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As part of our continued improvements to Plaxo, we have decided not to support the upcoming Mountain Lion operating system. This decision was not made lightly. Based on where we see the “post-PC era” going, we are focused on interfacing with Apple via iOS as an iPhone and iPad app only. Plaxo is not investing in making any desktop apps as we believe our future growth lies within mobile and tablets. As our customer base grows and technology evolves, our strategic initiatives will focus on moving away from the limitations of desktops.
Apple has taken steps to sync their devices’ address books (Macs, MacBooks, iPhones, iPad, etc.) through their own iCloud solution. Given that most Apple-Apple sync will be handled by Apple, we will focus on cross-platform situations using iOS as the bridge. For example, Apple sold more iOS devices in 2011 than they have in their entire history of Macs. So, you can still continue to have your Mac address books synced and still use Plaxo. Here is a FAQ to sync Plaxo with Mac OS X Lion.
We are focused and excited to share the user experience that we are developing for mobile and tablet customers. We are busy developing these engaging customer experiences and know that our customers demand and expect nothing less than a world-class experience. We are up to the challenge and can’t wait to share our final products with you.
Please send us your feedback. We’d love to hear from you.
*** UPDATED *** – You spoke, we listened. Plaxo now supports Mountain Lion as we are recommitting ourselves to our promise of a pervasive and smart address book. You can call it our “Twinkie Defense“.