PilotManager is a tool that allows you to synchronize databases on a PalmOS device with applications on your Unix or Unix-like platform. The name comes from the USRobotics Pilot, the first PalmOS device. PilotManager is a full Hotsync daemon that is user extensible. Developers can write their own conduits to synchronize PalmOS databases with the desktop application of their choice.

Written by Bharat Mediratta
Later managed by Alan Harder and then Aaron Kaplan.
Currently unmaintained. If you're interested in taking it over, contact Aaron Kaplan.

Click here to see real output from PilotManager using
the Backup, SyncMemo and SyncCM conduits.

Remember to make backups before using!

About PilotManager


Download version 1.109

git repository at gitorious

An import into git of the contents of the sourceforge CVS repository. The original CVS repository is still available via the sourceforge project page.


2010/03/09 Bernd Wachter has imported the PilotManager development history into git at http://gitorious.org/pilotmanager.

2009/11/22 I (Aaron Kaplan) will no longer be maintaining PilotManager, SyncBBDB, or the pilot-link perl bindings.

I have some local changes to PilotManager and SyncBBDB, partly contributed by Kambiz Darabi and partly my own, that handle conversion between character encodings when the pilot and the desktop use different encodings. I haven't checked these changes into CVS, and won't, because they still need some work. If someone wants to continue this work, I'd be happy to send patches and an explanation of what needs fixing. If anyone wants to take over the sourceforge projects, just send me your username.

2006/05/07 PilotManager 1.109 is now available. It includes a long list of bug fixes and some changes to make the code easier to maintain. See the ChangeLog for a complete list.

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