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Use iSync to sync some data with iPhone
Authored by: whodisbe on Jul 19, '07 08:55:16AM

This is one of those things that just didn't make sense to me. I understand that since the iPhone also holds music it has somewhat of a need to sync via iTunes. But going by that logic, it also has photos, why not also sync via iPhoto.

I don't see why Apple bothered making a syncing software "iSync" and then never bothered using it to sync their products. There's no reason why iSync couldn't sense an iPod and then in the device options allow you to select playlists which it could poll for. Likewise, there's no reason why if the iPhone were to show up in iSync, it couldn't poll for libraries in iPhoto and iTunes.

It seems like the most ridiculous way to sync a phone to me. Other freewares out there can poll iTunes and iPhoto, why doesn't Apple do the same to make the whole experience a bit more sensible.



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Use iSync to sync some data with iPhone
Authored by: jrawls1 on Jul 19, '07 01:25:23PM

Apple probably uses iTunes because it is already cross-platform. If they were to use iSync, they would have to port it to Windows. I doubt that would be difficult, but why spend the man-hours when they don't have to.



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Use iSync to sync some data with iPhone
Authored by: morespace54 on Jul 20, '07 08:15:27AM

iSync? I though they removed it from the System... ;)



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Use iSync to sync some data with iPhone
Authored by: richlin71 on Jul 24, '07 09:22:27AM

works well for me:
- in iTunes, uncheck "automatically sync when this iphone is connected"
- in iSync preferences, check "show status in menu bar".
- quit iTunes, connect iPhone via USB, then sync from the menu bar and your contacts/calendar items will be updated.

this is great for quick little updates throughout the day.



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