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MobileMe just works for me. But if you take a look at the blogosphere sometimes I seem to be the only on in the world who has a positive experience. Either way, some companies are using MobileMe’s bad rep to launch their own and competing products.

You could use Gmail, Soocial, Plaxo and, since last week, give fruux a try if you are fed up with MobielMe.

fruux is the latest entry into this market. It is a small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your AddressBook between different macs. fruux supports sync conflict resolution which will help you when you changed a contact on more than one machine.

fruux is a Germany based student start-up. They launched their public beta before the weekend and it is currently localized to German and English. Calendar and bookmark syncing will be added in one of the next updates.

It’s still beta software, so (although nobody managed to kill his AddressBook with fruux yet) we strongly recommend having an AddressBook backup. On the other hand we strongly recommend having a backup even if people don’t try fruux! When was the last time YOU back-up your AddressBook?

Their Road map looks pretty interesting too:

– Bookmark Syncing
– Calendar Syncing
– Preferences Syncing
– “Social Syncing
– iPhone Sync Client
– fruux Webapp (Addressbook/Calendar/Bookmarks on the go from any internetconnected device)

Download the App for free at the fruux blog or check out this gallery with a few screenshots: