Mark/Space has announced version 4.0 of The Missing Sync for Palm OS. This replaces several existing Mark/Space products that provide Mac synchronization support for palmOne devices, Sony Clies, the Tapwave Zodiac, and the Garmin iQue 3600.
When this application is available, features will include support for dozens of existing Palm OS conduits on the Mac, including Apple iSync and Microsoft Entourage, as well as Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth synchronization. The simplified user interface and the ability to set up groups of conduits as a set with Conduit Profiles will enhance ease of use. It will also be possible to mount memory cards on the desktop, use Internet sharing to send/receive email and AvantGo content, and perform full installation and backup operations. iPhoto and iTunes will also be supported.
“When we set out to revitalize Mac-to-Palm synchronization, it was our intention to provide users with three things,” said Brian Hall, Mark/Space CEO, “compatibility with existing software conduits, cool new features like Wi-Fi synchronization and confidence that a dedicated company with many years of Mac and Palm OS expertise is supporting their needs. We’ve succeeded in providing a solution that will ensure the future of Mac-to-Palm synchronization.”
New Developer Tools
New features for developers will include the ability to create conduits with Apple Xcode, as well as Objective-C and Cocoa. Conduits developed with Metrowerks CodeWarrior are also supported.
Developers can try a beta version of The Missing Sync 4.0. Technical information about developing compatible conduits is available at the Mark/Space web site beta test area.
“Mark/Space has done a wonderful job with The Missing Sync,” said Catherine E. White, President at Llamagraphics, creator of the award-winning Life Balance software. “As long time Mac and Palm OS developers, we’re so pleased with the support for sophisticated conduits. Our Mac customers are in for a treat. Not only has Mark/Space brought synchronization for our Mac customers to a level on par with Windows sync, they’ve surpassed it in several areas.”
Version 4 of The Missing Sync for Palm OS is expected to ship in August. The download version will be $39.95, or a CD can be purchased for $49.95. Existing users will be able to upgrade to the downloaded version for $19.95 or $24.95 plus shipping for the CD version.
System requirements include Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later, as well as a Palm OS 4 or OS 5 handheld.
For more information, visit the Mark/Space web site.