updated 10:20 am EST, Thu November 8, 2007
Leopard gets SMS support
Nova Media today released FoneLink 1.2, adding a complete SMS manager to send as well as receive and archive SMS messages under Mac OS X Leopard. The mobile phone companion software suite provides a Finder-like view for all files stored on a mobile phone alongside the exchange of data and media files. Media is automatically converted for the best listening and viewing experience on the mobile device, according to Nova Media, and the software is priced at $50 requiring Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later.
"With Tiger, it was possible to issue a call or send a SMS message right from the Address Book of Mac OS X. This is not possible with Leopard any more," said Jan Fuellemann, a spokesperson for Nova Media. "We do not agree with that and included these quick-dial and quick-sms features in the address book of FoneLink version 1.2."
FoneLink also synchronizes iTunes playlists, includes a ringtone creator, and enables users to manage data -- including contacts, dates, notes, and bookmarks. The software supports numerous mobile phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson, with more support scheduled for introduction at MacWorld Expo in January 2008.