Received some great news over lunch today, which I wanted to share — Florent Pillet's SyncBuddy has been updated to 2.0 for Mac OS X!
I used to absolutely love Sync Buddy when I was an OS 9 user. I could plug my Palm handheld into my Mac and mount its internal RAM or removable card (back then, a Springboard module), just like a hard drive, with files and folders. It was excellent for quick backups, installation of new apps or copying single files to or from the Mac.
Not only was it quicker than HotSync for many activities, Florent had converters built into the tool, enabling on-the-fly conversion of text to Palm Doc format, simply by dragging a text file into Sync Buddy.
For its time this app was cutting edge on the Mac or PC, but eventually it fell out of my regular usage patterns once I migrated to Mac OS X. Now, with version 2.0 released, I can have my Sync Buddy back again!
Even better, the new version supports export of pictures from a Treo or Zire, and features transport over USB, WiFi or Bluetooth. As I'm soon to be the proud owner of a silver Zire 72, I'm becoming more interested in Bluetooth and WiFi support.
Sync Buddy is $25, though Florent is offering special pricing options for past owners of Sync Buddy and iTreo. If you are the owner of either application, look in your email for details, or contact Florent at his website.