Windows Phone OSX client updated

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Microsoft have updated the OSX version of the Windows Phone client. No new features have been added, rather this is a bug fix release which takes care of a number of issues, and as such is 'required for Mac OS 10.8.4'.

While not as slick looking as the Windows 8 companion, Windows Phone OSX brings roughly the same functionality to Mac users. Music, video, and podcasts, can be synced from iTunes, while video and pictures taken on your handsets will be imported with ease into iPhoto and the iLife suites.

Windows Phone on OSX updated

It's a tool that I've been using for close to a year, and while it's not a replacement for the frankly wonderful Zune Windows software that Windows Phone 7 uses, I'm happier using this than the Windows Phone 8 tools supplied for Windows by Microsoft.

Here's the features list:

  • Support for Windows Phone 7.x, Windows Phone 8, and Zune HD devices.
  • Drag and drop files between Windows Phone and your Mac desktop.
  • Drag and drop files from Finder to your Windows Phone 8 devices.
  • Support for iPhoto 9.3.2 and Aperture 3.3.2.
  • Support for battery charge state (Windows Phone 8 devices).
  • Enhanced capability support for ringtone files (Windows Phone 8 devices).
  • Support for Retina display Macs.

There's also been a slight bump in the minimum OS requirements - you'll need to be using Mac OS 10.7.4 or greater to run the app. The update is available for free through the Apple App Store on your Mac.

Source / Credit: Find it in the Apple App Store