in System Preferences, iCloud-enabled apps can store your documents in iCloud. For example, you can use TextEdit, Preview, and the latest versions of iWork apps (Keynote, Numbers, and Pages) to open and save documents directly in iCloud. You can access your documents in iCloud—with your latest updates—using more than one Mac with OS X Mountain Lion.

If you use iCloud Mail together with Documents & Data on more than one Mac, your mail rules, signatures, flag names, and Smart Mailboxes are available no matter which Mac you use.

iCloud automatically keeps your documents and data up to date on all your Mac computers that use your iCloud account with Documents & Data and have OS X Mountain Lion.

Check with the developers of your other apps to find out which ones they have updated to work with iCloud.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, and then click iCloud.
  2. If you are not already signed in, sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud.
  3. Select Documents & Data.
Last Modified: Aug 8, 2013
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