If you have a Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone and are planning to buy an iPhone and thinking of the pain you will need to endure while manually entering all your contacts into your new iPhone, then there is some good news for you.
Mark/Space has announced that they will be releasing the Missing Sync for iPhone so that you can get your contacts, calendar and phone camera photos from your Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac, and then sync them to your the prized new gadget. And that is not all, Missing Sync for iPhone has a lot more to offer. More details available after the jump.
Before we go into details of the Missing Sync tool, let me share some background behind the name "Mark/Space" as I found it interesting (courtesy their website).
"The origin of the name Mark/Space is in the era of telegraph communications, railroads and morse code. Although most people think of morse code as an audio signal, it actually originated as a graphical method of communication: A pen was connected to an electromagnet and held over a moving piece of paper. When there was an electrical current present from the wires, the pen was held down against the paper to make a mark (long or short), and when the current stopped it was lifted, producing a space. Telegraph operators eventually got so good at morse code that they understood the messages without even reading the marks, and soon the pen and paper were removed entirely. To this day, though, the underlying protocol for telegraph is still mark and space."
Now getting back to the topic, the Missing Sync tool has a migration assistant which is a GUI-based step by step utility that helps you get your contacts, calendar and phone camera photos from your Palm OS, Windows Mobile or BlackBerry smartphone onto your Mac, and then sync them to your the prized new iPhone. Its can be really useful if you are planning to switch to an iPhone.
However, as the name suggests Missing Sync tool has a lot more to offer, it like the Syphone I had reviewed a couple of weeks back, allows to save, archive and view SMS messages from your iPhone on your Mac including those that have been deleted from the iPhone. You can view, sort and search through your SMS in an iChat-like threaded view on your Mac. This feature is great especially for heavy SMS users as there is a
cap of 1000 text messages that can be stored on the iPhone, so with this tool you will no longer need to worry about which SMS to delete when you get "the mailbox is almost full" error message.
Missing Sync for iPhone will also have a Call log application that will allow you to look up recent calls and keep track of all iPhone calls time tracking or billing. The call log from your iPhone is synced to your Mac so you can search through it and even export it to Excel or FileMaker.
The other interesting feature is that the Missing Sync for iPhone will also sync your notes from the iPhone to your Mac. Once on your Mac you can either view them in Bare Bone’s Yojimbo, Microsoft Entourage, or the included Mark/Space Notebook.
Electronic downloads of Missing Sync for iPhone will be priced at $39.95, and CDs will be available for $49.95.
The Missing Sync for iPhone will be available in the Q4 2007.[via Mark/Space]
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