New IMAC buyer but will it sync w/my palm pda?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alainr, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. alainr macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2008
    I want to buy my first apple--an imac, but i need to be able to sync it with my Palm T5 pda. I use the palm software--not outlook--and have to be able to sync my calendar/memos/addresses/documents to go with my computer.
    A friend got an imac and it won't sync properly w/her palm and the apple techies can't get it to work right.

    when i check the online forums, there seems to be a lot of problems in syncing a palm pda w/the mac.

    Second question---what are the advantages of VMWare Fusion vs Parallels? I will need to use word perfect and quicken on the windows side of the computer and wondered which program to get--fusion or parallels.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    the Palm T5 is in the Tungsten family right? then this article from Apple says it should work with iSync. in the case that it doesnt you can try using Missing Sync. BTW has your friend tried Missing Sync?

    for more information and advantages & disadvantages of Fusion/Parallels/Boot Camp check out this Mac Rumors guide.
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    You could get Missing Sync and use that to sync to iCal, Address Book, etc. I use the Blackberry version to sync my wife's Pearl and it works great. Well worth the money in my opinion.
  4. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have given up trying to reliably sync my Treo 700P to my iMac. Sometimes it works, but most of the time HotSync flakes out (especially with Bluetooth!). I just use now. It lets me backup an image of my entire Treo to server space for a complete restore whenever I need one.

    Can't answer your second question, because my needs no longer require a Windows desktop. I'm sure a lot of people here can answer that question.
  5. Chuckypool macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Works fine for me most of the time

    I have a Tungsten T3 which I sync to a windows PC at work and my imac (24" aluminium) at home.

    On the imac I sync calendar, contacts and documents to go. I also sync AvantGo using a free conduit I found somewhere (can't remember the name of it but if you google AvantGo and mac I'm sure you'll find it).

    Have problems sometimes with it but most of the time it works just fine.

    Was syncing using bluetooth under Tiger but can't get it to work under Leopard so just sync using the usb cable. It's a lot quicker than bluetooth anyway.
  6. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2006
    Get MissingSync and you'll be fine.

    Parallels or Fusion will run both of those programs with little difficulty, and they are both great products. In my experience, there has been little to no difference between them, so just buy the cheaper one.

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