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Sync calendars and address books between Macs
Authored by: scott721 on Apr 30, '10 08:18:55AM

All of this work to save $99/year for a MobileMe account is absurd. I'm constantly amazed by the people willing to go to any lengths to save a few dollars to avoid a "pay" solution. MobileMe, despite its numerous flaws (and there are many - I've got a list of complaints) is a simple, elegant and fast solution to keep multiple Macs - and iPhones - synced. Going through these gyrations to save <$10/month just strikes me as a myopic view of what your time is worth.



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Sync calendars and address books between Macs
Authored by: ddauerbach on Apr 30, '10 08:28:26AM

While we're giving shoutouts to other solutions, I'll say I'm a big fan of busycalc. It's basically a better ical, with very smooth syncing. (Wish they did contacts too...)



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Sync calendars and address books between Macs
Authored by: everkleer80 on Apr 30, '10 09:09:23AM

When I read this, I was thinking about checking it out as an alternative to renewing my MobileMe, but then again MobileMe does provide you with other services like the 20GB of network storage and the ability to locate/post messages to your iPod Touch/iPhone if you have one.

That said, I still might try this since I'm the type of guy (and I'm sure there's a lot of people like me out there) who does these things not so much to save money, but more just to see if they can do it!

Anyway, one downside I see here is I'm assuming this requires your "server" machine to be on in order to sync to any clients?



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Sync calendars and address books between Macs
Authored by: bitwise on May 03, '10 06:12:06PM

Your comment just rubs me the wrong way. As a small business tech support guy, I'm quite interested in this hint, but do not consider myself myopic. Without trying to think of every scenario in which this hint may offer a good solution, let me just put it this way. There are those for whom OS X server is the best solution and those for whom MobileMe is the best solution. I think there's plenty of room between those two for solutions such as this.



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Sync calendars and address books between Macs
Authored by: moofie on May 03, '10 08:55:01PM

Problem is, MobileMe doesn't do this. They removed shared address books and calendars when .mac turned into mobileme, and if they've been added back in I sure can't figure out how to make them work.

I live in the future. Why can't I sync my address book with other users?

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