FAQ Added, Note-Taking Software Updated

Over the past few days, I’ve done a large update/revision of the Mac note-taking and journal software page. There was very little there before and now there is hopefully an up-to-date guide of sorts that can point you in the right direction if you are looking for information on applications … Read more

OurTree Pro to Enter Public Beta Soon

Ron Smith, developer of OurTreePro, is set to release the first public beta of OurTreePro v0.2, which was written using FileMaker 9, within the next few days (possibly tomorrow). OurTreePro is a single or multi-user genealogy database (including deployment through FileMaker Server 9). It’s currently based on GEDCOM 5.5 standards, … Read more

FileMaker 9 Announced

FileMaker 9 has been announced, with four versions: FileMaker Pro 9, FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, FileMaker Server 9, FileMaker Server 9 Advanced. Several Mac genealogy applications and utilities have used previous versions of FileMaker, including one or two genealogy applications currently in development. This is considered one of the biggest … Read more

November 11, 2005 Roundup

This is a roundup of several utilities that have been updated over the past few days, that genealogists might be interested in

Wordperfect Spotlight Plugin 1.0.2WP Spotlight Plug-in 1.0.2 for Mac OS X from version 10.4 enables Spotlight search for files created by WordPerfect from version 2.1, including their contents. Universal binary.
* Now supports indexing footnotes and endnotes.

Bookends 8.1.3 (Current version is 12.x)Bookends offers a powerful and flexible means of saving, retrieving, and formatting references for bibliographies or footnotes.
Version History

HyperTRANSCRIBE 1.0new software product for transcribing audio and video files…lets you open and play most popular audio and video formats, and provides both graphical and keyboard control to play, pause, and loop playback so your hands never have to leave the keyboard.

When you’re done transcribing HyperTRANSCRIBE can export your text to RTF or plain text for use in any other program, such as Microsoft Word or ResearchWare’s HyperRESEARCH.

Video2Pod (No longer available) – Convert movies to the Video iPod – from the creators of MacFamilyTree.

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Nov 7, 2005 – Roundup

Some miscellaneous software updates that Mac genealogists may find interesting – iOrganize, Genetic Code Widget, JournalX, and Precision Recall.

iOrganize 6.0 Notepad, Mac OS X 10.4+, $19.95
Organize is the perfect application to store all the notes, ideas, text extracts, web links… you find while working daily, but without knowing exactly what to do with them.

Thanks to its great user interface, iOrganize lets you quickly and easily store what you want. Advanced users can take advantage of advanced features such as the services menu or the dock menu to quickly create new notes.

Its powerful search functions let you retrieve nearly instantly what you were looking for, even months after storing it.

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Montage Librarian Pro 1.0

Montage Librarian Pro 1.0 has been released. Montage Librario Pro is an application geared towards document management (I think most genealogists probably have a decent collectection of documents from various sources these days).