nova media introduced its new iHub application for the Mac on Monday. iHub lets users sync calendars and contacts between their Mac and iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad without relying on cloud-based services such as Apple’s MobileMe.
iHub runs as background application on your Mac, and supports the CalDAV and CardDAV standards. It lets users manage which Address Book groups and iCal calendars sync, and it offers read and write access controls for calendars and contacts, and can share data over ad-hoc Wi-Fi connections when a local wireless network isn’t available, too.
iHub requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. Calendar syncing for the iPhone and iPod touch requires iPhone OS 3.1.3 or higher, and iPhone OS 3.2 on the iPad. Address Book syncing requires iOS 4.
iHub is in beta testing now. Pricing and an official launch date have not yet been announced.