Updated 11/16/22: The new website, previously in beta, is now live for all iCloud.com users.
In October, Apple revealed a redesign for iCloud.com, the company’s portal for its cloud-based services. Now out of its beta test period, the new design makes iCloud on the web a better destination for accessing your personal data.
The redesign can be seen at iCloud.com and uses customizable widgets, which allow you to get instant access to your personal information. By default, the widgets displayed are Calendar, Reminders, Photos, and Mail, with a section for other apps such as Find My, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. It fits with Apple’s recent design changes, most notably the Home screen and Lock screen widgets on iOS.
You change each widget to show info about a different app, and you can drag the tiles around and change the order. You can add or remove widgets, and each row shows two widgets–a small one and a larger one that’s twice the size. Here’s how the two site designs compare; drag the slider in the middle to switch views.
When you click on the header of each widget, the page for that particular app loads. For example, if you have a Mail widget and click the Mail header, the iCloud Mail webpage loads. These individual app pages look very similar to those from the prior iCloud.com design.
In all, the redesign makes iCloud a better destination for accessing your personal information. The previous design had an opening page showing just app icons, and you had to click each one to get your info, while the new design puts what you need up front, and if you need more detail, you can just click on the tile to dig deeper.