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Date Added:Aug. 20, 2013
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At least they are still trying to support the Mac before they go out of business.
Who still uses a BlackBerry?
The download offered (Of BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac) currently (as of 7/23/12) is version 184.108.40.206.
None until it works
It can't find the Mac Address Book. Either this is Apple's fault (ie. they're trying to ring fence Address Book to only synch with the icloud) or BB's fault (it can't find the right directory). I think I'll fiddle with my Mac's permissions, but I din't think that will help.
Reply by SimonSeven on January 11, 2012
I had the same problem. I think the problem is that with the introduction of iCloud, your contacts are no longer visible to the BB software. If you go under System Preferences and iCloud, deselect Contacts and it should work. The sync software is still useless however.
Easy to install
I don't know if it is iCloud or the new Blackberry software update, but I now cannot sync my calendars and contacts between my Mac and Blackberry! I have spent several hours on the phone with AppleCare and they cannot find a solution. I don't even know how I could contact Blackberry. Aaagh!
East to install
On my Mac, Desktop Manager can't even see iCal much less sync it. It won't back up my phone and it only pretends to sync my contacts (everything looks good until you check your BB and the contacts haven't updated). The worst of it is, this software used to work and RIM has messed it up.
Reply by dacx on February 22, 2012
Your title says it all. There were actually quite a few ways in which I liked my Blackberry, but I became so sick and tired of the awful, AWFUL synching of my contacts and calendars (nothing, you know, important) that I gave up. Now that I've switched to an iPhone, I can't imagine ever going back.
(To be fair, it wasn't ALL about how rotten desktop synching is. The Blackberry app store is pretty wretched as well, and that has nothing at all to do with what platform you're on.)
Reply by couhajjou on December 1, 2011
I am experiencing the same problem !!
There are no pros to this upgrade. Don't do it if you have a Mac!
After i upgraded and synced my BB to iCal, it made duplicates and triplicates of entires. Had to restore iCal from Time Capsule to get the calendar back to where it was before the sync, but now BB still has the duplicates and triplicates of entries, with no easy way to get rid of them!
Loved my BB until the worldwide crash, then this just put me over the edge! No benefit to me if I cannot sync my calendars. So ready to get an iPhone!
THERE IS VERY LITTLE TO SAY NICE ABOUT THIS. MAKE A PRODUCT THAT WORKS WITH MAC. I STILL WANNA USE MY BLACKBERRY BUT I CAN'T SYNC MY ICAL WITH IT! WTHECK!
THERE ARE NO PRO'S...OLDER VERSION WORKED. I HV LION OS. THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH LION!
C'MON RIM....DO SOMETHING OR I SMELL AN IPHONE/IPAD IN MY FUTURE!
Will sync and backup.
WILL NOT DO ONE WAY SYNC. Tends to kill data on BB.
Several years ago there was a third party desktop manager that worked well with BB & Mac. BB stopped them and came out with this junk. I use my phone less and less these days.
Reply by sddave--2008 on August 15, 2011
"Tends to kill data on BB."
When it first came out, it also double-posted all calendar events on the BB. It was so bad that when I got home from a business trip I went down and bought an iPhone and said good-bye to RIM. No regrets.
The only thing I can think of is that it easily lets you see how much media space you've used
Difficult or impossible to sync, constantly uses up huge amounts of CPU while not doing anything. Doesn't handle importing or exporting media well at all.
I had this installed for a while for managing media, and I just had to get rid of it as it was so terrible. Every time I plugged my BB in, it would open, promptly spin up to nearly 100% CPU usage, and slow everything else down until I closed it. When it does work, it doesn't do what I want, as it doesn't provide a usable interface for syncing audio/video. The 'import media' option causes the program to hang every time I use it.
In short, if you have access to a PC you're better off using that, or Dropbox to transfer files from your BB to your Mac.
There are no positive aspects of this software.
Deletes stuff you don't want deleted from calendars it should have no access to.
Won't sync "One Way"
This software sucks. It used to be somewhat tolerable in that you could sync from your computer to your blackberry, but that option is gone. Now you have to create a special calendar for blackberry items for it to write to, and then it wants to delete anything that is not already on the blackberry. This has turned my blackberry into a pretty much useless piece of crap. It's a phone and does email, period. Good thing I have an iPhone for my personal device because the blackberry just sucks.
Simple, fast, reliable
Not many customization options
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|Publisher||Research In Motion|
|Publisher web site||http://na.blackberry.com/eng/|
|Release Date||August 20, 2013|
|Date Added||August 20, 2013|
|Category||Utilities & Operating Systems|
|Subcategory||Data Transfer & Sync Software|
|Operating Systems||Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC|
|File Size||Not Available|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||17|