December 21, 2014

App Review: SyncMate for Mac

Eltima software has released an update to their SyncMate software, and now it includes Android.  That’s right folks, you can now sync your Android phone with your Mac. Steve Jobs would be proud.

I should mention that this is a new adventure for Eltima, so the app is still a little buggy.  It is what I would call a “working beta.”  SyncMate has a free version, and it lets you sync the Address Book and iCal, the paid, subscription service, allows you to sync iTunes, iPhoto, your folders, and even back up phone data.

The interface is very self-explanatory, and once you plug your Android phone into the Mac, it pops up the storage card (and usually iPhoto) but now, SyncMate also starts.  It is a very easy interface, and syncs all your info very well, and quite quickly.

SyncMate also can set up to sync your Mac with other Macs, PC’s, your Gmail account, Sony PSP, a USB Flash drive, or online storage places.  (It also does Windows Mobile phones, but I’ll get into that in a minute.)  With the online storage sync, it also allows you to save the documents on their server that can be accessed by any Mac running SyncMate.

The Website shows the ability to read your SMS messages your mac, and also back them up, which is what really intrigued me about this service; yet, at this time, that feature is only available for Windows Mobile users.

I feel that SyncMate is a great tool, and it does exactly what it says it does; however, as someone that is a heavy phone user, I would like to have backups of all my messages, both SMS and MMS, and having that ability inside SyncMate would be a definite plus for me.  (Currently, there are applications that one can download from the Market that will save your SMS and MMS messages.)  Like I said before, Android is new to SyncMate, and it is a matter of time until these things are implemented I’m sure.  Hop on over to Eltima’s site, and give it a go.  It’s great for us Mac users that want everything in one place!



  • SirSteven

    sounds like good news, but their website looks pretty tacky (lots of pictures of their products as boxes with a shiny CD standing next to it): all so 1990s and Windows-y. Plus, they don’t even give a screenshot of the app. I’ll give the SyncMate a try now anyway…

  • http://mergepdfmac.com Merge PDF Files Mac

    Syncmate is a really cool application. I have been using SyncMate for several months and have been happy with it. However, recently (as in the last few days), the ical sync from my HTC Touch Pro 2 to my MacBook Pro is not functioning. Although, ical sync from my MacBook Pro to my device is working fine.

  • ThePooka

    Doesn’t work and tech support is lazy and useless. Save your money and don’t buy this software. Mine says it’s syncing the calendar, but my appointments never appear on my phone’s calendar (I have a Motorola Defy and a late 2009 Macbook Pro).

    If you try to call tech support, they refuse to speak to you on the phone. Instead of returning your call, they give you about an hour and a half of “homework” over email, telling you to read various articles (poorly written, with huge holes in them) and tell you to send in screenshots to prove what you’re saying is true. None of this, of course, fixes anything. This program is supposed to make life easier?

    For me, good tech support is vital, because it shows a company stands by their product. Eltima does not (at least not with StncMate).

  • Fyuta

    This software works only for a week or so before stopping. Tech support takes 2-3 days to reply and their suggestions are useless. This software gets one star only because there is no ZERO star option

  • billtech66

    syncmate 4.0.1832 scam?

    Had purchased SyncMate 3.6 last year, then got SyncMate update to 4.0 on 8/2/12, From popup in the program, no mention of this being beta. paid $19.97 to upgrade, then NEXT DAY 8/3/12 got a notice that the BETA version I have 4.0.1830 is beta and will expire soon and revert to free edition!!!!

    what the hxxx is going on? is this a scam?

  • Zaibi Khan

    Fyuta, which version of software you have installed. It comes both in Free and Expert edition. Yes they need to work more on cost. I have seen similar article to sync android with mac here: http://www.winphonedroid.com/sync-android-with-mac/