Genealogy Research and Your Smart Phone

Cautions:
•        Read reviews to see how others feel about the app
•        Notice when last update was done
•        Check to see if internet is required for app to work
•        Read and understand Terms of Usage and Privacy
 
iPhone, iPad – iTunes.com
•        GedView - $3.99 – view gedcom data you have uploaded – works offline
•        FamViewer - $3.99 – view gedcom data you have uploaded – works offline
•        BillionGraves – free – will lead you to the grave you are looking for if it has been uploaded. Help others by taking pictures of graves when you are in a cemetery – needs internet.  $9.99/year for Mobile Records Search plus more.
•        Ancestry – free app but requires Ancestry.com membership
•        Date Calculator & Date Difference - $0.99
•        Reunion - $14.99 – designed to work with Reunion on the Mac
•        Families - $14.99 – designed to work with Legacy Family Tree
 
Android – play.google.com
•        GedStar Pro Genealogy Viewer – free – views your gedcom data. Requires a Windows conversion program.
•        BillionGraves – see above
•        Find Grave – free – this is not Find a Grave
•        Ancestry – free app but requires Ancestry.com membership
•        Families - $14.99 – designed to work with Legacy Family Tree
•        Family Tree - $3.00 – build your family tree
•        Family Bee - $10.00 – view gedcom you have uploaded
 
Blackberry – us.blackberry.com - Couldn’t find anything but e-books
 
Windows Phone - windowsphone.com - Relative History - $4.99 – view your gedcom
 
Other Helpful Apps
•        Gas Buddy – free – using your location will find nearest gas station. Shows prices. Directions available. Required Internet.
•        iTalk Recorder – free – record conversation/interviews. Can email recording if not large otherwise must use iTunes to move recording to computer.
•        Evernote – free – syncs all devices when internet is available – watch for upcoming workshop on Evernote
 
Other helpful Hints
•        Whatever apps you decide to use be sure you have practiced with them before trying to use them for real.
•        When you find an app you particularly like, share your experience with other researchers.