Windows & Interoperability: Laplink Switch and Sync Useful but Lacking

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-29
 
 
 

Laplink Switch and Sync Useful but Lacking

by P. J. Connolly

Laplink Switch and Sync Useful but Lacking

Choose Job Type

When the Switch & Sync Windows client is launched, one must first choose the job type: conversion or synchronization.

Choose Job Type

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.

Configure the Mac Host

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.

Place Files Where Needed

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.

Configure the Windows Client

File Conflicts Identified

Switch & Sync identifies possible conflicts as part of preparing the file transfer and gives the user an opportunity to resolve them.

File Conflicts Identified

Authentication Features

Although Switch & Sync does offer some authentication options, these could make better use of the Macs built-in security.

Authentication Features

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.

Transfer in Progress

Migration Complete

When the file transfer has finished, the client displays a window with simple statistics about the transfer.

Migration Complete

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.

Mail Migration Built-in

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