MemoryMiner’s Future Additions – GEDCOM Support

While checking the MemoryMiner Blog, I noticed that GroupSmarts, LLC, is adding some of the most requested features for MemoryMiner in the upcoming version 1.1 release:
* GEDCOM import
* Read embedded IPTC metadata (to automatically associate to people and places in MemoryMiner)
* Automatic upload to .Mac and (S)FTP servers (to make publishing easier)

They note that it should make genealogists happy, and I believe it will.

On a sidenote, MemoryMiner won a 2006 Macworld Best of Show award (that link will give you a good review of MemoryMiner).

Finally, John Fox of GroupSmarts, LLC, was interviewed in a Podcast at where he discusses what goes into MemoryMiner and how it came about (very detailed discussion).

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MemoryMiner 1.0.5

MemoryMiner 1.0.5 has been released by GroupSmarts, LLC. It’s a Mac OS X appliaction (Mac OS X 10.4.3+/Universal Binary) that allows you to use photos as “individual frames in a type of endless story board. The story elements are linked to each other by way of annotation layers identifying the people, places, dates and events captured in each frame. As links are made, it becomes easy and tremendously interesting to explore the threads which link people’s lives across time, place and shared experience.”

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GEDitCOM 3.72

GEDitCOM 3.72 has been released by John Nairn. GEDitCOM is a customizable genealogy program for MacOS 8.1 with CarbonLib or Mac OS X. It’s customizable in that the interface and output can be changed by the user to an interface that they prefer (either one already pre-defined by other users, or one that the user has created). It’s centered around using GEDCOM files and maintaining GEDCOM compatability. You can download it here. It has a demo version that can be used to browse/view GEDCOM files to give you a feel for it.

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Meander 0.5

It’s almost hard to categorize this free Mac OS X utility, but here goes: Meander is a way to measure things on your screen, using a piece of digital string. Shiela Dixon’s (the developer) description: How long is a piece of string? As long as you can see it on your screen, you can now find out! Meander is a little application which can measure routes, or shapes, or anything which you can see on your screen.

The major change in version 0.5: Scale can now be measured at any angle, so calibration can be made from a vertical scale, or any known distance between two points.

It’s a neat little application if you have messed around with trying to gauge distance on your display.

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