MobileMe vs Gmail

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by nlr, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. nlr
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    Whats your thoughts and opinion?

    Whats better MobileMe or Gmail and why?
     
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    MobileMe. Cloud storage and a nifty email address.
     
  3. nlr
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    Google has alot of cloud services which are free like (word processing etc) and gmail offers alot of space too..


    I guess @me is better though :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
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    What services will you be using? If you ONLY want e-mail, GMail will work great and there is no reason to pay for MM just for e-mail. But if you want to use sync services and such, MM is much better for that.
     
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    iammike1

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    Setting the cost factor aside I still prefer my @mac.com email address simply for the strait forward compatibility with mail clients such as the one on the iPhone.

    I got tired of dealing with the crazy IMAP implementations from Gmail and basically being forced to use the web interface to take advantage of Gmails features properly.

    Would I pay for my @mac.com if that's all I was going to use? Nope. But since I have an iMac, MBP and an iPhone...and am looking at an iPad, the syncing offered is wonderful.
     
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    spectre51

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    I agree. For simplicity sake with my iPhone and iPad I love mobileme more than gmail.
     
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    Your comment has me confused.

    Curious. What IMAP features on Gmail can't you do with Mail on the Phone?
     
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    Yeah, it comes down to the value you receive from the features MM has vs GM. If you want the extras that MM has then it is worth the moolah. Otherwise if this is a side by side on email then I would say hands down save your $99 and go with gmail.
     
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    Crazy IMAP implementations? I've never had a problem with GMail's IMAP on numerous Macs, iPod touches, and iPhones. Just curious as to what you mean by that.
     
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    push email, push contacts, push calendars on gmail
    it matches or betters mobile me whichever way you cut it.
    only reason to pay for MM is for the find my phone feature!
     
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    Find my iPhone + wireless cloud syncing of contacts, calendars make the MobileMe worth for me. Also its integration with the AppleTV allows mw to subscribe to albums and see them updated without the need to sync.
     
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    Too bad the junk mail folder isn't supported on the idevices. That's one reason I don't use it save for the web app.
     
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    yes it is (it works like it would on any IMAP client),
    if you have a junk email in your inbox you 'move' it to the junk mail folder and it is marked as spam (exactly like clicking 'mark as junk' on the web interface)

    if you have a not junk mail in your junk mail folder then you simply move it to either 'inbox' or 'all mail' (the exact same as clicking 'not junk' on the computer)

    see the junk mail (spam)shows up like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    spectre51

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    Hmmm but no unified inbox still correct? at least on the iphone?
     
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    niuniu

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    I love Gmail - I'm using Google Apps now so my email (Gmail) is personalised ie me@whateveriwant.com and I have my own personalised logo inside the client.

    For free!
     
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    You mean with multiple accounts? That is coming in iPhone 4.0.
     
  17. gb7
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    I find MM's push email to be more reliable than gmail's. ymmv. Before I got MM I had to switch gmail back to imap on my iPhone because of its issues.

    Gmails calendar is better than the MM web calendar. I am on a Windows computer so I dont have iCal.

    Contacts is a wash. Find my iPhone is pretty cool.
     
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    Indeed. It works well :)
     
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    kirky29

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    Probably my favorite thing is the simple email address, @me.com
    No having to type gmail.com/googlemail.com/hotmail.com/yahoo.com

    Just me.com.

    I do wish it was a bit quicker though, GoogleMail is super quick for webmail. MobileMe... not.
     
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    steve knight

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    I tried using gmails calenders and Ical but I found ical did not work well with alarms and really limited the way alerts were done. gmail lets me use emails or texts or notifications. also gmail lets you use other email clients. your not just stuck with mail and outlook.
    I use mail notifier in staid of push for gmail it does not effect the battery.
    the biggest thing that has stopped me from using mobleme is that it does not work well with windows.
    so if you want to use something besides safari and ie mail and outlook your sol. kind of reminds me of what ms did years ago no choices.
    I do use mail at home though I did not find it better then thunderbird but it is better integrated with the mac. but I would never use outlook for mail or ie for web browsing.
     
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    If you only have one Apple device (be Mac, iPhone, iPad) then I would do some cost/benefit analysis. On the other hand if you have more than one Apple device then the tight integration that MobileMe offers is quite nice to have.
     
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    steve knight

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    only if you use the default apps. this has kept me from using it. I would have bought it if apple let some flex in. But I don't want to be limited to what apps I can use. if google and ms can do it I am sure apple can
     
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    I'm debating the same. I've considered paying for MobileMe, but I've been a gmail user since inception.

    But there's something appealing about contact syncing, and calendar syncing with my laptop (MBP).

    But, paying 100 bucks a year for push seems outrageous to me, given that gmail works so well. And the fact that I'm so google dependent now, I'm worried to make the switch! I mean, my google account links my Youtube, Mail, Online documents...


    Hmmmmmm...
     
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    You can get MM on Amazon for about $70. That is where I buy my yearly update.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Gmail can sync your contacts and calendars to iCal and Address Book.

    http://www.google.com/sync/mac.html
     

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