A day of preparatory farewells continues for Apple. On the heels of last night's closure of the MobileMe service (read MMi's coverage here), on Monday, Apple sent out an email blast heralding the next major Apple digital property to close up shop. This time, it's iWork.com.

Apple's message comes as a great reminder to users to download their documents by July 31st. When August gets here, users will no longer have access to the documents on the almost-defunct iWork.com. Fortunately, if you're clueless on how to do this, Apple has posted instructions on how to save your stored docs from the service back to your computer before the power switch is flipped at the end of this month.

After launching in 2009, Apple confirmed earlier this spring that iWork.com would close at the end of July. If you didn't get the email, here's what the message from Apple had to say:

Dear iWork.com user,

Remember, as of July 31, 2012, you will no longer be able to access your documents on the iWork.com site or view them on the web.

We recommend that you sign in to iWork.com before July 31, 2012, and download all your documents to your computer. For detailed instructions on how to save a copy of your documents on your computer, read this support article at Apple.com.

Moving forward, you can use iCloud to store your documents and make them available across your computer and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Learn more about iCloud.

Sincerely,
The iWork team
Source: Apple