- BlackBerry Desktop Software
- Mac OS X Mavericks
BlackBerry Desktop Software utilizes Apple's SyncServices technology in order to synchronize Contact, Calendar, Notes, and Tasks information to and from the Mac computer.
BlackBerry Desktop Software synchronizes information with the SyncServices database, which is synchronized with the desktop applications on the Mac computer (for example: Apple Address Book, iCal, Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook for Mac). BlackBerry Desktop Software does not synchronize directly to or from the desktop applications on the Mac computer.
Mac OS X Mavericks v10.9 and later does not use SyncServices, therefore, it is not possible to synchronize Contact or Calendar information using the BlackBerry Desktop Software on these versions of OS X.
For more information on SyncServices and OS X Mavericks, see the following Apple Support article:
Note: BlackBerry Desktop software 2.4 is still supported for use with Mac OS X v10.6, 10.7, and 10.8.
BlackBerry Link is supported for use with Mac OS X Mavericks v10.9 and later
BlackBerry Link does not utilize Apple's SyncServices to perform a sync, and therefore, is able to sync successfully with the Apple Address Book/Contacts and iCal/calendar applications.
- BlackBerry Link only supports synchronization with BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
- Synchronization with Microsoft Outlook for Mac and Microsoft Entourage requires Apple SyncServices and therefore is not possible on Mac OS X Mavericks v10.9 and later.
For more information or to download and install BlackBerry Link for Mac, visit the following link:
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