My Decision to go google

Tim Lemons —  December 13, 2008 — 1 Comment

I have been a fan of google for along time. I’ve had a gmail account for as long as I can remember (back when you had to be invited) and gmail has always handled my personal domain email address.  I love the fact that no matter how many times I move, change jobs, change internet providers, my email address will always be the same until the day I die (or email dies)

Recently I made the switch to stop using Mail as my email interface and start going to just using gmail. I gotta say at first I was kind of frustrated and tried other apps like thunderbird.  I was also frustrated trying to get my exchange (work) accounts working in that workflow.  However the more I started using it, the more I LOVED it.  I could be on any computer anywhere and have my full featured mail client.

The more I did this the more I loved it and started using other features.  I stopped using iCal and started using google calendar.  I stopped using word (super slow and buggy on a mac anyways) and started using google docs. This really helped the situation I had with syncing my blackberry.  I downloaded google apps for blackberry and had access to all these things now on my blackberry

Then I started putting more and more of my documents online using google docs or box.net or Evernote or dropbox. Then I started using delicious for all my bookmarks.  Now no matter what computer I am on, I have access to them and now that I have an iPhone, I can access a lot of those items from my phone.

Now that I have resigned from my job at The MET (details coming soon about that) and have to turn in my computer, I am currently computerless.  Sure I have that old powerbook G4 – but as soon as I did the updates to try to get functioning it has frozen. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it working soon.  Anyways since I am computerless I am very grateful I made the decision to go google with most of my stuff.

Now if only I could sync my iPod, iPhone, iTunes, iPhoto and TV from any computer over the web.  Then I’d be in business!

If you want to read a little more about this go here.

One response to My Decision to go google

  1. i’ve made pretty much that same move tim. what is interesting to me, which is something a roommate of mine predicted who did security networks for sun microsystems, that we would all be working with just a monitor and keyboard and that we would have some server out there in cyberspace we rented or got for free that housed all our information & files. of course this prediction came back in 2000 from my friend so i suppose the future is now with our friends at google.

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