I’ve been having so much fun putting together new apps and tips and tricks for my talk, “Easy as Apple Pie: Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy,” on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Jamboree. The only problem is we have just an hour together and the handout can only do so much, so I’ll put some information up here on the blog as well.
We’re going to cover:
- Family Tree Software for iMacs & MacBooks
- Mobile Genealogy Apps for iPads & iPhones
- Mac Photo Editor Software
- Backups on Macs for Data Security
- Tips and Tricks for Mac, iPads, and iPhones
And of course there’s too much cool stuff for even a hour or some blog posts, so I’ve put together a new eBook, Sassy Jane’s Guide to Using Macs and iPads for Genealogy. I’m able to go into more depth in the eBook on topics such as Ten New Ways to Use Dropbox for your Genealogy Research, Ten Mobile Apps for Productivity, and Top-Ranked Free Genealogy Apps for iPad & iPhone.
Lots of great apps come installed on your iPad or iPhone with iOS 6:
- Calculator (iPhone)
- Safari Browser
- Voice Memos
- Siri (iPhone)
- Apple Maps
And then I was thinking about apps that maybe do a better job or just are research basics you’d always want to have with you, like these:
- Google Translate
- Google Maps
- White & Yellow Pages
- Wikipedia Mobile
- AppBox Pro
- Conference Apps – click here for the SCGS Jamboree 2013 app
And beyond that, there are some very cool productivity and utility apps that can actually reduce the need for some apps on your iPad or iPhone. I’ll share a few at Jamboree and I have 10 of them in my eBook.
So what’s in your mobile Genealogy folder? Use the comments section or perhaps I’ll see you on Saturday.