April 9, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Android phones no longer need a USB cable to update files thanks to the latest version of Missing Sync for Android. The PC and Mac desktop software now makes it possible to wirelessly sync files and data between an Android phone and a computer.
Missing Sync can transfer music, photos, contacts, notes and more without ever having to mount a phone via USB. The $39.95 software connects via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth whenever Android users want to add new photos or backup their downloads. Most functions are supported by Android 1.5 or higher, but syncing via Bluetooth requires 2.0 or higher. The new version also supports backing up text messages and searching through archives of SMS messages stored on a computer.
Missing Sync supports most Android phones according to its website. The software solution also offers the following functions
- Notes – Sync notes with Fliq Notes Android app and Outlook, Entourage, etc.
- Contacts- Sync contacts between Address Book, Entourage, or Microsoft Outlook
- Music – Sync iTunes or Windows Media Player playlists
- Photos/Video – Sync to and from iPhoto, automatically converts videos into suitable formats
- Ringtones – Edit song files into ringtones
- Podcasts – Subscribe to podcasts and download to phone
- Call History – Save call logs to the PC/Mac
Also in the works are the ability to sync iCal or Outlook calendars and tasks, as well as export Internet Explorer or Safari bookmarks to the phone.