It's been one week since my Macbook Air arrived. I couldn't be happier with it. I've already mentioned my very first impression which was right out of the box--see here.
With each day I've discovered more I love.
The day it arrived I managed to migrate all my document, picture and music files over. To be clear, I didn't move much music, choosing rather to keep most of that on my external drive quite honestly because I don't listen to much of it often. I plan to add in newer music as I go, sort of refreshing my collection.
Migrating my email over happened on day 2, and without so much as a glitch. I used a tool called O2M (Outlook to Mail), converted the data, and loaded it up. Voila! The coolest part for me was that I was able to put all of my email accounts into Mail without difficulty, and create rules and files adequate to sort, clear and archive it all. I'd been trying unsuccessfully to do that with Outlook for the last several years. Yes!
I've gone easy on the apps so far. As I mentioned in a Tweet earlier this week, Evernote is a keeper. I also have enjoyed one called Fluid, which allows me to turn sites into stand alone browsers launched from my dock. Very cool. I used it for Google Reader, for instance. Slick.
I set up YouVersion as a stand alone browser. Works like a charm.
While I've mentioned Google Reader, let me also tell you that I've synched iCal with my Google Calendar, the church's Google Calendar--and most importantly, Shari's Google Calendar. Very easy and it works great. And for those who spread the rumors that Mac and Droid don't play nice--couldn't be further from the truth. They fell hard and fast for one another. I had wondered if I'd need to switch to an iPhone before I bought the Mac. Not a chance.
I'm still experimenting with Scrivener. Jury is still out, but it's growing on me.
I'm still looking for a blogging app. I took a look at Blogo (waste of time) and Ecto (double waste of time). The reality is, Windows Live Writer was one fantastic piece of work, and I'm not finding an Mac equivalent. I still have a few more to try, but the price tags are going up, and Windows Live Writer was free. Ugh!
I didn't bother to look at Mac apps for Twitter and Facebook, as I downloaded my longtime friend Tweetdeck and it runs better than ever on my Mac. Why change? On Tuesday, by the way, I caught a tweet that a brand new and updated Macbook Pro would be released on Thursday to coincide with Steve Jobs' birthday. I shared that news with my daughter Katie who has been saving to buy a Mac for her college adventure. Thursday morning we were at the Apple Store. Guess who else drank the kool-aid? And a couple of nice nerds helped Katie set up her new machine.
I have managed to work, write, blog, and create using this new machine just about from the moment I unboxed it. I can't say enough. I'm a convert. I can't believe I fought this for so long.
A week in--so far, so good. No, actually, so far--EXCELLENT experience. Two happy Mac users in this house. More as it comes.