Syncing data between Mac and Android is not an easy task as there are no built-in mechanisms for updating data between these two OS types. To keep data on Mac and Android up-to-date you will need third-party apps.
One of such apps is SyncMate - it can synchronize Android and Mac wirelessly.
What is SyncMate and how does it work?
SyncMate is a powerful sync tool that will keep data on your Mac in sync with your Android device. Doesn’t matter which model of tablet or phone you own, if it runs Android 4.x-9.x SyncMate will sync it.
SyncMate offers rather wide range of what it can sync between Mac and Android: personal data like contacts and calendars can be synced with Free edition; to sync music, images, videos, folders with files, bookmarks and other data you will need to upgrade to Expert edition.
The full list of sync options offered for Android can be found here.
Below is the step-by-step description of the sync process with SyncMate.
- Download SyncMate Free edition and install it on your Mac. Once SyncMate is installed, launch it to display the main window.
- Click “Add new” in the left pane and choose Android device from the list of supported ones; connect it to your Mac.
- In the top panel click "+" button and check the plugins list. Choose data you want to sync and specify sync parameters. You can synchronize Android with Mac wirelessly (via WiFi or Bluetooth) or via USB cable. Free edition will be enough for you if you need to sync contacts and calendars only. But if you want to sync media or folders with files, etc., you will need to upgrade to Expert. This can be done here.
- Once you’ve set the parameters, start the sync process by clicking “Sync” and SyncMate will update all required data.
Besides mentioned above Android devices (Xiaomi, HTC, Samsung, etc.), SyncMate allows syncing data between Mac and iOS devices, other Macs, mounted and MTP devices, Google, Dropbox and iCloud accounts, Windows services (Outlook, Office 365).
The full list of supported devices and sync options offered for each of them can be found here.
SyncMate requires OS X 10.10 and newer and is compatible with Android 5.x-10.x devices and iOS 5.x-13.x devices.
Version 8.1.475 (31st Mar, 2020) Release notes