Missing Sync for Windows Mobile
Missing Sync for Windows Mobile
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Missing Sync for Windows Mobile4.0.5

02 October 2009

Pocket PC connection and backup tool.

Overview

The award-winning Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is the most trusted sync software for Mac users with Windows Mobile smartphones like the HTC Touch, Motorola Q9 and Palm Treo Pro.

No complicated configurations.
In just a few easy steps, the Setup Assistant will have you ready to sync your Windows Mobile phone with your Mac. Quick and simple.

Ready. Sync. Go!
The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile gives you the choice of syncing via Bluetooth, USB or the network. Whether your device is from Palm, HTC, Samsung or Motorola, sync using the connection that works best for you.

Sync Entourage and iCal
Sync calendar events, meetings and tasks from iCal, Entourage 2008 or Entourage 2004 on the Mac with your Windows Mobile smartphone. Set reminders and tasks on your Mac and synchronize them with Windows Mobile, and vice versa.

Keep contacts in sync
The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile syncs Entourage and iCal contacts - including phone numbers, email addresses, instant message screen names and address book groups - between Windows Mobile and Mac.

iPhoto and iTunes synching
Connects with media-based applications on your Mac for syncing iTunes playlists and iPhoto albums between Windows Mobile and your Mac.

Synchronize Office documents
You can synchronize Word and Excel files between your Mac and Windows Mobile device. Edit Microsoft files on your Windows Mobile device and sync the updated files to your Mac.

And More!

What's new in Missing Sync for Windows Mobile

Version 4.0.5:
  • Snow Leopard compatibility.
  • Fixed Bluetooth sync connectivity for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Fixed USB sync connectivity for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • Fixed hang when adding items to FileSync plugin settings.

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78 Reviews of Missing Sync for Windows Mobile

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Wmac
03 November 2008
Version: 4.0.3

