Great news for iOS users! After several months of development we have added support for iOS 6.x devices in the latest version of SyncMate 4, tada!
We are sorry for making you wait, but we are also concentrated on the new major version of SyncMate with completely new interface and a lot of desired features. For example, we are going to make the automatic sync option of SyncMate even more automatic!
It will sync in the background quietly and will only inform you when the process is complete, so that you can concentrate on other stuff while keeping all your important data in sync!
Stay tuned to get more news about new SyncMate.
Hi, just wanted to let you know that we’ve recently released new version of SyncMate which brings several improvements and fixes listed below.
Sync with mounted devices
Sync with Dropbox account
Because of some updates from Dropbox, you will need to re-establish connection with your account in SyncMate to be able to sync with it again (Dropbox connection you had in SyncMate previously will be offline, so just re-connect your account).
Have any questions? Do not hesitate to ask!
Little tip for those who want to go back to the old version of SyncMate after the update:
After updating SyncMate removes previous version into Trash folder.
In order to restore it you can just move it back to Applications directory replacing the existing version.
Please note that in each version we add new features and significant improvements, so we strongly recommend our users to update SyncMate to the latest version if such is available.
The latest version of SyncMate can be found on SyncMate official website.
Have you ever wanted to have access to all storages of your Android device on Mac? You can do this with SyncMate 4 Expert. Keep on reading to find out how.
In previous versions of SyncMate Android users had to choose “Android device” in SyncMate wizard when connecting their Android devices to a Mac via SyncMate. In such case when they mounted their Android as a Mac disk (”Mount disk” plugin), they could browse content of internal memory only or SD card only (only one storage was mounted, depending which one is located in /mnt/sdcard).
Starting from version 4 SyncMate adds one more connection – MTP devices. If you connect your Android as MTP device (just pick this connection in SyncMate wizard and connect your Android via USB) and choose “Mount disk” plugin, SyncMate will mount and show you ALL storages your Android device has – not only internal memory or SD Card (both at the same time), but also any other storages connected to your device. Voila!
Hope this tip was helpful, keep on syncing!
Note: “Mount disk” feature is offered with Expert edition only.
We hope you had enough time to test its Beta version and evaluate all new features and options we’ve added. We’ve received great feedback after SyncMate 4 Beta release, thanks everyone who helped us in SyncMate 4 improvement!
Release version doesn’t differ from Beta a lot (except for it is even more stable and reliable). But anyway I’ll list all new features we’ve added to SyncMate 4 below.
iCloud and Yahoo! Support
SyncMate 4 now syncs contacts, calendars, To Do/Reminders on Mac with iCloud, Yahoo! or any other cloud storages working via CardDAV or CalDAV protocols (choose Cloud contacts or Cloud calendars connection in SyncMate wizard).
BlackBerry devices are also supported, you can sync contacts, calendars, images, videos, music, folders, notes, To Do/Reminders, Stickies, and read SMS messages on Mac.
SyncMate 4 is compatible with BlackBerry OS 6 and 7 (we haven’t had an opportunity to test earlier OS types, so you are welcome to help us and report if SyncMate is compatible with BlackBerry phones running previous OS versions). Sync is performed via USB.
Sync with MTP devices
SyncMate 4 introduces the support for one more type of devices – MTP devices. You can sync images, videos, music and folders between your Mac and any MTP device (any mobile phone, camera, portable device that supports MTP). Sync is performed via USB.
Note that this type of devices can be synced in 2 directions only (unlike other devices, which can be synced in 3 directions). Data can be synced from a Mac to a device and from a device to a Mac (bidirectional sync is not available).
Sync with Google Drive
SyncMate 4 adds new plugins for Google sync. You can now sync not only contacts and calendars between Mac and Google account, but also images, videos, music, and folders between Mac and Google Drive storage. It is also possible to mount Google Drive storage as Mac disk.
