MobileFamilyTree from Synium Software is a great product for any genealogist with an Apple iPhone cell phone or an iPod Touch music player. You can easily carry your database with you when visiting a library, an archive, a family reunion, or even a genealogy conference. Do you already have information about that individual? Whip out the iPhone or iPod Touch, and look it up. You no longer have to carry several pounds worth of computer printouts or 3-ring binders; all the information is in the cell phone.
MobileFamilyTree allows you to access most of your data simply by using the handheld device's touch sensitive screen. You can browse persons and families or even edit information directly on the handheld device.
You can enter your data directly on the iPhone’s touch-sensitive screen. However, you will probably find that to be a tedious process when adding a lot of information. Luckily, MobileFamilyTree will also directly import data stored in your Macintosh desktop or laptop computer. You also may sync newly-added information back to the Macintosh genealogy program.
MobileFamilyTree only communicates with MacFamilyTree version 5.2.3. It does not work with any other Macintosh software, nor will it communicate with any Windows genealogy programs. MacFamilyTree sells for $49 US and is available at http://www.synium.de/products/macfamilytree.
Once you have MacFamilyTree installed, you can use your iPhone of iPod Touch to visit the Apple App Store and download MobileFamilyTree there. Installation will be automatic. MobileFamilyTree sells for $4.99.