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Has anyone experienced the inability to synchronize calendar events and tasks between Entourage 2008 and a PC based cell phone? After several emails with Mark Space support, I was able to confirm that contrary to their indication that you can sync calendar events and tasks with Entourage 2008 and your PC based cellular telephone, it cannot be done. And even more disappointing is that they refused to refund my purchase price even though I could not use the software as Mark Space indicated it could be used. The explanation that I was given is that it is a problem with Entourage, but not with Missing Sync. But the problem with that explanation is that they said it would work and had they not said so, I would not have purchased Missing Sync. As people have mentioned, Entourage actually syncs with iCal rather than directly with your PC based cellular telephone. Entourage sends and receives calendar events and tasks from a special Entourage calendar in iCal. The problem is that your PC based cellular telephone doesn't send information to the Entourage calendar in iCal. Thus, there is no way to sync information from your PC based cellular telephone to Entourage. I also experience all the duplicates and failures that many others have mentioned but was able to work through all of those serious inconveniences. In fact, my MacBook Pro even began to freeze which had never happened prior to installing Missing Sync. The inability to sync information from my PC based cellular telephone to Entourage was the reason for purchasing Missing Sync and Mark Space clearly indicated I could do that so when it failed I thought they would have no problem refunding the money I paid. But to my surprise, they refused. I eventually had to completely re-install Leopard, wiping out everything to get the problems to stop. I have now re-installed all of the software except Missing Sync and my MacBook has not frozen since.
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J-k-J
12 December 2010
Version: 4.0.5
My OSⅩ 10.6.2 can't install
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Dteiram
02 August 2010
Version: 4.0.5
Very difficult to work with. Unstable, typically cannot close this software because it stops responding.
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Luc-Piguet
02 June 2010
Version: 4.0.5
This application is unstable and crashes OSX.
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A-prompt
10 December 2009
Version: 4.0.5
SyncMate is really nice. There's a free version of it, though of course it has less features, and by the way CD is not obligatory to buy, you can remove it on the purchase page.
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Brownhawk
15 November 2009
Version: 4.0.5
Recently bought a Samsung Omnia and thought I could sync my calendar and contacts with the "missing sync". Prior to the purchase of the handset I had read about the "missing sync" and I was quite optimistic about it ,having read that this was an award winning software(?). To my dismay I could not sync my device no matter what the help pages told me. Fortunately I had used the demo version. I then downloaded 'Syncmate" another application which worked very well. Unfortunately "syncmate" is priced twice the "missing sync" because it is mandatory for the buyer to purchase the CD($19) along with the "software download"($39).
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Technosorcerer
02 December 2008
Version: 4.0.4
I never heard of Missing Sync before, but I'm glad I found it. Works like a charm with my Diamond. I mean it just worked - no problems. I just installed it, connected my Diamond, hit the sync button and it put all my contacts and schedule on my phone. Huge kudos for Missing Sync!
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Kparvez
02 December 2008
Version: 4.0.4
I love this program. I had bought a HP iPaq 210 in September and I couldn't install programs since I use a macbook. I had to borrow a friend's PC to install software. I wanted to download and install software via my macbook. At the time, I had downloaded Missing Sync v4.0.2 and it didn't work for me. I couldn't manage to get my iPaq to sync to my macbook. Recently, I read somewhere if you turn off 'advanced network functionality' on your iPaq 210 device (via "Settings" and under "Connections" and under "USB to PC") it might help. So I clicked off that function. Then I downloaded Missing Sync v4.0.4 and lo and behold, I have Missing Sync working and connecting to my macbook. I also managed to install programs and update my itunes onto my windows mobile device. YAY! I thought I'd pass on this good news to everyone who may have had issues in the past.
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Wmac
03 November 2008
Version: 4.0.3
Has anyone experienced the inability to synchronize calendar events and tasks between Entourage 2008 and a PC based cell phone? After several emails with Mark Space support, I was able to confirm that contrary to their indication that you can sync calendar events and tasks with Entourage 2008 and your PC based cellular telephone, it cannot be done. And even more disappointing is that they refused to refund my purchase price even though I could not use the software as Mark Space indicated it could be used. The explanation that I was given is that it is a problem with Entourage, but not with Missing Sync. But the problem with that explanation is that they said it would work and had they not said so, I would not have purchased Missing Sync. As people have mentioned, Entourage actually syncs with iCal rather than directly with your PC based cellular telephone. Entourage sends and receives calendar events and tasks from a special Entourage calendar in iCal. The problem is that your PC based cellular telephone doesn't send information to the Entourage calendar in iCal. Thus, there is no way to sync information from your PC based cellular telephone to Entourage. I also experience all the duplicates and failures that many others have mentioned but was able to work through all of those serious inconveniences. In fact, my MacBook Pro even began to freeze which had never happened prior to installing Missing Sync. The inability to sync information from my PC based cellular telephone to Entourage was the reason for purchasing Missing Sync and Mark Space clearly indicated I could do that so when it failed I thought they would have no problem refunding the money I paid. But to my surprise, they refused. I eventually had to completely re-install Leopard, wiping out everything to get the problems to stop. I have now re-installed all of the software except Missing Sync and my MacBook has not frozen since.
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Thebattman
11 June 2008
Version: 4.0.3
Downloaded and used for a couple of days as functional Demo. Worked very well. I decided it was a much needed app, so I coughed up the $39.95 and received my registration info quite quickly. After entering my registration info, I now have lost the ability to sync my contacts, and my calendar. I can't think of any more important plugins to work than these two. Don't be surprised if you see this error: SyncClient error. Can't register sync client. I used the technical support submission form on the Mark/Space web site. When they say 24-48 hours, they mean it - it took nearly two days for a response that just mirrored the generic suggestions on their tech support page (reset iSync's sync history). That had not worked the several times I had already tried it (and had indicated in my support request). I did find that Mark/Space "conveniently" has Premium Support where you can schedule and PAY FOR a support phone call. I will be more than happy to update this review if/when my situation is resolved.
