The Pocket Genealogist is a great program for Windows Mobile handheld computers and smartphones. You can read my earlier articles about the Pocket Genealogist at http://www.google.com/cse?cx=003715150024579880844%3Aulyzue1ivzu&ie=UTF-8&q=%22Pocket+Genealogist%22&sa=Search.
Now producer Northern Hills Software has released an updated version. Changes in the new version 3.32 include:
Desktop: New GenBridge module which greatly improves the FTM 2008 and 2009 imports with the PAF/FTM Add-on. (Note that large FTM 2009 databases can be significantly slower than older versions of FTM)
Desktop: Added support for Multimedia imports for FTM 2006 and older with the PAF/FTM Add-on. (Multimedia support requires ‘Advanced’ version of Pocket Genealogist)
Desktop: Added a new ‘Check for Update’ option which can be used to check the NHS website for program updates.
Device: Change to the installing on the device in support of Windows Mobile 6.1.4. (Program files are now stored in a different location on device)
Device: Better support for devices with 800×480 screens.
Device: Added ‘External Viewer’ menu option to the ‘Object’ tab for Multimedia. This will allow the display of the current image in the Windows Mobile Picture viewer. (If ‘BMP’ option is selected, must be Windows Mobile 5 or higher) Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist ‘Advanced’.
Desktop: Added ‘Small’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Large’ option (on Advanced Options screen) for sizing images sent to the device. ‘Small’ is the default. Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist ‘Advanced’.
Device: Removal of the ‘Stretch’ checkbox from the PocketPC screens (to save space) and adjustments to dialog to increase picture viewing area. Multimedia requires Pocket Genealogist ‘Advanced’.
Device: Added menu option “Ignore Rel. to Parent” with the relationship calculator. When used, this will ignore the “Relationship to Parent” status’s such as “Adopted”. The relationship calculator requires Pocket Genealogist ‘Advanced’
Desktop: Added a ’splitter’ bar between the database area and the log window on the main desktop screen so you can choose how much space is dedicated to each area.
Desktop: For most ‘listviews’, a sort indicator is now added to the column header indicating the direction of the sort when you click on a column.
Desktop: Removed support for “Direct” imports of The Master Genealogist Version 4.
Desktop: Reorganized the ‘Advanced Options’ dialog on the desktop.
Desktop: Fix to Media and Language sync screens on desktop as they weren’t properly setting language translations for the buttons.
Desktop: Better support for Windows Vista when re-sizing desktop windows in Pocket Genealogist.
Desktop: Change to the Legacy 2-way processing of new names added on the device. (Previously could add a prefix or suffix in Legacy with a single space, this didn’t cause any problems other than the Legacy “Check/Repair” would complain about it)
Desktop: Fix to GEDCOM import to eliminate buffer overflow (program termination) when importing a GEDCOM created on a Macintosh.
Desktop: Fix to GEDCOM and PAF Add-on import to allow media filenames with diacritic characters.
Device/Desktop: Update to French, Norwegian and Swedish translations.
You can read more and download the latest version at: http://blog.northernhillssoftware.com.