The same as many people, I was looking for a GPS car navigation system. The first one that I looked at and wanted was the ViaMichelin range but while they received excellent reviews they are not Mac compatible devices. I guess there are still some companies out there who refuse to take the Apple-pill! So, […]
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TomTom Go & Tom Tom 'Home' GPS Software for the Mac

TomTom Home GPS Software for the MacThe same as many people, I was looking for a GPS car navigation system.

The first one that I looked at and wanted was the ViaMichelin range but while they received excellent reviews they are not Mac compatible devices. I guess there are still some companies out there who refuse to take the Apple-pill!

So, I was thinking about Garmin or TomTom Go as both make a fair deal about having Mac software. In the end, the I chose the TomTom because a couple of my family already have TomTom Go’s and think they are so good that they bought new version a couple of weeks ago.

Well, I can report that the TomTom Go works very well indeed and, as important, the Mac software, “TomTom Home” works quite well.

I say quite well as it has crashed on me a couple of times but I don’t know if that is just the usual Leopard instability we are getting with many apps at the moment.

A TomTom Error Message

TomTom Home lets you search your TomTom device for installed software and then run upgrades where necessary. It gives you the ability to backup and reinstall the contents of the TomTom device to and from your Mac.

It also lets you create a TomTom account and then purchase TomTom products online, such as a yearly subscription to the TomTom traffic and safety camera updates.

If you have the more expensive TomTom units, when you connect your device to the Mac, TomTom Home gives you the option to manage your photos and music.

To sum up, I am very happy with my TomTom Go and can recommend it to Mac users, just be careful of crashes and make sure you back up the TomTom device regularly.

As you can see from the screenshots below, the application is quite simple/basic to use (click for a closer look).

TomTom Home GPS Software

TomTom Home GPS Software for Mac

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