I’m part of a movement. Â What kind of movement will be dependent on your POV; but over the weekend I switched from PC to Mac as my primary machine. Â I did it for two reasons:
1) My laptop was increasingly fragile - Windows was not launching properly at times, and it took utmost patience (which I have precious little of…) and too much time to boot the doggone thing many mornings. Â So I knew I had to upgrade.
2) My Blackberry was up for trade-in/renewal on my cell phone plan… and guess what was calling my name?Â I bit the bullet, walked into the Apple store the day after their one-day-only sale, and upgraded.
The systems (Mac and iPhone) were a dream to set up. Intuitive isn’t the word for it. Automatic is how I would describe it.Â Those Apple folks have UI design down.Â I have largely worked the kinks out of moving information between systems. Â I kept most files on a USB drive anyway, and have for months worked seamlessly between Mac and Windows systems.Â
My final thrilling acts are pulling bookmarks from Firefox to Safari - a breeze to do myself, thank you. And installingÂ Attensa for MacÂ for my RSS feeds. I’m so used to my Attensa for Outlook, it’ll be interesting to see how closely they resemble each other on the different systems.
Two Issues (so far..)Â
I do have a gripe about the Apple Mail application. Â I can’t figure out (on my own) how to move files from my inbox to folders. Â Anyone have a clue? Â I’m stymied, and it just seems as if it should be possible.Â
My .csv contacts file can’t be imported into Apple’s address book. Â As I was looking around on the iPhone forums, there were threads about that difficulty, but I haven’t had the time to go back and look into it. I’ve been getting mail (from four accounts - again, easy to set up) and have been adding contacts easily that way.
If anyone has a tip/trick/hint - or a blog/site to go hunting for tips/tricks, please let me know. Â I’m converted, and am absolutely thrilled to be back home in the Mac world (that I entered in 1984) again.Â Â