Alternative to iDisk?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by BAC5.2, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

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    Absolutely one of my favorite features of MobileMe was iDisk. iCloud doesn't have it.

    It will sync documents using Apple's Pages/Keynote/Numbers, but that does me very little good when I have other stuff in iDisk to keep my full document folder sync'd between all my devices.

    So what's a good replacement?

    I was using Dropbox for a while, but quickly came to like iDisk more.

    And ideas if Apple will incorporate iDisk into iCloud?

    Sidenote: I just gave Photostream a shot. Might not have been a good plan to load all 9k photos...
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. Daishan macrumors newbie

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    Try looking at Box.net as well. They just announced that all iOS users of their service will get 50Gb free forever!

    http://blog.box.net/2011/10/12/were-giving-ios-users-insane-amounts-of-free-storage-box50gb/
     
  4. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    I use Drop Box. It's awesome. HIGHLY recommended.
     
  5. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    Please leave feedback for Apple if you would like the iDisk to come back.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/icloud.html

    They did say depending on customer feedback, they'd consider bringing features back that got the cut with iCloud...
     
  6. Munch macrumors member

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    No wonder they said 5GB is a lot when they first announced it. I had thought you could store anything you wanted on iCloud just like dropbox... guess I was wrong. I don't think I'll ever fill 5GB.
     
  7. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just sent them a comment.

    I was a Dropbox user before, but iDisk was much better IMO.

    I've got a year to find an alternative, but I really hope they bring it to iCloud.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I was a big iDisk user as well, but with the DropBox app installed on my Mac, I'm finding DropBox superior to iDisk. Tons and tons faster - updates are instantaneous. Even on my very fast connection, iDisk was pathetically slow.

    The DropBox app integrates nicely in to the Finder and provides Growl notifications for changes - a nice feature I think. And iOS apps like GoodReader integrate natively in to DropBox.

    DropBox also maintains copies of old versions of documents overwirtten by new versions in case you need to roll back. Kind of like Time Machine.

    I pay for 50GB of DropBox space - about 20GB used presently - and I'm quite satisfied with it as a replacement for iDisk.
     
  9. dpetree macrumors member

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    Like Diashan said above

    5gigs is nice, but Box.net is going to give you 55gigs for free, starting tomorrow. you can also stream movies from your box.net account to AiRplay.


    Sign up for a free 5gig account and get 50 extra gigs starting tomorrow. But, you only have 50days to sign up as its just a special promotion

    Dropbox is nice but now i can cut down my cost and get 50 gigs free and take my dropbox back down to the free 20 gigs

    http://blog.box.net/2011/10/12/were-giving-ios-users-insane-amounts-of-free-storage-box50gb/

    url seems to be down, here is another blog about it
    http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/13/5gb-free-icloud-not-enough-box-net-is-throwing-you-50gb-free/
     
  10. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

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  12. ADMProducer macrumors regular

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    Switched to Dropbox from iDisk and have since never looked back. They cracked the idea of a true cloud disk. A simple folder that keeps in sync between all your devices.
     

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