When I tell people I don’t recommend Family Tree Maker for Mac 2, they often ask what I do recommend, which is understandable. But I really can’t recommend a genealogy program for other people without knowing what their requirements are. You must first decide what your priorities are. Then you can check on the web to see which programs meet your requirements. You can use Ben’s Feature Comparison Table or FindtheBest.com to find the features you need (but take the Smart Ratings on the latter with a grain of salt). GenSoftReviews.com lists lots of genealogy programs, although not all of them have reviews. But see Tamura Jones’ article, The Most Important Genealogy Software Feature. [Read more…]
The app can now notify you when Ancestry.com finds information it thinks relevant to your ancestors. Enabling this optional feature will cause the little red number badge to appear on the Ancestry app icon when Ancestry.com finds new information. If you’d like to use this feature, be sure to allow push notifications when prompted after launching the updated app for the first time. [Read more…]
Fire up the App Store! An update to version 3.0.1 of the Ancestry app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is available.
Here are the changes listed in the version notes:
- Shaky leaves
- Simple merge tool
- In app purchase of records
- Information automatically added to photos
- Changeable privacy settings
- Integrated feedback and support
The note also promises more stability and faster performance.
That all seems pretty straight forward except the part about automatically adding information to photos. If you figure out what that means please leave a comment.
It occurred to me after making the previous video, that you may not be getting the highest resolution version of document images when you download them from Ancestry.com. If you aren’t selecting the 200% resolution version you’ll want to see this video to learn how it’s done.