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iCloud address book sync for Snow Leopard

6016 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2012 8:04 AM by AlfredG RSS
jfaughnan Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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Feb 25, 2012 3:58 PM

Mountain Lion won't run on my Intel-graphics dual core white MacBook. Lion should run, but I've been disappointed with Lion and it is now end-of-life (mercifully short).


So I've a perfectly fine and responsive Snow Leopard machine. Only problem -- when MobileMe dies in June Address Book on that device won't sync with our iPhone [1].


I know Apple doesn't allow 3rd parties to sync anything to iCloud. So there's no solution that way.


One approach is to use a 3rd party app to sync Address Book on this machine with Address Book on another machine that in turn syncs with iCloud.


The easier approach is to go all Google; sync Address Book to Google, set the iPhone to use a Google Apps account. (Ironic that Apple's obsoleting a solid MacBook should drive us to Google.)


Anyone see any other fixes?




[1] For various reasons the iPhone syncs to another machine with our family app/media library. So I can't sync Address Book via iTunes.

i5 iMac 27, iPhone OS 3.1.2, MacBook Core-2 Duo, G5 iMac, G3 iBook, Mac mini
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to jfaughnan)

    Read my tip on iCloud alternatives:

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to jfaughnan)

    Mountain Lion is far from Out.  Only its preview is out, and only for developers willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.  Anything you hear until it is ready for purchase is heresay and should be ignored.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,025 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to jfaughnan)

    And if you read my tip, Chronosync offers the ability to synchronize plenty.  There is also which supports Apple's iCal format.  They also offer e-mail that "Host 1 Domain Only,  Manage 3 Groups, 5GB Mail Storage. Email Support."  I for one won't do Google because of their privacy policy changes.

  • AlfredG Calculating status...
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    Jul 3, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Stephane Cohou)

    Worked perfectly. Thanks a lot!

    - Alfred


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