The notion of automatic local backups to far off clouds is a good one. I had been using Google Drive since it came out a few years back and with Apple’s new iCloud offering and my new iPhone I thought I’d migrate once Yosemite came out.
I opted for the 250GB plan and drug all our photos (gigs and gigs and more gigs) to the iCloud folder in Finder. Needless to say, it didn’t go too well.
What they really mean when they say…
Any kind of ï¬le. On all your devices.”
… is …
All of your files. On all your devices.
Sure enough Apple’s iCloud moved the whole photo collection up to their cloud but they also tried to move the whole photo collection down to my 8GB phone. Smooth move Apple.
I was greeted with, You have one thimble of space left on your phone when I picked it up to see what the Internets had tonight. I had to fritter about and drag the photo collection back to the Google Drive folder. I also downgraded to the 20GB plan and hope my iPhone does the right thing and takes them off the phone.
Funny thing is that I can’t even see them on my phone since Apple implemented the sync so it “just works” and therefore you can’t actually see all the files you sync.
And then there’s iCloud’s Mail that seems to thrash about for a good 5 minutes whenever I move an email from one folder to another. So I’ve stopped using that service completely (old IMAP is a hundred times more reliable) and don’t even get me started again on how Apple jacked up Mail.app.
The hell is up, Apple, with all these shitty implementations?
Google creeps me out anymore so the revert is just a temp thing. Maybe I’ll have another look at Dropbox’s pricing plans.
PS— Ever wondered why iCloud sucks?
#apple #icloud #fail