WSJ: iCloud to Gain Obvious Features 

Jessica E. Vascellaro at the WSJ:

The new features, expected to be announced at Apple’s world-wide developer conference beginning June 11, will allow iCloud users to share sets of photos with other iCloud users and to comment on them, these people said. Currently, users can only store one set of photos in iCloud through a feature called Photo Stream, which is designed to sync those photos to other Apple devices, not share them.

Apple is also working on a new feature that will allow iCloud users to sync their personal videos via iCloud, these people said, as well as allow users to access “Notes” and “Reminders”—two of its apps for jotting down quick thoughts—through iCloud.com. Currently, those items have to be accessed via apps for those features.

This seems like an obvious extension of iCloud, and I think, a great one, as long as it isn’t a clone of the old MobileMe gallery feature and app. Something more like Instagram would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath for something like that.

The addition of Reminders and Notes online is also obvious, but helpful. With Mountain Lion bringing the two services to the desktop in stand-alone apps, having a web interface will be great.