Which makes me think...
I wonder what our ancestors would think about us clamoring to use all this new found techy stuff to find out more about them? Certainly some would be surprised. Most would probably be puzzled. They might think, "What's so special about me that you'd spend gobs of time and money to find out all my secrets?"
And then some of us who have been researching for even a short while might snort or perhaps even laugh out loud [or both if you're like me] as we think of all the stories and secrets we've uncovered in this crazy journey we've been on and that we are still on.
And, if we could, we'd reply back to them, perhaps underneath our breath, "Oh, trust me my dear ancestor, you and your secrets are well worth it."
Speaking of secrets, today's 7 Gen-Tech Links are brought to you by my Big Paw Paw, who happened to have a lot of secrets.
- Just released yesterday [15 Nov 2012], the CopyTranslate app, developed by ABBYY, sounds pretty handy. Amongst some helpful features, full text translation while never leaving whatever app you're in stands out as its distinguishing feature. Plus you can listen to and read the translation. I'll be playing with and reviewing this app to run it through its paces to see how helpful this could be for family history researchers who have language translation to be done in their research. But? Check it out in the iTunes store. It's only .99.
- Need help with all your lists and tasks? The Todo Checklist app for iOS might be able to help you out. It boasts alarms, editable notes, sharing your lists offline, and much more. So if you're looking for an iOS app to help you keep track of all those to-do lists for your ancestors, then check this one out. Oh, did I mention it's FREE? [One of my favorite words.]
- Seeing As You're Already Taking Photos With Your iPad, You Might As Well Use Blux Camera by Aldrin Calimlim from appadvice.com ~ I use the iPhone version, and I've been really happy with the results. It's like having a photography assistant by your side. And I've been so busy lately, and any assistance is appreciated. Check out Aldrin's review and see if it might be something you can use on your iPad.
- Tag Faces, Eliminate Red-Eye And Do Much More With Adobe Photoshop Express by Aldrin Calimlim from appadvice.com ~ Need an app to help you tag faces before uploading on Facebook, after you've added some pretty cool filters to it? This recently updated Adobe Photoshop Express app can help you out with that thankyouverymuch. I've been using this app for a while and it's pretty remarkable the features it already had packed into it, but now? Wow. Check out Aldrin's review for all the new updates to it.
- SkyDrive Gets Selective Sync, Easier Sharing by Chloe Albanesius from pcmag.com ~ These are some nice features that Microsoft has added to SkyDrive. Now you can pick which files to sync. Definitely check out Chloe's article which details everything you need to know about this update.
- The Smarter Stand Is Now Shipping For The iPad, iPad mini by Bryan M. Wolfe from appadvice.com ~ Got an iPad Mini or an iPad? You need this. It's brilliant. And on sale now.
- Okay, my fellow OneNote users, if you've been using the iOS OneNote app on your iPad, you've probably noticed how lacking it is in features. So, you're gonna like the Outline+ app. It adds some pretty rockin' features to your OneNote iPad experience. Basically, what's missing before in the OneNote app is now found in the Outline+ app. I kid you not. It has read and write compatibility with OneNote 2010 on your PC. This newest update includes being able to take notes or draw with your finger or a stylus. Check out all of the Outline+ app's features as well as screenshots in the iTunes store. And check out their video below: