Originally Posted by JupiterOne
That screen shot is not exactly what I see. Instead of the linen background with No Documents, I see more of an ad for "iCloud for Numbers", or "iCloud for Pages", depending on what tab I'm on.
Oh. Cool. Okay, first you have to install the relevant iWork application on an iOS device and activate that with iCloud. Then you can access it from your computer.
It's. The. Stupidest. Thing. Imaginable.
How exactly do you get the documents up to the cloud?
From a computer, you click that Settings icon and choose Upload Document. But, again, you have to do what I said above first.
I thought just having "Documents" selected in System Preferences > iCloud would do it.
Think about that for a second. You have documents in thousands of places across your computer. How would iCloud know what you want synced and what you don't?
Now, Apple's current solution is pretty dang terrible, by which I mean it's primitive. You have to manually upload from your computer, and if you make any changes on an iOS device, you have to manually download it from iCloud and replace your computer's file to see those changes committed.
And you have to manually download it to any other computer, too. It doesn't just show up there.
And you have to manually upload it from a computer every time you MAKE a change there.
People want iDisk back because it worked as a NAS drive. You didn't have to deal with this nonsense; you had a file hierarchy on that disk on the server. Granted, you had to get used to putting all your files in the iDisk path instead of the path on your hard drive, but for hands-free, no-thought-needed syncing, it was the best.
We'll see that return to iCloud.
And I only say that with such conviction because of how UTTERLY STUPID it is right now.