updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue July 5, 2011
Makes switching from PC to Mac easier
Laplink Software have undated their PC-Mac sync and transfer software Switch & Sync to update the sync engine that runs the program, adding Mac-to-Mac synchronization to the already-existing PC-Mac and PC-PC syncing, the ability to manage sync jobs from either a Mac or a PC, and improving the intelligence behind file transfers, along with an overhauled interface.
Switch & Sync now includes a free "switcher" utility that intelligently moves files from Windows PCs to Macs, including the generally-problematic transfer of e-mail from Windows apps such as Outlook and Windows Mail to the Mac e-mail clients such as Mail and Thunderbird. The new sync technology will allow the program to keep multiple Macs and/or PCs in sync over a wireless network or via ethernet automatically without a cloud-based "sync container" like Dropbox or SugarSync (though a cloud-sync option will be available for those who want it).
Users can manually choose what to sync or allow the program to determine which files to handle. Although Mac users have long had programs such as MobileMe and ChronoSync to handle synching between Macs, Switch & Sync is able to function on both platforms, enabling users to easily keep a work PC and a home Mac updated with the latest documents, bookmarks, e-mails and other information. The program also supports iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7, making it easy to add mobile devices to the sync process as well.
Switch & Sync is now available for $20 until July 7th from the developer's website. It normally sells for $40, and is also available from most major software retailers worldwide.