As we impatiently wait for BlackBerry Protect to be released, MobileSync could provide a convenient way to share files and backup and protect data between different devices on different platforms. I don’t know how many people have an iPhone, BlackBerry and Android device, but for those who do (please tell us why), the cross-platform feature could be quite useful. 🙂 I’m guessing this feature is more for those who switch devices and want to easily transfer data.
I am currently in the process of registering and verifying, which seems to be taking way too long. I have not actually tested the service but I can tell you what it claims to do. MobileSync Pro lets you sync between all your mobiles and the MobileSync Pro server that acts as the central repository. It backs up data including messages and emails from the mobile phone whenever sync is initiated to your personalized free online cloud storage. It also stores it in the central MobileSync Pro server to ensure your data is safe and available to all your mobile phones whenever you need. You can also track the location of your lost or stolen mobile phone. Here is the official press release from the makers of MobileSync, Retina-X Studios:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 1, 2011 — Retina-X Studios, LLC announced today the release of MobileSync Pro, a cross-platform mobile phone freeware for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and Windows smartphones. MobileSync Pro is the most versatile and feature-rich mobile software utility yet to come out from Retina-X Studios, which has bundled a 4-in-1 solution by incorporating backup, theft-protection and file sharing solutions, besides its key function as an all-purpose sync solution.
“It’s a pretty intriguing idea,” said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT Inc., a California-based IT industry analysis company. ”Take the example of a mobile salesperson who could share his schedule remotely with people at the home office. They could upload sales documents for a particular client through the program and give him or her the tools they would need to do the job effectively just by checking in with a smartphone.”
MobileSync Pro features an intuitive web panel for centralized data management which also acts as a virtual storage (200MB) and an intermediate repository of sync data. Users can customize sync settings in a granular manner, giving them the ability specify the data types (e.g. contacts, tasks, photos, etc.) that should sync from each mobile, auto sync time intervals, and even whether WiFi or 3G/2G/EDGE/GPRS are to be used for sync connectivity.
“With the rise of different smartphone platforms, consumers face a dilemma when it comes to storing, moving and backing up data, especially if they plan to switch to another mobile platform later,” says James Johns, CEO of Retina-X Studios. “MobileSync Pro gives the user the ability to move all contacts, images and other data to a different smartphone platform automatically,” he further states. “Our aim was to package a solution that does these different tasks efficiently, delivered as a cohesive single solution, made available for all major platforms, free of charge and no strings attached.”
MobileSync Pro also incorporates the anti-theft software engine of Retina-X Studios’ RecoveryCop popular mobile protection software, which can alert users on SIM change, geo-track the location, and even remotely erase data on the lost or stolen mobile phone. The file sharing feature allows sharing of photos, videos and other files amongst MobileSync Pro users.
MobileSync Pro has started to accept user registrations, and downloads of mobile apps for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms are available via their respective mobile app market links. For registration, download links and more information, visit http://www.mobilesyncpro.com.
About Retina-X Studios
Retina-X Studios is a trusted industry leader known for highly pragmatic yet innovative mobile software. Many of their software products are extensively used, with exceptional reviews and customer feedback from all over the world. Retina-X Studios products have been mentioned in popular media outlets such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, and PC World.