Originally Posted by auxio
I use both iCloud for syncing personal contacts/calendars/email and Exchange for syncing work contacts/calendars/email, and everything works flawlessly for me.
iCloud sync of data like contacts between devices works fine for me, too. What DOESN'T work worth a damn is apps sharing data between themselves on the same machine. Expanding on my earlier example:
I had an appointment at 2:15 pm on February 20 with Dr. Duck at 888 West 8 Avenue, Vancouver BC.
I began by entering the Doctor's name, address and telephone number into Contacts.
Then I entered an appointment into Calendar. I hoped that entering the Doctor's name might bring up a prompt to automatically pour in the contact info but it didn't so I deleted it and tried dragging the Doctor's address over myself. That worked except that it made up an imaginary address. I tried entering the correct address manually, but it kept switching back to the imaginary one.
I deleted the contact info I'd dragged into Calendar and re-entered it manually. On the day of the appointment I right clicked on the address and asked it to Show Map. It came up with two possible locations in Calgary, a city roughly 600 miles away. When I tried just typing the address into Maps directly it said the address can't be found.
Clearly (a) these apps don't share data well, and (b) these apps are insect habitats in their own right.
Edited by Lorin Schultz - 2/24/14 at 9:55am