Metes and Bounds 4.6.0 was released a few days ago. Metes and Bounds is a long-time application that allows you to work with geographic data, including creating deed plot maps. It also calculates the area of those plots (including square feet, acreage, and hectares), and can support measurement in rods, chains, meters, yards, inches, fathoms, hands, spans, or furlongs.
It can be handy if you are doing a lot of research into plots and working with surveys, and have measurements or other data available. It does support GPS waypoints. It’s $29.95 for the basic version, $69.95 for the pro version. For more information, see the website.
This is a small collection of software updates that has occurred over the past week that might be of interest to genealogists using Macs as their primary genealogy platform.
It includes security, ebook management, ebook reading software, as well as software that allows those transitioning from Windows to easily work within an OS X environment.
Every Friday or Saturday, I’ll be posting a list of software updates that might be of interest to genealogists.
Microsoft has updated OneNote, the very popular “digital notebook” that they released for Macs back in March. OneNote became free with that release. Prior to that, when it was Windows-only on the desktop, it was not free.
Similar to Evernote, it allows you to add and edit notes across multiple platforms. LifeHacker had a very comprehensive comparison between Evernote and OneNote. I can see the appeal for OneNote, and I know a lot of genealogists who have been using it on Windows for quite some time.
Over the next few days, MacGenealogy.org will be undergoing several upgrades as far as software and content, and will be regularly updated after that.
After the updates are finished, you’ll be seeing a lot of activity here.
Apologies for being away – being a father and juggling a few other things was a bit tougher than expected.
In just a few minutes (12pm Central, 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific), we will see the announcement of a slew of new Apple products, as well as find out more information about the upcoming iOS 7 release.
MacRumors has a great list of websites covering today’s Apple iPhone/iOS event.
AppleInsider is also live blogging it.
You can follow the MacRumorsLive Twitter as well as these sites:
All Things D
I’ll be posting a lot about this later today.
Who Do You Think You Are Magazine (behind the TV series) is running a huge sale on back issues of the magazine through the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Newsstand app for $0.99:
Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine – iTunes Store
Single issues normally sell for £4.99 / €5.49 / $6.99, with normal subscriptions costing £3.99 / €4.99 / $5.99 per month, or with a 1 year subscription, £44.99 / €49.99 / $64.99.
I believe the back issues stretch all the way back to April of 2012, at least going by what I see in Newsstand.
There is a also a free 1 month subscription trial, which includes the latest issue. The app itself is free. This is the same “Who Do You Think You Are” that is behind the popular genealogy series in the US, UK, Canada, and elsewhere.