I have gone google. I have switched to blogger beta, Gmail and Picasa photo album. I think they are great and much better than the previous services I was using. Now I will tell you why.
Flickr vs Picasa. I thought flickr was great. I still do and will continue to put my recent photos there. However on Picasa I have soooooo much free storage space - its great. I have all my old photos that have long dropped off my limit on Flickr. My trip to Lapland and Kate and Martin's wedding. You can find them all here. I know I could just pay for a Flickr pro account but I am tight and don't want to! The only problem with both is there is no upload tool for Linux (which is what I am using in Cameroon). However Picasa are developing one so they win! I can also load photos in to Picasa then use them in my blog. Two birds with one stone.
Hotmail vs Gmail. Gmail is great. So much storage space. It automatically threads messages. This is great as people have a whole conversation by email then I have to spend ages opening and reading the messages one by one. Now I just open one message and read the whole conversation. I can star messages which I use to remind me who I have to reply too. It saves sent messages which Hotmail did not and caused me bother.
Blogger vs blogger beta. It is much easier to edit your page settings. Add pretty things like a map of Cameroon. Spell checking works better, I think (which is handy as I use it a lot!). I prefer the way my history is displayed. The only problem is I cannot comment on non-beta blogs. They are working on this. I have to comment as 'other'.
Well this post is a bit geeky really. But I thought I would share my new love of google with you.