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Windows Phone

By Microsoft Corporation

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Windows Phone is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favorite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac.

With Windows Phone, you can:
• Sync music, movies, TV Shows and podcasts, from your existing iTunes library, to devices*
• Sync photos and videos, from your existing iPhoto or Aperture library, to your devices
• Retrieve photos and videos, taken on your Windows Phone, and automatically your import them into your existing iPhoto or Aperture library
• Browse and preview media items located on your devices

* Only unprotected (non DRM) files are supported

Windows Phone device (any carrier) or Zune HD
Mac OS 10.7.4 or higher

If you are experiencing synchronization issues, please email concerns to

What's New in Version 3.1.1

•Updated to support Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
•Added drag and drop support for .DNG files to Browse Device UI.
•Various UI improvements.


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Customer Reviews

another example of pretending to support something

I guess I shouldn’t be disappointed. This is yet another example of Microsoft publishing an app for OS X that doesn’t work or works very poorly. Other examples include OneNote and Lync. The message is clear… Microsoft does not want the user to have a good experience on any platform other than Microsoft Windows. They can and do proudly say that they support OS X but they don’t really. They either provide an app with subtle incompatibilities (e.g., Outlook/Exchange). Or they will provide an app that crashes a lot (e.g., Microsoft Lync). Or they provide an app that doesn’t work at all, like this one. This app simply does not recognize your phone. Or it will almost recognize your phone. Or it will encourage you to restart your phone. It’s fun to click on “Windows Phone Help” and be directed to a Windows Phone 7 page. For more phone you can bring up the about dialog and then click on the button labeled “Support…” … that is simply a broken link. I am terrified about what Microsoft will do with Skype. And my two-year love-affair with the Windows Phone is now drawing to a close. It was a great platform… but with such a small library of apps and a non-functioning App… RIP Windows Phone.

Stop working after Yosemite update

Stop working after Yosemite update. Progam opens but just asks you to connect windows phone - nothing happens. Tried 3 different cables including the one I have been using all along - no luck. Unistalled Windows Phone and reinstalled twice, no change. (Every other 3rd party app and program I have for my mac was either ready when Yosemite update released or had an update withing a day or two for download. You click on the ‘support’ in the ‘About’ Windows Phone flyout and it takes you to a page on the Microsoft Community web site that displays “Page Not Found”.

Steve Jobs once said in an interview about Microsoft … “The problem with Microsoft is that they have no taste.” (agreed).
The other problem with Microsoft is that they drop the ball with consistency. They have such a small market share with windows phones you would think they would want to make sure that a Mac user who purchased a windows phone would be able to sync it to their computer. I gave them a chance by trying a windows phone but this is the nail in the coffin for me, from now on I will aviod all windows product like the plague.

Photos program support - please add!

Since I use this app mainly to back up photos from my Lumia 1020 (which come in regular and high resolution versions), it would be nice if there was more integration with the new Photos program on Mac. The only two options in the Windows Phone app are “iPhoto” and “Aperture”, neither of which are current anymore. Every time I import from my phone, I then have to import into Photos. Also, photos generated in other programs (like Lumia Selfie) don’t have file extensions so I have to type “.jpg” after every photo for Photos to recognize them. Same thing for all the videos- I have to append .mp4 to every video for iMovie or Photos to recognize them. It would also be nice if you could choose the directory where the Windows Phone program imports your files. At least I can get my photos backed up, but there is a lot to be desired.

Windows Phone
View in Mac App Store
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 6.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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