Other Connectivity options

While Psion's "EPOC Connect" product PsiWin will successfully synchronize your Psion with many Personal Information Manager (PIM) applications it has not been updated to convert the latest versions of some of these PIMs.

There are a number of plug-ins and 3rd-party options available.

A Desktop FTP Server

If you're using a Series 7 or netBook then Ewan Spence has an interesting option for you: use a Wi-Fi connection to connect to an FTP server on your desktop machine.

The netBook ROM with the Wi-Fi drivers also comes with a full copy of Neuon’s nFTP program. Couple this with one the many freeware FTP servers [such as Baby FTP Server] for your Desktop, and you’re almost there.

Of course, this option won't allow you to synchronize your Contacts or Agenda with Outlook or other PIM.


Intellisync for Symbian (US$69.95)

Note: This version now appears not to be available from Pumatech. There is a Phone Edition available for users of the Symbian OS on mobile phones.

"Intellisync® software from Pumatech keeps you constantly current with direct, two-way synchronization between your PC and Symbian Release 5.0-compatible handheld.

In one easy step, Intellisync automatically synchronizes your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks with the personal information management, contact management, and groupware applications on which you depend every day. With its patented Data Synchronization Extensions Technology (DSX Technology® engine), only Intellisync lets you simultaneously synchronize handheld organizer data with multiple PC applications like Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and Organizer, Novell GroupWise, ACT!, and more.

Key Features
  • Easy, one-step synchronization for your Symbian 5.0 (including Psion 5MX, Psion Revo, and Diamond Mako) handheld
  • Works directly with popular PC applications including:
    • Microsoft Outlook 97/98/2000
    • Microsoft Exchange 5.0/5.5
    • ACT! 4.02/2000
    • Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0
    • Lotus Notes 4.5/4.6/5.0
    • Novell GroupWise 5.2/5.5
  • Powerful custom filtering
  • Full conflict resolution
  • Complete customization
  • Multi-user support
  • Provides Intellisync Connector support

An Intellisync Software Development Kit (SDK) is also available.


Psion InSync Pro E v.2.01 (US$59.00)

Psion InSyncPro E

"Offers synchronisation with Lotus Notes on the following Operating Systems: Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000, ME and XP.

Please note: InSync Pro E should be used in conjunction with PsiWin 2.3.3.

Requirements: PC: Requires Lotus Notes, also needs PsiWin 2.3.3 if to be used with Windows 2000, ME and XP

Compatible Devices/Operating System: Diamond Mako,Psion netBook,Psion Revo,Psion Revo Plus,Symbian Series 5,Symbian Series 5mx,Symbian Series 7"


Also available on the handango store website is this upgrade for £4.89. I am assuming that this will upgrade previous versions of Psion InSync Pro E to the latest version.

The same upgrade can be found as a free download (2.23 MB) on Psion's MyPsion website. You will need to register (which is free) to access this site.

"This upgrade provides InSync Pro with additional support for Notes R5 and Email and Contact Manager synchronization, when used in conjunction with PsiWin 2.3 and a Psion Series 5mx, Revo or Series 7."


Lotus Organizer 5.0 and 6.0
Plugin for PsiWin

PsiWin 2 plug-in for Lotus Organiser 5.0 and 6.0

There is a Lotus Organizer 5.0 and 6.0 Plug-in for PsiWin available for download (Zip, 1.34 MB) either on the Psion MyPsion website, or from this website (Zip, 1.34 MB).

The information about this plug-in on the Psion website suggests that it is compatible only with PsiWin 2.3.1, however, I have successfully synchronized my Psion 5mx Agenda and Contacts with Lotus Organiser 5.02 (SmartSuite 9.7) using PsiWin 2.3.3.

(You can find out which version of PsiWin you have installed by opening MyPsion from the Windows desktop and selecting Help | About PsiWin 2.3.)


Plug-in for Lotus Organiser 5.0 / 6.0 (Zip, 1.34 MB)

This is what the Psion website says about this plug-in:

"This is a plug-in synchronizer for PsiWin 2.3.1 which provides synchronization for Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Calendar and Address Book. This plug-in is not supported for use with PsiWin 2.3.3. Lotus Organizer does not incorporate a native email application.

The plug-in enables: Revo, Series 3, 5, 5mx and Series 7 Agenda files (appointments, events, to-dos and anniversaries) to be synchronised with Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Calendar.

Revo, Series 5mx and Series 7 Contacts file to be synchronised with a Lotus Organizer 5.0/6.0 Contacts list."

I will try to find out if it does work with PsiWin 2.3.3.


Eric Lindsay

My on-line friend Eric Lindsay in Australia has an excellent website with all-sorts of useful information. His page on convertion applications is very comprehensive.


Java Psion Link

License: GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Library or Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

Operating System: MacOS 9, MacOS X, OS Independent, Linux

Java Psion Link (JPL), is intended to be a cross-platform solution for transferring files between Psion Epoc PDAs (netBook, series 7, 5Mx, revo) and any computer with a serial port and the ability to run Java.

Here is a brief list of some of the things you can use it for:
  • Browse the Psions disks.
  • Download and Upload files and folders.
  • Synchronize the Psions clock with your desktop.
  • Convert Word to HTML.
  • Convert Sketch to and from GIF.
  • Make full and incremental backups.

Programming Language: Java



License: Abandonware - only available now in Czech or Slovakian(?)

Operating System: Windows, Macintosh or Linux

The PsiWin Replacement for Windows, Macintosh or Linux

2connectU connects your Psion to a Macintosh or Linux computer. This compatibility is achieved by having the program run right on your Psion; you then access the program's output via a web browser, so it works fine with Windows too, or basically any desktop computer.


Macintosh Connection


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