Just had a discussion the other day, whether Apple’s mobile.me service is cool, nice to have or a no go?
Personally I think there’s no need for this service. At least not for me. Sure it’s quite nice to sync everything from one hand. But honestly…for that price Apple would have to organize more than only my data, they’d have to organize my life 😉
Since Apple is not the only one offering syncing-tools, one does not have to pay that much for a service that, nowadays, should be free (come on – everyone’s working on different machines – macbook at home, imac at the office or whatever…).
There are some cool tools like Fruux, Dropbox or Spideroak that, if used together, can have the same effect as mobile.me. Espacially dropbox really helped me a lot during the last months while I worked on my thesis.
So, if you consider trying mobile.me (at least there’s a testing period – which I also tried, of course!) and you’re not that convinced at the end of the testing period, than maybe it does make sense to try one of those nice little tools mentioned above. Or just start with them and then switch to mobile.me if you don’t care about the money or simply became to lazy or whatever 😉
Oh. And don’t get me wrong (I already can hear those win-users saying “aaaah look…apple’s not all good…), I still love my mac and the apple services – and even more the amount of free services offered by other mac-geeks 🙂
I’m a mac =)