New Software to Enable Pocket PCs to Sync to Macs

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Date: Wednesday, August 15th, 2001, 06:50
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I’ve looked at Pocket PC users for some time with great envy, but no more! A company called Information Appliance Associates is working on a program called PocketMac that will allow you to connect a Pocket PC (like the famous iPaq and Cassiopeia) to your Mac. The program will allow Mac users to transfer files, synchronize records, contacts and notes.


I’ve looked at Pocket PC users for some time with great envy, but no more! A company called Information Appliance Associates is working on a program called PocketMac that will allow you to connect a Pocket PC (like the famous iPaq and Cassiopeia) to your Mac. The program will allow Mac users to transfer files, synchronize records, contacts and notes.

A note from the Pre-registration information Web site:


Yes, the rumors are true. We are working on a native Macintosh Sync Tool for the Pocket PC. Although we’re not prepared to release full details yet, we can tell you that the PocketMacTM software will do the following (at the very minimum)…

  • File copying/browsing features…
  • File Sync’ing
  • Software Installation/Uninstallation services…
  • Sync’ing contacts, appointments and tasks with Entourage/Outlook 2001. (Please note: Parts of this are dependent on MS schedules, so may be a version 2.0 feature.)

According to the company PocketMac will run on Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. You can find out more information in this Macworld article. Eric,

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