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Niccolo-m
01 June 2008
Version: 4.0.3
I was quite happy with Missing Sync f. Windows Mobile (MSWM) 3 under Tiger. However, updating to Leopard required also an update to MSWM 4, but even the latest version (4.0.3) does not work at all, even in the most straightforward circumstance. The USB connection just never gets established. So I do not even get that far that I could start a sync. I seem not be the only one to whom this happens. Unfortunately there is no other software out there that can sync Windows Mobile 5 with a Mac - but MSWM is too unreliable to use it. If it fails even in the most simple circumstances, then the quality assurance must be really lousy. Syncing is usually required for data which are important and precious - therefore the level of quality and support provided by MSWM 4 is completely unacceptable.
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Mikita
29 May 2008
Version: 4.0.3
I am quite disappointed it took so many months to cough out a leopard compatible version. Hello? We are talking about a decimal-update
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Rentalsguy
08 May 2008
Version: 4.0.2
I am using the latest version of Missing Sync with my HTC Touch and a Macbook Pro. The *only* problems I have with the software is that for some reason the bluetooth activesync occasionally doesn't see the mac or vice-versa. I had the exact same problem (actually far worse) when running Vista and Windows XP machines...so I would probably attribute these issues to the PocketPC and NOT to Missing Sync. I'm writing this comment to make sure that others who are reading comments here moderate their reactions to the negative reviews of the product. Others probably did have had the problems they list -- but as is usually the case, you'll see negative reviews FAR outweigh positive comments on web sites like these. I'm not saying others didn't have their problems...but there are probably hundreds of people who experienced NO problems for each person who has a negative comment here. I had NONE of the issues that are stated in other reviews...and, in fact, I have even had fairly good response from the company via e-mail. It took them 2 days to get back to me...but when they did it was a complete answer to my questions and I was given someone's direct e-mail address to contact if I had further issues. 2 days isn't GREAT...but it's definitely not the 5 days or "NEVER" that I've read in other reviews.
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Arobulack
25 February 2008
Version: 4.0.2
The current version 4.0.2 is horrible. I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it numerous times and it continuously fails to sync much of anything. To be more precise, sync attempts with iCal tasks or calendar events, or Address Book contacts, consistently result in errors with little or no data being synced. Folder syncs tend to quit after only a few items at either end of the sync transfer, and even then each item is usually only partially transferred. Syncs for videos consistently fail. I'm forced to resorting to emailing all the videos to myself. Current documentation for the product states that I should be able to mount the device on my Mac desktop as a hard drive, but there is no such feature in this product (and just having that one capability would alleviate so many other frustrations). What's more, Missing Sync constantly locks up with a spinning lollypop and quite often I must reboot my Mac entirely to even get it to respond to the Windows Mobile device after that happens. Probably my first line of advice would be to avoid Windows Mobile like the plague anyway. It's the most horrible excuse for an operating system I've ever been exposed to. However, if you must use Windows Mobile and have a Mac, just plan on syncing your iCal calendar events and Address Book contacts, and use Plaxo (which is free) rather than this product from Mark/Space. Plaxo's (www.plaxo.com) Windows Mobile conduit works flawlessly over the air and requires almost no configuration. This poor excuse for a piece of software from Mark/Space is an endless source of extreme frustration. It's a complete and utter waste of time and money.
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Eric-Caldwell
04 April 2007
Version: 3.0.1
I purchased this product because ALLTEL is now offering a Motorola Q. If I had know that support was non-existent, I probably would have stuck with my Razr. After initially purchasing my Moto Q I was happy with the software until I tried to get support from them. Wow, talk about terrible support! I used the support request form from the MSpace web site and it took 4 days to get a response. The question was regarding the Mount feature not working. Their answer was to do it another way and that response was cryptic at best leaving me further confused. So, I'm stuck with a product that partially works. I responded back and 2 days later, no response! My advice, don't purchase the product until the company decides that customer support is just as important as sales! I run my own web design and hosting business. If I supported my customers this way, I would be out of business. MarkSpace, you listening?
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supernitin
24 March 2007
Version: 3.0.1
Missing Sync for Palm worked great but there Windows Mobile product is horrible. It worked once and now whenever I try to sync I get an error message. Customer service is horrible. Even though there is an update available the software thinks it is already up to date. I will never buy anything from these guys again.
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Dsfqfdssfqdfsqd
18 January 2007
Version: 3.0.1
the price is high and there are some quirks (I always get 8 unresolved items , the same, over and over again in my contacts) but overall it works like expected, which is a lot. I want my syncs to go unnoticed and most of all, no nasty surprise. I can handle having contacts in double, but not erasing them all! both of which haven't happened yet. so, i'm pretty happy with it, and wish the developper will concentrate on furthering robustness and reliability instead of adding features. also, I wrote a question to tech support and got a response in 3 days (personal) so that's good, too.
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Mackidd
16 January 2007
Version: 3.0.1
You need to reinstall the version 3.0.0, and install the new version 3.0.1 again. You will get it...!
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Jim-Weisbin
06 December 2006
Version: 3.0.1
Installed the update but it still shows "version 3.0.0", not sure if this really is a newer version or not.
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Androjen
02 December 2006
Version: 3.0
I've used Missing Sync for Palm and Windows Mobile for a number of years and it's always worked very well. Although the cost is relatively high, in addition to it's basic features, I've found it invaluable in moving calendars and contacts from Macs to PCs and back again.
