Apple and Microsoft have been working together on a new iCloud app for Windows 10.
While iCloud has always been available on Windows, this new app is available in the Microsoft Store and includes a sync feature that’s based on the same tech behind OneDrive’s Files On-Demand feature.
This means you can now access iCloud files on a Windows 10 PC without them having to be fully synced to a PC, thus saving disk space.
A placeholder of the file itself will be downloaded, and when the file is fully accessed or a folder is marked for sync it will download the entire contents.
iCloud will also be integrated into File Explorer within Windows 10, with separate folders for apps like Keynote, Numbers, and Pages.
You’ll be able to access documents stored on iCloud Drive, images from iCloud Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Safari bookmarks.