October 1, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Android phone owners will get another option for syncing content between their phone and their computer this month. Mark/Space is set to release “The Missing Sync for Android,” a PC and Mac-compatible program for linking contacts, music, photos, documents, and more between device and computer.
Missing Sync looks to meet the needs of Android users who want a simpler way of syncing content than having to drag-and-drop new files to their SD card. We’ve profiled a similar application named DoubleTwist that seeks to meet the same need, but Missing Sync promises some features not yet available in that program. Version 1.0 of the software is set to feature syncs for the following content:
- Contacts – Outlook, Address Book, or Entourage sync
- Music – iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists (non-protected media only)
- Photos – From camera to computer and computer to SD card. Mac users can sync to iPhoto
- Video – Converts files into suitable formats
- Documents and Files – PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Documents can be synced
- Ringtones – Includes a built-in editor for creating ringtones
- Podcasts – Subscribe and program will transfer playlists of latest episodes
The Mark/Space website promises that Missing Sync later this year will also be able to sync calendars, tasks, notes, bookmarks, text messages, and call history, creating a backup archive of your phone’s content. Proximity Sync will enable wireless syncing of calendars and contacts.