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nicholsandco
Sep 20, 2010, 11:49 PM
So here is my issue: I have three Macs; MacBook Pro 17", MacPro Tower, Mac Mini plus an iPone 3GS that I want to have MobileMe sync to. How many Macs will MobileMe allow me to use / install it on? Can I buy the single user or do I need the family (5 user) pack?

I use all these Macs for my work so the main needs are for my calendars & address book are synced between all three Macs + iPhone.

NOTE: Also my wife has a Macbook I'd like to add later to MobileMe. I am sure that will need to be the Family pack upgrade so she can have her own address book and calendar syncs. But for now I just want to sync my 3 Macs + iPhone, so will I need the Single user or Family pack of MobileMe?

Thanks for any hep you folks can offer!!!



GoCubsGo
Sep 20, 2010, 11:51 PM
Sync all ... I sync 3 computers on it, legally.

nicholsandco
Sep 27, 2010, 01:28 PM
So... do I need a single license or a family pack license??

nicholsandco
Sep 27, 2010, 01:28 PM
So... do I need a single license or a family pack license??

Sync all ... I sync 3 computers on it, legally.

ooninay
Sep 27, 2010, 07:40 PM
A single license will work for 3 computers... I've kept four or five sync'd at once with my single license. I think the time you need more than one license is if you want to have different users, each with their own accounts, and each with their own separate sets of sync data (separate bookmarks, contacts, calendars, etc., for each user). But if I understand what you're describing correctly, you use several different computers and just want to keep all your stuff in sync between the three of them, and that's what a single user account is designed to do.

mulo
Sep 28, 2010, 03:21 AM
I have accounts on 5 computers that I sync with mobileme.
Where do you see if its "legal"

nicholsandco
Sep 28, 2010, 12:09 PM
OH Thanks yes... "you use several different computers and just want to keep all your stuff in sync between the three of them, and that's what a single user account is designed to do." Is correct... thanks for your help. I couldn't tell if I needed a single or family pack for multiple computers + iPhone for one user to sync up too.

I'm heading off to Amazon.com, to make my purchase, THX again!!
Matt

A single license will work for 3 computers... I've kept four or five sync'd at once with my single license. I think the time you need more than one license is if you want to have different users, each with their own accounts, and each with their own separate sets of sync data (separate bookmarks, contacts, calendars, etc., for each user). But if I understand what you're describing correctly, you use several different computers and just want to keep all your stuff in sync between the three of them, and that's what a single user account is designed to do.

ooninay
Sep 28, 2010, 05:02 PM
I have accounts on 5 computers that I sync with mobileme.
Where do you see if its "legal"

I'm not sure, but since MobileMe knows how many computers you're syncing with it (it displays them all in System Preferences/MobileMe/Sync/Advanced), it would surely just refuse to add another computer to the list if you were in excess of its maximum (whatever that is). I actually have 7 computers listed in there right now although many are just alternate accounts on the same computer that I've been using to troubleshoot syncing issues...

ooninay
Sep 28, 2010, 05:03 PM
OH Thanks yes... "you use several different computers and just want to keep all your stuff in sync between the three of them, and that's what a single user account is designed to do." Is correct... thanks for your help. I couldn't tell if I needed a single or family pack for multiple computers + iPhone for one user to sync up too.

I'm heading off to Amazon.com, to make my purchase, THX again!!
Matt

No problem. Oh yeah, and I also sync my iPhone with MobileMe, so I'm certain what you want is covered under the single user license.

techpr
Sep 29, 2010, 01:27 AM
You can Sync many PC's/Mac's/iPhones/iPod Touch/iPads as you want with a single user account.

I Sync EMail, Contacts, Calendars on 2 Macbook's, 1 iMac, 1 iPhone 3G, 1 iPod Touch, 1 iPad and 2 XP PC's "just for Safari Bookmarks".