Any PDAs sync smoothly with a Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TheNorthWaves, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

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    I need a serious PDA (windows mobile or palm os) for the 3rd year of medical school - are there any that will sync with my mac without causing any problems? Or am I SOL
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    You'll need an extra piece of software to do it, but it's perfectly doable. I have an HTC-based WM6 device (O2 XDA Orbit) that I use daily at work, syncing calendars, addresses, notes and various other odds 'n' ends with the Macs I use both at work and home. Completely seamless (actually I've had less problems syncing with the Macs than I did when I still had a Windows box at the office - go figure).
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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  4. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it might be forced by my program to purchase a unit with Windoze Mobile.

    I've read about this software - does it REALLY work 100% without issues? I see one good response (thank you), a couple more would make me comfortable. I cannot encounter compatibility/sync issues while on rounds. It truly has to work as well as a mac works :)
    Does $39.95 buy just one license, or two?

    I need to be able to do everything - save windows based powerpoint on my mac, upload via mac to pda, download back to the windows laptop, print it out, you name it... calendars, schedules... etc with zero formatting problems
     
  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Missing Sync by MarkSpace. That software will sync with most any handheld. My understanding is that Palm no longer develops OSX software, so what they have is very out of date. If you get a Palm, get Missing Sync. I think it works with Windows mobile devices, as well.
     
  6. twig macrumors member

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    My girlfriend is a nurse and uses a Palm Tungsten E2 with the Nursing Central software from Unbound Medicine. She uses it mainly for looking up medications, lab values, etc. but also as an address book, calendar. It synced perfectly with my old iBook G3 running Panther, and transitioned smoothly to our new iMac with Leopard. Prior to getting this model, she had a Palm Z22 which synced fine with the iBook, but did not have enough storage capacity to run the Nursing Central software.
     

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