List of the best apps for syncing Mac with an iPad in 2019

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As you must have noticed, iTunes and iCloud aren’t the ultimate sync choice when the need to sync data on your iPad with various Macs, other portable devices or mount your iPad as a local disk on Mac OS X. They are fantastic for low-level synchronization requirements like syncing of media files, personal data like calendar and contacts. Consider this article an intro to more sophisticated tools that will allow you sync like a PRO.

Let's kick right into it:

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1.SyncMate tool

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Requirements: OS X 10.8.5+. 50.74MB free space. Version 7.3.434. (26th Jan, 2019). 4.9 Rank based on 358+ users, Reviews(956)
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Of all the tools we tested, SyncMate was outstanding right from the design down to the enormous sync options. We tried most of the features like syncing of personal data, media files, folders, reminders, bookmarks, etc and it synced them with an eye-popping accuracy. It is incredible in mounting iPad as a local disk on a macOS, at the same time allowing you text directly from the Mac, check call history, and backup the iPad data on a Mac.

SyncMate is able to sync an iPad and Mac OS X data directly without the involvement of a cloud storage system. It can sync an iPad with as many macOS computers as you would wish, thereby giving you a rare opportunity to be flexible with the way you handle and access your data. SyncMate simply takes away the nightmare of inappropriate synchronization that happens with some other half baked Sync tools.

2. Syncios tool

Syncios is a household name capable of handling your sync tasks. It syncs iPad with Mac the old fashioned way with precision and accuracy. This tool has a classic user-friendly design and can easily be understood by anyone. It can sync music, videos, photos, apps, ebooks, contacts, messages and much more between a Mac and an iPad. On the plus side, with Syncios you can extract data from iTunes backup, use an iPad as a removal storage device, manage notes, contacts, and bookmarks on an iPad from a Mac OS X.


3. BusyMac software

BusyMac isn’t a typical sync tool like the ones mentioned above. When compared to SyncMate or Syncios, it has a more specific sync option. During our evaluation of various tools, BusyMac fell under the category of Sync tools that syncs a selected data for instance iCal or Contacts. The narrow synchronization spectrum of BusyMac was compensated with lofty sync accuracy. It is reliable to sync data as it ought to be synced.

It can’t sync everything on an iPad with a Mac OS X, but it can sync things like Address Book and iCal with incredible precision. If you have an exclusive need to sync any of the data then you should consider BusyMac.


4. PhotoSync

This tool shares some similarity with BusyMac, they both don’t promise to sync all your data. It is conservatively direct about what it's sync capabilities really are. PhotoSync can only sync a specific type of data, which accounts for its almost perfect sync results. It can transfer and backup files, shares photos, and videos, logs activities like which media file was transferred. All these it can do over WiFi and doesn’t require cloud Sync.


Cloud storages

iCloud storage

By default, iCloud tops the chart of the best cloud storage solutions for data synchronization between a macOS and an iPad. Apple owns iCloud and provides a free storage space for every owner of an Apple device including an iPad. So that makes it easier to keep your data in sync across countless Apple devices. This free cloud space is exclusive for owners of Apple devices only. You can obtain one by opening an account with iCloud. Once you create an account and start saving your data in your iCloud storage space, you will be able to access the data from any location around the world. The downside to this idea is that not everyone is enthusiastic about the cloud storage trend.


Dropbox storage

This is similar to iCloud but it is more open and anyone can open an account and start using the free cloud storage space. You can sync Data on an iPad with a Mac and be able to access it from any other device with an internet access in any location. Dropbox is more flexible when compared with iCloud because it is convenient to use across several devices. A file saved in Dropbox can be shared with other users with an internet connection.

Making a choice should be easier at this point with the information you now have!
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