MobileMe has always been something of a disappointment to me. It’s so close to great, and yet falls short:
- Push e-mail to my iPhone is great, but not without spam filtering or rule support.
- iDisk should be a great way to keep the files that I’m working on in sync between my various Macs, but it’s just too clunky.
I’m working around the first issue by switching to Gmail, but haven’t found a satisfactory solution to the second. Until now.
This morning, I discovered Dropbox. It’s extremely easy to install, works seamlessly, gives me transparent duplication between my various computers (including Windows and Linux), provides me with access to my files when I’m offline and integrates with my iPhone. It’s very rare for me to get excited about a piece of software, but I’m genuinely impressed.
Oh – one final bit of trivia. If, like me, you’ve been relying on Mongrel to deploy your Ruby on Rails applications, you might be interested to know that Zed is a member of the Dropbox team.