Windows Phone users on Mac require several solutions to properly synchronize your files between your phone and computer. Today we explain the basics you should know to do it comfortably.
Sync data in Windows Phone to OS X
Are you one of those who expect to win the release of the new Windows Phone 8.1 , on April 14 ? In that case you probably should prepare well before the arrival of this release. Although not as well, of course you should know the best way to sync your Windows Phone in OS X . Well, today we will talk about it.
The main problem with Windows Phone OS X is that the OS does not recognize Windows Phone, so to make the correct transfer of our files and, especially, music and photos we use various applications . First, we must consider the trend of mobile devices is becoming more isolated interconnected via internet and not cable , so the natural progression is to go losing dependence cable with all the good and bad this entails. Otherwise, we will see what we can use to maintain good synchronization in Windows Phone OS X.
Photographs and Documents data in Windows Phone to OS X
Perhaps what most users consider more susceptible to loss and are more difficult to synchronize photos and documents. As we said, we must go losing the habit of relying on cable as well as manage our photos and documents on Windows Phone OS X can be very cumbersome. Instead the best option is to use some applications that exploit the properties of the cloud to synchronize these documents. If the volume of photos we use is very large then we can use another solution that we see now, but in general most of the pictures that we draw on our phone can synchronize in this way.
It is not desirable to synchronize iPhoto library due to its large size is best, for example, is to have a first object folder in a service like Dropbox or Google Drive, both free. This folder will serve to maintain the link between the two devices and can even keep documents organized within these folders, but this means relying on the limited space to which we restrict these services. Although normally, as we said, is more than enough, in the case of the photographs may be insufficient if we work with a large volume.
In this case we can use Windows Phone Connector for maintaining synchronized our iPhoto library . Especially do not advise this option as iPhoto I usually keep a huge number of photographs which can make us run out of space on your phone. Generally computers can be seen as a device much more efficient than the terminal so the timing should be done with some head storage. For users of Nokia there is a fantastic application called Nokia Photo Transfer that allows you to preview, transfer and synchronize Photos of Windows Phone OS X in a very comfortable way.
Music and Videos data in Windows Phone to OS X
Now you can not escape. Users who need to have some order in their music libraries need a tool to properly synchronize our lists and data. To do this, although there are numerous applications to sync our iTunes library with Windows Phone, the truth is that with Windows Phone App , formerly known as Windows Phone Connector , we can easily keep our day can not transfer DRM protected files in Windows Phone OS X. The application, free, official, is available through the App Store and allows synchronization of movies, music, programs and podcast from our iTunes library.
As we mentioned before, it also allows sync photos from iPhoto or Aperture , even in both directions, so we always come in handy to move the pictures from phone to computer. But back to the music, this is the best way to sync our favorite songs lists, authors, albums and countless options. Unfortunately the DMR protected music can not be transferred and that despite all the positives of using Windows Phone App to keep our sync in Windows Phone OS X still have to suffer some drawbacks. Still, this is one of the easiest and most comfortable options for synchronization allowing even set a ringtone selected from our library among many other things.
Contacts data in Windows Phone to OS X
Incredibly, this section is already one of the least important precisely because it is one of the most sensitive. Contacts, addresses and phone numbers are automatically synchronized with any computer whenever you have an account on Live or Google (with Microsoft Exchange), so that we can use, save and re-sync from anywhere with an internet connection through the web or automatically with only We can use a Live account, Google or Microsoft Exchange to sync your contacts to associate our phone to our account. Particularly we recommend Google account because of its broad platform capability but Live can also be a good choice.
With all this virtually no need to worry about anything else because third-party applications often incorporate themselves and a synchronization system itself. Mail is not something I should worry about except for the fact of using an IMAP protocol when synchronizing mail from Windows Phone on Mac to avoid unintentional discharge of the mail. With Mail in Mac, we can handle all types of accounts, like we can add that we need on Windows Phone without problems. I hope these notes have been helpful.