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Hairbear
12 November 2006
Version: 3.0
Apart from this disgraceful decision for all v2.5 users to pay for an upgrade to v3.0 (I have only had this software for a few months), I have had endless problems with the v2.5 software. The software will not synchronize calendars or tasks. I am forced to do a full overwrite of the calendars each time. This process takes about 75min!! MissingSync support........ah hello? anyone there? Your very delayed and useless response was unhelpful to say the least. I am sure that if this software company was operating out of Australia, they would have criminal charges against them unfair trading practices....
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Bubbajim
10 November 2006
Version: 3.0
Though I do agree that for major updates to the software should incur a cost, I think it's quite lame to impose it on users who just recently purchased the product. Giving the product upgrade for free to users who bought it little over a month ago and giving a 50% discount for users that bought it before October 1st just doesn't sound right. Just doesn't seem fair. I was more hopeful this update would fix the many bugs that this app has, but alas I would have to now pay to see that happen. I would pay again for it if I had it for a year, but 2 months old and now I have to buy it again??? NO Way! Time to find another solution.
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/dev/niall
02 November 2006
Version: 2.5.1
Syncing is not transparent as I have to select/override a device partnership every time I sync, despite the fact that my Macbook is the only computer I sync with. The application interface is somewhat cumbersome, mainly because it rarely works. Option windows consistently fail to open when activated. The application often hangs, and on several occasions has completely hung my computer requiring a reboot. I'm a recent convert to the Mac, and this application is the single thorn in my side. It is unintuitive and unstable. In my opinion, it's not worth paying for. If there were any alternative I would switch to it without a second thought.
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Soulbarn
13 September 2006
Version: 2.5.1
I've owned both Pocket Mac and Missing Sync. I can't comment on the customer service issues (people seem to have complaints about both companies) but I can say that Missing Sync is - to me - the better of the two programs. The downside is that this means that Missing Sync works more often (and fails less often) than Pocket Mac. But MS does have plenty of glitches, some of which lead to if not data loss, then date headaches. Pocket Mac led to more data loss for me, and was far more glitchy in terms of crashes, installs, speed, recognizing my devices, and consuming system resources. Neither of these programs is elegant; MS is more successful because it sticks to the core functions - syncing your contacts, tasks, and appointments - and does it at a C+ to B- level of acceptability. The lesson here? I'm betting that getting these complicated Windows Mobile devices to sync to non-Windows computers, with non-Windows software requires kludges beyond belief. -
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Mike-Ognall
22 August 2006
Version: 2.5.1
I own a Motorola Q and I naturally bought the latest verion of Missing Sync (2.5.l). I have struggled mightily and have failed to make the Q sync with my G4 Powerbook. The Missing Sync website suggests various "fixes," none of which worked. I was eventually told, by Missing Sync tech support, that it "sometimes does not work with the motorola Q and that they have no fix." What surprises me is that there is nothing on their website which suggests that there might be NO way to make it work. To do them justice, they are currently processing a refund.
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Mwiseman212
21 August 2006
Version: 2.5.1
This is the worst Mac product I have ever seen. Tech support is awful. They close incomplete tickets. They do not read what the customer writes. They ask for the same logs sent multiple times. Heck, I could have bought a PC to sync with by now. Save your money and keep your blood pressure stable
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Mac0852
02 August 2006
Version: 2.5
I bought Missing Sync because it was listed on the Apple website as a viable solution for syncing my Windows Mobile phone with my new MacBook Pro. For the most part, it's fine. Nothing fancy and a few minor glitches that I could deal with. However, as of the last sync, *ALL* of my appointments (both future and past) and some contacts on *BOTH* devices (MacBook Pro & phone) have been DELETED. Gone. Nada. Zip. What type of crap software DELETES information it is supposed to help syncronize between two devices?? Apparently, Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is that software. I would recommend that everyone avoid this software if they even remotely care about their information.
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MacUpdateSucks
25 July 2006
Version: 2.5
Pretty good initial release for Windows Mobile 5.0 Syncing with bluetooth is still a little buggy with my Moto Q. Hopefully that will see some improvement in the next version.
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4.5
Lothar67
20 July 2006
Version: 2.5
I own the T-Mobile MDA Vario Smartphone with Windows Mobile 5 on it. So, until Apple won't bring up a Smartphone I've to use this mess. I've a windows PC laptop, but I hate this ugly Windows XP GUI. So I had to find a way to synchronize it with my Mac. I bought Missing Sync for Windows Mobile version 2.02 and tried the 2.5 alpha to their latest beta. Thanks to Mark/Space! It's great to have the opportunity to use it at your own risk and help to expose bugs. The support was all the time fast and friendly. Most of the trialperiod they had good idears to solve my problems and answer my questions. If you are able to read the manual, this product works fine and does what it's promising. I don't understand most of the poor critics here. Thanks for making it possible to synchronize Windows Mobile with my Mac!
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4.5
Westy
20 July 2006
Version: 2.5
I have been running with 2.5 for the past couple of days on an iMac Core Duo - coupled with an iPAQ 2215. I have had no problems at all - the upgrade from v2.0 went really smoothly, and I have not lost any data, or recieved duplication issues in either iCal or Address book. I also Sync the same iPAQ with my work XP machine, which I thought may cause issues, but Missing Sync just takes this in it's stride. A great upgrade, and looking at the amounts of issues listed amazed that it is free for v2.0 users.
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-section8-
20 July 2006
Version: 2.5
looks like this got a HUGE overhaul. anyone tried this out yet?
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Anonymous
26 October 2005
Version: 2.0
I have had nothing but trouble with this product and their tech support is not really helpful. I've had calendar events completely dissapear. I can't get the mounting to work reliably at all. When I lost a whole bunch of data I tried tech support...they told me to do what I did again. Right...I'm gonna risk losing all my data again so I can test the product for them! This product is not ready for commercial use.
