Irvine, Calif.-based Susteen Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of
2.0, a new version of their cell phone synchronization software for the Macintosh, now featuring new functionality including support for calendar data, ring tones, images and movies. The universal DataPilot for Mac kit costs US$99.95; a downloadable version is available separately for $44.95, but lacks the cables, which Susteen sells separately.
Susteen DataPilot works with phones that don’t otherwise work with Apple’s own iSync software. The retail package includes USB data cables that allow you to connect phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sanyo and Sony Ericsson to your Mac — a total of more than 120 models are supported.
The initial release of DataPilot for the Mac only included a phone book manager and Internet Data Connect functions, that enabled you to use your cell phone for Internet connectivity. This feature set has been expanded to include support for calendaring, MIDI and MP3 ring tone downloads, pictures and movies — depending on your cell phone’s capabilities, and your cell phone service carrier’s restrictions.