Windows & Interoperability: Laplink Switch and Sync Useful but Lacking
Laplink Switch and Sync Useful but Lacking
by P. J. Connolly
Choose Job Type
When the Switch & Sync Windows client is launched, one must first choose the job type: conversion or synchronization.
Configure the Mac Host
The barebones dashboard on the Mac host provides access to basic configuration settings; most of the setup is done on the Windows client.
Place Files Where Needed
One can specify where in the Macs filesystem to place transferred documents; the structure of the Windows "My Documents" directory will be followed.
Configure the Windows Client
Setting up the connection from the Windows client is a simple process; jobs can be saved and run as often as desired.
File Conflicts Identified
Switch & Sync identifies possible conflicts as part of preparing the file transfer and gives the user an opportunity to resolve them.
Although Switch & Sync does offer some authentication options, these could make better use of the Macs built-in security.
Transfer in Progress
The Windows client will display the progress of the current transfer job; unfortunately, theres no estimate for how long the job will take.
When the file transfer has finished, the client displays a window with simple statistics about the transfer.
Mail Migration Built-in
Switch and Sync will convert an Outlook mail file into a series of mbox files that can be imported into the Mac OS X Mail application.