Notes on Your iPod Part I

In addition to using your iPod for showing family home movies or recording interviews using one of the microphone attachments, there are several applications that allow you to store lots of useful information in text format (including genealogy records and information). The only drawback is formatting your genealogy information, but many genealogy applications allow you to export to various text formats/layouts, so it shouldn’t be a problem finding a useful layout.

Here’s a few:

iWriter from M Cubed Software
Both Windows and Mac versions available. Official Description: iWriter is an extremely open-ended utility that has a wide array of uses ranging all the way from entertainment to education. By allowing users to create iPod projects with linked pages, iWriter helps you design and construct elaborate interactive text documents that effortlessly allow people to access endless varieties of information. iWriter lets you create multi page notes that link to each other so you can get past the 4k size limit on iPods. You can also link to audio files which can play while you read the text.
$12 with a 15-day demo period.

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Kodak Easyshare V570 Digital Camera

Normally I wouldn’t talk about cameras, but Kodak has come out with a camera that some genealogists may find a little interesting – it’s a very compact, dual-lens 5MP 5x optical zoom digital camera. Yes, dual-lens. One lens is a wide-angle 23mm lens, the other is a 39 – 117 mm zoom lens. Granted, that is a fairly big gap between 23mm and 39mm, however you’re getting a small camera, and in theory, seperating it into two lenses should give you a better picture at either end. It does have a macro mode as well.

GedStar Pro 3.1 Final

Last week week, version 3.1 of GedStar Pro, a PalmOS genealogy application, was released. This followed the 3.1 beta releases in November/early December. Some of the fixes listed in the Beta versions but not listed below included fixes for Legacy users, and issues with non-standard GEDCOM formats.