updated 05:45 pm EDT, Mon November 1, 2010
Palm, Garmin, PSP now - more coming soon
GoGadget is a new program for Mac from third-party sync experts Mark/Space that promises to allow iTunes and iPhoto syncing with almost any third-party media player through a simple, intuitive interface. The program will sync photos, music, video, documents and even ringtones from your Mac to the third-party device simply using the USB cable, limited only by what the device is capable of playing or displaying.
The program consolidates a number of Mark/Space's efforts to sync third-party devices to iTunes and iPhoto, and works with certain brands of GPS navigators, digital picture frames, non-Apple MP3 players, smartphones and game devices. The company is actively seeking suggestions from users of future devices they'd like to be able to sync with GoGadget.
Among the brands already working through GoGadget at launch are Sony's PSP (firmware 6.31 or later), Samsung's Captivate and Wave smartphones, SanDisk's Sansa MP3 players (Clip+, Fuze and m250 only), Google's Nexus One and several recent Palm devices including the Pre, Pixi and LifeDrive. Apple last year moved to disable direct syncing between Palm devices and iTunes due to a cheat being used by Palm to identify itself as an iPod in violation of USB implementation rules.
GoGadget requires 10.5.6 (Leopard) or later, iTunes v7.4 or better, iPhoto v55 or higher, and QuickTime 7 or better for video syncing. The program is on sale during its launch for $20, and will normally sell for $30. Registered users of other Mark/Space products can buy GoGadget for $10 for a limited time. A complete list of compatible devices is available from the GoGadget web page. A Windows version is listed as "coming soon."