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What the end of Google Sync means to you

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:30 AM

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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:22 AM

I've been using Google Sync with iOS since inception. I had no idea that it is going away. I'm kinda still confused... Im a Google Apps user so that means that after Jan 30th, I'll still be able to use Google sync? And only new Free Google users will be unable to set up Google Sync after Jan 30th. Either way, I'm sorry to see this go as it was the main reason why I left Blackberry back in 2007. Thanks for the report.
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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

this is terrible news and could be even worse depending on how this plays out - if you already have all of you iOS devices accessing googlesync, and then you get a new device (as in a new iphone upgrade, new ipad) then you'll have to use the new set up, correct? Even if you transfer your settings via iCloud?

very angry right now.
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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Google might as well have just shot themselves in the face with this one...
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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:55 AM

What are the alternatives? I took a look at outlook.com, which is promising, but it doesn't offer some of the rules for filtering that I need.
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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:27 PM

Your top 3 choices for a replacement would be:

1/ iCloud mail,
2/ Yahoo mail, and
3/ Outlook mail.
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#7 User is offline   rohdawg 

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  Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

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What are the alternatives? I took a look at outlook.com, which is promising, but it doesn't offer some of the rules for filtering that I need.


Tried outlook....hated it. Not helpful, I know but I gave it a shot. If you're used to GMail outlook feels like a giant step backward.
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  Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

For me Outlook has worked so so great. Yes Gmail beats all of them but MS has a done a great job on many ways you just have to dig in a bit like all email clients.
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  Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:55 AM

Does the CalDAV method allow you to view shared Google calendars the way the Exchange method did?
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#10 User is offline   thulasiramb 

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  Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

No Issue, lets google keep this up.

1. Most of the companies don't allow gmail or any other google services except google search because of the data steeling issues with google.
2. If google takes this decision forward to implement, they will, for 100% sure start losing customer base.
3. Instead of paying for gmail, ios users will start paying for apple's mail, which is still far better.
4. outlook and yahoo have equally speedier and performance refreshed mail services which would sync with ios devices.
5. Stepping stone of failure starts like this. Good luck google.
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  Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:59 PM

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3. Instead of paying for gmail, ios users will start paying for apple's mail, which is still far better.

I'm not sure why iOS users would pay for a service that is free.

Personally I dislike GMail. I got one because at the time I couldn't afford a .Mac account but frankly once I could I never looked back and now I never have to.

The thing that annoyed me the most about GMail is that it doesn't create a standard IMAP or POP account and does things its own way. Exchange does too but it works well for M$ and in general it works well but GMail doesn't work well at all. I have often found e-mails not synching correctly on my Mac and iOS devices.

There are so many better systems in place than GMail I can't think why anyone would ever want to use it.
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  Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:32 AM

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What are the alternatives? I took a look at outlook.com, which is promising, but it doesn't offer some of the rules for filtering that I need. Tried outlook....hated it. Not helpful, I know but I gave it a shot. If you're used to GMail outlook feels like a giant step backward.

I guess, you are one of those in the minority group who think that Outlook.com is a giant step backward from gmail.

In my opinion, it is quite a step forward from gmail. At-least UI wise.
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  Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:34 AM

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For me Outlook has worked so so great. Yes Gmail beats all of them but MS has a done a great job on many ways you just have to dig in a bit like all email clients.

I agree.
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#14 User is offline   hari 

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  Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

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What are the alternatives? I took a look at outlook.com, which is promising, but it doesn't offer some of the rules for filtering that I need.


Just curious,what kind of rules are you referring?
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