Mark/Space on Thursday announced the release of
The Missing Sync for Palm OS
6.0, a major new release of its software to help Palm OS-based PDAs and smartphones synchronize data with Mac OS X. The new release is $39.95; users upgrading from older versions pay $24.95.
Palm offers its own Mac-compatible software for some devices, but it’s been a long time since it’s been updated and it’s lacking features. The Missing Sync for Palm OS adds features like Universal binary support for Intel Macs, support for devices that didn’t originally include Mac software, extensive sync support for applications and data not supported by Palm’s HotSync manager, the ability to mount memory cards on the Mac desktop and more.
New to the 6.0 release is a video conduit that imports videos taken with Palm Treo smartphones into either iPhoto or any folder you specify. The Video Conduit can also encode video using QuickTime so you can play it back on Treos or other Palm OS handhelds with MPEG-4 playback.
A new Call Log conduit and accompanying application give you access to the Treo’s call log on the Mac, and includes sorting, searching, filtering and annotation capabilities. Notes synchronization is now performed with the Notebook application for Mac OS X (Mark/Space’s replacement for the older MemoPad app). You can also sync notes via Apple Sync Services with third-party applications including Microsoft Entourage 2004 or Yojimbo from Bare Bones.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later and a Palm OS-based PDA or smartphone running Palm OS 4 or 5.