Exploring the Issues and Limitations of .Mac Services

James R. Stoup from Apple Matters has posted a great article delving into the shortcomings of Apple’s .Mac suite and his ideas for enhancements.

Stoup points out several issues including the paltry 256MB of iDisk storage, iCards, homepage, and bookmarks functionalities.

His observations resonate with me. Indeed, 256MB of storage seems insufficient, especially when smaller, less expensive devices offer more.

I concur that e-cards, even from Apple, are less than stellar. However, the simplicity of creating webpages and online galleries through homepage, coupled with its seamless integration with iPhoto, does offer value for users not well-versed in HTML.


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