Missing Sync For Windows Mobile Version 3 Released

The new version of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile adds support for syncing of files, notes, photos, music and podcasts.

Version 3.0 adds several new important features including:

  • Support for Address Book contact photos;
  • Notes syncing with a variety of Mac apps;
  • File and folder syncing
  • iPhoto album and iTunes playlist syncing
  • Import of photos and movies taken with camera-enabled devices;
  • Safari bookmarks syncing and more

The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is the only Mac sync product that supports Windows Mobile 5 devices, including the Motorola Q smartphone.

“With this update to The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile, we focused on delivering new features to users, while keeping pace with the latest innovations and rapid delivery of cutting edge devices from vendors such as HP and HTC,” said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO.¬†“From notes and file syncing to much-improved iPhoto integration, there’s something in version 3.0 for everyone. Windows Mobile devices are capable of so many things, and The Missing Sync gives Mac users easy access to those powerful capabilities.”

One of the most asked-for features in version 3.0 is synchronization of notes. Since Mac OS X doesn’t include a full-featured application for creating, categorizing and searching through notes, The Missing Sync includes Mark/Space Notebook, a powerful helper program, for free. Mark/Space Notebook includes notes categorization, Spotlight searching, support for pictures and even voice memo syncing. Notes can also be synchronized with Microsoft Entourage 2004.

Also new in The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile v3.0 is file and folder synchronization, which lets users setup folders and files to keep in sync between their Mac and mobile device. Imagine sharing important Word and Excel files with your Pocket PC device; editing them on the go; then having them update on your Mac and Pocket PC automatically, all with the touch of a button. With this functionality, the Missing Sync essentially provides a digital briefcase capability for mobile device users.

To leverage the multimedia capabilities of Windows Mobile devices, this update introduces plugins that synchronize directly with iPhoto and iTunes. Users select iPhoto albums to send to the device, and The Missing Sync automatically resizes them for optimal viewing and downloads them to the device. Photos from camera-enabled devices can be imported directly into an iPhoto album or into a folder on the Mac. Similarly, selected iTunes playlists can be downloaded to the device. While Windows Mobile devices can’t play protected AAC audio files, such as those purchased from the iTunes Music Store, they will play podcasts and unprotected music, so users will always have something available for listening.

Other improvements in version 3.0 include synchronization of additional contact fields on Windows Mobile 5 devices, Address Book contact photos and Safari bookmarks.

Free upgrades to v3.0 will be available for v2.5 purchases made on or after October 1, 2006. Purchases prior to Oct 1 qualify users for a $19.95 upgrade price. New, the software will sell for $39.95 (download). CDs will be available in a few weeks for $49.95.

To learn more about The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile, please visit Mark/Space.

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