CNET Editors' review
SyncMate is an app that synchronizes content between a Mac and mobile devices (iOS, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile). You can also sync e-mail and contacts with external cloud providers like Google and Yahoo. SyncMate is easy to install.
When it's launched, you can configure SyncMate to synchronize a number of sources from the Mac with your mobile devices. As mentioned, you can sync e-mails, contacts, files, music, video, and other types of content quite easily. You can even synchronize with handheld gaming platforms like the Sony PSP. Syncing can be done in real time, if the devices are all online, so that changes on one platform are reflected on the others right away. If you use one of the paid versions of SyncMate, you can also convert video file formats. The SyncMate interface is clean. You select the sources you want to sync from a list on the left, and your sync processes are displayed on the right. A set of icons across the top handle most of the common tasks quickly.
SyncMate worked in our testing with a variety of mobile platforms including iPad, iPhone, and several Android devices. We did different syncs with each platform, and all went well. Configuring the syncs is easy once you understand the process, and we encountered no problems with the program.
From Eltima Software:
SyncMate allows syncing Mac with Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia S40 devices, iPhones, iPads, iPods (Touch & Nano), other Macs or PCs, Google and Dropbox accounts, iCloud, Yahoo! accounts and other CardDAV/CalDAV-enabled services, any mounted storage devices, Sony PSP, MTP devices. SyncMate is offered in Free and Expert editions. Free SyncMate lets you sync Address Book and iCal between Mac and supported devices. Sync with Google and Dropbox accounts is also available. Free edition allows reading messages from Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android, iPhone or Nokia right on Mac, share Internet between Mac and Windows Mobile devices, analyze detailed information of connected WM devices.
Expert Edition will sync iTunes, iPhoto, Safari and Firefox Bookmarks, Entourage and Mail Notes, ToDo's, Mail, Time, Stickies and separate folders (sync options depend on the device you are syncing). SyncMate Expert offers AutoSync option which lets you set various parameters of automatic sync for any of supported device. You can sync Folders between Mac and mounted storage devices, other Macs, Sony PSP or Windows PC in real time, i.e. once you have changed any data on your Mac or connected device, it will be synced immediately. With Expert Edition you can create, send, delete, search and export text messages from Android, Win Mobile or Nokia on your Mac. You can install any .cab files on your Win Mobile phone right from your Mac. SyncMate Expert allows converting videos to AVI, MPG, MP4, WMV, ASF, 3GP and audio files to MP3 and WAV prior to syncing them to device (Pictures, Videos & Music plugin). Sync can be performed via USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet (depends on synced device).
Device compatibility: Windows Mobile 5, 6, 6.1, 6.5; Nokia S40 devices; iOS 3, iOS 4 and iOS 5 devices; Android 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.x; BlackBerry OS 6, 7: MS Windows 2000, XP, Vista, PSP (Firmware 2.7.1 or higher).
What's new in this version:
- Added support for iOS 6 devices
- Fixed issue when Company Name and Job Title fields would not sync from Android device to Mac's Address Book during Contacts synchronization
- Fixed issue with subfolders sync during bidirectional folders sync between Mac and MTP devices
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All versions:3.4 stars
out of 33 votes
Current version:5.0 stars
out of 1 votes
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"well designed sync tool with huge number of features"
Version: SyncMate 4.1.1893
- great number of supported devices
- a lot of supported formats for sync (contacts, calendars, music, etc.)
- fast support answers
- Have no background sync
One of the greatest sync solutions for Mac.