Saturday, January 30, 2016

Meet iCloud’s Great-grandfather: iTools

Stephen Hackett:

iReview housed reviews and rankings of other websites. Initial reviews were written by Apple employees, and the site launched with 250 published reviews. That number grew slowly, as personal Mac users could append to existing reviews, but not create new ones.


Apple also introduced iCards, a section of the company’s website where users could go to create and send virtual greeting cards.


iDisk offered users 20MB (yes, MB!) of Internet storage, hosted on Apple’s servers. Instead of fiddling with FTP settings, iDisk was baked into Mac OS 9 — there was an icon for it right on the Desktop.

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iDisk is the only Apple web service I've actually liked. Yeah, it was inexplicably slow, but it was reliable and it worked.

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