Apple has officially closed its MobileMe service but has given unspecified ‘limited time’ to its users to download iDisk and Gallery files, and to migrate if they haven’t already done so. When you visit MobileMe, the login page provides you with links to accomplish the required download.
Starting now, three useful features have been sunset: iDisk, iWeb Publishing (one-click website building) and Gallery (online photo and video galleries). If you have not retrieved your files you should do so now, else you will lose your email and photos/files from Gallery and iDisk. Please hurry before it’s too late.
If you’re unaware, MobileMe, synchronization service from Apple allowed Mac, Windows PCs, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to automatically update the data between devices – Address book, email, notes, Web bookmarks, calendars and other information were always up-to-date and always backed up.
In 2000, Apple launched iTools service that included an email account, a simple website-building tool (HomePage) and a virtual online ‘hard drive” (iDisk). Two years later, (in 2002), iTools became .Mac and in 2008, .Mac became MobileMe in which Apple tinkered with the features and pricing. In 2011, MobileMe became iCloud. Now, that the free iCloud service is running successfully over the months, MobileMe has finally been shut down forever.
In case you are searching for MobileMe replacement, you can check out SmugMug.com for Gallery; DropBox for iDisk and Jimdo for iWeb Publishing.