Genealogy Programs for Android One of the more exciting products in the world of handheld computers, cell phones, and "smartphones" is the Android operating system, a mobile operating system initially developed by Android Inc., a firm purchased by Google in 2005. Android is based upon a modified version of the Linux kernel. However, the operating system is so highly modified now that the Linux programmers probably wouldn't recognize it. Android is optimized for use on battery-powered handheld devices. The popularity of the Android operating system has mushroomed in the past few years as many new Android-based cell phones, tablet computers, and handheld computers have appeared in the marketplace.
Genealogy Apps to help in your genealogy research As more people carry smart phones and tablets on a daily basis, we want to be able to use those devices in our genealogy research. Here are few apps that I could not live without (note: I use Apple devices, so this post will not cover Android and other operating systems; however, please leave comments about ANY of your favorite apps). Maps – this is essential when I’m on a genealogy road-trip, for finding cemeteries, courthouses, places to have lunch, etc.Evernote – Evernote is my go-to app for storing everything, so it includes all kinds of genealogy notes that I may need to access.Goodreads – I keep a list of genealogy books that I own and a wish-list of books I want to buy.
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Genealogy & Family History Apps That I Use Top off your beverage of choice, pull up a chair, and let's talk technology and genealogy. Specifically, the smartphone and tablet apps I use for genealogy and family history research. What apps do you recommend for my smartphone or tablet? I get this question a lot, and it's hard to answer.