I'm not too sure where to post this, and I hope I didn't miss anything that would already have been said about that. There are a few promising applications for iPhone and iPoT, running on the PC or the Mac, like: Manzana iPhoneBrowser iPhoneList TouchExplorer (in Japanese Please Register or Log in to view images) Has anyone already had a look at these? The Manzana API, that allows to communicate with the iPhone/iPoT through USB, seems very interesting to build applications on, but the last commit was on August 17th. It is included in iPhoneList, where its last commit is barely more recent (27th), so I'm wondering whether it's dead or has moved somewhere else. Shame. This API is for Windows, I don't have MAC OS and didn't check that platform yet but I'm sure the same kind of hacks is sprouting up (iPHUC?). What I was thinking about is out-of-iTunes synchronisation programs, especially for the calendar, the contacts, and why not, the installed applications. This can also be done on the air via SSH of course, but it's a bit more awkward because of the power consumption, the sometime quirky connection reliability and so on. On the other hand, it would be more platform-independent (though the USB API could be done that way too). I'll add more information when I find them. Any thoughts?