Local Outlook and more syncing come to the Palm Pre

Local Outlook and more syncing come to the Palm Pre

Summary: Applications are rolling out slowly, but surely on the Palm Pre and part of the fun aspect with devices like this and the G1 are discovering the new apps in the handset store as they are released. Those of you who have Outlook and other PIM desktop clients will be happy to know there are now applications to sync with your PC and Mac in case you do not have Exchange or want to sync in the cloud.

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Applications are rolling out slowly, but surely on the Palm Pre and part of the fun aspect with devices like this and the G1 are discovering the new apps in the handset store as they are released. Those of you who have Outlook and other PIM desktop clients will be happy to know there are now applications to sync with your PC and Mac in case you do not have Exchange or want to sync in the cloud.

To sync your PC with Outlook, take a look at PocketMirror from Chapura, Inc.. PocketMirror will let you sync your Microsoft Outlook Calendar and Contacts with or without an Exchange account. Sync is done via WiFi to your PC.

For Mac users, coming soon to the PC as well, you will find The Missing Sync from Mark/Space provides syncing with your Mac with Address Book, Entourage, iCal, iTunes, iPhoto and more via WiFi. You can transfer documents, files, videos, music playlists, photos, podcasts, and ringtones. It costs $39.95, but is available as a free beta for now.

Topics: Mobility, Apple, Collaboration, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Microsoft, Networking, Software, Wi-Fi

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  • Nice...

    Nice to see that the Pre is not even a few days
    old after launch and there are apps being created
    for users that do not have Exchange for both the
    PC and MAC. Nice work and I am sure there will be
    many more apps created by the time the end of the
    year hits.
    imkain@...
  • Wonderful!

    Both of these apps look absolutely wonderful. More importantly, it looks like that very high quality Apps might just be the rule for the Palm Pre. One of the strengths of the original Palm OS were its high numbers of high quality applications.

    One of my biggest complaints about apps on the iPhone is that many of the apps feel so very half-baked. I think much of this has to do with how limited the current iPhone SDK is.

    But from all reports, it looks like this will not be a major problem for the Palm Pre. Thus, while the general iPhone community seems besotted with the number of apps, it's quality and not quantity that matters. The Mac community knows this in its core, surprising that iPhone users do not.
    Rob Oakes
  • Good I can sync Google Cal/Contacts via exchange

    Good to know. I will probably pick a pre up next month when Im eligible for all the discounts.
    snafu_77
  • free on the iphone

    cool, a $39,95 app for something that is free on the iphone,
    love it ...
    bannedfromzdnetagain
    • Re: "free on the iphone"

      This app will remain free on the Pre as well, I do not know where
      ZDNET
      is getting their info. None of the app's for the Pre are beta, only the
      App-Catalog is beta.

      **EDIT**

      I see where ZDNET is getting the beta from, the desktop versions for
      MAC/PC are beta, the full version is $39.95. The app you download
      on the Pre is free:
      http://www.markspace.com/products/pre/mac/palm-pre-sync-
      overview.html

      Similarly to the iphone, the desktop versions are not free:
      http://www.markspace.com/iphone/mac/

      Only the app you install on the iphone is free!
      scorpeo
      • iTunes

        iTunes is synching all your data (media, email, contacts, calendar,
        bookmarks etc.) from your pc (outlook) or mac (entourage or apple
        applications) to your iphone. and iTunes is free. no app required on your
        iphone eighter.
        bannedfromzdnetagain