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Michael
23 October 2005
Version: 2.0
I have a brand new iMac G5 w/ isight that I got yesterday and this program is absolutely unreliable and cannot sync with anything. I have tried to sync with my brand new Dell Axim X50V many times and it has never worked.
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1.5
Anonymous
04 September 2005
Version: 2.0
Don't Buy! Got missing sync to hook Mac Powerbook to Dell Axim Pocket PC. After one month of efforts, same result as others; double, triple, quadruple (I think if would go on if you are foolish enough to keep trying to sync) entries appearing on both machines, and then some new entries never sync at all. Multiple queries to customer service result in only the most basic advice and platitudes. No change with update to 2.0 (another suggestion). Refund is the least of the problems, databases on both sides are nearly unusable (multiple entries for repeating events are sent backward and forward infinitely).
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 2.0
After a Sync with my PocketPC and the new version I have lost all my contats and cals... Thanks,...
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Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 2.0
MISSING SYNC IS CRAP TECH SUPPORT IS WORSE MARK/SPACE SUCKS!!!!
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Anonymous
18 August 2005
Version: 2.0
I have spent months trawling the net looking for reviews of both Missing Sync and Pocket Mac. The only two software apps that I know are able to sync a Pocket PC. I think I must have read every article there is and every review out there ! I finally decided to go with Missing Sync for Windows Mobile 2.0 after reading this review of both Missing Sync and Pocket mac on MacMerc.com: http://www.macmerc.com/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=122 I very rarely buy software unless it has a demo mode but because I really didn't want to re-enter hundreds of contacts and appointments by hand on my pocketpc I took the plunge! After reading reviews on this site and version tracker I have to say I really was expecting lots of problems, duplicated entries etc etc. Missing Sync was a breeze to install and took only a few minutes. I backed up my address book and ical on the mac, crossed my fingers and pressed the Sync button !! Everything synced straight to the pocketpc without any problems. I doubled checked all a random selection of my entries and evrything is there correctly. So far so good. Very impressed. The next test was to then sync my pocketpc with my pc at work which uses MS Outlook for my contacts and calenders. Used MS Activesync which comes with all Windows and all my data synced with my work PC. End result is that I have for the last several days been syncing all my data between work on a pc and at home on my mac via my little pocketpc. All very smooth with no problems. Fingers crossed it will stay that way! It was without doubt the best $40 I have spent on a peice of software as it has saved me literally days of entering data. I don't understand why all these other people are having so many problems. Maybe it has something to do with different set ups. My congiguration is a G5 iMac running Tiger 10.4.2., IBM PC at work running Windows 2000 Pro and my PocketPC running Windows Mobile 2003. Best of luck all.
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Anonymous
18 August 2005
Version: 2.0
I never write reviews, but I'm so angry about this. Same dupli-tripli-quadriplicating problems that others have experienced. Events don't sync at all. It has completely loused up my contacts database and absolutely NO response tgo three emails. They should be ashamed. How do you get your money back? I live in the UK. There's protection under the 1974 Sale of Goods Act for UK offline things. Can't somebody start something like this online?
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Anonymous
16 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Installation Ok. sync bad. I have duplicated some contacts, triplicated and more in each sync. I can install only cab files. Developer says that you can install exe files using VPC! are you kidding? I sent emails without answer except auto reply. 40 dollars for nothing.
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Anonymous
15 August 2005
Version: 2.0
STILL DOESN'T WORK!! I waited months and months and paid an extra $20, and I still can't sync with my iPaq 1940, which is supposedly a supported device. I constantly get "Mingling" retries and then failure with no further explanation, or "Communication error, please restart" (restart what? the program, the PPC, the Mac?). Tech support is absolutely no help. Mark/Space now has 60 of my hard-earned dollars, and I still have nothing. PocketMac is garbage, but this is worse. Maybe you just can't use PDAs with Macs anymore. I'm not going back to Palm.
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Anonymous
11 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Finally I can sync my iPAQ with my Mac. However this product is really unstale: as others pointed out, sometimes weird things happened. When I installed the software and syc my iPAQ with Entourage the first time, only calendars and contacts could be synced, but the tasks failed to be synced. I uninstall the software completely and re-install the program. This time I can only syc between PDA and Entourage contacts. The calendar and tasks failed to sync. I uninstalled and reinstall for over three time. All gave the same results. Then I try to use apple iCal and Address book to sync with the PDA. Strangely it works well. To my opinion, there are absolutely some bugs in this version. They need to improve and kill the bugs soon.
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 2.0
OOPS, should have beem: "but after resetting the Pocket PC and rebooting I have NOT had it anymore."
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Anonymous
02 August 2005
Version: 2.0
Yeah, we had to wait and had to pay, but now that I've installed and used it, I am happy with it. It is much faster than the old version on re-syncs, and I like the battery charge level display, the clock setting function, and the "connecting" overlay display. The interface is nice and understandable. It just pops up when needed and works. I too had that problem where it would not connect a 2nd time, but after resetting the Pocket PC and rebooting I have had it anymore.
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Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 2.0
I was very disappointed when my upgrade to Tiger a while back broke The Missing Sync, and was further disappointed when Mark/Space told me that they were going to charge me another $20 for a product that I had used for about three months. I bought the new version yesterday and was amazed that I was immediately able to sync with Bluetooth and mount the PDA and transfer over a song from iTunes. Everything seemed to be going well. Then the sync hung at one point and I had to turn off my Axim x50v to break the connection. That started a bizarre problem in which I was no longer able to connect. I restarted the PDA and computer, reinstalled The Missing Sync, did a soft reset, went through every setting I could find on both the computer and PDA, all to no avail. I finally resorted to the USB cradle, which seems to work reliably. And after using USB, I could mysteriously use Bluetooth to sync. But further bizarreness is occurring, and I can only sync with Bluetooth once, and then I need to USB sync to "reset?" the Bluetooth syncing. This bug is very reliable and no amount of fiddling (around five hours of it) has fixed it. You might want to wait until they fix this version before buying it, but like I said, USB syncing is reliable, fast, and simple (no more iSync).
