Thursday, January 10, 2013

Families App

Families Forums

If you are a Legacy user you will want to take a look at the Families App from Telgen. Available for Android devices, iPhones, and iPads.

I have been using this for over a year and have been very happy with it. It gives me all the functionality I need on my phone and tablet.

The Families app includes the ability for:

  • Multiple family files
  • New family files can be created from scratch
  • Family View, Pedigree View, Descendant View and Timeline
  • Index, searchable by Given Name, Surname or RIN
  • Events
  • To Do Lists
  • Master and Detail Sources
  • Locations and Addresses, with geolocation via Google Maps
  • Alternate Names
  • Pictures, including the ability to add pictures from camera or photo album
  • Bookmarks
  • Portrait and Landscape mode on all views
  • Full screen support on the iPad
  • Legacy file versions 6 and 7 are supported
The website states that for Android devices you must have a USB connection, but that is no longer true. An update quite awhile ago fixed that and the wireless sync works great. A companion program on the PC is required. 

It also includes a sample family file for your use.



The cost ($14.99) is a little steep for an App, but has been well worth it, given the full access it gives me to my Legacy data.



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