“When looking over Apple’s .Mac service I always come to the same conclusion: ‘Cool features, good implementation but for $100 it’s just not worth it.’ And that’s a really big problem. Because iDisk has the chance to be so much more and if Apple doesn’t get a move on it then Google is going to come in and snatch up this glowing opportunity. But I will leave Google and their ambitions for another article. Instead lets focus on what .Mac does well, where it could improve and whether or not any of that will ever happen,” James R. Stoup writes for Apple Matters.
Stoup explains why he considers the Mail, address book, Sync, and the Support and learning center features of .Mac to be “the good,” Homepage and iCards to be “the bad,” and Bookmarks, iDisk and backup to be “the ugly.”
Stoup also looks at ways he’d improve .Mac in his full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Everyone uses .Mac a little bit differently. Some people see the Backup feature as invaluable. Some people love Homepage and build extensive sites using this .Mac feature. Almost everybody agrees that 250MB of iDisk storage (combined iDisk and .Mac Mail) is too little.
Are you a .Mac member? What do you like/dislike about .Mac? If you aren’t a .Mac member, why not?
Anyone can take the .Mac tour to see the features offered here.