Sync Buddy
Sync Buddy
2.1

4.8

Sync Buddy free download for Mac

Sync Buddy

2.1
06 April 2006

Palm backup tool.

Overview

Sync Buddy is a backup, install and photo 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.

Want to install files? Launch Sync Buddy, press the HotSync button on your handheld, drag your file to the handheld window... Done! No additional step! No wait!

Want to quickly get a picture out of your handheld? Launch Sync Buddy, press the HotSync button on your handheld, go to Pictures view, drag the picture you want to the desktop, to iPhoto, to Mail, or any other application. Done! No additional step! No wait!

There are many other benefits to using Sync Buddy. Read below to learn more...

Sync Buddy complements your desktop software, and is perfectly compatible with Palm Desktop, HotSync Manager and Missing Sync.

Note: Sync Buddy is not maintained anymore, and now free for all

User name: Free

Registration code: DEAR-AVTD-ZTUA

Features:

Flat and hierarchical file listings. Sync Buddy displays your handheld’s files in either a flat form (all files together) or a hierarchical directory that encloses each application and its data file(s) in a separate folder. Backup files can be stored on your computer using the same arrangement, so it’s always easy to find what you need. You can also display and backup files in a flat manner, according to your taste and needs.

Worry-free backups. Use the Full Backup command to back up all of your Palm handheld's contents, including third-party files and databases for the built-in applications, or use the Incremental Backup command to back up only what’s changed.

Instant transfers. Just drop Palm databases and applications in the handheld window to install them without running HotSync™. To install files at specific locations on removable media, just drop them at the right location like you would in the Finder. Drag files to your computer to directly retrieve them from your handheld.

Easy pictures management. Display the pictures your handheld contains with a simple click. Use drag-and-drop to copy pictures to iPhoto, to your computer or to any other application. Install pictures in a snap, and delete the pictures you don't need anymore.

USB, Bluetooth, WiFi/Network support. Sync Buddy can connect with handhelds over USB and Bluetooth, but also accepts connection coming from the network. This allows you to use WiFi to connect your handheld to Sync Buddy, but also to connect handhelds remotely through the network by using Network HotSync.

Removable media support. Drag-and-drop files to and from expansion cards (SD/MMC cards, Memory Sticks, etc). The install and backup experience on expansion cards is better than ever with Sync Buddy!

What's new in Sync Buddy

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 information for instructions)
  • Added connection instructions and tips in the manual for WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Fixed connection issues with some recent Palm handhelds (LifeDrive, Tungsten T|X, etc.)
  • Fixed removable media issues with some recent Palm handhelds. The internal volume was not always visible or properly discovered.
  • Fixed pictures installation issues on some recent Palm handhelds.
  • Fixed several minor issues

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7 Sync Buddy Reviews

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Anonymous
22 April 2004

Most helpful

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
Macateer
22 December 2007
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. kd
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Version 2.1
joe the Lion
25 April 2006
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
03 January 2006
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
15 October 2005
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
18 March 2005
If you own a palm- buy this software. End of story.
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Version 2.0.1
Anonymous
24 February 2005
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
1 answer(s)
Florent Pillet
Florent Pillet
04 March 2005
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.
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Version 2.0b3
Anonymous
22 April 2004
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
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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