Inc. announced yesterday a major upgrade to The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile,
the company's software for synchronizing Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and
Smartphones with computers running Mac OS X. New version 3.0 adds several new
important features for users, including synchronization of notes and voice
memos, Word and Excel documents, Safari bookmarks, iPhoto albums and iTunes
The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is the only Mac sync product that supports
Windows Mobile 5 devices, including HP iPAQs, the HTC TyTN, Motorola Q, Palm
Treo 700w/wx, the new T-Mobile Dash and many others. The Missing Sync also
supports devices running Windows Mobile 2002 and 2003, allowing Mac users with
any of these products to connect and synchronize personal information, such as
contacts, calendar events, tasks and notes.
"With this update to The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile, we focused on
delivering new features to users, while keeping pace with the latest
innovations and rapid delivery of cutting edge devices from vendors such as
HP and HTC," said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO. "From notes and
file syncing to much-improved iPhoto integration, there's something in
version 3.0 for everyone. Windows Mobile devices are capable of so many
things, and The Missing Sync gives Mac users easy access to those powerful
One of the most asked-for features in version 3.0 is synchronization of notes.
Since Mac OS X doesn't include a full-featured application for creating,
categorizing and searching through notes, The Missing Sync includes Mark/Space
Notebook, a powerful helper program, for free. Mark/Space Notebook includes
notes categorization, Spotlight searching, support for pictures and even voice
memo syncing. Notes can also be synchronized with Microsoft Entourage 2004.
Since The Missing Sync supports the Sync Services architecture in Mac OS X 10.4
"Tiger," Mark/Space provides notes syncing with Yojimbo, the multi-talented
information organizer from Bare Bones Software, the producers of BBEdit. Users
with Yojimbo 1.3 can now sync notes through The Missing Sync with the Notes and
Internet Explorer applications on their Windows Mobile device, thanks to both
products' support for Apple Sync Services.
"Yojimbo helps master the onslaught of one's digital daily life," said
Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software. "The Missing Sync
enables data sharing between your Mac and Windows Mobile devices. Access to
Yojimbo notes from Pocket PCs and Smartphones provides an effortless
ubiquity that we find an exciting, natural marriage of technologies. As a
Yojimbo user and owner of a Windows Mobile phone, I'm thrilled about the
Also new in The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile v3.0 is file and folder
synchronization, which lets users setup folders and files to keep in sync
between their Mac and mobile device. Imagine sharing important Word and Excel
files with your Pocket PC device; editing them on the go; then having them
update on your Mac and Pocket PC automatically, all with the touch of a button.
With this functionality, the Missing Sync essentially provides a digital
briefcase capability for mobile device users.
To leverage the multimedia capabilities of Windows Mobile devices, this update
introduces plugins that synchronize directly with iPhoto and iTunes. Users
select iPhoto albums to send to the device, and The Missing Sync automatically
resizes them for optimal viewing and downloads them to the device. Photos from
camera-enabled devices can be imported directly into an iPhoto album or into a
folder on the Mac. Similarly, selected iTunes playlists can be downloaded to the
device. While Windows Mobile devices can't play protected AAC audio files, such
as those purchased from the iTunes Music Store, they will play podcasts and
unprotected music, so users will always have something available for listening.
Other improvements in version 3.0 include synchronization of additional contact
fields on Windows Mobile 5 devices, Address Book contact photos and Safari
The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile sells for US$ 39.95 as an electronic
download or US$ 49.95 on CD. Upgrades from previous versions or other eligible
Mark/Space products are available for US$ 19.95 in electronic download format.
Full versions and upgrades in download format are available immediately from The
Mark/Space Online Store (http://store.markspace.com); CDs will be available for
purchase in two to three weeks. A single installer includes English, French,
German, Japanese, Italian and Spanish language versions. The Missing Sync for
Windows Mobile requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.
Cheers ~ Arne