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Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 2.0
I just love how Missing Sync license binds to your PDA... what if my PDA dies? I shouldn't have to beg for a new serial, which is why is switched to PocketMac and haven't looked back since.
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Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 2.0
For the record, PocketMac DOES NOT WORK with Tiger...PERIOD. Absolutely no comment from tech support, and no way to make it work with USB, internet access, file sharing, etc. without causing a kernel panic and shut down. Once Tiger was released, neither product for syncing with Pocket PCs worked. Perhaps Apple is as much to blame as either of the other offerers. However, I do agree with the pricing practices complaints.
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Anonymous
29 July 2005
Version: 2.0
The onus of making a bloody product work for the Mac should be on the hardware manufacturers, and not on us who want it. It breeds this type of adverse situation where you are "held-up" for the stagecoach money by the bandits.
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Anonymous
28 July 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
Markspace has truly breached "shareware ethics," if such a thing exists. I owned this application for far less than a year, but as soon as I upgraded to Tiger, it became incompatible and I was notified I'd have to pay 20 dollars (on top of the 40 dollar original price) for an upgrade. Customarily, shareware upgrades are optional unless there has been a drastic OS change- a developer has to _earn_ upgrades by including new features or improvements. Bugfixes and compatibility fixes, in both the shareware and commercial software world, are usually free. And while markspace claims that Tiger is radically different than Panther, why did Pocketmac (the alternative PocketPC sync program) allow Tiger compatibility in just a free point release? Shame on Markspace for at least not extending their free upgrade cutoff time to 1 year. No one should purchase software with an active life of half a year. Markspace is abusing its userbase.
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Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
Well the updated version for Tiger that we all have the pleasure of being charged for is now no longer going to be out in June. When was the announcement made? June 29th. Way to go Markspace. Keep on treating your customers like garbage and you'll starve. All the way through June we were told it was on its way and now this slap in the face. How the hell are we supposed to belive the new release date? Are we supposed to wait another month before syncing PocketPCs to Macs running 10.4?
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Anonymous
20 June 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
I feel that MarkSpace has already done two things that were very wrong: 1. Charging for the Tiger update 2. Saying they will not make the Tiger update available until the end of June But they now have about 10 days left before they blow their own deadline, which would be a third thing. But PocketMac is so bad that I will still fork over the $20 if the new version ever comes out.
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Anonymous
07 June 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
Just a little update, FileJuicer now supports extracting CAB files from EXE files. Worked with 10 out of 10 EXE's I tried. Gone are the days of having to use Virtual PC to get the CABs! http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16101
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Anonymous
30 May 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
same for me I agree this is areally a scam! do not touch with a polearm 15 feet away until they release free support for tiger
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Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
I agree regarding the upgrade price policy. It's a bad case of bait and switch and I'll be hanged if I'm going to give the dev any more of my money.
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Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
I bought this "product" 5 weeks ago for $40 and now (5 weeks later) Tiger is released and Mark/Space wants to charge 50% for the patch/upgrade! Scam! The product is weak and buggy besides. I wrote them requested they treat their customers better and offer a free patch/upgrade like the many reputable Mac developers that have already released or are planning FREE upgrades. Mark/Space reply: no dice! I believe in the "Golden Rule" and Karma. Obviously they don't. Their motto is more like screw them while you can. Cheers!
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Anonymous
24 April 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
I had no chnace to use it, but the de/installation is a piece of crap. I choosed to install the application on a second partition. first annoyance: the installer (VISE) happily without asking reboots. BAD. when "it did not work" for me, i did uninstall with the VISE uninstaller. second annpyance: this dumb application tries to deinstall from the main partition, then, third BAD BAD BAD behaviour, restarts without asking, crashes the whole OS X, after reboot two partitions missing! Disk First Aid wha sable to fix this, BUT: WTF is happening here? Either VISE is crap or MissingSync's use of VISE or Missing Sync....
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Dsfqfdssfqdfsqd
27 February 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
Honnest comparison between missing sync and pocket mac by a real user and not a partisan. Bottom line: both have big problems, but work well too for many things. Missing Sync: Works well for me. itunes and iphoto synchronization work fine but there should be an option to copy to storage card instead of built in or I always have to move to the storage card afterwards since space is limited in my built in memory. An option to reencode tunes on sync at a lower bit rate would be nice too, just like resizing pictures works fine. Calendar, contact and tasks sync are fine, no corruption like stated below and I've been synchronizing in both directions for weeks with lots of entries. It doesn't synchronize recurrent events and that's a big problem. Pocket Mac: I tried pocket mac too which can sync pictures and tunes to the storage card (big plus). Just like missing sync, an option to reencode tunes on sync at a lower bit rate would be nice too, just like resizing pictures works fine. BUT it doesn't manage accented characters (!!! it displays garbage like ??33&é2ç((3 for each accented char, that is unacceptable) and uses its own calendar in ical (that's really a pity as I already have many calendars and do not wish