The Missing Sync For BlackBerry Updated To Support OS 5.0 On Mac

The Missing Sync For BlackBerry Updated To Support OS 5.0
By Bla1ze on 10 Feb 2010 04:07 pm EST
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Just in case you're not too fond of RIM's BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac, The Missing Sync is still going strong with its updates to its Mac offerings. The latest editions to come from MarkSpace is the addition of support for OS 5.0 devices. For those unfamiliar, The Missing Sync allows you to sync your BlackBerry device with your Mac and even allows it to do so via Bluetooth. Calendars, contacts, media files among other things are supported via Bluetooth transfer. If you are already using The Missing Sync the upgrade is available for free and if you are among the unintiated, you can grab The Missing Sync for only $39.95 via the MarkSpace website.

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The Missing Sync For BlackBerry Updated To Support OS 5.0 On Mac

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The ability for me to have my phone next to my laptop and have my calendar and contacts changes either entered on the phone or laptop, sync automatically (Proximity Sync™)is worth the cost for me.

Storm 2 9550, v5.0.0.320 (Platform 4.2.0.124), Verizon

Why not just use Google OTA sync? I use Google Sync to sync my contacts and my calendar with Google. And it was free.

Also on a Storm 9550 - Verizon.

Simple answer as to why I don't use Google OTA, I don't want my contact's and appointments on their servers.

When I upgraded from my Palm Centro (also using Missing Sync's software) BB was the only choice that would sync directly with my Mac at VWZ. I'm familiar the Missing Sync interface and the like the ability to sync my phone logs for tracking/billing of clients.

@afrovballpride: are you perhaps living in a closed room somewhere? One of the biggest problems in the BlackBerry sync world is Google Sync's inability to sync recurring events (known issue) and it's other inability to sync all the info fields from Google Contacts to the device.

Especially we Mac users are totally up the creek when it comes to a good sync solution for iCal/Address Book to our BBs, so if MissingSync happens work...for now it's better than anything else out there. The Mac Desktop Manager is ridden with problems, so we don't have many other choices.

I thought, "why would I need this over the BB Desktop Manager?", then I saw the "Proximity Sync" over Bluetooth option. I think I'm going to have to get this!

I've had this app for almost a year now. I finally uninstalled it after the 4th time it deleted some of my contacts after syncing. This P.O.S. was a complete ripp off and doesn't work 100% of the time. And they just now come out with a 5.0 compatibility update? I want my $40.00 back NOW!

Your article sold me on this product....
It said the install was easy....
I followed all instructions (I do have half a brain) and after an hour-and-a-half and a stiff neck.....I gave up.

I've had this installed prior to the article here and install was painless. Download .dmg file on the Mac and download via OTA links and I was up and running in a matter of minutes.

Guess it works for some, doesn't for others. That's too bad, because it does make syncing with my Mac much easier than the stock BB Desktop app.

Storm 2 9550, v5.0.0.320 (Platform 4.2.0.124), Verizon

MacBook Pro
2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
10.5.8

The Missing Sync for Palm is in a Trial Version (I tried it), but I can't find the trial version for BlackBerry. I'm sure not spending $40 that is non-refundable.

I bought this product because even with the mixed reviews it seemed promising. After fighting with it and tech support for two weeks, I've given up. It does not sync notes properly, and the tech support solution is to go to an earlier version. Now, after installing, uninstalling, installing, rebooting, rebuilding the database, rebooting, changing settings, resetting preferences, etc., it still does not work. Thankfully RIM released the Blackberry Desktop Manager that does notes and tasks. I would have liked the Bluetooth functionality, and the way it syncs photos and videos, but I can't waste any more time on this.