Now with Android I am starting to lose the plot too. "Contacts" is already highly convoluted and confusing as I have no idea where what information lives or comes from. I avoid linking Google+, Facebook etc because that confuses me even more! Here I was thinking that all my contacts live in my GMail Contacts list but I am not sure about that anymore.
Enter "Photos" The same thing is happening. Before it was relativly simple. I have my phone and I keep photos on the SD card. Then it was possible to automatically back them up to Google+ but I already used Picassa to manually back them up. I even face tagged every one of the thousands of photos I have in Picassa. Of course in Google+ none of those tags are there and somehow Picassa becomes an album in it's own right.
Are you still with me? I am not even sure I am.
Enter the New Google Photos. Yet another app claiming to make my life easier but doing the exact opposite. Now it can find some of my photos but only a fraction. Now more then ever, I have no idea where the photos are kept and I am starting to worry because I'd hate to lose them.
Recently my Galaxy S5 finally upgraded itself to lollypop and with that a new Gallery app. Looks ok and it features a people tag feature similar to what I used in Picassa. Of course it forgot about all my hard work in Picassa as well. But although Picassa exists in the gallery as a web album, it doesn't get scanned for faces even though that is turned on. To add insult to injury, the stupid thing keeps forgetting the faces I tag and comes back with "?" icons on the faces I have tagged several times over.
Then there are all the hundreds of duplicates. somehow new photos end up in Picassa album as well as elsewhere in the gallery driving me crazy.
I might start now about calendar but I think you get my drift. I feel I am losing control over my data and with every clever app that feeling gets worse!