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    Default Gmail vs. iCloud

    Which one do you prefer? I used to love Gmail, but now that iCloud is out and available I really like iCloud, but there's less space available for your email. What do you think? Which is better?

    Currently I have my gmail forwarding all my emails to my iCloud account
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    For email gmail hands down. I tried iCloud email web base and it's to slow. So I use email and contacts through gmail exchange and the rest on iCloud. Also if I were to change OS's I can still use my exchange account.


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    I use both.

    Gmail for mail and Google Calendar for the calendar, and iCloud for a mail account I don't use, contacts, reminders, bookmarks, notes, etc.
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    iCloud. I don't trust google.
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    Being afraid is bad for your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoleScream View Post
    I use both.

    Gmail for mail and Google Calendar for the calendar, and iCloud for a mail account I don't use, contacts, reminders, bookmarks, notes, etc.
    +1 As above
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    I have both setup with mail, contacts and calendars. Google mail primary, iCloud contacts and calendar primary. Not sure what's the better option though.
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    iCloud for me, works with no problems. closed my gmail account.
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    I would delete gmail but I need it for cydia.


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    Exchange sync to Gmail, Calendar & Contacts.
    Google Music & Picasa Web, Google Docs

    iCloud - Reminders, Notes, Bookmarks, Photo Stream, Documents, Data

    Good Luck
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    Exchange sync to Gmail for Mail only.
    iCloud - Reminders, Data
    Exchange sync for Work Exchange email, contacts.
    Keep a synced copy of my contacts on iCloud for home use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrzyP View Post
    I have both setup with mail, contacts and calendars. Google mail primary, iCloud contacts and calendar primary. Not sure what's the better option though.
    Same here...will see how it all gets sorted out after a month or so.
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    Since I got my iPhone I switched to iCloud. It simply works better with the iPhone and my Mac, as I can use the built in Mail.app, rather than needing something like Sparrow to fully take advantage of Gmail's awkward IMAP implementation. Also, Google is a bit scary nowadays (although I'm not paranoid).
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    Sticking with Google. Gmail is king, and I love sharing my google calendars with my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
    Sticking with Google. Gmail is king, and I love sharing my google calendars with my wife.
    I agree too. Also, you can share calendars and reminders with other iCloud users.
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    I've always used gmail but decided to use an @me account and actually love it. I use iCloud for my contacts, cal, iWork and now email. I get emails almost instantly (did a test) and when I delete the email off one device it removes from all other.
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    iCloud +1
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    Right now I'm really diggin' iCloud. May eventually have my gmail forward to my iCloud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary86 View Post
    I've always used gmail but decided to use an @me account and actually love it. I use iCloud for my contacts, cal, iWork and now email. I get emails almost instantly (did a test) and when I delete the email off one device it removes from all other.
    That's the biggest thing I love about iCloud ... Integration will all devices
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary86 View Post
    when I delete the email off one device it removes from all other.
    I have not found this to be entirely true. While deleting an email from a iOS device removes it from OS X Mail.app, the opposite is not true. If you delete a email from within OS X Mail.app, it won't instantly delete from iOS devices - it'll in fact not update the mailbox state until you either open the iOS Mail app, or a fetch or push occurs. So you could have your iPhone reporting two unread, but Mail.app reporting zero unread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by impaler View Post
    I have not found this to be entirely true. While deleting an email from a iOS device removes it from OS X Mail.app, the opposite is not true. If you delete a email from within OS X Mail.app, it won't instantly delete from iOS devices - it'll in fact not update the mailbox state until you either open the iOS Mail app, or a fetch or push occurs. So you could have your iPhone reporting two unread, but Mail.app reporting zero unread.
    Yup. And frankly, this is the ONLY reason I don't use iCloud for e-mail. iCloud doesn't push read/unread status to iOS devices. Apple needs to fix this.
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    I have my gmail forward to me .me
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    Gmail (Mail/Contacts/Calendar)
    iCloud (Bookmarks/Notes/Photo Stream/Documents & Data/Find My iPhone)
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    I use gmail for mail, calendar and notes but iCloud for contacts and bookmarks.
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    Gmail for mail(really close to moving to iCloud) and iCloud for everything else. The only thing stopping me is I can't get to iCloud at work. We got gmail open but not iCloud
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