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Windows Phone Connector for Mac upgraded to v2.0 for Mango

Good news for those of you in our audience who use Macs, you can now get the brand spanking new v2.0 of the Windows Phone Connector app that will allow you to use your Windows Phone with your favorite Apple computer. Changes in v2.0 seem significant and it's just in time for Mango:

Features:

  • Full sync and import support for Apple Aperture software
  • Drag and drop import of files from Browse Device
  • Ringtone transfer support (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
  • Improved video conversion process with user configuration options
  • Support for Windows Phone Marketplace (for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or later)
  • Localization support for 13 additional languages
  • Improvements to backup and restore operations
  • Improved configuration for podcast sync and photo import
  • Improved iTunes import support in certain languages
  • Improved metadata support for videos

Fixes:

  • Added additional error codes and help references for device update
  • Resolved connectivity issues with certain devices
  • Resolved album art display issues for certain devices

Sounds like a solid update and you can find it right here on Apple's website. Thanks, Ashley B., for the tip!

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Reader comments

Windows Phone Connector for Mac upgraded to v2.0 for Mango

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Looks great glad to see support for a mac user who wants a windows phone 7 instead of an iPhone. Now I just need Mango (7.5) to make use of this. Still looking for the latest beta (leak) for the HTC trophy.

i really don't get why msft doesn't simply make zune for Macs. I know that if some people actually tried zune compared to itunes, they'd probably make the switch.

Given they haven't yet rolled out key Zune features over seas, I'm sure that's more of a priority.

I'm a recent Mac convert and I prefer Zune to iTunes. Zune looks better and is laid out in a more logical, easy to use fashion.

@Raptor007 I don't think there will be anymore betas/leaks for Mango, the RTM version is already out, and Trophy users, such as myself, are just waiting for Verizon to release the update, which (knowing how long they took to release the phone) could take a long time.@simbadogg I agree. I have a Mac and I suppose this is a step up in the areas noted above, but having tried Zune on Windows 7, I would like it much more if I could manage my phone with that software. I'm looking to even get a Zune pass, but since Verizon hasn't released Mango, and Microsoft hasn't released Zune, I can't put any good use to a Zune pass right now.

The Zune pass is perfectly functional on NoDo without the Zune client.You should have got a two week trial - test it out!

I've got Zune Pass, which I use on the phone and on my Windows PC, but for OS X, I'm limited by my music collection (since us Brits can't keep 10 free songs per month). I would love to see a Zune client for the Apple OS, would bring competition to Mac, since they have iTunes for Windows.

You can stream music throug your web browser at Zune.net.This should work on Mac OS.Not a perfect solution, but an option.

Works perfectly on my mac ! The previous version synced my Mango-device too, but it's great to see extra functionality like support for aperture. MS is doing a fine job for the Mac-users, if this application didn't exist I wouldn't have switched to a Windows Phone. Hope to see more functions in the future !

Great news. Nice to see that MS supports other platforms. Now i only need wi-fi sync on my Mac+WP7 and ill be fully happy.

Only problem I still have on my HTC HD7 is it won't show artist backgrounds when playing music. Maybe when the Mango update comes it will be solved.

They should really just release a version of Zune for Mac. The Connector still sucks compared to it and I really don't want to run Parallels Desktop just for Zune anymore....