Random error when syncing with NewtSync


Get this. An attempt to sync my Address Book contacts and my iCal dates with the eMate. I’m using NewtSync with a Serial-to-USB adapter over USB on my iMac G4. And everything’s going fine (above).


Then this. What gives?

The process never finishes before this error message pops up. My eMate, though, has a lot of the information from iCal loaded from the sync, including repeating appointments. Address Book contact info, however, never makes it over to the eMate.

I’ve had issues syncing my eMate with anything on OS X. Guess I’ll keep trying.


  1. I can’t remember the specifics, but I seem to recall there being an issue related to NewtSync and contacts. If there are long notes (over 100 characters) then NewtSync would crash. Removing the offending notes should resolve the issue. Also, make sure you have version 0.3.3 from http://www.thenowhereman.com/hacks/newton/ .

    If syncing contacts on a regular basis isn’t a big priority then you may want to look at Eckhart’s IC/VC program. I’ve exported my entire address book to a single vCard file and then transferred it to the Newton with no major problems.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up, Gizmo. I don’t usually put notes in any of my Address Book contacts.

    But the vCard file idea sounds like a good one, because no, I don’t update my contacts all that often, except when I add them.

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