Mobile Me Alternative

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  1. alansmallen macrumors 6502a

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    Hey. I'm looking for a Mobile Me alternative that only syncs my contacts and calendars. I don't need hosting, or drive space. Free would be best.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    well, you can try glide at www.glideos.com
    i think that suits your needs, and then some.
    good luck!
     
  3. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Try teh google , naturally. Google apps provide you with just about everything you need (imap mail, remote calendaring, contacts) and more random (yet useful) add-ons. Plus they provide pretty good iPhone interface. Free.
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    This sounds very interesting. Have you had experience using it?
     
  5. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm gonna try glide.

    I just want something that will sync mail.app and ical on my mac with my iphone wirelessly.
     
  6. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I use gmail now, but it seems like their apps are a random hodge-podge that are not very well integrated. Perhaps I am just missing something, but I just don't "get it".
     
  7. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    yeah, ive used glide very frequently.
    it syncs between my mac and pc effortlessly.
    honestly, it might even be better than mobile me.
    there i said it. dont kill me now
    but its like an online desktop.
    its very interesting
    i suggest checking it out
     
  8. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm using glide. how do i get my iphone to wirelessly sync with it?
     
  9. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    sorry, but i dont have an iphone. but go to the glide site on your iphone, and see what happens.
    i used the iphone simulator and it turns out that you need to go to www.glidemobile.com. i have a feeling that it wont completely sync with your iPhone though. sorry.
     
  10. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i want exactly what mobile me does, without the costs and troubles of mobile me. guess this isnt what i need.

    thx any way
     
  11. wilmor42 macrumors regular

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    to the OP: been there, tried it.. etc
    like me you'll just have to face the fact that if you want something like mobile me then your gonna have to pay.. i know its not the answer you wanted
     
  12. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I don't mind the cost, if MobileMe just worked as it should. I have been with .mac for a year now, and it never really worked completely either, so I really never expected much from MobileMe either. Very nice in theory, very bad in execution. I will NOT be renewing, even if it were free.
     
  13. alansmallen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually considering Mobile Me, but the trial isn't doing it for me yet. My sister is getting a mac for college so I'll probably grab mobile me for $69.
     
  14. jturn00 macrumors member

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    Try Plaxo

    I have been using plaxo. There is a limit to the free version for contacts but I find it works with mac, outlook, gmail, yahoo. Only issue I have is it used to be soley for managing contacts and calendars. Now they want to do a part of social networking. (I don't use this feature, I just sync contacts).

    www.plaxo.com
     

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