1. RavenSword's Avatar
    I am the same way. And to the OP with all the hacking that goes on these days, it seems like no matter how large or small the company is, it can happen. For me, I like what I get with Google and even though they "know everything about me" it is not a huge deal. (If you think that is bad, just realize what the government does each and everyday) I use gmail, outlook,yahoo among others, so I spread out the load, but it's not because I was worried about having all my data in one place, I just like trying out different email clients and also use certain emails for certain things. And I agree with the other poster about bing being terrible.
    I was considering making outlook.com my main email because I like its clean look and simplicity. But, although it might sound superficial, I kinda feel like hotmail (and therefore outlook.com) is still a laugh stick to users.
    08-14-2014 12:46 AM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    I have been using outlook.com for a while now and love it. It's a very clean interface and I have office 365 also.
    08-14-2014 12:51 AM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    I have been using outlook.com for a while now and love it. It's a very clean interface and I have office 365 also.
    Do you use it as your primary email ?
    08-14-2014 01:36 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have a YouTube account and 4 gmail accounts. That's all I do with Google. I use Bing in Safari, and that works fine. I have a Google+ account, but don't use it. I'll keep my gmail accounts because it would be way too much trouble to make all the necessary changes. There's too many. But i also have my iCloud, Comcast and Outlook email accounts. I'm looking into switching from YouTube to Vimeo or some other video service.
    08-14-2014 09:08 AM
  5. ajl's Avatar
    I've also been thinking about doing the same. But I don't think I'll be able to go through with it.

    In my opinion, there's no match to YouTube. That's something I just can't quite living without.

    Google search is irreplaceable.

    I'm very invested into Google Drive, and don't think I could switch over to OneDrive.

    Been using Gmail for 3 years. Have a lot of important stuff in there that I do mind losing.
    08-14-2014 09:19 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've also been thinking about doing the same. But I don't think I'll be able to go through with it.

    In my opinion, there's no match to YouTube. That's something I just can't quite living without.

    Google search is irreplaceable.

    I'm very invested into Google Drive, and don't think I could switch over to OneDrive.

    Been using Gmail for 3 years. Have a lot of important stuff in there that I do mind losing.
    What makes Google Search irreplaceable for you? I rarely use it. I don't have the app on my screen. I do have the bookmarklet for it. It works just like the app. But I use Safari for most of my searching. Do you use the mic?
    08-14-2014 10:00 AM
  7. RavenSword's Avatar
    I've also been thinking about doing the same. But I don't think I'll be able to go through with it.

    In my opinion, there's no match to YouTube. That's something I just can't quite living without.

    Google search is irreplaceable.

    I'm very invested into Google Drive, and don't think I could switch over to OneDrive.

    Been using Gmail for 3 years. Have a lot of important stuff in there that I do mind losing.
    Gdrive does have a option to export your data, do they not?
    08-14-2014 07:12 PM
  8. zerog46's Avatar
    Do you use it as your primary email ?
    Yes I do.
    08-14-2014 09:20 PM
  9. RavenSword's Avatar
    Yes I do.
    I might forward to outlook.com to see how I like it as my main. I know you can attach documents to one drive with it, but you can do the same with gmail and gdrive.

    Does outlook.com do any kind of push on ios ?
    08-15-2014 04:12 AM
  10. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I might forward to outlook.com to see how I like it as my main. I know you can attach documents to one drive with it, but you can do the same with gmail and gdrive.

    Does outlook.com do any kind of push on ios ?
    Yes
    08-15-2014 06:33 AM
  11. rayz336's Avatar
    There are alternatives to nearly every Google service if you're willing to use them
    08-15-2014 06:54 AM
  12. abazigal's Avatar
    I actually thought of switching from gmail to iCloud email at one point, but my main concern was all the websites and services I had subscribed to which use my gmail address. It seemed extremely troublesome to have to go back and change all of them, and I don't even remember what I subscribe to. Not to mention having to inform all my friends and colleagues about this change.

    How do people work around this?
    08-16-2014 10:42 AM
  13. mulasien's Avatar
    I actually thought of switching from gmail to iCloud email at one point, but my main concern was all the websites and services I had subscribed to which use my gmail address. It seemed extremely troublesome to have to go back and change all of them, and I don't even remember what I subscribe to. Not to mention having to inform all my friends and colleagues about this change.

    How do people work around this?
    I went through similar pain switching from my yahoo to my gmail account a few years ago. Basically you have to keep both accounts open, and occasionally check on the older one once a week or so to see if you missed anything, then convert it as you're made aware of it.
    08-19-2014 01:26 PM
  14. Flow39's Avatar
    I went through similar pain switching from my yahoo to my gmail account a few years ago. Basically you have to keep both accounts open, and occasionally check on the older one once a week or so to see if you missed anything, then convert it as you're made aware of it.
    I wish there was a way to just import all my emails from my Gmail account and just transfer the whole account over
    08-19-2014 03:15 PM
  15. RavenSword's Avatar
    Oddly enough I did just buy a nexus 5, even though I just made this thread about ditching google , lol. I wanted to buy the nexus5 because I was getting bored with iOS. But now I'm wondering if I should return it :/ iOS 8 is going to add quite a bit of functionality.
    08-19-2014 04:55 PM
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