iSync’s data synchronization capabilities for iPods, Bluetooth cell phones and PDAs have left one class of Mac user out in the cold: Folks who still hang on to their intrepid Newton MessagePads. Now there’s a solution that will get MessagePad users part of the way there: EverChanging’s
nSync. It’s now available as a public preview.
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Be warned: nSync is, by the developer’s own admission, alpha software — so it’s still available at a fairly early stage of development and not all features are there yet. But it offers folks who have Jaguar, iSync public beta and serial-connected Newton MessagePads the ability to synchronize their Mac’s Address Book with their MessagePad. Eventually, the software will support both serial and TCP/IP connections, and support for iCal is planned as well.
nSync has been developed using Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework, and its architecture supports the use of third-party plug-ins to synchronize with other applications. nSync can access the Newton MessagePad as a Cocoa object, and developers can also run NewtonScript code directly from their plug-ins.
More information — including download links and developer documentation — is available from Everchanging.com’s Web site.