GMail users, and ME.com users...

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  1. ivantwilliams

    ivantwilliams Evangelist
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    I'm a bit curious...

    If you previously used\had GMail, but have either just created an iCloud email address [me.com], or simply had a Mobile ME account previously, have you move all your Calendar, Contacts and Email over to iCloud [@me.com]

    Does it seem to work well, i.e. Email, Calendar, and Contacts?

    I've been playing with the @me.com email address via iCloud.com, and just like the Mobile ME days, it does seem a little slow.

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

    Ivan
     
  2. ivantwilliams

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    Rather odd...

    Let me ask this, are there any GMail users that have now switched to using ONLY iCloud, for email etc?
     
  3. DavidT

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    Still using gmail address but I have all the rest to iCloud.


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  4. ivantwilliams

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    I'm going to stick with GMail\Google for now. It has worked flawlessly, hence no need to change as of yet...
     
  5. MrMike6by9

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    I set up an @.me account and setup iCloud but I'm too well committed to GMail to change for now. I have 3 GMail accounts and Calengoo works quite well for me. I may experiment with iCloud at some point but, for now, it's superfluous to my wants and needs.

    YMMV
     
  6. acosmichippo

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    I used gmail (but only for email) and switched to mobileme as soon as it started. I still forward that old gmail account to my @me.com address.

    Even if you still with gmail, you can still use icloud to sync notes, bookmarks, photostream, documents, and reminders.
     
  7. raqball

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    I switched to iCloud (.me) exclusively because it will sync all my bookmarks, address book, data, and docs..

    I don't own a PC so it just made sense to me since I have an iMac, iPad, and an iPhone 4S to keep sync'd..


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  8. DavidT

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    Yes why not. Apple set it for us that way. Why not use it.


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  9. ivantwilliams

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    Well, bang goes that...

    I've copied everything over to test iCloud fully. So for the next week or so I'm using my iPad 2, and iPhone [and Windows PC] with iCloud only. Let's see how this pans out...
     
  10. M0421231

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    M concerned that why can't we subscribe to calendars over iCloud or even sync our gmail calendars with iCloud
     
  11. sMhsn

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    Yeah exactly I was thinking the same, I hope there must be any other way to do that!


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  12. M0421231

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    I think you can use iCloud control panel to copy your gmail calendar using outlook to iCloud folder but u still can't subscribe. Il try it tonight
     
  13. Michael Baturin

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    I am continuing to use gmail for both my calendar and email needs. My contacts however, I have moved over to iCloud. I did this because Gmail forces a small picture on the caller ID whereas iCloud allows the contacts to stay at full size.
     
  14. Skb2000

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    I can't do it.... Mobile ME has decided it doesn't like my password... the same one I have been using for years. It gives me the option to change it BUT it will change it for EVERYTHING Apple not just MM... so I haven't done it yet.
     
  15. AeroCare

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    Well if Apple set it up it must be the best way ....... previous Puck Mouse, QuickTake , mobileMe, user.
     
  16. AeroCare

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    That's the same thing that happened to me when I tried to start iCloud. It's the same password that I've been using on iTunes for years but now it's not good enough? I had better things to do so I stopped. Maybe when I get back to trying to install it they'll have fixed that.
     
  17. ivantwilliams

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    ...after thinking about it more, I've decided to stick with GMail\Google.

    Why?

    Well, I know me, I'll be swapping back and forth to a BlackBerry or Android of sorts. In doing so, it would prove a little more difficult to use an @me.com address on said device.
     
  18. Santa

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    yes, me too. I'm sticking with Gmail/Yahoo Mail. I've had them both for years. Everyone knows the addresses. I know how to use them. At the end of my contract, I'm going to re-evaluate the state of the phone market. If I decide to move to something other than an iPhone, I don't want to have to deal with switching all my stuff.

    I might use iCloud for backup, but everything else I'm staying OS neutral.
     

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