Collaborating With Shared iCloud Drive Folders

A new feature of macOS 10.15.4 and the latest versions of Pages, Numbers and Keynote is the ability to collaborate using shared iCloud Drive folders. Once you share a folder, you can create documents in those folders and they are instantly ready for real-time collaboration with no additional steps. This can be used to work on a whole set of files with your team over the course of a project, or permanently.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Collaborating With Shared iCloud Drive Folders”

    Ian MacGregor
    10 months ago

    I’m very security minded and I have a question. Once the shared folder is created and you add a person.. can that person see or access anything else, other than that shared folder, on my iCloud Drive? I have the 50GB iCloud plan and this seems a better method than my 2GB dropbox account.

    10 months ago

    Ian: No. They have the access you specified to that folder, but they can’t even see anything else you have. The just see that one folder.

    Rien de Zeeuw
    10 months ago

    My friends iMac is not upgradable to Catalina, he uses High Sierra. I have Catalina. Can we work in one shared iCloud folder? Thanks for your answer in advance.

    10 months ago

    Rien: No. You need Catalina to use Shared iCloud Drive folders. Stick with just sharing individual files with him, or use another cloud solution like Dropbox until he gets a newer machine.

    Adam Snyder
    9 months ago

    Excellent info Gary.
    Once again Apple has done much better that the others out there. I use Microsoft’s cloud based everything at work as that is what our company provides for us. Collaborating is a nightmare at times with Cloud based Excel spreadsheets. It’s look as though Apple is behind the curve on getting this rolled out, however doing a much better well thought out job than others. Currently using iCloud Drive shared folders at home now.

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