I am not normally a “lists” person unless we are talking “to do” lists. Yes, I still hand-write up my daily to-do list so I can cross off all I’ve accomplished and then throw it out! So much satisfaction.
That said, I noticed that on some “top” apps lists for 2012, there are some directly genealogically-related ones as well as others that can be invaluable to family researchers both personally and with regards to research.
Here are a few of the ones I came across. I have highlighted some of the apps with direct genealogy applicability. And, in the interest of full disclosure, there were a lot of apps that were “new” to me!
And, remember yesterday’s post and my new year’s resolution to start a food diary – well, I am using MyFitnessPal as recommended on a few of these lists (both the web interface and android app). So, even if you are seeking apps which are specifically genealogical, I suggest you check out these lists for any “new” app which might just make life better!
- Google, Best Apps of 2012 – Evernote [check out NGS President Jordan Jones take on Evernote], Pinterest [Upfront with NGS post], Ancestry [as in Ancestry.com]
- Tech crunch, The 20 Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2012 – Google Maps, Atlas by Collins
- PC Mag, The 50 Best Free iPhone Apps of 2012 – Dropbox [I love this app], Evernote, Facebook, Google Translate [Upfront with NGS article on online translation], Wikipedia and many more!
- USA Today, Best of 2012: Top apps for smartphones and tablets – Google Maps
Did you see any apps in these lists that you think are “must haves” for genealogists? Or are just good all-around apps that any of us might benefit from using?
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