Originally Posted by SolipsismX
[...] iClouf is so far beyond .Mac yet people still clamor for it's inferior features
Thing is, some of those features were damn handy.
Despite the technical limitations of iDisk you described earlier in the thread, it was a very simple way for me to share large files with those who had the password and not those who didn't. Easy for me and easy for them.
iWeb was simple enough that even a fool like me could use it, and the cost was almost completely offset by what I now pay for web hosting.
Photostream, while being automatic, doesn't come close to being the Facebook replacement Galleries was. I don't want to send every photo I ever take to everyone i know. I want to put together little collections that are presented in an attractive and tidy fashion and are stupidly simple for people to view (i.e. a browser interface). Even now, no third-party substitute matches the ease of viewing and downloading Galleries offered.
It was also really handy to have my calendar on a web page that I could share with family. Having my activities update the calendar on their devices is overkill, and they are annoyed by the alerts they receive every time I make a change. All they want is an easy way to look at my schedule when they need to. The online calendar in MobileMe was perfect.
So, while I do very much appreciate the many new features Apple has brought to the cloud (I don't know how I lived prior to device syncing), I also really miss some of the features they've dropped, particularly since things like iWeb and Galleries were among the reasons my wife and I switched to Mac in the first place.
EDIT: Corrected accidental use of iWeb where I meant MobileMe
Edited by Lorin Schultz - 6/8/14 at 7:55am