updated 11:35 am EDT, Wed July 9, 2008
FoneLink 2.1 ships
nova media has published the v2.1 update to FoneLink, its phone sync utility for Macs. The app is designed to support phones which are otherwise incompatible with Mac OS X, and sync content including photos, videos and music, as well as contacts, bookmarks, notes and text messages. The program integrates with Sync Services to share data with apps like Address Book and Entourage, and can additionally create backups and ringtones.
The v2.1 release adds a new icon to the Menu Bar, allowing much faster access to sync functions, as well as sending text messages directly from a Mac. Phone support has also been expanded to support a number of important devices, including Nokia's E66, E71 and 5320 XpressMusic, along with Samsung's F490 and U900, and Sony Ericsson's G700. The software costs $35, and runs on Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later.