The Missing Sync for Android

The Missing Sync for Android

Average User Rating:
1.6
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    19,636
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2009
  • Price:
    Purchase; $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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3 stars

"Does the job, but does it it's own way."

January 01, 2010  |  By Renegade Knight

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

No muss no fuss. Sync's Outlook Contacts directly to your Android Phone. Supports Android 2.0 as well. If you don't want to avoid the Google Cloud this will let you do it.

Cons

Doesn't sync contact photo's. Didn't sync my music. Didn't sync my files. Set up seemed like overkill but maybe that gives you some flexability. That flexablity didn't include letting me specify where my files were to go on the Android Phone.

Summary

I was looking for a way to sync my Motorola Droid via USB intead of through the Google Apps in the cloud. Android works best with Google Contacts etc AND/OR Exhange. If you use Outlook but don't use Exchange your stuck unless you get a third party program like this.

I had a little trouble getting it set up. I kept getting an error message. In spite of that it did sync my contacts. However it didn't sync them to the native contacts app. It created it's own catagory. I'd pull up contacts and see nothing. However my recent calls list had updated with contact names so I knew the contacts were there. I hd to change a setting to tell the Native Contacts to pull from this different address book (Exhange is also a different address book but it defaults to being displayed with your contacts). Once I found that setting I had my contacts without using Google.

Three flaws kept me from using the program behind the trial. I wanted my Contacts Photo's. This didn't sync them. I wanted key files to sync between my computer and a folder on my phones SD card. This didn't let me do that. Lastly I tried to use the play list function to import a few play lists and it didn't do that.

To be fair this program just added Android 2.x support. Perhaps they will fix the bugs in a future revision.

There are a few programs that do direct sync. This one and Companion Link are the ones I've tried. I'm going to go with Companion link. My advice though. Try both. They both give you a 14 day trial. Use the one that works better for you.

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1 stars

"Support non-existent."

March 09, 2012  |  By phsolutions

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Satisfactory if you can get it running on the device. Product keys must be a state secret, so I cannot test in on my Samsung Galaxy tablet

Cons

Terrible support. No phone contact. Even the four business days email support claim is a crock. Today is the tenth day and counting.

Summary

will not buy another Mark/Space product. Too many alternative vendors who have a phone system.

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1 stars

"Will NOT Sync Notes!"

August 02, 2011  |  By planeguy130

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

Description says it will sync Outlook Notes... IT ONLY WORKS ON A SMALL HANDFUL OF COMPUTERS

Summary

I bought this SPECIFICALLY to sync MS Outlook notes only to find out that the touted "Note Sync" feature only works on a handful of smart phones... THE HTC EVO IS NOT ONE OF THOSE PHONES.

This is not mentioned ANYWHERE in the description. That is FRAUD, and due to Google Marketplace restrictions it is impossible to get a refund.

Don't waste your money on this garbage!

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1 stars

"Does not as advertised"

July 18, 2011  |  By DHnLA

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Syncs music perfectly (although it takes forever).... Notes syncing works fine. Tasks syncing works OK, but my problem with tasks syncing has more to do with the limitations of Fliq Tasks in that task reminders are not included with the sync. ***?

Cons

But those are about the only things that work properly. The calendar sync sort of works after some cajoling. The contacts sync omits many of my contacts. After the first sync, subsequent calendar/contact syncs all error out.

Summary

I would not recommend this to anyone. This program does not perform as promised. And to think that I have paid $40.00 for a product that, at best, underperforms and, at worst, is a piece of crap is tantamount to robbery. Although Missing Sync products have worked great in the past, this product is not ready for primetime. I based my decision to upgrade to Android from Blackberry because of this product, so now I am considering returing my HTC EVO Shift 4G. The phone will be useless if I am unable to get my commonly-used information from my computer over to the phone properly. Bottom Line: IF YOU HAVE A MAC, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT!! ...at least not until Mark/Space fixes the myriad issues that it currently has.

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1 stars

"Crashed many times."

May 24, 2011  |  By frakshagswell

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Nice user interface, GUI is attractive.

Cons

Invested 2hours and $40. Probably will not get either: the software to work or a refund.

Summary

Upon install, I paired the MissingSync Desktop (MSDT) with MissingSync HandHeld

(MSHH). Successful.

Upon first attempt to run MSDT, the MSDT crashed twice on first run while setting

up sync rules for Calendars.

I rebooted.

I was then able to complete the setup of MSDT prior to the first sync.

Running sync, SyncMarshall Continually crashes.

I made sure Windows Firewall was allowing the ports mentioned in your tech support

files. I then rebooted the computer, the phone, the router, and the wifi access

points (all of them in sequence).

