Tag Archives: iPad

Creative Keynote – Create a Title Page

Most of my family history projects could best be described as text-heavy scrapbooks. I want something that will catch their eye and pull them in to read the story. I use┬áthe Ulysses writing platform to organize, write and manage my text and I’ve found that Keynote – the presentation software for Mac and iOS – […]

Get Ready for iOS 10

Apple is releasing iOS 10 on Tuesday. It has a number of interesting new features. I’m looking forward to the updates in Messages including features like handwriting, stickers and animations. Siri and Messages both will now work in some of my favorite apps too. Photos can search for object in pictures – like dogs, boats […]

Pixelmator for iPad – Selection Tool

Pixelmator for iOS – all that and more for just $4.99!

Going Mobile

I’m writing this on an iPad Air using the Logitech BLOK Keyboard Case and WordPress for iPad. I find I’m spending more time on my iPads (I still have my iPad Mini) than I do on my desktop. The Mini is not only my reader of choice, but also an amazing presentation tool. Writing on […]

Documents – the Swiss Army Knife of iOS

One of the most useful apps on my iPad and iPhone is Documents [iOS – free] from Readdle. It can be used to read documents (PDF, Office, text, etc.) as well as books (PDF and epub) but it can also be used to listen to music, watch videos and browse photographs. And, it has some […]

iPad Presentations

I’ve found my iPad works great as a traveling presentation tool. Instead of dragging a laptop and all the paraphernalia that goes with it, I carry my iPad mini along with a VGA connector and an HDMI connector. My iPhone serves as the remote control. Keynote is my presentation software of choice and I keep […]

PDF Powerhouse Apps

Your iPad can become a research powerhouse with these two apps – Documents and PDF Office. Organize and manage files, read and annotate documents and even create fillable PDF forms. See how.

Managing Fonts on Your iPad

Your iPad comes with a standard set of fonts which are very nice but . . . If you want to have additional fonts available for use in presentations or other storytelling projects, you can do this with the AnyFonts app [iOS – $1.99] and an easily accessible cloud storage service (I use Dropbox). AnyFonts […]

iPad Genealogy

Lately I’ve found I’m spending more and more research time on my iPad. There are two reasons for this – Evernote and MobileFamilyTree [iOS – $14.99]. MobileFamilyTree has a companion app for the desktop called MacFamilyTree [Mac – $49.99] but although both can use the same database when it’s stored on iCloud, the mobile app […]

Mobile Toolbox – Documents by Readdle

The Documents app [iOS – free] is at the top of the must-have apps list for genealogy research. It serves as a document reader, media player and file manager – all in one beautiful package. With Documents, you can search, read, bookmark and annotate iWork and MS Office documents, read PDF documents and ebooks (ePub […]