New Version Adds Wi-Fi Sync, Conduit Management, Internet Sharing via
Bluetooth and Sync Reminders
LOS GATOS, Calif.–July 29, 2004–Mark/Space, Inc. today began
shipping version 4.0 of The Missing Sync(TM) for Palm OS, their
highly-anticipated successor to PalmSource’s HotSync Manager for Mac
OS X, with support for PDAs and smartphones from companies including
AlphaSmart, Garmin, palmOne, Samsung, Sony and Tapwave.
The Missing Sync for Palm OS v4 goes far beyond providing the basic
functionality of HotSync Manager–the software component that allows
data to be exchanged between a Palm OS device and a Mac–by
introducing a host of new capabilities that Mac users have been
asking for, such as network sync over Wi-Fi/AirPort, SyncMinder(TM),
which reminds the user when it’s time to synchronize, and wireless
internet connection sharing over Bluetooth.
Other new features include Conduit Profiles that allow the user to
easily turn on and off groups of conduits, drag-and-drop install
targets that send files directly to the internal memory or expansion
card and a standalone MemoPad application that allows Address Book
and iCal users to synchronize handheld memos. Longtime Missing Sync
favorites, such as desktop mounting and iPhoto/iTunes integration,
are also included.
“PalmSource has announced that they will not support Mac users with
their next-generation OS,” stated Brian Hall, Mark/Space’s CEO.
“Supporting Mac users is our number one priority, and we’re happy to
deliver on our promise of a modern synchronization solution. The
Missing Sync for Palm OS now provides Mac users with a level of
functionality above and beyond that of even HotSync Manager for
The Missing Sync for Palm OS v4 supports existing Palm conduits for
the Mac, including Apple’s freely available iSync Palm Conduit and
Microsoft’s Entourage Conduit, ensuring an easy transition for users
who switch from HotSync Manager. A list of supported conduits is
available at www.markspace.com/palmos/.
Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
The Missing Sync for Palm OS v4 is available for immediate purchase
and download from the Mark/Space online store for $39.95. One
installer provides English, French, German, and Japanese languages.
CDs will be available in September, priced at $49.95 plus shipping
and handling. For a list of distributors and resellers in the US and
abroad, please see www.markspace.com/distributors.html, or shop
online at store.markspace.com.
Customers who purchased a qualifying product on or after June 23,
2004 are eligible for a free upgrade, and customers who purchased
qualifying products prior to that date will be able to purchase the
new version for half-price from www.markspace.com/palmosupgrade/.
The Missing Sync for Palm OS, version 4.0, requires a computer
running Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later (10.3.4 recommended) and a handheld
running Palm OS 4 or Palm OS 5 with USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. A list
of supported devices is available at www.markspace.com/palmos/.
About Mark/Space, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Mark/Space, Inc. develops and markets mobile and
wireless software, including the award-winning Missing Sync products
that connect a Mac OS computer to handheld devices from Dell, HP,
PalmOne, Sony, Toshiba and others.