Related link: http://www.apple.com/isync
Yes yes, I know, I haven’t written in a while. Sosumi. I’m feeling overwhelmingly compelled to write about the new release of iSync that came out today. So here I am :)
The new iSync bumps the version to 1.1 and more than doubles device support. Most noteworthy is support for many, many different cellphones on a variety of carriers. Personally, I’ve had Sprint PCS for somewhere around four or five years. One of my biggest gripes these days is the fact that they don’t have a Bluetooth capable phone. A lot of that angst came from the fact that I really, really want to sync my phone’s address book and calendar with my PowerBook.
My phone still isn’t supported, but at least some from Sprint are. I only need to change phones and not carriers. Good deal! Also added to iSync 1.1 is the ability to sync Safari bookmarks between Macs using .Mac. I have somewhat mixed feelings about this. It’s a cool feature, don’t get me wrong, but I want to sync _more_ than just my bookmarks. I want to be able to sync my choice of files, something along the lines of how Backup works.
But, while the new iSync might lack the ability to sync files, it does (finally) include some conflict resolving features. If entries on your various devices conflict, you are presented with a small window describing the conflict and allowing you to choose how you want to resolve it (i.e. which device takes precedence). You can also check a box to have all conflicts with the same devices involved be resolved in the same manner.
Overall, iSync 1.1 brings some nice features that I’ll definitely be putting to use in the near future. Okay, I confess. I synced my iPod, PowerBook, and Visor Edge about four times already. I wanted to see how well the conflict features worked. Good job Apple!
What kind of devices are you syncing?