Microsoft updated its Windows Phone Connector for the Mac this week. The timing of this release isn’t arbitrary. It comes a few days before the launch of the Nokia Lumia 900 and the HTC Titan 2 on April 8 with AT&T.
The Connector software lets you sync your Windows Phone handset with your Mac and transfer the DRM-free content from your iTunes library to your phone. You can also transfer photos and videos from your handset to your Mac. Even if you don’t install the Connector software right away, you might need it at some point because it’s used to manually push updates to your phone.
The latest version is 2.0.2 and includes the following features and fixes:
- 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
- Added additional error codes and help references for device update
- Resolved connectivity issues with certain devices
- Resolved album art display issues for certain devices
You can download the Windows Phone Connector software from the Mac App Store for free.