Google To iOS?

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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Im wanting to cancel all ties with google period. Im wondering is there anyone here that have done so and what alternatives are you using:
1.email
2.youtube
3.Maps
...my pet peeve is that once on android you reset your device it enables all the tracking non sense by default,just tired of it...
 

dannyyankou

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Mar 2, 2012
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Scarsdale, NY
I'll get this out of the way first- there will never be another Youtube.

As for email, setup a me.com email address, and you can set it up so that your Gmail messages direct to your me.com email.

As for maps, Apple's POIs have improved greatly over the past year. It's not a bad alternative to Google Maps.
 

Orlandoech

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Jun 2, 2011
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  • YouTube Alternative - One doesn't exist, don't kid yourself
  • Email - iCloud.com, Me.com, Outlook.com, Yahoo.com, AOL (lol)
  • Maps - Apple, MapQuest, Garmin, etc
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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I'll get this out of the way first- there will never be another Youtube.

As for email, setup a me.com email address, and you can set it up so that your Gmail messages direct to your me.com email.

As for maps, Apple's POIs have improved greatly over the past year. It's not a bad alternative to Google Maps.
hmmm, appreciate it the fast response, just trying to iron some things out before my 6plus arrive...The me.com email does that mean that i can pretty much delete all user information from google accounts?
 

dannyyankou

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Mar 2, 2012
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Scarsdale, NY
hmmm, appreciate it the fast response, just trying to iron some things out before my 6plus arrive...The me.com email does that mean that i can pretty much delete all user information from google accounts?
No, the account still has to be active. Go to your Gmail settings and set up your email so that they are forwarded to your new email address, unless you want to start fresh.
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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No, the account still has to be active. Go to your Gmail settings and set up your emails so that they are forwarded to your new email address, unless you want to start fresh.
ok got it i just may start fresh....Not for sure yet though....I hope Im not leaving anything out lol
 

Toltepeceno

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Jul 17, 2012
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  • YouTube Alternative - One doesn't exist, don't kid yourself
  • Email - iCloud.com, Me.com, Outlook.com, Yahoo.com, AOL (lol)
  • Maps - Apple, MapQuest, Garmin, etc
To me anyway nothing beats google search either and google maps still beats apple maps, at least here it does by a long shot. That being said where we live one needs maps without having a data connection so I use sygic, works great. Just thought I would toss that in.
 

Anonymous Freak

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Dec 12, 2002
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You can always use YouTube to watch videos without an account.

Maps, I prefer Waze as a "navigation" mapping program, Apple Maps for non-navigation (i.e. just look at a location for whatever reason.)

DuckDuckGo is a good replacement for Google, as it is all about privacy.
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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Has apple maps lnsvigating you wrong and if so how often.. Is that Google maps has more features? Never even seen apple maps in action.. Also the ones using Google maps are you using it with an account
 

T-Will

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Sep 8, 2008
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I recently migrated my Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks from Google to iCloud, don't forget about those services (if you use them).

Also, recently switched to DuckDuckGo, so far it's a great alternative to Google search.
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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I recently migrated my Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks from Google to iCloud, don't forget about those services (if you use them).

Also, recently switched to DuckDuckGo, so far it's a great alternative to Google search.
Def forgot about the calendar n contacts... The contacts have to be done csv format then imported?
 

amro

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Jul 7, 2008
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Def forgot about the calendar n contacts... The contacts have to be done csv format then imported?
Nope. Use this app: Contacts Sync for Google Gmail
It's from Playa.

It works both ways. It updates Google contacts from iPhone or iPhone from Google contacts. It also supports custom labels which appears to be a PIA any other way. I love it.
 

enthusiastic

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Nov 1, 2013
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I recently migrated my Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks from Google to iCloud, don't forget about those services (if you use them).

Also, recently switched to DuckDuckGo, so far it's a great alternative to Google search.
Give bing.com a try. It has improved a LOT and the rewards program is cool.
 

ANTAWNM26

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Jun 14, 2009
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Nope. Use this app: Contacts Sync for Google Gmail
It's from Playa.

It works both ways. It updates Google contacts from iPhone or iPhone from Google contacts. It also supports custom labels which appears to be a PIA any other way. I love it.
I will check it out asap
 

T-Will

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Sep 8, 2008
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Def forgot about the calendar n contacts... The contacts have to be done csv format then imported?
I manually exported them then imported using the Calendar and Contacts app on Mac.

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Give bing.com a try. It has improved a LOT and the rewards program is cool.
I've dabbled with Bing, but I like the idea of not being tracked and personal privacy which is at the core of DuckDuckGo.
 

ErikGrim

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Jun 20, 2003
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As much as I hate Google, there's no getting away from that their search is the best. Turns out collecting your information does provide you with better results, who would have thunk it? Tried Duck Duck Go, but as it doesn't even know where you are local searches are terrible. No, there's no other YouTube as horrid as that is. Don't know what the go is with Vimeo, but I think their focus on content creators only have hurt their viability as a true competitor.

For me Apple Maps is far better than Google Maps. YMMV.

And I still have a Gmail account I use for signing up to lists and services. But I only access it with IMAP through Apple Mail.
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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I'll get this out of the way first- there will never be another Youtube.
Depends on what he wants to do with it. If he just wants to post videos to share with others, Vimeo works. He won't get the views YouTube gets, but then again most people just posting a normal video won't get a ton of views either unless it's something really interesting.
 

Beelzbub

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Feb 6, 2012
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For me, I like Outlook.com. Free push mail and your mail, calendar, and contacts are always in sync between all your devices, even Outlook if you use that on your computer. They also give you 30 GB of space, and the OneDrive is pretty nice. I have been using that and the app is pretty nice. Your pictures are uploaded and stored in OneDrive and they are accessible on all your devices using the app (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone).

I know iCloud does all that, but you have to pay for more space whereas Outlook.com gives you an ample amount for free. I just forward everything from Gmail to Outlook.com. I really enjoy the push email and was spoiled with it, when I upgraded my iPhone I lost it and Outlook.com was a good alternative. I have no complaints. YMMV.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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For me, I like Outlook.com. Free push mail and your mail, calendar, and contacts are always in sync between all your devices, even Outlook if you use that on your computer. They also give you 30 GB of space, and the OneDrive is pretty nice. I have been using that and the app is pretty nice. Your pictures are uploaded and stored in OneDrive and they are accessible on all your devices using the app (PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone).

I know iCloud does all that, but you have to pay for more space whereas Outlook.com gives you an ample amount for free. I just forward everything from Gmail to Outlook.com. I really enjoy the push email and was spoiled with it, when I upgraded my iPhone I lost it and Outlook.com was a good alternative. I have no complaints. YMMV.
OneDrive offers 30 GB?
 

fchowd0696

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Why are people so self conceited that they believe multi billion dollar corporations care about about what websites you visit besides just pure monetary value? Such paranoid individuals.
 

Dave Felix

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Apr 9, 2011
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Im wanting to cancel all ties with google period. Im wondering is there anyone here that have done so and what alternatives are you using:
1.email
2.youtube
3.Maps
...my pet peeve is that once on android you reset your device it enables all the tracking non sense by default,just tired of it...
What's wrong with Google? Or better question, why don't you like/want to use it anymore?