- 07-18-2011, 03:03 PM #1
Hi all, so really soon I switching from iPhone 4 to Windows Phone 7. So I have few questions. Windows Phone sync with mac How to? Next Windows Phone 7 will works with MobileMe/.Mac service? I use .Mac/MobileMe service 6 years and I'd like to know WP7 will sync Contacts, Calendar, Mail? What most must have apps for WP7? How to sync Notes with Microsoft Office 2008 Mac With WP7? Is it possible?
What is app for sync Passwords, like 1Password (SplashID).iPhone, iPhone 3G, Palm Pre, iPhone 3Gs iPhone 4, Windows Phone 7:HTC HD7, Samsung Omnia 7, HTC Titan, Office 365, Zune Pass, MSDN.
07-19-2011, 03:29 PM #3
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Don't know the answers to most of your questions since I'm not an iPhone (or Mac) user, but if by Notes you mean OneNote, then I'm pretty sure it should work if you are using SkyDrive to sync.
Must have apps (for me) include:
Plants Vs Zombies
OneNote (included under the Office button)
NetflixOriginal science fiction, fantasy and comics for WP7 - Galactic Beacon Sci Fi Magazine
07-19-2011, 06:14 PM #5
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Contacts work similarly, syncing in the background wirelessly with Windows Live and Google, but I'm not sure about the Apple address book or MobileMe. I also can't answer your question about syncing email as I never tried to sync my email.
It takes a little getting used to but the good part is that since you are always syncing to Windows Live and/or Google (and Facebook too, and probably others), if you ever lose your phone, your data is still backed up. You don't have to manually sync your data. It does require that you make some adjustments to how you currently operate though. Best of luck.
07-19-2011, 06:31 PM #6
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For the day to day things, Windows Phone will be the most pleasant (more so when Mango comes out, mainly because of multi-tasking)
Hardware isn't as nice, but it isn't bad either. If you are in no rush, you could see what new phones come out this holiday season.
Apps are decent, but the marketplace is still young. You can find an app for just about everything, but the polish/function may not be up to par with the Apple version. In some cases this is the opposite though. Either way, post mango apps will really be where the app marketplace gets good, because of all the many much needed API's that MS opened up to developers.
Plenty of good games. Much of the same situation though as with the apps. But the xbox live ecosystem is nice, and will only get better.
So I think you will have a few pains in switching, but the day to day tasks you might find more enjoyable on your Windows phone. And as long as you have some patience, the phone is maturing at a break neck pace, so in no time at all, you may not miss anything from your iPhone at all.
- 07-20-2011, 03:34 AM #7
Hmm, sounds good. But did you try setup Google via Exchange service? Exsample: Setting Up Your Windows Mobile Phone for Google Sync : Mail, Calendar & Contacts Sync - Google Mobile Help
I looking to WP7 long time, and now I'm ready to switch. As I seen youtube videos I like, it's just works smooth... I don't care about games, but I'm interested in some apps, like easy sync passwords, logins, bank details etc with phone and computer, twitter, rss reader, and reminder.
07-20-2011, 06:59 AM #9
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I've switched from an iPhone 4 to a HTC Mozart, so hopefully can answer your questions. Backup for Macs is covered by the Windows Phone 7 Connector beta software that you can download from Microsoft. It's alright - fine for backing up, but it doesn't have any of the Zune store functionality you get on a Windows PC. Hopefully this will come later.
I don't know how well WP7 works with MobileMe as I don't use it, but I found the easiest way to sync stuff was via a Google account. I synced my Mac address book and my iCal with Gmail/Google calendar, then set those to sync with my phone. I did have to change events in my iCal so they were google calendar events, but after that it's been fine.
Apps-wise, depends on what you had on your iPhone. I've found replacements for almost all the iPhone apps I regularly used (some by the same people - e.g. London Tube), and some of the alternatives are better. My favourites are:
Prime TV (schedules)
Bingle maps (mapping - Bing maps isn't as good as iOS maps yet)
BBC News Mobile
Boxfiles (Dropbox client)
TBS Your Weather (best weather app for people in the UK as it uses Met Office data)
The only area still a bit spartan is games. Hydro Thunder, Twin Blades and Tentacles are all fun, but there's a lack of first/third person shooters. Also, game prices tend to be higher - though many apps have try before you buy, which helps a lot.
If you've got any other queries, feel free to ask!
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07-20-2011, 09:09 AM #10
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11-27-2012, 04:19 AM #13
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I found backing up my HTC HD7 on a mac to be annoying, the connector software picked up my phone fine, but syncing it was another problem. I found I had to take all my content of my phone and then add all that content to the relevant programs on the mac, then I was able to sync them with the connector software.