Originally Posted by 2 cents
Glad to see some others who appreciate MobileMe as much as I do. It's a kick ass service. Can it be improved? Of course! The most obvious improvement is mentioned here often: a drop box like file syncing. I'm sure apple is working on that and much more. But apple has many projects going at any given time so it's natural that some draw more focus than others. It looks like MobileMe has reached near the top of apple's attention list recently and I could not be more happy.
It's important to keep in mind that MobileMe does many things. Comparing it to one trick ponies is not fair. Apple will have to improve individual features while maintaining and improving the integration of the program and deciding what cloud features need implementation. This is actually a pretty complicated project--not some no brainer some of you make it out to be. Just because some of you use only a few of the features, it does not mean the rest of the features are useless to the many rest of us. I for one, have no problem continuing to pay for a MobileMe that continues to grow more robust and seamless with my own little apple universe.
Oh, and it is not slow. Anything but in my case. Maybe there is something location specific going on.
I'm with you, except that if you tell Preferences to keep a local copy of your iDisk and to sync automatically, then that is pretty much exactly Dropbox for you right there, automatically syncs, available on the cloud, on the phone, capable of sharing file with private links etc etc.
I love MM. I think Back to My Mac is great (since I got it working by using my Airport Extreme as my main NAt router), calendar sharing is great without having to resort to long winded cludges with google etc, plus all your mail is ad-free unlike a lot other the free services. There's is only 1 thing that is worth complaining about, and it's the lack of ability to use your own email address with it. There are workarounds, but it should just let you specify what you want to use and accept it.