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Best webOS apps to sync your music, documents, contacts, and calendar

by Sharon L Copeland Wed, 06 Jun 2012 5:53 pm EDT

best webOS syncing apps

Life is hard when you are a Pre. When it first came out in the late summer of 2009, there was a bit of a debacle about iTunes syncing with the phone. One week it would work, the next it wouldn’t; a lot of unnecessary back n’ forth. All that battling was just over syncing music, and really there's more than that. Thankfully, we have plenty of third party developers that want to make things work. We at webOS Nation want to hook you up with the best syncing apps for your webOS smartphone and TouchPad.

Wifi Media Sync

$1.99, by 8-bit Development LLC (webOS smartphones and TouchPad)

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So you want to sync you files between a Mac and your webOS device? No problem, Wifi Media Sync has got you covered, and as that name would seem to indicate - it does it without wires. It requires a desktop client, but that the setup between the two is relatively simple (though several steps). And you can pick specific folders you want synced between them. And because this all goes over your local Wifi network, so it's quick. Easy, wireless, and speedy. We like that.

CompanionLink USB Sync

$14.99, by CompanionLink Software (webOS smartphones and TouchPad)

CompanionLink USB Sync

If you want something less fussy with straight forward instructions, try CompanionLink USB Sync. CompanionLink goes beyond media files, providing local synchronization for your contacts, tasks and memos from desktop to your mobile phone. It's great for the business traveler using Outlook, ACT, and Google as a way to sync important files between their phones and desktops. The app requires a desktop client and is free to try, though after that the desktop app requires a license that starts at $14.99 (a three-computer license is available for $49.99).

File Sync

$3.49, by Victory Link USA (webOS smartphones and TouchPad)

File Sync

Wifi Media Sync does your media files, CompanionLink handles your PIM data, but what about everything else? That's where File Sync by Victory Link USA comes in. It makes it easy to get your files onto your webOS device and take them wherever you need. Again, there's a desktop client needed, but since it works over USB there's no need to mess with IP addresses or the like. You can send entire folders with their files back and forth with ease - and your files are even color-coded.

We also have some other suggestions for files sharing, some you know very well like: Dropbox,, The Missing Sync and DoubleTwist for music.