I have a corporate Exchange account, which I access on my PC via Outlook and on my iDevices by setting up an Exchange account via Mail, Contacts, Calendars. All works fine!
I also have an iCloud account which I use for personal and consulting purposes. I access this on my iDevices (native) and on my PC by using the iclould.com website. The iCloud website is the problem. It's clunky and I have issues with it regardless of whether I use IE, Firefox or Chrome.
So my question is: Are there any alternatives to using the icloud.com website to access your iCloud account on a Windows 7 PC?
I have already tried to set up an IMAP account in Outlook 2013. Which did work for emails but was actually more clunky than the website. I was having a real bear of a time getting all my email folders to display and sync, and once I finally did, I wound up with two different deleted items folders (one from deleting emails in Outlook, and the other when deleting them on iDevices.) Plus there seems to be no way to access my iCloud calendar and contacts in Outlook this way.
I've also looked into the iCloud for Windows application that Apple pushes. But from everything I can see, this is used for syncing Outlook with your iDevices that would not normally use the Exchange ActiveSync which I am currently using.
So there you have it. I'm looking for a way to access my iCloud email, contacts, calendar, notes and reminders on my Windows 7 PC that is better than the clunky icloud.com web interface. Any ideas?