updated 11:05 pm EST, Thu December 3, 2009
Syncs everything from files to ringtones
Mark/Space on Thursday launched both the Mac and PC version of The Missing Sync for Android. The app utilizes Wi-Fi to sync contacts between a computer and Android-based handsets such as the myTouch 3G, HTC Hero or Motorola Cliq. It works with popular applications such as Microsoft Outlook or Address Book, and can automatically sync whenever the computer comes within range of the handset.
In addition to wireless file syncing, the program also enables users to transfer music, photos, videos, ringtones or podcasts by using a USB cable. Content can be uploaded from various media apps including iTunes and Windows Media Player. Users can also copy PDF files or documents from either Microsoft Word or Excel.
While the current version only supports contacts sync with Android 1.5 or 1.6, the company promises a free update that will extend support for Android 2.0. Current owners of v2.0 devices, such as the Droid, are limited to media transfer. The update will also offer various new features for syncing calendars, bookmarks and text messages.
The app works with Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher and is currently priced at $40.