What you need to know about iCloud

I have been looking forward to iCloud ever since iOS 5 was announced. To be honest though I have hardly used it since upgrading to iOS 5.  Now I am attempting to use iCloud on my iPad.  Right now there appear to be some limitations.  Here is my take on iCloud for the iPad and iPhone.
The Good:

  • 5 GB of free storage
  • Find my idevice
  • Syncs contact list, calendar, reminders and bookmarks

The Bad:

  • You can’t backup PDF documents only iWork docs
  • You can only backup
  • You cannot manage what is on iCloud

The Ugly:

  • You must setup a me.com to sync email
  • It’s hard to see your files that are backed up
  • It is hard to figure out.  I wanted to back up all my Pages documents but it seemed to take too long.  I have no idea what documents are in the cloud.
If you are looking for a place to store documents and file in the cloud then iCloud is not what you are looking for.  I would recommend Dropbox or evernote.  If you just want peace of mind that your contacts and other important data will be backed up in the cloud then iCloud will work for you.  


Husband, Father, and Engineer trying to use technology for homeschooling my five children.

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