MobileMe is working for me (now)!


In light of yesterday's post about ratings, I decided to return to a product/topic that I wanted to give everyone an update on. With each iPhone OS update that has come out since Apple switched .Mac to MobileMe I've tried to use it to wirelessly sync all my data between not only my Macs, but my iPhone as well. Each attempt in the past has lead to problems. One of the most frustrating problems I had over and over was the loss of ringtone associations with the 50+ contacts that I assigned custom ringtones too. Since you still can't assign ringtones to a group of contacts, I would have to manually go in and reassign them each time. I would typically get so frustrated that by the 3rd time this would happen, I would go back to syncing manually in iTunes. 


Now it works!

Apple has been tweaking (ie. fixing bugs) MobileMe all along. So I tried it again when the iPhone OS 3.0 update came out. It's been working fine ever since. I've not once lost my ringtone/contact associations and it's been syncing flawlessly between my iPhone 3GS and various Macs. For me, it's finally working as advertised and I'm happy! 

Much too often people are quick to tell you that something doesn't work! So I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you that MobileMe does work.


Yes, there is still room for improvement

Although MobileMe syncing is now working for me as advertised, that doesn't mean that the service itself couldn't be better. For example, I'm still stunned that to this day the iPhone doesn't support syncing of To Do items in iCal/Outlook without a 3rd party App (I use ToDo) and even more stunned that although you can finally sync Notes from Mail, that you can still only do so via the USB cable and iTunes. Notes themselves seem to sync up to the MobileMe cloud so why is it that we still have to plug in to get them to sync on the iPhone/iPod touch?

I could go on and on about things I would like to see implemented or improved, but for the most part I'm happy that it finally works the way it's supposed to.

You can get MobileMe here at a discounted price. It works on both Macs and PCs.

3 Replies to “MobileMe is working for me (now)!”

  1. I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks. I read a lot of blogs and listen to a lot of podcasts and for photography and I just want to say how much I enjoy what you have to say. As an iPhone user (Only had mine for less than a year) this blog about apps is really informative. Keep up the great work and have a happy and healthy holiday season.

  2. Yes, it worked great for me too…however, when my subscription came time to renew I reevaluated it….why pay the money now that you can sync the same data with Google (of course for free).

    I said goodbye to Mobile me because others services allow the same thing for no charge…I still do not understand why Mobile Me is not being totally revamped in areas like storage space, functionality, and price. Apple keeps trying to bring it up to date, but for the money, it is way behind…they are trying to make it worth the money, but I do not see how they can with what other services are offering.

  3. Terry,

    Great to hear about mobileme. Personally, I like using a combination of Google and Dropbox to sync my contacts, emails, and calendars (Google), and have access to some files across all my computers and iPhone (Dropbox).

    I will say that I didn’t know about the ringtones not porting over. I can see how that can get to be a pain.

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