MarcR wrote:I'm going to reduce my use of Google going forward...
I've never been a big fan of google products, I used business apps for a very short time mostly to protect devices in case of theft etc. (in order to remote wipe them), and manage my contacts across devices. I've since found other products that are much safer and better, and most phone providers offer the ability to remote wipe in case of theft or loss.
Never been a fan of Chrome, I've been a Firefox fan for years, and sometimes use Opera with VPN to check iffy sites. I use MS Office products out of necessity, so I don't use the Google Apps as I like real time apps and not web based ones.
I also use a product called AkrutoSync for my contacts and calendar sync to my device on my laptop. It's an inexpensive (Premium version is $2.99 per month), Exchange like app that allows you to sync your phone/tablets securely via your router. If you make a change in Outlook (contact or meetings etc.), it gets automatically updated on your phones/tablets and visa versa.