MobileMe vs. Google services

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dasikes, May 7, 2009.

  1. dasikes macrumors 6502a

    dasikes

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    Hello! I am approaching my second year as a .Mac/MobileMe subscriber. I am really happy with the service, but I just recently stumbled upon the wonders of Google's services.

    Are there any reasons y'all can give me to justify continuing to spend $100/yr for MobileMe when Google offers several similar services? Keep in mind, I use every feature MobileMe has to offer.

    Thanks!


    Oh, and what I hope to do is keep calenders in sync between three Macs, a netbook running Eeebuntu, an iPod Touch, and a Sony Ericsson phone.

    MobileMe does a better job doing calender with the Touch, but Google does a better job with the SE phone.
     
  2. ipaqowner macrumors member

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    "MobileMe alternative" 2 threads down from here.
     
  3. GuillaumeB macrumors 6502

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    Honestly i used to be a .Mac and then MobileMe user. Now i'm really happy with Google Apps + sync software (Google Mobile Sync and Calaboration) and Dropbox
     
  4. britboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Photo galleries and simply the EASE OF INTEGRATION with MobileMe. I don't have to worry about it, especially for those on my family plan.
     
  5. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Google is free and syncs contacts and calenders between my company Exchange Server and my company Windows laptop, my Mac Pro at home and my BlackBerry. MobileMe doesn't. It was a no-brainer for me.
     
  6. smilinmonki666 macrumors regular

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    I enjoy google & would like am going to trial MobileMe as I do like Apple products for their intergration, but I do admit I really do enjoy Google...
     
  7. johnbols macrumors newbie

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    Google, thats it......

    People find you much faster and you have more options.

    I also have @.me.com and that reject sometimes a JPG file when I send it. I doubt if I stay with mobileme,
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I switched from Mobile Me to Google services not too long ago. MobileMe webmail is still the most obnoxiously slow thing I have ever had the misfortune of using; even with Safari 4 beta with all the latest magic.

    The only thing I miss is Push email. But it seems like that will be added soon.

    I have OTA contacts and calendars with Gmail though.
     
  9. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    For me, I find them both about the same speed. I'm quite happy with MobileMe. I just never liked the "Google" UI. It seemed too basic and deconstructed even though it's features are far more robust than MobileMe even though I never used most of them. With my iPhone a lot of apps take use of the iDisk and push mail because of some of the limitations of what the OS allows.

    Other features that I like that gmail doesn't have:
    -back to my mac
    -easy access to a hard drive connected to an Airport Extreme
    -drag and drop functionality because of Sproutcore
    -easy posting of photos and videos (coming soon?)

    Newer features such as "find my iPhone" are supposedly coming. It seems as if Apple is coming closer being a "personal" Exchange.
     
  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I use them both. Frankly my school isn't very Mac friendly...so Google's approach works better, but for personal stuff, MobileMe is great. Also uploadin files from a Mac is just to easy with MobileMe.

    They're both great, Google Docs is just top notch
     
  11. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Back to my Mac never worked right for me. A free DynDNS account + any free VNC client is a more reliable alternative.
     
  12. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    Well i am a mobile me subscriber, i will continue to so for the screen sharing and file sharing aspect. however i have never used google sync but for free it's worth keeping, especially for a back up option. I use a service called logmein. Also free, it works well if i'm at a windows computer and need to access my imac. you can share the screen as well. no file sharing unless you sign up for the pay service. I highly recommend you check that out.

    Example: i was at work, all windows pcs there. I needed to download a tv show on my home imac. I didnt have my macbook with me, so i used the work computer (pc) to log into my imac and download the torrent. when i got home it was waiting for me.

    I hope this help!
    Feel free to contact me if you need additional help.

    Cheers!
     

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