MARK/SPACE RELEASES MAJOR UPGRADE TO THE MISSING SYNC FOR PALM OS
Version 6.0 Introduces New Features Targeting Treo Smartphone Users
LOS GATOS, Calif.–June 7, 2007–Mark/Space, Inc. today announced the
release of version 6.0 of The Missing Sync for Palm OS, the company’s
software that connects and synchronizes devices running the Palm operating
system with Apple Mac OS X computers. This latest release introduces
several new features, a number of which are designed specifically for users
of Palm, Inc’s Treo smartphones.
“With their flexibility, ease-of-use, available third-party applications
and history of Mac support, Palm Treos remain a popular choice amongst
those with Macs,” said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO. “Palm
users know they can count on Mark/Space to provide the very best in Mac
connectivity and synchronization for their devices. Version 6.0 of The
Missing Sync doesn’t just introduce new features–it renews and advances
Palm support on the Mac.”
NEW FEATURES IN VERSION 6.0
Version 6.0 of The Missing Sync for Palm OS introduces several new
capabilities designed to enhance usability, increase value and pump-up the
fun-factor of Treo smartphones running the Palm OS.
A new Call Log application and Palm conduit for Mac OS X provide access to
the Treo’s log of phone call information on the Mac. Users can sort,
filter, annotate and search through the list of incoming and outgoing calls
and view call dates and durations. Integration with Apple’s Address Book
application provides additional information related to known contacts,
including company name and contact photo, while a toolbar button expedites
the process of creating a new contact in Address Book from Call Log data.
An export function provides the ability to use Excel or a database
application to further manipulate the data, as might be used by attorneys
or other professionals who track and bill for their time.
A new SMS Log application and Palm conduit for Mac OS X provide similar
access to the Treo’s log of sent and received SMS text messages. Messages
are grouped by contact and easily searched using Apple’s Spotlight
technology. The SMS Log also integrates with Apple’s Address Book app to
match information on known contacts. This feature not only provides a
backup for often-critical communications from a Treo smartphone, but it
also allows users to access that information with their Mac.
A new Video plugin imports movies taken with a Treo smartphone either
directly into a selected album in iPhoto or into a defined folder on the
Mac’s hard drive. Now Treo users have an easy way of getting movies they
have taken on-the-go with their Treo into iPhoto, where they are easily
stored and playable with the Mac’s QuickTime Player.
The new Video plugin uses Apple’s QuickTime technology to encode DRM-free
videos for playback on Treo smartphones or on other Palm OS devices with an
MP4-compatible player. Once encoded, videos are queued for download to the
device during the next sync operation. This feature makes it trivial to get
video content onto Palm OS devices for mobile viewing, enhancing their
The Missing Sync for Palm OS version 6.0 now includes Mark/Space Notebook,
a Mac OS X application for creating, editing, sorting, categorizing,
searching and storing notes. Mark/Space Notebook replaces the older
Mark/Space MemoPad application that came with previous versions of The
Missing Sync for Palm OS and unifies synchronization with multiple handheld
platforms, including BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices, via the
appropriate Missing Sync application. Because Mark/Space Notebook uses
Apple Sync Services, users can even synchronize notes across multiple Macs
with Mark/Space’s SyncTogether application or Apple’s .Mac sync service.*
In response to requests from users, the updated Mark/Space Notes conduit in
version 6.0 provides increased flexibility by allowing users to choose to
synchronize handheld notes with either Mark/Space Notebook (which is
included for free), Microsoft Entourage 2004 or Bare Bones Software’s
PRICING, AVAILABILITY AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The Missing Sync for Palm OS is available immediately as an electronic
download from the Mark/Space Online Store for $39.95. A single installer
includes English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish editions.
CDs will be available in several weeks for $49.95.
Free upgrades to version 6.0 are available for anyone who purchased version
5.1 of The Missing Sync for Palm OS on or after May 1, 2007. Purchases
prior to that date and purchases of certain other Missing Sync products
qualify for a discounted upgrade to version 6.0 for only $24.95.
The Missing Sync for Palm OS requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later and a Palm
OS device running either version 4 or 5 of the operating system. To
purchase, upgrade or learn more about The Missing Sync for Palm OS and
other synchronization products from Mark/Space, including which devices
support the new features mentioned above, please visit
ABOUT MARK/SPACE, INC.
Founded in 1990, Mark/Space, Inc., www.markspace.com, develops and markets
mobile and wireless software, including SyncTogether and the award-winning
Missing Sync products that connect a Mac OS computer to handheld devices
from Dell, Garmin, HP, HTC, Motorola, Palm, RIM, Samsung, Sony and others.