updated 10:45 am EST, Mon November 16, 2009
Apps sync Mac content with smartphones
Mark/Space has launched two important Mac applications, The Missing Sync for Android and GoGadget for webOS. After a month's delay, the former is now in public beta, and can now sync content such as music, video, contacts, photos, ringtones and miscellaneous files to an Android-based smartphone. Data is pulled from the likes of Address Book, Entourage, iTunes and iPhoto.
Still lacking in the beta is support for syncing notes, tasks and calendars. Mac users must have at least Mac OS X 10.5.6, iTunes 7.4 and iPhoto 5.0. Android phones can only be running Android 1.5 or 1.6, as Missing Sync is not yet compatible with Android 2.0 devices like the Droid.
GoGadget for webOS -- now in completed Mac form -- handles functions similar to Missing Sync, but for the Palm Pre and Pixi. Contact support is absent, but users can still sync music, video, photos and ringtones, as well as document files including PDFs. The software costs $20, and requires Mac OS X 10.5.6, iTunes 7.4 and iPhoto 6.0.