Dropping MobileMe

7 Comments

  1. Jez

    Hi Bryan
    Great to read your article and thanks for posting your research. I\’ve just extended my mobileme account for another year as well as upgrading to family pack to get my girlfriend up and running so we can sync calendars. I quite agree with all your points. Bells & whistles are Apple\’s trademark and I\’ve been easily sold on them only to find that in some cases the functionality is basic (and can be found elsewhere for free-as you have pointed out) limited (so that you need to use another programme to do more – iWeb for example) or that in the end I don\’t really use it (eg Gallery).

    I\’d add Delicious.com to your options for (social) bookmarking – wonderfully explained here by CommonCraft [http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english]

  2. KG

    So I guess the time you took to undo MobileMe and switch the consolidated services it provides over to all those providers was only worth ~$72:

    http://www.amazon.com/MobileMe-Individual-Updated-2009-Version/dp/B001AMLRU4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1270610723&sr=8-1

    I hope you spent very little time doing it…

  3. Robert

    After researching this, I understand that icloud doesn\’t let you simply \”drop\” microsoft office files in icloud as does mobile me. Icloud requires converting the files to numbers and pages programs which then must be converted back to microsoft excel or word. Am I wrong?

    1. Robert, iCloud is not like MobileMe was in that respect. You are not wrong.

  4. As the date for the end of MobileMe is getting near I am looking for the best ways to have all those things MMe use to sync together using other methods. As you described I pretty much went with all those solutions. Dropbox and Sugarsync seem like the best ways to have large files saved over the internet and Xmarks for my bookmarks though there was a slight issue with Firefox and Safari integrating, but I solved in right away. Over the next few weeks I will keep track on the progress of how well it all works. Now to move my webhost to another place. I will check out HostExcellence.

  5. Lucile

    Its like you read my thoughts! You appear to gras so much about this,like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I feel that you just can do with a few p.c. to drive thee message home a bit, but other than that, that is magnificenmt blog.

    A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

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