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Sync Buddy is a backup and install management tool for Mac OS X users with Palm OS handhelds. Providing worry-free backups, installs and pictures management, Sync Buddy lets you reclaim control of your handheld. It complements the standard synchronization by giving you direct access to your handheld's contents.

Sync Buddy is not a replacement for the desktop software. Basic synchronization (address book, memo, etc) is still done through your preferred desktop software. You can (and should) still use Palm Desktop.

What's New

Version 2.1:
  • Universal Binary, runs natively on both Intel and PowerPC Macs.
  • New preference to automatically update the handheld's date and time upon connection
  • Faster backups, can now backup previously non-transferable files (eliminates the "data too big" issue)
  • Added support for serial connections using the PalmConnect USB adapter (see the Trou- bleshooting more...


Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Macateer Member IconReview+0

Performs as advertised. Downloaded software and began using immediately. Initiated sync and am able to move, copy, edit, restore etc using a normal finder interface. I will purchase this software.


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Version 2.1
joe the Lion Member IconComment+0
joe the Lion

Well, I tried it with my Treo and it turned out to be a complete failure : I had to reset it each time. Finaly, a friend of mine tried it on its palm, and it started work (usb), but bluetooth was a failure.
So, you better download something else...

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Version 2.1
Jonnoh Member IconComment+4

Did work fine with Tungsten T2. However bought a Treo 650...and from then on had problems with usb hotsync - it would soft reset every time I tried to hhotsync. Bluetooth was fine. The culprit was a file sync buddy apparently copies from ROM to RAM to enable the treo to be used like a usb drive. Now am not using Sync Buddy until the problem is sorted out.

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Version 2.0.2
Alex Rollo Member IconReview+0
Alex Rollo

I never use Hotsync at all. Sync Buddy is one of the few programmes I have actually found useful enough to fork out money for, I mostly use free software. Sync Buddy is so easy to use and has the precision of installing a singe app or text file with drag and drop instead of the laborious process of opening conduits etc.

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Version 2.0.2
Anonymous Member IconReview

If you own a palm- buy this software. End of story.

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Version 2.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

2.0b2 doesn't work on my Palm M105 + Pismo over USB. It's a shame, because I recall the OS9 version being handy. Oh well.

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Version 2.0b2
Florent Pillet (Developer)

Well if you let me know, as explained in the beta's release notes, I may be able to help or fix the issue ;-) Please write to me directly with complete info about your handheld and Mac so I can check this issue.

Anonymous Member IconReview

In the days of MacOS 9 Sync Buddy was a neat and flawless application -- saved my Palm a couple of times. I really like to see a MacOS X version!

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Version 1.4
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Downloads 8,026
Version Downloads 4,175
License Shareware
Date 06 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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