10.5.3 - will it cure iSync?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tonerl, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Tonerl Guest

    Having switched from Windows to Mac OS X, I find that I must use Windows (under Fusion) to:
    keep my personal finances straight (MS Money)
    synchronize my Palm Treo 680 (Palm Hotsync)

    I hope to find a Mac equivalent to MS Money in time but synchronizing software is more dubious. Mark/Space's Missing Sync for Palm has problems because (according to Mark/Space) of flaws in Leopard's sync facilities. Is 10.5.3 likely to remedy this or must I wait for an update at some distant time?

    I look forward to the time when I have no need to run Windows at all.

  2. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    I was using Quicken under Windows, but then I found Cha-Ching - really nice and easy to use money manager.

  3. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    I was using Quicken on Windows and the data wouldn't even translate to Quicken for Mac, :rolleyes:

    but it did translate to iBank for Mac. I'm using iBank 3 now.
  4. Tonerl thread starter Guest

    10.5.3 - iSync problems

    Apart from personal finance and sychronizing, I can do everything I want to in OS X.

    I'm still investigating personal-finance software: no program seems to be 'just right' but that may change. iBank 3 is reported to have problems reconciling transactions and there are interface and bug issues. Cha-ching is, apparently, bug-ridden. I've seen nothing to rival MS Money so far and it seems that the first firm to produce a high-quality OS X equivalent of that app should make a fortune.

    The sychronizing problems are a show-stopper for me. Some posters blame flaws in Leopard's version of iCal. I can sync my Treo 680 flawlessly with Outlook and need the same level of service in OS X. Some posters say that The Missing Sync for Palm (from Mark/Space) worked well in Tiger but there are many complaints about it in Leopard: Mark/Space says that Apple is aware of sync problems in Leopard. Why Apple hasn't fixed these problems (which bedevil sync with Entourage 2008, too) is certainly beyond me.

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