to put all entries in a single one.) so it's useless for me as I mainly use it for calendaring and on a english system with french text. Also it leaves a lot of files behind after uninstall. It is much faster on syncing though (though that's the fault of iSync, not missing sync). This is not a complete review, but why I chose one over the other, and their major pitfalls. I personally use missing sync because it looks cleaner, but I understand why people would prefer pocket mac (if you do not have many different calendars, use a US system with no accents, and do not mind having a more "windows like" application, pocket mac seems more feature complete to me) All this to say there is no real winner between both, each have its strengths and shortcomings. I also thinkk both are overpriced, although I am sure they necessitate a lot fo work, a price in the mid 20's would be more appropriate. $19.99 would be a killer tag. I believe they should really offer evaluation version, and that each product has its bugs. I also believe most of the comments on them on macupdate come from partisan users, or worse, developpers themselves trying to boast their product and sink their competitor's. I sincerely hope this will cease to make place for real reviews and comments. They should work hard to address the shortcomings I outlined and they would have great softwares. I can be reached at alex27@dodgeit.com (public address, everyone can read it) if the developers wish to take contact with me (both ignored my only support asking email to them, I really have no time to bicker and send many to get an answer). I will update my reviews as versions come and go, and add or correct features.
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Anonymous
05 January 2005
Version: 1.0.4b2
They charge for software in beta state (1.0.4b2)?! Thanks, but no thanks.
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Anonymous
30 December 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
I have have missing sync for my dell axim x30 624 mhz for about a week now and its all been good for me. I havnt had any problems at all. Getting the mac sync to work took a little time but once i figured it out it works fine. Also for people that are commenting on how you cant get i tunes music to your sd cards. I know you cant do it through i tunes but if you use finder it is as easy as pie. Just load them all in through finder and walla there on your sd card. Well i give missing sync high kudos. Epecialy seeing as i couldnt even get the demo of pocketmac working.
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Anonymous
29 December 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
Complete piece of junk. Corrupted multiple appointments, and in my line of work, I cannot afford that. Tried contacting technical support but they were completely useless and *extremely* slow (more than 3 and a half weeks for a simple response - what kind of support is that?!) Switched to PocketMac Pro (read my review there) and everything has been great ever since. If you still decide to try this, I wish you lots of luck, you'll need it. - Matthew
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Anonymous
07 December 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
Great program if you want to buy it but if there is a chance you arent gonna buy dont download it. It deletes a bunch of your original palm sync software so when you unistall you cant sync at all.
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garbage
06 December 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
The palm version works flawlessly with my Palm Zire. Much better than the original Palm software. Why is'nt the Palm version listed here on VT but the PC version is???
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Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
Ughh. Talk about lack of stability and corruption of my data!! This plain sucks!
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Brett Yunker
15 November 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
Have been using Missing Sync with my HP iPaq 6315 for a month ... it was beautiful, until a crash, and then runaway multiple calendar entries appearing for all Birthday entries (Holidays is fine, which is a shared list) ... two notes to the technical service guys and NO response. Am considering using PocketMac ...
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Anonymous
09 October 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
I have been using this since March 04 and have been very happy. I had originally tried PocketMac but had a miserable experience. What I like about Missing Sync is that it works through iSync, unlike PocketMac. I uses iSync for .Mac, a Sony Z600 over Bluetooth, and an iPod. My PocketPC is an HP 2215 and I sync over Bluetooth. I have never lost an appointment or anything bad like that. Occasionally I will get duplicate entries for holidays and repeating events, and it's annoying, but I can live with it. The only thing that really bugs me is the piercing sound the app makes when a connection is established. I would like a way to turn that off or choose a different sound. Missing Sync overall has been solid and easy to use for me. And the fact that Mark Space has seemed to become the company to go to when looking to sync an unusual device with the Mac gives me confidence that they know what they are doing and will be around for a while.
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Anonymous
23 May 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
My Equipment: ipaq 4355, Powerbook 1.33 g4 Pros: actually worked as advertised! Only feature that I have tried that I have not yet got to work is activesync with WIFI. But seeing from googling this problem that many PC users also have a problem setting up this feature, I'm guessing I'm at fault and not the "Missing Sync" program. I found iSync speedy, but my address book and Calender is very small compared to many people's and I can imagine how iSync can get very slow if you have a lot information to sync. The program never fails to recognize my PocketPC via USB and does so within 10-15 seconds of me plugging it in. I have not run across any glitches or crashes... yet. Cons: NOT USER FRIENDLY. Maybe if you are a pro at this, but the normal everyday user will have trouble setting up bluetooth and other features. Syncing via USB is easier, but still not exactly plug and play/easymac that we are all use to (aka read the directions carefully!!). The features DO work, but I was on the verge of giving up many times. But the PPC microsoft windoze program is partially to blame too. Also some of markspace's advertisement is a little bit misleading. This program WILL NOT SYNC WITH MAIL. The website advertises mail functionality... but do not confuse this with being able to sync with your pop3 mail program from your computer. They are very clear, however that you cannot install programs unless they are cab. So pretty much, you still need virtual pc or a pc to install many of the pocketpc programs... this is a big negative and hopefully it can be improved on in the future (along with being able to sync with mail.) Overall: Considering there is only one alternative to "Missing Sync" I have to recommend this product, once you get it going (IF you don't give up before that), it is very easy to transfer files and sync most things except your mail (but including itunes and iphoto).
