It’s a step forward on user convenience and a step back on interoperability.
I like iCloud for document storage. It is fast and, so far, reliable. However, it scares the crap out of me that iCloud document storage is essentially trapped within little app silos.
If you ask me, iCloud should stores files by file type, with apps able to read and write to the file type silos. For instance, all
.txt files are accessible to any app that can read and write them. The same goes for images file types, and so on and so forth.
It’s still early days for iCloud, but I hope some of the obvious problems are corrected sooner rather than later. Until then, I’m a huge fan of Dropbox (referral link).