GoodReader for iPad 3.18.0 has been released, and the main improvements focus on handling files over a network, including shared files from PCs/Windows-based computers. The Dropbox support has received a large update – there is no size limit of files that can be uploaded through Dropbox.
GoodReader is an Adobe Acrobat/PDF reader for the iPad, but it does quite a bit more than that, as it can handle TXT and images as well as various word processing formats (possibly even audio/video, but I’ve never tested that aspect). It’s one of my top-5 non-genealogy specific apps on my iPad as I have a lot of genealogy-related PDF files that I’ve accumulated over the years, and it’s very easy to keep them organized, and it doesn’t choke, even on the larger ones.
Heredis version 1.0.1 for iOS Universal (iPad, iPod touch, iPhone) was released last week. The updates include better synchronization and GEDCOM importing, improved help, and stability fixes.
It’s a free companion app to the desktop versions of Heredis for Mac and Heredis for Windows, but it also works with GEDCOM files imported from other genealogy applications.
Heredis version 1.0.1 Updates
- Improved synchronization
- Gedcom Import function made easier
- Enrichment of the Help section
- Stabilization of the application
- iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Running iOS 4.3 or later
- Languages: English, French
- Base Size 17.3 MB (not counting data)
Download: Apple iTunes App Store – Heredis (BSD Concept)
ohmiGene for iPad 1.0.1 is currently free. Normally it is $14.99 (US). It’s a genealogy application, and can be used to work with the Mac OS X version of ohmiGene Plus from within iTunes.
I’m not sure whether it imports from other applications/GEDCOM files – I have it installed and will be investigating it.
I’m also not sure for how long it will be free, so grab it while you can!
- Requires iOS 3.2 or later
Download at the Apple iTunes App Store:
- ohmiGene – Thierry Nauze
In addition to a brand-new version of Heredis for Mac (Mac Genealogy Software), Heredis is also developing a mobile/iOS version, running on iPhones and iPads.
They are looking for beta testers, according to their latest newsletter (French):
Heredis calls for volunteers to test versions of iPhone and iPad….
That’s it. The info is official. I can already hear the cries!! Of “Ahhhh! “The” Ohhhh! “The” Yay! “And even” It’s about time! “.
Heredis is proposing a version of its software on iPhone and iPad. We will not say anymore for now, so that the suspense continues until the official release that is scheduled for later in 2012!
So if you have an iPhone (iPhone 3G minimum) or iPad (or know someone who has and who does not necessarily participate in genealogy), if you want to go on an exciting adventure and if you want to discover a preview of what will be Heredis iOS, I invite you to send me your nominations by email to audrey.cavalier (at) bsdconcept.com mentioning the following information:
- Email address
- Specifications of your test tool
- Your motivation
Unfortunately, we can not accept all applications, as a beta test is limited to meet with a representative sample of the population of genealogists.
You will see, the genealogy will change.
The minimum specifications are an iPad, or an iPhone 3G. I’m not sure about iPod touches, or what the minimum iOS version is.
via: Mac Genealogy Software
It’s been just over a month since MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.4 was released, and earlier today, MobileFamilyTree 1.1.5 was made available through Apple’s App Store by Synium Software.
While MobileFamilyTree Pro is made by the same makers of MacFamilyTree and does sync wirelessly (quite easily I might add) with MacFamilyTree, it is in fact a stand-alone app. It can function (and does) with GEDCOM files generated from any current genealogy app, Mac or Windows.
MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.5 has several updates that make it a recommended update to existing MFT users, including improved performance and UI, and according to Synium, the GEDCOM import and export features are “vastly improved”.
Changes in MobileFamilyTree Pro 1.1.5
- Performance improved
- Several user interface improvements
- GEDCOM import and export vastly improved
- Tree chart improved
- Several crash bugs fixed
- iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.2 or later
Existing users can update wirelessly through the App Store, or through iTunes.
Purchase at the App Store:
* MobileFamilyTree Pro – iPhone
* MobileFamilyTree Pro – iPad