UPDATE: iDisk File Sharing feature coming soon

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Pooshka, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. dukishdary macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    yea to me this was one of the most exciting features. if anyone knows anything about this feature or the lack there of in the current rendition of mobileme please post :)
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Is this the one where you can send people a link to download from your site? That was awesome...
  3. Pooshka thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    that's it

    i think the reason why the share button is not there yet is because apple want to stabilise their servers first, after all that mobileme launch snafu and before they let people start sharing gigs of files like crazy:rolleyes:
  4. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    in the video

    This is in the VIDEO of mobileme, so I am sure it will be coming back and even easier to use.
  5. ahmedrah macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    My idisk is only showing 10 gig available...has anyone's updated to 20 yet?
  6. one3 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2004
    I think by default MobileMe allocates 10GB to iDisk and 10GB to Mail ... just go into your ACCOUNT // STORAGE SETTINGS section of MobileMe to change those settings.
  7. rdjl27 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    Unfortunately your faith does not serve you.

    I spoke to a MobileMe Support Chat person last night to find out that they had scrapped the feature, at least in the current iteration of MobileMe and the product feature page had been edited to reflect that. I was reminded that the TOS Agreement allows them to do what they wish with anything (sounds like more than one Apple product launch to me, with announced features disappearing without a peep).

    I then kindly pointed out to her (her name was Kara, but I'm pretty sure that they are all called that because it was the fourth time I had gotten a hold of "Kara") that the MobileMe support page still had instructions on how to use our now killed share button feature, and she told she would make sure to pass it on for removal.

    So yeah... That's not very nice. Oh well, maybe our nigh $100 a year will justify future features, or in this case previously shown and announced ones.

    Just before anybody says this feature isn't that important, it's the ONLY way that people could have shared iDisk files without having to use the web interface, or network shares, or through the finder. That would have greatly sped up the process of getting out files as you'd no longer have to worry about email attachment limits and the like, and I'm sure many people can think of scenarios where this would have been useful.

    Oh well.
  8. EngBrian macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I just went on the mobile me site and it still talks about "Share and Share alike"...I was hoping to get a trial account to use this feature and try mobileme in general as it seems better than when I had .Mac... I hope it does come through in the end.

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  9. mca7 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007

  10. Agathon macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2004
    I'm not renewing.

    I'm scrapping Apple's access to my credit card. This is crap.
  11. DaSal macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Well I'm glad I only got the trial. MobileMe turned out to be a MAJOR disappointment. Half the stuff they advertised was scrapped, and the other half barely works.

    No Mac 2 Me push, no sharing on iDisk, iDisk is STILL really freaking slow (around like 70kb/s when I can upload to any other server at around 240kb/s), the site doesn't even work properly on one of my macs (running Safari no less). Hell, even MobileMe to Mac doesn't push properly most of the time. And whenever my Mac syncs and there is a change half the time it'll ask me if I want to approve it or not.

    Nowhere near as integrated and smooth as it all looks in the video.

    Anybody with a blog want to write a good post about this and get it on Digg or comparable sites? I can't believe there's like no press on this, I haven't even read a single post on Digg or anywhere else about MobileMe being down for like days. Word needs to get out and Apple needs to get their ass kicked for this screw up.

    Only reason I'm not writing angry emails and getting my money back is because I'm on the trial, thank god.

    I can only say one thing though: FALSE ADVERTISING!
  12. EngBrian macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I guess I am not too familiar with software development cycles but how did something like the share feature get dropped in the month since the keynote when Phil showed this feature. I would have thought a month ago they would have known if it was going to be ready or not.
  13. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    I made a blogpost about the push issue but my blog is so new and pathetic, it could never get up on Digg. Even if it did, I'm sure it would get ripped to shreds because it sounds more like a rant (which it is) than anything productive.

  14. rdjl27 macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008
    I wouldn't really call it a rant. Apple gets a pass too often when its not being transparent. The fact that many people are left in the dark as to how these things actually will work (10.4.x users for instance) is sad. Things performing in ways other than they were advertised and features being pulled at the last minute just is not the way to do business.

    Although I'd like to point out that as long as the MobileMe support site has been up, that's how long the mention of the iDisk share feature has been noted there. Contrary to the chat agent told me, it looks like her passing on "feedback to the right channel to get that corrected" has not yet resulted in a correction. But if they're answering from scripts, it's pretty clear that they knew what what was going on. But again, a lack of clear, in the public transparency hinders us from knowing what actually is going on.
  15. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    funny, so I setup the sharing with a password in my .mac (no updated to mm) control panel. then, I put some files in there, with idisk, and then I logged OUT of my mm, and went only to the PUBLIC url, was presented with a password request box, and was able to download the file I had put there.

    Seems like file sharing is, or is still working.
  16. mca7 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2007

    The file sharing function being discussed here is the lack of the email function. Apple advertised a way to upload large files to your idisk and then be able to send an email to a friend with a link they would easily click on and then the file would download to their computer. As of MM launch that ability is gone and supposedly has been cut from the MM service.
  17. Poll Smoker macrumors 6502a

    Poll Smoker

    Jul 20, 2007
    I just received an email from Apple saying the same thing.

    It was a feature I was REALLY looking forward to using. Like you pointed out, using sharing files on iDisk is a pain in the ass, compared to the ease of simply sending someone a link, like with yousendit.com.

    I'm thinking that Apple got frightened about two things:

    1) Potential misuse (sharing music/software/etc)

    2) The bandwidth that would be sucked up when people actually started using iDisk.

    And, on a side note, there's no excuse for iDisk being so f*cking slow. It's been like that since day one.
  18. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    this was something different. For example, with the file sharing people are talking about you could set options such as expire the link after x number of downloads, limit it by a particular password, and it was integrated with mail (not simply a hyperlink). If they didn't edit the file, you'll see it in action at http://www.apple.com/mobileme/guidedtour/

    If they did edit it out, I have a local copy of the guided tour and you'll see. It blows public folders out of the water.
  19. tismfu macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2006
    Here's the nebulous reply I got from MobileMe support. I say nebulous because they seem to leave the door open to the feature popping up in the coming days/weeks/months.

    Gotta say, though, as a Mac-diehard, Apple has dropped the ball and let down their customers in so many ways with this debut.

  20. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005

    Yes, I Have SEEN the "send a link to this file" functionality in the MM video before, but I THINK that people here were reporting that the public folder share, and password enabled login was ALSO going to be lacking, which it appears not to be. Certainly, one can send a link to the website with a UN and PW. But, granted, it ain't YOUSENDIT, but then again, that ain't too secure.

    Maybe they will add some func in the future, as they have with Leopard, time capsule and others.
  21. bperkins macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2002
    Just got the same "canned" reply from Mobile Me Mike...this is ********!
  22. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    I'm disappointed also that this isn't working.

    MM seemed like such a great update to .mac and it is getting diminished each day...
  23. Ashims macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2006
    Honestly... I can forgive all the other problems they've had. I mean... they're all teething things that happen-- I was expecting as much with such a massive release.

    That said, scrapping such a major feature with no warning? To me this is a massive letdown. Shall have to get in contact with Steve or the MobMe guys and see what is *actually* going on.

    Anyone wanna volunteer?
  24. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Exactly how i feel. I can forgive everything getting off to such a bad start, but to totally scrap the one thing i wanted the most..errr.. annoying, at best.

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