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Modifies Tiger's iSync to imitate the style of Jaguar.   Free
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Sync Now modifies Tiger's iSync to imitate the style of Jaguar. For some reason, Apple has changed the way the iSync menu bar item works in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

From Apple Support: "To sync with any phone that's been configured in iSync, the iSync application must be open to sync to it via Sync Now from the Sync Status menu. In other words, if you set up a mobile phone in iSync, you will not be able to sync information with it from the Sync Status menu if iSync is not open."

This is different to 10.3 and earlier and in my opinion is a step-back in
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Compiled as a Universal Binary
  • New icon
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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stonevil commented on 19 Apr 2007
many thanks! it's wonderful!
[Version 1.1]


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ivanovitch reviewed on 18 Apr 2007
Fantastic bit of software: I agree that OS 10.4 made a backward step in this area. Let's hope that 10.5 reverts back to a more functional approach. If not, I"ll continue to use Sync Now.
[Version 1.1]


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Stormchild commented on 18 Apr 2007
Sweet. I'm glad somebody stepped in to restore the intentionally-crippled functionality of iSync. Tiger was a big step *backward* for syncing. Who the hell cares about .Crap? I'd like to see all traces of that overpriced nonsense removed from my system.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 May 2005
Excellent! I posted a few days ago this exactly issue with Tiger (thought it was a bug). I even completed a feedback form with Apple. Thank you very much for developing this.
[Version 1.0]


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chipster reviewed on 21 May 2005
Works as stated...and prefectly. I am ecstatic someone saw this problem and provided a fix.

Thanks much!
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 21 May 2005
brilliant - now just to use cron to have it try and sync every hour.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:6,342
Version Downloads:3,606
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:18 Apr 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Sync Now modifies Tiger's iSync to imitate the style of Jaguar. For some reason, Apple has changed the way the iSync menu bar item works in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

From Apple Support: "To sync with any phone that's been configured in iSync, the iSync application must be open to sync to it via Sync Now from the Sync Status menu. In other words, if you set up a mobile phone in iSync, you will not be able to sync information with it from the Sync Status menu if iSync is not open."

This is different to 10.3 and earlier and in my opinion is a step-back in user-friendliness.

Sync Now can be added to your dock or your favourite menu bar application launcher to bring back the old 1-click sync functionality without having to manually open iSync and click again.

When run Sync Now will open iSync, start the syncing process then quit when it has finished.


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