As I have written before, the new Apple iPad will run almost any program written for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. This includes all the genealogy programs I have written about before, including Shrubs, FamViewer, Ancestry.com's Tree to Go, GedView, Reunion for the iPhone, and MobileFamilyTree. However, all of these iPhone programs display on the iPad in the same manner that they display on the iPhone: 480-by-320 pixels. That looks small when centered in the middle of the iPad's 1024-by-768 pixel screen. Optionally, you can run the same programs in "2X mode" that simply doubles the number of displayed pixels: 960-by-640. Doing so, however, often results in "grainy" images.
In theory, a genealogy program can be written or modified to take advantage of the iPad's 1024-by-768 pixel screen. That should result in a display that is easier to read and probably displays more information at once. Shortly after I first powered up the iPad, I went looking for genealogy software. I found that all the earlier-mentioned programs are available but, when run, they only display 480-by-320 pixels. I then found one new genealogy application designed solely for the iPad, called iHeritage.
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