novaMedia iSync plugins and iSync 2.2 revisited
When Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.6, they also released iSync 2.2 with it (Tiger only), and a warning accompanied that release that unsupported mobile phones (used with hacks) would maybe stop working with iSync and that it would be best to backup any iSync-connected devices and re-sync them afterwards.
I'm currently using two devices: My Nokia Communicator 9500 and a SonyEricsson Z520i. The commie has the problem that it's simply not supported by iSync/Apple, the latter had the problem that you could only synch dates for up to 8 weeks into the future, which was a problem for me sometimes. In 10.3.x and iSync 1.x, I would hack an iSync file to enable synching of a year or two, but with Tiger I had no luck.
Come iSync 2.2. Suddenly, the options for the SE phones have changed and I can choose two years. As if it _ever_ would have been a technical problem... *sigh-of-relief* Now it works.
On to the commie. I reapplied my usual hack
and it worked, but a strange problem with duplicate contacts cropped up after a few synchs. When I got my hands on novaMedia's iSync plugins
(they gave me a license in order to review the plugin for the Nokia Communicator, which I'm now doing), I decided to total-reset the commie and start fresh. And there's basically only so much to say about the plugin for the Nokia Communicators (9300, 9300i, 9500): It is easily installed, "just works" and has no problem synching the device with iSync. There is one
little problem which I hope will be addressed in the future. That is that the device's icon can't be changed and is simply novamedia's logo. I wish they'd add device-specific logos. Otherwise, I can only recommend buying the plugins. The hack can be too much of a hassle for most users, and you have to reapply the hack everytime iSync is updated.