Mobileme right for me?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Frost1235, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Frost1235 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    I bought mobileme only because the guy who sold me my mbp15 said that it could backup files. (Well, I found it it came with "Backup" Of which I still can't find)

    Seeing as how it is $100 a year for 20gb of space, should I keep it?
    I have been sifting through the forums, but it seems that a percentage mobileme users feel as if it is lesser to gmail.

    What else can this $100 program do besides email? I know it has the idisk, but I have an 8gb flash drive, and time machine for backups.

    I wouldn't mind the $100, if I could actually use the program, so Can someone fill me in on it?

    Thank you very much!!
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I think the people that get the most value from MobileMe have an iPhone. Do you have an iPhone? If so, you can have Push Email, Contacts and Calendar to your iPhone which Sync's with your Mac.
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I like having push e-mail/contacts/calendars that work across Macs and my iPhone. Especially once my girlfriend and I both have iPhones and MobileMe and can share contacts/calendar events easily... it'll be really convenient. The Back to My Mac functionality is also very handy—takes the annoyance out of connecting to my home machine from remote locations.

    I'm also a fan of the MobileMe Gallery function for my photos.

    But if you don't see yourself needing those things (or the web hosting it provides), then the service probably isn't worth it to you.
  4. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    The best feature of MobileMe (even better than email and the iDisk), is the syncing of your calendars, contacts and bookmarks across multiple Macs (and iPhones/iPod touches, if you have them).
  5. Frost1235 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Can you tell me about the gallery? Is it better than flickr/facebook's galleries?
    And is there anyway to post videos?

    I don't have an iphone, because I have verizon. (Hopefully Apple will go with all carriers with the iphone though ^^;;) I plan on getting a blackberry or something like it though. Will that be able to sync with mobileme?

    I was also able to glean about webpages. Can you fill me in on this as well?
  6. Frost1235 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Thanks ^^

    I've been reading that, but I just remember seeing someone use a mobileme gallery to put videos on it.

    But I other than what the website says, it seems to just be a way for apple to just gain more money. I would like to keep it, because it is integrated with mac, but the $100 is making me lean towards gmail.

    Thank you for everyone's help, and if anyone else has more to say, please don't hold back!

    Thanks again!
  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Everything Apple does is to gain more money. ;)

    Here's why I personally like MobileMe.

    1. If I add something to my Windows calendar or address book at work, that change is pushed to both my iPhone and my Mac at home (and vice-versa). As a result, I actually use my calendar and address book a lot more because no matter where I add a new entry (or edit an existing entry), the info is synched to all of the computers I use.

    2. iPhoto and iMovie directly integrate with the MobileMe web gallery, and I like how the web gallery looks. I can control the quality of the pictures, pick the resolution of my movies, give people the ability to download pictures in the same resolution I shot them in, give people the ability to upload shots that I may have missed to my gallery, and I can hide certain galleries from the page so people have to have a direct link to see them.

    3. I can access my iDisk from any computer with a web browser. This makes it super easy for me to copy files to and from work. For example, I took home a company-made DVD tonight and used VisualHub to rip it to a WMV format so we can distribute it all of the PCs at work. I put the result on my iDisk, so tomorrow when I get back to work, it'll take like 30 seconds to download. Or if I'm at work and download some MP3s from, I can pop them up on my iDisk and pull them down at home.

    Pretty much all of those features can be found for free on various websites across the Internet, but I don't have to hassle with a different sign-on for each website, and I like how each of these features integrates directly with my Mac.

    There's a lot to MobileMe. If you're only going to use one feature, then it's probably not a service you'll feel you'll get any value out of.
  8. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2007
    das Fort
    If you don't have at least two of these...

    • an iPhone/iPod touch
    • multiple Macs you want/need to keep in sync
    • a consistent need for the iDisk

    ...MobileMe is probably not for you.
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Ditto that. There are cheaper if not free back up options out there and I find it's cheaper to get a FTP server to use instead.

    Basically FTP server with like 60GB of space with free Gmail makes more sense if you don't have the aforementioned products to make use of MobileMe.

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