Comments on: Missing Sync Version 5.0 Released

Mac Missing Sync for Palm OSMark/Space today announced version 5.0 of their award-winning Mac synchronization software, The Missing Sync for Palm OS. This major upgrade improves syncing with the Address Book and iCal applications in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, introduces folder synchronization, Spotlight searching of memos and adds synchronization of iPhoto albums and iTunes playlists.
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Must buy for Mac users

Kesh @ 11/2/2005 3:53:44 PM # Q
I've been using Missing Sync for at least three versions now, and it just keeps getting better every time. The latest version adds a lot of great features, especially with the iTunes syncing and the new Memo featuer.

RE: Must buy for Mac users
Purfekshunist @ 11/2/2005 4:29:57 PM # Q
Mark/Space definitely fills a big void in the Palm/Mac world. I'm glad that they continue to update and add new features to their software. In particular, I've been looking forward to the ability to sync multiple (at least two) addresses between the Palm and Mac for a long time now. I'm a bit confused, though - on the Mark/Space website, it indicates that Tiger is required for syncing multiple addresses. I wonder if that's true (hope not, since I'm still running 10.3.9), and if so, why?

RE: Must buy for Mac users
Admin @ 11/2/2005 4:56:26 PM # Q
I believe Tiger is required because 10.4 has a whole new sync services functionality built in that missing sync must take advantage of.
RE: Must buy for Mac users
bhall_markspace @ 11/2/2005 8:21:43 PM # Q
That is correct - the new pim sync conduits talk to Tiger Sync Services so OS X 10.4 Tiger is required for those conduits.

The good news is that once other PIM apps add support for Sync Services, it will be possible to sync with them as well. Both Now (Now Contact, Now Up-To-Date) and Microsoft (Entourage) have said in public they plan to support sync services, but have not said when. The sooner the better!

Since we also support sync services in our Windows Mobile and hiptop versions, your data then syncs across all devices will all apps that support sync services. It is very cool.

RE: Must buy for Mac users
Mike Allwitt @ 11/3/2005 10:59:45 PM # Q
Lets hope Palm and Palmsource are taking note of this. It looks significantly easier and more manageable than Hotsync on Windows...

Maybe palm will get with the picture and provide a new Hotsync solution with some better management options. Things like a profile manager (mentioned in article), coduit management (for add remove), and some better Time translation (though this may require changes the the Palm OS way of handling time...)

At the least a conduit removal tool. nightmare I once had trying to remove a corruped conduit...

Mike Allwitt
Logic X Design, Inc Database Consulting

- Yeh, it's cool. Was it supposed to do that?

RE: Must buy for Mac users
pmjoe @ 11/10/2005 10:33:59 AM # Q
This looks great, but ... (and I don't blame Mark/Space for this) this should be included with Palm OS devices, not an expensive add-on. Lets look at it this way, if I was going to get a new Palm today (which I am definitely considering), I'd be looking at spending an additional 33-50% beyond the cost of the device on software just to get the device to work properly. If I get a Zire 22 (low end), I'm looking at ~$100 for the device and $40-$50 for this softaware. If I get a Tungsten T|X, I'm looking at $300 for the device, $40-$50 for this softaware, and another $50 for VPN client so I could actually use the WiFi. I really hope Palm gets off their butts and does something about this. Certainly doesn't make me want to run out and buy a device when I'm the one who has to cobble together a working solution (at my extra effort and cost).

RE: Must buy for Mac users
pierecker @ 11/12/2005 2:54:33 AM # Q
Missing sync does NO single thing better than Palm Hot Sync.

It looks very nice and it promises a lot but it corrupts data and most of the conduits just donīt work.

Never buy a software from an author that provides no demo.

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