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Posts about apps for smartphones and desktops to help your genealogy research.

10 Jul 2015

Islands in Reunion 11 Genealogy Software

By |10 Jul 2015|Apps, iPads and iPhones, Macintosh|Comments Off on Islands in Reunion 11 Genealogy Software

Today’s post is about Islands in Reunion 11 genealogy software. It’s quite the best new feature of this recent version upgrade of the venerable Mac genealogy software from Leisterpro. The new Islands sidebar, seen at right, is located in the pulldown menu on the upper right of the main screen. This [...]

6 Jun 2015

iPad and Mac Diacritical Marks

By |6 Jun 2015|Apps, iPads and iPhones, Macintosh|1 Comment

Today's topic is iPad and Mac diacritical marks. If you're using your iPad (or Mac) for genealogy, you probably need to add diacritical marks to names and places. If you’re a native English speaker like me, getting your keyboard to produce these characters may be an unfamiliar process. A diacritical mark [...]

15 Jul 2014

Google Maps Offline – Tuesday’s Tip

By |15 Jul 2014|Apps, Maps|Comments Off on Google Maps Offline – Tuesday’s Tip

Google Maps Offline (Courtesy CNET) Are you interested in using Google Maps offline? There are two big advantages to using Google Maps offline this way: Save money by going easy on your data plan Avoid that dreaded "No Service" message Using Google Maps online (i.e., with your [...]

27 Feb 2014

FineScanner Turns iPad Camera Into Scanner

By |27 Feb 2014|Apps, iPads and iPhones, Scanning|4 Comments

Need a portable scanner? The FineScanner app turns iPad camera into scanner. Use your iPad or iPhone camera to produce neatly scanned pages with FineScanner app. Short notice on this flash one-day sale, but the FineScanner app is worth the $1.99 it regularly costs to have this capability on the go. (Update: [...]