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Shawn
30 April 2004
Version: 1.0.4b2
Having uninstalled the last shipping version, I installed this rev only to find that it no longer recognizes my device when I place it in the cradle. I uninstalled this version, reinstalled the old and I'm back in action. Really need to work on stability. This this is about as fragile as old china.
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Anonymous
02 April 2004
Version: 1.0.3
Be very careful. Check reviews before you buy so you don't get stuck with unusable software. PocketMac is much better software and it actually works like they advertise.
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Anonymous
24 March 2004
Version: 1.0.3
I am not able to use the software at all. It does not even offer to registrate and try to find the device. I emailed to the support, and got quite fast response containing some advices, no one works at all. I have iPaq, h 5450, PoweBook 17", 1.33 GHz, 1GB RAM. I tried to connect via USB and BT, I had just clean Win Pocket CE after hard restart, or fully packed device - it does not make any sense, Missing Sync opens just one dimmed dialog box saying Owner Name:; Device Name:; Device Type:... This you also could get for just $ 29.90, so be careful...
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Anonymous
12 March 2004
Version: 1.0.3
I found it to work very well with my G5 and PocketPC 3630 via USB, no complaints at all.... oh well, one maybe, no email support... yet Anyway, it has a very clean implementation and should allow for future feature development, haven't tried using CABs with it yet.
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Anonymous
03 February 2004
Version: 1.0.3
The one thing no one seems to mention here is a big flaw with this software: it does not handle most items created by MS Outlook on a PC well. If you sync with your mac and with a PC using Outlook, it software burps at having to deal with recurring appointments. This, in my view, is quite limiting given that the PPC was mostly created to sync with a Windows PC. Adopting this software should not mean you no longer wish to sync with your windows PC and use the de-facto scheduling standard in that platform (Outlook).
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Anonymous
19 January 2004
Version: 1.0.3
I had abandoned Missing Sync for PPC because I found the latest release of PocketMac to be well worth it (I especially liked their new Theme Creator). At this point in time they seem to be competing with each other and this is good. I will give Missing Sync another try now that they have a rudimentary installation tool in place. It's such a hassle to switch back and forth between VirtualPC or a real PC. I also concur with the previous Anonymous about support for MeetingMaker. Palm does it, I don't know why it should be so difficult.
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Anonymous
06 December 2003
Version: 1.0
I have bought the software and installed in on a brand new panther powerbook G4. It never connected as advertised. Gave a lot of information to the vendor and got not a very informative answer. Send them an error report again today. It seems to have some trouble reading information of my Pocket PC (T-Mobile). I just don't like software without a trial version and would have not bought this one. User be warned....
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Anonymous
13 October 2003
Version: 1.0
It appears to work quite well considering what it is trying to do. I had a few initial problems getting it to stay mounted, but I obtained the 1.0.1 update and it even works on my Panther machine. There are a couple of things missing from this software that would be most helpful. 1. A backup tool to automatically backup and restore the unit without going through Virtual PC. A program is available, but I don't know if it works and I dont want to spend $20 to find out. 2. Better handlng of file installation. It works well if you can get access to the CAB file, but in a lot of cases you need to use Virtual PC. 3. Syncing with Mail. I don't particularly care about Entourage, but Mail would be most helpful. 4. Syncing with MeetingMaker. Probably not possible, but many universities use this application and their sync tools suck. Other than that, it seems great.
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Anonymous
30 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Outstanding! Still reeling from the Pocket Mac fiasco, I shelled out yet more cash for this little gem. It works great! All your iCal and Address Book data syncs up nicely. You'll be able to mount your Pocket PC on your desktop and transfer files easily. Sweetening the pot is the fact that both iPhoto and iTunes recognize your Pocket PC once you install this software. One note: if you previously installed Pocket Mac (and I feel sorry for you if you did), follow the instructions for completely removing all traces of Pocket Mac EXACTLY as written before installing Missing Sync.
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Anonymous
28 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Install runs perfectly (beware of deactivating the firewall or popening the required ports). adding PocketPC into iSync is perfect (like it is for palm or mobile phones). Synch is veeeeeeerrrrrryyyyyy slow, but works 100% for Address, and quite well for iCal. Caveat : like other person said, MissingSync is messing appointments when they are repeated over the year. It seems the problem lies in calculation of year : it put French National Day (14 th of July) on 13th of July, etc Is it bad implementation of bissextile years ??? So deactivate all recurring appointments, it's safer...
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Anonymous
25 July 2003
Version: 1.0
First sync, worked great. Second try-Fifth try, didn't connect to my handheld. Sixth try, connected and synchronized but badly messed up all of my birthdays and recurring appointments [shifting them by one day or so, and making them into appointments that last thousands of minutes, tec..] Before Seventh try, I hand edited and corrected the problems with the birthdays on the handheld. I also downloaded the latest beta update (1.0.1 b3) [I had been using the production version] Seventh try, iSync stopped in the middle and crashed. Now when I launch iCal it opens, and then crashes. Be warned. This may be a great product for some people, but back up your data before using it!!
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Anonymous
17 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Works as described. Thanks, at last I´m able to sync my PPC
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Anonymous
17 July 2003
Version: 1.0
crap was waiting for a long time this software. I got , installed it then crashed my powerbook. The loging window is looping... I enter password and it doesn't logging anymore it always comeback to login window. Please next DON'T refuse beta testers! it sucks
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Anonymous
16 July 2003
Version: 1.0
Intriguing and exciting -- have an old PocketPC that I've been unable to sync since moving to mac. Without a demo though I'm not dropping the cash... at least not until I hear if people like it and it works as promised.
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