I stopped using MobileMe more than a year ago. I wrote about it earlier. Rather then repeat myself, lets just say that other services do it better.
I have been using Gmail and Google Documents since then, which works great for the most part. Not crazy about the advertising, but there aren’t good free options. I had tried using Dropbox but had to stop that due to its recent security breach. I looked at some other options, but right now SugarSync seems to be working the best.
What I like about it, is that it is offers great performance and features. It is what MobileMe should have been. I love the local client file manager, and the immediate synchronization of the most common folders. Last night I uploaded a 300 MB file, and it took about 20 minutes. I would have never attempted that with iDisk. I was thrilled with its functionality.
Gallery – Flickr is great and is a much nicer way to view and share your photos with others.
iWeb/Hosting – WordPress or other CMS like Posterous or Tumblr are good as well.
iDisk – Almost everything is better for file storage. Google Documents, Dropbox (if you don’t care about security), SugarSync.
Email – Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, Yahoo. I have a Yahoo account, but only really use it for Flickr.
Calender – Gmail calender is great and sometimes works with Gmail as well.
Synchronization of bookmarks – Xmarks allows you to share your browser bookmarks between multiple computers. Works great! I don’t use it, but I have supported people who do and it is super easy.
Synchronization of your passwords – Lastpass, 1pass work well for many people. I don’t believe that synchronization of passwords is a good idea, but other people like this. For me, with the problems with security on the web mean that mixing passwords with a third-party is nothing but problems.
Synchronization of mobile devices – SugarSync and Audiogalaxy work great. I love how Audiogalaxy scans your music and then allows you to stream it to other devices. Much faster than other methods of uploading or sharing your music to the world.
Backup Protection – SugarSync and Google Docs is working great for me. However if I had more data I would probably have NAS device that also replicated in the cloud. For that storage I would probably pay for SugarSync. I am actually considering exporting my documents from Google Docs and putting them in SugarSync. I would love to go wholly away from Google.
Resume – Currently mine is in Google Docs, but it is more effective on LinkedIn. I have been a member of LinkedIn for probably 5 years and it is a tremendous value for networking and sharing opportunities with friends.
Sharing videos – I have enjoyed YouTube and VodPod. It is a great way to share videos with those you think might enjoy them. It is great to put videos out there instead of just having them on your hard drive. I think the only things that should not be shared are things like medical information, or psychological issues. Things that might embarrass or have no business being known. Everyone has issues, and the people who make peace with those issues are stronger and more able to help others.