I’ve been thinking a lot about the amount of subscriptions I’m paying for, plus my lack of love for all things Google (privacy, security, cost) and am wanting to move away from gmail/gdocs for all my personal stuff (I have a paid account because of how much space I use).
I also have a google account for work and no choice there, but I don’t need my personal Gmail account anymore (so far as I can see). I’d like to shift completely over to iCloud for my personal stuff and then delete Gmail. Now, I’ve had this Gmail account for as long as Gmail has been around, so there are things in there I don’t want to lose and I have a ton of stuff in Drive from back when gDocs was Writely that I want to save.
I’m curious to know if anyone has done this or even attempted it? Is it a fools errand to try and uproot as much of my digital life from Gmail? Will it create serious issues for logging into websites that I’ve been using for uses with the Gmail log in? ? Are there other unforeseen issues I’m missing.
Any success stories? It would be really nice to have all my personal stuff under Apple’s ecosystem and under that one iCloud subscription.
Thanks for any advice you have!