Monday, March 9, 2015
FamilySearch Partner Highlight --
One of the categories on the relatively new FamilySearch.org App Gallery is Family tree software. Currently, there are 20 Apps listed in this category. They are listed in absolute alphanumeric order with their accompanying icons and logos.
If you are not already familiar with a program, you can click on the different Apps' icons and see a more detailed explanations of the products. Most of these Apps are free, but some are commercial programs so check carefully. Don't get the idea that because a program is shown here as an "App" that it is someone limited in its features. The term "App" has come to be used to refer to any application or program, not just those that run on mobile devices. Most, if not all, of the mobile apps are also available through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The Apps may also be available from the developer's website.
Another consideration in using or purchasing an App is to see what type of connection it has with the FamilySearch.org website and particularly the Family Tree. Similar Apps may differ in their degree of connectivity. You may wish to see some reviews of some of these products, although some of them are too new to have many, if any, reviews. I suggest looking at GenSoftReviews.com for the most complete set of reviews for different products.