ohmiGene 6.09.4 Released (French Only)

ohmiGene 6 ohmiGene 6.09.04 was released last week, and it’s mainly minor bug fixes, and some feature improvements. It is French-only (as of earlier this year) and is a cross-platform genealogy application (Mac and Windows, although Windows XP support is being dropped).

ohmiGene 6.09 Changes (my translation is not perfect)
– Illustrations/photos are shifted properly
– Fixed a problem with date ranges
– Fixed a problem with erasing date-of-death
– Illustrations/photos can be cropped to different dimensions
– Improved websites created with ohmiGene (site logo, favicons)
– Dynamic maps are displayed by default (Google Maps)
– Improved GEDCOM support
– Added options on Character Sheet panel

If the translation is right, it appears the developer will be taking something of a sabatical, working on bugs here and there.

The “Lite” version of ohmiGene (free) is limited to 509 people.

It requires Mac OS X 10.7, and a 1280×768 display or larger.

Download: http://ohmi.celeonet.fr/ohmiGene/index.html

Scrivener is 50% off – $22.50

Scrivener First, I’d like to note that this is not through the Mac App Store, this is through MacUpdate.com/Scrivener.

What is Scrivener? Scrivener is an amazing piece of software for writing e-books, as well as lengthy documents. It supports a large number of formats, and gives you complete control over every aspect of the formatting. It’s not a word processor, but it can easily take the place of a word processor. It’s focused on helping writers organized their projects. The developers behind it describe it as a “complete writing studio” and having used it for a few years, I can agree with that.

If you are a genealogist looking to put together a book on family history, I would highly recommend it. I’ve been meaning to put together some articles on using it in conduction with genealogy software.

You can try it for free through the official website.

To take advantage of the 50% off, you’ll need to purchase it through MacUpdate.com before May 8, 2014.

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding 10.0.2

The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding Last week, a large update was made to The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (aka “TNG”) by Darrin Lythgoe, bringing it to Version 10.0.2.

TNG is a website-based online genealogy program that allows you to collaborate with others on the internet and display your family tree on the internet.

Highlights of this large update include:
– Various bug fixes, concerning branches, installation, notes, pedigree charts, places, and media
– Custom Events can be entered without a date, place, or anything in the “detail” field.
– Search message has been improved (when no results were found)
– Template fixes

If you are a registered user, you will be able to see the full list of changes through the login information provided to you.

More Information:

Circus Ponies Notebook 4.0

Circus Ponies 4 Circus Ponies Notebook 4.0 has been released, and this is a major update. The interestingly-named notebook/journaling app has been around for quite a while, and version 4.0 is available through the Mac App Store. I’ve known quite a few genealogists here and there who have used it over the years.

Among the changes:
– Cleaner / updated user interface
– Full Retina display support
– Full 64-bit CPU/processor support
– Enhanced Multidex listings and diagramming
– Clip and Annotate panel has been brought back
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MacFamilyTree 7.1.6, MobileFamilyTree 7.1.2 Released

Mac FamilyTree 7 for OS X Last week, both MacFamilyTree 7.1.6 and MobileFamilyTree 7.1.2 were released. Both releases had the same fixes/improvements, keeping them synchronized (no pun intended).

MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree are two different applications, the first being for OS X obviously, the latter for iOS, however they can use iCloud to share genealogy information between multiple computers/devices.

MacFamilyTree 7.1.6
Several fixes and improvements handling databases
Requires: OS X 10.7.5 or later, 64-bit CPU
If you use MacFamilyTree and don’t see it in the Mac App Store, here is the Mac App Store link.

MobileFamilyTree 7.1.2
Several fixes and improvements handling databases
Requires: iOS 5.1 or later, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad (optimized for iPhone 5)
It should be in your App Store update, or through iTunes, but here is the App Store link.

Mac Bundle 5.0 at StackSocial – Good for Genealogists

Snapheal 2.0 The Mac Bundle 5.0 at StackSocial, a “Name Your Own Price” bundle, is one of the better deals for Mac-using genealogists, even if it doesn’t have any Mac OS X genealogy software in the bundle.

It ends on May 7th, and it comes with several applications, including software that would let you run Windows apps on your Mac (without needing to install Windows or run Boot Camp), an application that can remove unwanted objects from photos, as well as fix damaged photos (tears, scratches, etc.), data recovery software, and PDF/OCR software.

The apps I listed above are all very handy to a lot of genealogists, and can be had for under $10 (or more deepening on how much you feel it’s worth to you). If you paid full price for all of the apps, it would be over $800, and even the apps I singled out would cost $280.
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