Pocket Genealogist Pre-Release 2.96.19

Northern Hills Software has a an update to Pocket Genealogist Pre-Release 2.96 series (this is version 2.96.19) for those using Family Tree Maker 2006. Pocket Genealogist is a PocketPC/Windows Mobile based genealogy application.

Change:
* New GenBridge module with fixes importation of multiple source citations with FTM 2006 and better handles multiple sets of parents per indivdiual.

You must re-import your FTM database to take advantage of the fixes.

You can download it here.

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Pocket Genealogist 3.00A56 (Public Beta)

Northern Hills Software has a released a major update in their Pocket Genealogist public beta for version 3.0 series. This is version 3.00A56 Public Beta. Pocket Genealogist is a PocketPC/Windows Mobile based genealogy application, and this series is part of the 3.0 public beta series. This release incorporates several major changes, including Windows Mobile 5.0 improvements, as well as a rework of the To Do imports.

Note: Requires re-import of database

To download and view a status of the changes coming to version 3.0 of Pocket Genealogist, please refer to this page (northernhillssoftware.com).

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Review of Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard)

If you are looking at getting a mobile phone capable of running some of the genealogy software that’s available for handhelds, you might want to read this review (mobiletechreview.com) of the Cingular 8125 aka HTC Wizard (available from T-Mobile under a different name I believe). It’s a Windows Mobile 5.0 device, and Northern Hills Software indicates that Pocket Genealogist will run on it.

One of the nice features and one of the reasons it will handle genealogy software made for Windows Mobile/PocketPC devices – it has a stylus. More importantly, it has a slide-out keyboard, which even though it’s small, beats using a stylus for inputing or searching for names.

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Mozilla releases new version of Minimo

Minimo, the open source web browser from The Mozilla Group, is now available in a Windows Mobile 5.0 version, and it’s “optimized to provide a small footprint and a good web browsing experience on small screens”. jkOnTheRun didn’t have a good initial experience with it on a Palm Treo 700w, saying that it had “instability issues and very slow performance. To be fair the low available memory on the Treo 700w may be the culprit”. That’s not to say it’s not worth a shot on other Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. Many of us are always looking for the next best browser, especially now that more mobile devices are supporting wireless internet access, and more and more places are providing the access.

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