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Poll: iCLOUD poll for mac users...

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#1 BoDEAN

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  • Joined: 04-May 04
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Iphone

Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:13

Long time google user here. Have a gmail address, and have a few google calendars, and a few shared calendars.

Have an ipad, iphone, mac air, and a windows desktop at home. With the onset of Mountain Lion, it is hyped up to favor people using the cloud to get full benefits from the OS.

Curious as to what users are using the icloud for these days? Only downfall I see with moving to icloud for mail/calendar is a) when I'm at work we have pcs, and it may be cumbersome to import calendars to icloud on a pc, b) having a windows desktop at home, might require more work to manage email/calendars from the windows pc.

The only article I've found on the net comparing both google and icloud is at LIFEHACKER ----

So please take time to answer the poll questions.


#2 Nerd Rage

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:15

Only thing I currently use the cloud for is iTunes Match.

#3 Rudy

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  • Location: Ottawa, On

Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:15

I only use iCloud for iPhone backup and whatever features come with iOS and OSX (safari tab sync, notes etc)

#4 Vice

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:17

I use iCloud for everything except email. I have my own webserver and domain for my email service but I use iCloud for Calenders, Notes, Document Sharing, Photostream and device backups.

#5 +OOOOOOOO

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  • Joined: 21-September 04

Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:36

iCloud is amazing and I use it for damn well everything. Email, Calendar, Notes, Files, Reminders, iTunes Match, Photostream.

Amazes me when people don't take advantage of this incredibly beautiful system that just works so well... it's free!

#6 SuperKid

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    Im no superman

  • Joined: 21-April 08
  • Location: Birmingham, England, UK
  • OS: OS X 10.8, iOS 7
  • Phone: iPhone 4S

Posted 27 July 2012 - 16:19

I use it for sync my iPhone to my iMac, including Photo Stream, Mail, Calendar, Contacts etc, pretty much everything is ticked on my iPhone and also use it for iPhone backups.

#7 GuJu

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  • Joined: 18-January 06
  • Location: Missouri

Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:45

I use it as my primary email. My @me is just my name, which I can't get with gmail, yahoo, etc since they're already taken

#8 Manish

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 22:02

I use iCloud for everything apart from mail and notes. I wish notes would sync without needing an IMAP account; it's annoying. Might set up an iCloud email just for notes when iOS 6 comes out.

a) when I'm at work we have pcs, and it may be cumbersome to import calendars to icloud on a pc, b) having a windows desktop at home, might require more work to manage email/calendars from the windows pc.

a) Calendars sync with Outlook using iCloud Control Panel for Windows
b) iCloud mail uses IMAP and SMTP standards

#9 vetWickedkitten

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  • Joined: 23-August 01
  • Location: England
  • Phone: iPhone 5

Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:11

I've had it since way back when it was still itools manly using it as a dropbox with idisk way before Dropbox actually came along in addition to email.

Mind now they have done away with idisk and then with sandboxing, a lot of programs won't be able to use dropbox.

#10 .Neo

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  • Joined: 14-September 05
  • Location: Amsterdam, NL
  • OS: OS X Mavericks
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:40

Mail, Contacts, Calendars & Reminders, Notes, Safari, Find My Mac/iPad.

PS It's spelled as iCloud. Not iCLOUD.

#11 goodbytes

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    Just below average Joe

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 07-May 04
  • Location: England

Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:44

I use it for everything except mail.

#12 Elliott

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  • Joined: 26-September 02
  • Location: Virginia, USA
  • OS: OS X Yosemite
  • Phone: iPhone 5s

Posted 30 July 2012 - 13:06

Mind now they have done away with idisk and then with sandboxing, a lot of programs won't be able to use dropbox.


For most programs, sandboxing won't affect apps using Dropbox. Document-based apps can open from and save to any user-accessible location as long as they provide a system open/save dialog. Apps that are using Dropbox for syncing (like 1Password) can just claim their specific folder in their entitlements (or access Dropbox directly through their API).

#13 +virtorio

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • OS: OSX 10.9, Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII

Posted 30 July 2012 - 13:13

Mail and iTunes Match

#14 OP BoDEAN

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  • Joined: 04-May 04
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Iphone

Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:09

Seems neither is running away in the poll.Appreciate the input.

#15 Sikh

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  • OS: Windows 7 / 10.8 / Ubuntu Server
  • Phone: Nexus 5 PA 4.4.2 / iPhone 5

Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:13

I only use iCloud for iPhone backup and whatever features come with iOS and OSX (safari tab sync, notes etc)


This.

Gmail will always be my mail of choice.



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