Hurray for all you BlackBerry users out there! It has been reported that BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac will be out this Friday, October 2 at 1:00pm EST. Better late than never!
Posts Tagged ‘Sync’
I used Dropbox (the free account version) for the first time this morning and was pleased with the results. Their website is really fast.
Dropbox offers secure filesharing and syncing between users. It’s easy to share files between multiple computers — you just download and install Dropbox on every computer you want to keep in sync. It acts like a regular folder on your computer, which you manage as you would any other folder. You can also undelete and recover old versions of files.
You can also access files via a web browser, so friends who don’t want to download Dropbox will be able to see files that you want to share with them. One interesting thing is if anyone invites you to share a folder, both accounts get the data storage charged to their quote (makes sense if you think about it).
Dropbox offers users 2GB of space for free. If additional storage is needed, they offer an upgrade to 50GB for $99/year or $9.99/month.
A few people have asked us about the preview of BlackBerry’s Media Sync for Mac, which debuted a couple of weeks ago. Our Mac specialists have been advising our clients to not download RIM’s BlackBerry Media Sync as other BlackBerry syncing apps, such as PocketMac for BlackBerry and Missing Sync, will cease to work once it is installed. As most of the BlackBerry users we know need to be able to sync their contacts and calendars (and can use Missing Sync to sync non-DRM protected files from iTunes anyway), it’s better to wait until RIM can sort out the conflicts with other sync software.
Like many New Yorkers (as I saw on NY1 the other day), a lot of our clients are BlackBerry users. The BlackBerry Storm was released today, and I haven’t had a chance yet to take a look at it, but I wanted to let all you BlackBerry users know that Google Sync now has two-way contacts sync for Blackberry. Google announced this a couple of days ago on its Mobile Blog. I’ve had a few clients who use Gmail contacts and Google Calendar and have had some sync issues lately, so I know that this is going to be a big help to them.
Google has nice instructions on the Mobile Help section of its site.