updated 04:35 pm EST, Tue November 25, 2008
Sailing Media Sync 1.0.2
Sailing Software has posted v1.0.2 of Sailing Media Sync, its phone synchronization software for Macs. The app syncs non-iPhone devices with iTunes, loading them with the music, playlists and podcasts a user chooses from. Files also retain any playcount information, which can influence future shuffling preferences.
The v1.0.2 update introduces support for two high-profile phones, specifically the Android-based T-Mobile G1, and Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1. The patch is also said to improve performance on phones using HTC's TouchFLO 3D interface, and "massage" music metadata so that file browsing on a device is smoother, and artwork is properly displayed. Media Sync requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 and iTunes 7.6 or later; it is available in free or $22 versions, though the latter is claimed to be substantially faster.