Alternative to MobileMe

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  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    Hi all,

    I don't feel like shelling out the money for MobileMe, my free trial is up.

    Is there an alternative to MobileMe?

    Marc
     
  2. Dan14, Nov 11, 2010
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    Gmail for Calendar/Contacts/Mail.

    Dropbox for Online Storage.

    Cylay (if jailbroken) for Security (Find my iPhone).
     
  3. tiptopp macrumors regular

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    Depends...

    What are you using it for? If file transfer and storage, try Dropbox. I found this last week, introduced a couple of colleagues to it, and now none of us understands how we could have got by without it.

    Tiptopp
     
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Google Apps for Mail, Contacts, Calendar (and storage if you don't need 20GB). It is what I use ($10/year for domain registration) and I couldn't be happier.
     
  5. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I want to use it like an air sync.
     
  6. MacKeeper-fan macrumors member

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    Mail alternative: Gmail
    Calender Alternative: Google Calendar
    Photo Gallery Alternative:
    Facebook Photo Gallery
    Picasa Web Albums
    Flickr
     
  7. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't renewed my MobileMe subscription either. My email still works though, does anybody know how long it carries on working for?
     
  8. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was told 3 days.
     
  9. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

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    Marc, you can get mobile me for a cheaper price on ebay....Dont tell anyone I told you.


    /helpful ghost
     
  10. theone09 macrumors regular

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    yeah. i bought it only $50 at amazon
     
  11. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    Just use Gmail, Google Calendar and GSync to Over-The-Air sync your calendar + mail.

    If you want storage, Dropbox is king.

    What else did you want to OTA sync?
     
  12. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I want to sync my bookmarks.

    Where do I find gsync?
     
  13. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    +1 to this. There is nothing as simple and elegant as MobileMe for an iPhone, especially if you have a Mac or two to sync with. Everything just "works".
     
  14. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    true it's very polished.
     
  15. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    It's a shame the same can't be said of the PC version. Apple's Mobile Me control panel has some very serious CPU usage issues that have been going on for months that Apple have yet to bother themselves to fix. Really pees me off for the so called 'premium' experience.
     
  16. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I have to admit, as much as I love everything MobileMe does, I would have a hard time justifying it if I didn't run on Macs. Between a Macbook and an iMac for home and at work, it just makes it way too easy and convenient to keep them all in sync.

    DoesWindows even have a unified contact list or calendar if you don't use Outlook? And can third party programs like Thunderbird tie into them? It's been so long since I've had to use Windows for any serious work .
     
  17. bornblind macrumors 6502

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    Mine was working 16 days past my renewal. I renewed it at that point though. I'm not for sure exactly how long it will go for.
     
  18. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    OK I got exchange to sync contacts and calendar.

    What about bookmarks?
     
  19. akapaul macrumors member

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    I don't think google for domain syncs contacts. You have to sync google contacts with itunes first, and then plug in your iphone. Not too convenient because the only time I plug in my iphone to my computer is to do software updates.
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I never had a problem with the MobileME control panel on Windows. I never looked at it's CPU usage tho. Apple does have a tendency not to care about yesterday's specs.
     
  21. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    You'd know if you had the problem as MobileMe takes up 90%+ of CPU usage until you kill the process, making your entire computer grind to a halt. Nice programming Apple.
     
  22. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    Some update a couple months ago caused this. And prompts that it couldn't sync.

    It is wiped now, since i replaced the Windows laptop it was on. I haven't seen the problem yet on my MBP with Windows under VMWare Fusion.
     
  23. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I thought ms exchange does air sync? I set up an account already.

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740
     
  24. akapaul macrumors member

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  25. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Yes.

    I have MobileMe, but I don't use it to sync Contacts or Calendars - I find Google is much better and more reliable.
     

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