I made 4 attempts to run the MSDT before it finally did run which then threw yet

another error. See LOG1 below.

I made another attempt. This time the sync began. Several moments later, the MSHH

generated a Force Close.

I ran the software again. SyncMarshaller seems to eb the culprit here. It really

does not seem to like "events" plug in. This is where it crashes. The wily bugger

also managed to delete ALL of my calendar items. good thing I made a back up of the

entire PST file before unleashing your software onto my data! whew. Close call.

So I manually synced each item, one at a time. Notes, Tasks were successful.
Ringtones threw an error: 5/24/2011 4:27:15 AM,3,Ringtone Plugin sync selected

("keep_free") has not been specified in document configuration file.
5/24/2011 4:27:15 AM,1,Ringtone plugin exit

Calendar: Simply selected Calendar's Sync setup crashed the entire MSDT.
Calendar: Now is running, then crashed. Nothing obvious in the log file. SyncMarsha

did not autorestart.

Contacts: Overall green bar goes to 40%. Plugin remains blank. SyncMarshaller

spikes up 50%. Then.. about 10 minutes later.. just out of the blue.. "records

Remaining appears out of nowhere.. and it is nearly complete at 2500+ records. (

have 2600 contacts. Then.. it starts counting backwards to zero? What is that

about?! Anyhow.. checking back in awhile later.. it stalled out about half way thru

the countdown back to zero.. at 1725/2600.. then about 6 minutes later said

"finishing..." It then stopped, and threw an error. see log3contacts.txt



That is when I left it to churn on it over night and went to bed.

Pretty disappointing really. I think I deserve a refund simply owing to all the

hassle.

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3 stars

"Great when not quirky"

April 16, 2011  |  By JudySarch

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Syncs my ical, phone book, tasks and notes

Cons

Problems initially with ical imported calendars. May stop working in May after .me account upgrades.

Summary

I have a love hate relationship with this product. When it works it works great but sometimes it gets quirky and stops working. It all worked out in the end but I would like not to have so much trouble.

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1 stars

"Disappointed. Ripped off."

February 13, 2011  |  By DHB64

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

The existance of the sync software which should sync easily with my MacBook Pro helped me decide to purchase an android phone. The HTC Desire Z. what a great phone

Cons

1. does not work properly. It took about 6 hours to get it set up and "sort of" working.
2. too many bugs
3. flic calendar is poor
4. it's completely confused about time zones in iCal
5. Poor customer support from MarkSpace
6. VERY EXPENSIVE

Summary

Do not expect this software to work easily with a MacBook Pro ... it does not
Do not waste your money on the missing sync. it is an early beta version that they are ripping customers off by selling. it should be given away free to developers who can help sort out the bugs before they sell it.
Do not think that flic calendar is a good program. It cannot deal with time zone support in iCal and completely changes the times of appointments when moving to a differnent time zone. then next time it tries to change all the correct appointments in iCal. Now I will have to just use it to sync contacts not calendar. what is the point of that?

Even contacts do not sync well. each time I sync, it spends ages reading all 1200+ contacts instead of only reading the ones that have changed since the previous sync. (OK perhaps I could delete at least half of the contacts which are obsolete but why should I need to?)

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1 stars

"didnt sync my htc magic"

February 04, 2011  |  By hemady

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

small to download, easy to install

Cons

need to search to driver, when i found it, couldnt sync contacts...

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1 stars

"Program never works"

December 16, 2010  |  By webguy5067

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Would be a great product if it worked.

Cons

Sync dies EVERYTIME. Have lost all my contacts on my phone numerous times.

Summary

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

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1 stars

"Sync is still Missing"

October 04, 2010  |  By lspanke1

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

Says it Syncs Android

Cons

Doesn't work. No wonder there is no Trial option.

Summary

Try All other Alternatives.

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1 stars

"I never got Missing Sync for Androids to work."

September 23, 2010  |  By morningsky1

 |  Version: The Missing Sync for Android 1.0

Pros

None. This app didn't perform one successful sync for me.

Cons

I could not sync photos, videos, Outlook calendar, contacts, nothing! They told me to upload the latest version 1.4.3 and that didn't work either. Steer clear...it's buggy!

Summary

I contacted technical support several times and without resolve for any of the issues I experienced. While wireless syncing is nice in theory, Mark/Space hasn't figured out how to make it work. You're better off with the USB syncing alternatives.

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General
Publisher Mark/Space
Publisher web site http://www.markspace.com/
Release Date December 07, 2009
Date Added December 16, 2009
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Data Transfer & Sync Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.63MB
File Name Missing_Sync_For_Android_161_201.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,636
Downloads Last Week 11
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License Model Purchase
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $39.95

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