I’ve been using Gmail since it was first introduced. I’ve had my own domain since 1996, and in 2000, registered a second domain.
When Google introduced the Google Apps product, I moved my mail for both domains to it. I still have grandfathered free accounts there. So, all of my mail goes through these two domains. I have an account on both of them, but I forward one to the other and only ever really set one of them up in my mail clients. I’ve been pretty happy with the Gmail service until I got my new iPhone 5s.
The biggest thing I’ve seen people talk about is how this is a Dropbox replacement. And it is not bad as a Dropbox replacement. Except, Dropbox is integrated into so many things. 1Password, FileThisFetch, etc. Transporter, not so much … yet. Who knows what the future will bring.
I got a Transporter this week and set it up this morning. I’ve been playing with it all day and I’m trying to really like it, but it just isn’t quite there for me … YET. But, this is pre-release, so I’m hopeful that they can address some of the concerns I am outlining here. In my conclusion, I point out that I believe most of the issues can be addressed with software updates and I outline some of the things I think they need to address.
The Transporter is a device that you can put on your network (or the network at your office or a friend or relative’s house) and basically create your own cloud.
We backed a two-pack of Transporters and they arrived this week.
Today, I’m going to share pictures of the unboxing. Over the next few days, I’ll talk more about how the devices and the software that goes with them work.