on Thursday announced The Missing Sync 4.0 for Palm OS. The new software replaces several existing Missing Sync products and has been developed to supercede PalmSource’s own HotSync Manager for Mac OS X, providing synchronization support between Macs and Palm OS 4 and Palm OS 5-based handhelds, including PDAs and smartphones made by AlphaSmart, Garmin, palmOne, Samsung, Sony and Tapwave.
The Missing Sync for Palm OS supports dozens of Palm conduits, including Apple’s iSync conduit, Microsoft’s Entourage conduit and many others. The software also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth synchronization, desktop mounting of memory cards, integration with iPhoto and iTunes, the ability to share an Internet connection to send and receive e-mail or download AvantGo content and more. The company encourages Palm conduit developers interested in trying out The Missing Sync for Palm OS to apply to their
beta test program.
The Missing Sync for Palm OS, version 4.0, replaces The Missing Sync for Palm OS, version 2.0.x, The Missing Sync for Sony Clié version 3.0.x, The Missing Sync for Tapwave Zodiac, version 1.0.x and The Missing Sync for Garmin iQue 3600, version 1.0.x. The new release, which is expected to come out in August, costs US$49.95 on CD-ROM, $39.95 for electronic download — discounted upgrades are available for owners of previous versions. The software requires Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later and a handheld with built-in USB running Palm OS 4 or Palm OS 5.