updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri August 8, 2008
phone syncing updates
Nova Media has announced updates for two of its Mac phone syncing solutions. Many cellphones manufacturers do not offer support for syncing with Macs, but Nova Media tries to fill this need with its FoneLink application and iSync plugins. FoneLink 2.1 aims to improve support for the Sony Ericsson line of phones. Its latest update has increased support by over 70 models, including all of the latest models. FoneLink supports drag and drop functionality through its updated user interface and features a built-in sync manager that synchronizes contacts, dates, tasks, notes and bookmarks. Music and video files that are transferred to a phone are instantly converted into formats that are compatible with the phone for instant playback.
The iSync plugins enhance the Apple-made application by adding syncing support for over 190 additional cell phones. Popular phone lines such as BenQ Siemens, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson are all supported by iSync plugins. This package lacks many features present in other nova media products, but focuses on offering support for a wider scope of phones. Version 6.3 has added support for three new phones, the Nokia 6650, the Samsung SGH-F110 and the Samsung SGH-F480.
A single license for FoneLink costs $34, while iSync plugins costs $10. Both purchases include free updates for one year.