Using MobileMe and other services to wirelessly sync data between Macs and iOS devices

I make extensive use of several Macs and an iPhone, I like using desktop and mobile apps in preference to web apps, and it would drive me mad if I couldn’t keep data constantly and wirelessly in sync between my apps on all my devices. I’m constantly trying to find the best ways of doing this, so I thought I’d share my methods for the benefit of all. This applies to anyone with one or more Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches.

As I have a MobileMe account, there is a heavy focus on that service, but MobileMe does cost a significant amount of money each year which may not be ideal for everyone, so I’ve given alternatives wherever possible.

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2010: the year of iPhoneography

2010 was, for me, very much about iPhoneography. During the year, iPhoneography seemed to go from a fun, interesting curiosity to a full-blown photography subgenre or even a ‘movement’, and I’ve become part of a vibrant community of iPhoneographers on the Internet who are pushing the boundaries of this medium and sharing their results with each other and the rest of the world. This feels like being part of something quite special, and I’ve met some cool new people through the community.

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