Syncing with Online storage has been changed in SyncMate 4. Starting from this version Online storage can no longer be added as a new sync connection. However if you had Online storage in your connections list in SyncMate 3, it will be automatically added to your connections list in SyncMate 4.
Please note that if you accidentally delete Online storage from your connections list in SyncMate 4, you won’t be able to add it again. That’s why we highly recommend to back up all information you have in your Online storage account on your Mac.
Media plugin improvements
Those, who were using SyncMate for syncing images, videos, and music, will definitely like the new look of this plugin. We’ve combined “iTunes & Video” with “iPhoto” plugin into one which is now called “Pictures, Videos & Music” with totally new look that makes sync process even more convenient.
Numerous small yet very important improvements
We’ve added plenty of small options, for example, an opportunity to sync to Android playlists or create new ones and sync into them (do not forget to download and install the latest build of SyncMate module for Android on your device), possibility to sync videos from iPhoto albums, mount all Android storages of your device to your Mac (when connecting via MTP), etc.
Mountain Lion compatibility
SyncMate 4 is fully compatible with Mountain Lion. We’ve tested it very thoroughly and haven’t found any critical issues, but if you face any problem, do not hesitate to let us know.
Please note that starting from version 4 SyncMate won’t be working on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. The minimum requirement is Mac OS X 10.6.6.
The full list of what’s new can be found here.
And here you will find the full list of all supported devices and sync options offered for each of them.
How to upgrade?
If you are a registered user of previous versions of SyncMate Expert, you can upgrade with 50% discount. Newsletter with discount code will be sent to you in a day or two after release or you can request your discount code here.
If you are not a registered user of SyncMate Expert, you can upgrade your Free version of SyncMate to Expert Edition here (do not forget to test SyncMate Free edition prior to upgrading.
Have any questions, ideas, suggestions? Share them with us!
We are as delighted with this release as you will probably be when finished reading this post. I can’t remember adding so many features into one update as we’ve done in SyncMate 4!
So, make yourself comfortable with a cup of tea and welcome to the world of SyncMate 4 Beta.
iCloud, Yahoo! support
As we said on our websites, we were working hard on delivering this option to you. Ask and it’s given – iCloud, Yahoo! and other cloud storages working via CardDAV or CalDAV protocols are now supported. You will be able to sync contacts (choose Cloud contacts connection in SyncMate wizard), calendars, and To Do/Reminders (Cloud calendars connection in SyncMate wizard) with your Mac.
Hint. For example you want to sync contacts or calendars with iCloud. When you are asked to enter URL of a remote server while connecting, enter https://caldav.icloud.com if you want to sync calendars and https://contacts.icloud.com if you want to sync contacts. The same with other cloud storages.
BlackBerry devices are finally supported! Among the sync options SyncMate offers for BlackBerry devices are contacts and calendars sync, possibility to sync media files (images, videos, music), possibility to sync folders, notes, tasks, Stickies, and read SMS messages on Mac.
SyncMate 4 Beta is compatible with BlackBerry OS 6 and 7 (we haven’t had an opportunity to test earlier OS types, so you are welcome to help us and report if SyncMate is compatible with BlackBerry phones running previous OS versions). Sync can be performed via USB.
Sync with MTP devices
SyncMate adds one more type of supported devices to the list. Say “Hi!” to MTP devices. Starting from version 4, SyncMate will sync images, videos, music and folders between your Mac and any MTP device (any mobile phone, camera, portable device that supports MTP). Sync is performed via USB.
Note that this type of devices can be synced in 2 directions only (unlike other devices, which can be synced in 3 directions). Data can be synced from a Mac to a device and from a device to a Mac (bidirectional sync is not supported).
Sync with Google Drive
Starting from this version SyncMate adds new plugins to Google sync. You can now sync not only contacts and calendars between Mac and Google account, but also images, videos, music, and folders between Mac and Google Drive storage. It is also possible to mount Google Drive storage as Mac disc. Sounds great don’t you think?
