1. narrow_minded#WN's Avatar
    I use Google for Mail, Calendar, Contact Management and Maps. It actually works pretty good for 3 out of the 4 (Maps being the exception), but if there was an alternative I would jump. I have just decided I don't want Google snooping through my stuff anymore. I have had them since 2001.

    Maps through Chrome always gives me hassles. Their 'improvements" continually cause me more work. I set a default address everytime and yet when I look for directions it always asks me from where. It used to keep the default, no longer. The part that bugs me is when you go to google help, many people have these issues, for long time, and google doesn't care. C'mon this is a basic.

    Contacts: It works pretty good but when I add a picture from my phone, after the sync with GContacts, the picture comes back low res, no longer full screen when I call them or they call me, yes, it is a minor issue, but it used to work, they got rid of that feature, when you go to google help, lots of people have that issue and they don't seem to care

    Google Tasks: Never works through email like they say it will, after looking at other alternatives and trying to sync google tasks, the other services say google does not provide a standard api and thus there sync is spotty.

    Bottom line, things work OK with Google, but I want it to work good and want more privacy. If there was a cloud based alternative I would switch.
    I use a PC, an air, an Ipad and an Iphone and they all need to sync. Google is the closest so far.
    Have you tried iCloud? The calendars, contacts, and reminders sync amazingly. The email is a bit spotty, but you can use Gmail for that still.
    01-23-2012 12:47 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...based on the recent news about privacy policy changes from Google, iCloud and others are looking a lot better.
    01-28-2012 01:17 PM
  3. bgl321's Avatar
    ...based on the recent news about privacy policy changes from Google, iCloud and others are looking a lot better.
    I missed the google privacy thing. Do you have a link on the subject?
    01-28-2012 01:27 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I missed the google privacy thing. Do you have a link on the subject?
    Here you go...
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    01-28-2012 01:34 PM
  5. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use my gmail for my push mail and still have the calendar just cause iCloud with windows you can't import a calendar to it and I don't have outlook .. Like phases of the moon .. Holidays .. Etc. If I had a Mac i know I could switch easy but I don't. But I did convert all my contacts to iCloud


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    01-28-2012 02:17 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I missed the google privacy thing. Do you have a link on the subject?
    The below link is from the email I received from Google:
    http://www.google.com/policies/



    Just Me, D
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    01-28-2012 02:33 PM
  7. bgl321's Avatar
    The below link is from the email I received from Google:
    Policies & Principles



    Just Me, D
    Thank you!
    01-28-2012 02:51 PM
  8. bgl321's Avatar
    Here you go...
    thank you.
    01-28-2012 02:53 PM
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