Syncing with Online storage has been changed in SyncMate 4 Beta. Starting from this version Online storage can no longer be added as a new sync connection. However if you had Online storage in your connections list in SyncMate 3, it will be automatically added to your connections list in SyncMate 4.
We’ve somewhat changed interface to make it even more user friendly. “iTunes & Video” and “iPhoto” plugins are now combined into one called “Pictures, Videos & Music” with totally new look making sync process even more convenient.
Numerous small yet very important improvements
For example, an opportunity to sync to Android playlists or create new ones and sync into them, improved and simplified process of media files sync between Macs (thanks to redesigned media plugin), possibility to sync videos from iPhoto albums, mount all Android storages of your device to your Mac (when connecting via MTP).
Mountain Lion compatibility
SyncMate 4 Beta is compatible with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. We’ve tested it very thoroughly and haven’t found any critical issues, but anyway if you face any, do not hesitate to let us know.
And probably the most important thing in this release. And the most pleasant of course:) While SyncMate 4 in Beta, it offers you ALL sync options for free (even those, which are as a rule offered in Expert edition). So do not hesitate to test all features for absolutely free. Beta version will expire once SyncMate 4 released.
I wish we could describe ALL features we’ve added into this version, but I’m pretty sure that you are already convinced that SyncMate 4 Beta is worth your attention and can’t wait to try it. Grab it from here! Please leave your valid email address as we will send download link and activation code there.
We use SyncMate every day. It’s an irreplaceable helper when working in a team that needs a perfect sync and a personal assistant at home. We know more than anyone that SyncMate interface could be much easier and understandable.
We gladly follow the user feedback and are eager to make SyncMate more handy and user-friendly. We heard you, and in one of the upcoming releases you will find some really neat interface improvements.
Merging of plugins
We decided to merge “iPhoto” and “iTunes & Video” plugins in SyncMate 4. You will be able to manage the sync of all your files, playlists, albums, and folders from one place.
In future “iPhoto”, “iTunes & Video”, and “Folders” plugins will be merged into one.
No more “plus” buttons
Also we are trying to simplify the interface. Particularly, we have decided to refuse “plus” button in plugins settings.
New user interface will allow you to create a sync pair without any additional actions.
“Checkbox” or “Switch” controls
Also we want to change some control elements. It’s time to replace checkboxes enabling the plugins with more convenient and simple switches. Our choice is iOS style switches, which show the status of the plugin more clearly.
We are busy putting this all to life and we are doing our best to deliver the update as soon as possible.
Allan Todd from SyncMate team.
I’ll try to help you with connection and synchronization of Android 3 devices with Mac.
Imagine, you’ve finally got your Android 3 tablet and can’t take your eyes from it: it’s stylish, it’s multifunctional, it’s perfect.
“I want to have my music and photos on it!” you think, and connect your brand new device to your Mac but… nothing happens. The device is not detected by a Mac as it was with the earlier versions of Android OS and you may think something is wrong with your Android 3 device or its USB cable. Maybe you are even thinking of returning it back to the store.
In fact, the scenario described above is very typical for those Mac users who acquired an Android 3 tablet. But the true reason is – Android 3 devices simply cannot be mounted to your Mac in a way Android 2.x used to.
SyncMate solves this problem and allows mounting your Android 3 device as a Mac disk and browsing its content on Mac in Finder (Mount disk option*). You can easily transfer any files from your Mac to Android and vice versa in a simple, familiar manner. You can also view the images, play the videos and tracks without copying them to your Mac. Moreover, if you are transferring any files to (or from) your Android, you can still browse through other files your device contains as SyncMate works in a multithreading mode.
Note! In order to sync your Mac and Android you will also need to install SyncMate module for Android on your device (do not be confused if you don’t find SyncMate client module in Android Market, we are currently solving this issue. Meanwhile you can download it from our website).
More information about Android synchronization you can find in this article: How to sync Android device to Mac