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Branches for iPad

By Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.

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Branches for iPad is the BEST and MOST UNIQUE family tree viewer available. No other viewer can do what Branches for iPad does. It is like Apple Maps™ for your family history and genealogy. You can see your entire family tree in a GLOBAL VIEW. Just zoom in to see all the “street level” details like relationships, events, photos, sources, notes and documents.

Branches is unlike other viewers, it is simple yet very powerful. We use patented methods so you can focus on the pure data in your genealogy database. This helps you visualize modern complex relationships including multiple marriages and adoptions. It also shows you where you have data and where you are missing data.

As you zoom into the detail of your tree, there is a map of your entire tree in the upper left hand corner of your screen so you know exactly where you are, at all times. You never get lost.

We added powerful search capabilities for names, places and text so you can pinpoint where the search results are located in your tree.

Branches for iPad is the only viewer that can do all of these things:

See a global view of your family tree
Understand and simplify complex relationships
Never get lost by using the Mini-Map of your tree
Easily see events, sources, notes, documents and photos
Bookmark a view so you can come back to it at anytime
View your tree from other perspectives using different root persons
Discover lines coming forward using descendent views
Show intermarriages between family lines
Find people, places and text very quickly anywhere in your data
And much more...

We at Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc. have been in the software and genealogy business for over 28 years. Using our experience along with customer feedback, we took the time and thought to design Branches for iPad from the ground up. We focused on the usability of data by giving it a highly visual emphasis. We handle complex data in a way that makes your viewing experience SIMPLE, UNDERSTANDABLE and POWERFUL.

Branches for iPad accepts any standard GEDCOM file (a file created by genealogy programs to transfer data between programs), so you don’t have to use any specific genealogy program to benefit from this app. Because of it’s graphical nature, Branches for iPad handles GEDCOM files up to about 20,000 persons, but you can have as many GEDCOM files as you wish. You can also have multiple trees in each GEDCOM.

We know you will be amazed at how fun and useful Branches for iPad can be. Let us know about your experience, as we always welcome constructive comments to make Branches for iPad even better.


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What's New in Version 1.3

Adjusted fonts and minor layout changes
Added ability to load more non-standard GEDCOMS
Speed up of GEDCOM analysis and loading

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Customer Reviews

Works great!

This app works great for me! I am not very technical so I followed the instructions from the app’s help file exactly and everything worked perfectly for me.

I like this app because it is well designed and very intuitive, with the features I really wanted. I have my genealogy and family history at my fingertips and I can see where the holes are. The search capability is really fast and powerful, so easy to find anyone in my tree.

File sharing thru iTunes was not familiar me at all but getting the GEDCOM, photos, and supporting materials loaded onto the iPad thru iTunes worked. I just had to follow the Apple instructions for file sharing on the iPad.

For $5 this app is a very high value, I’m a happy customer.

Finally! Family tree simplified!

I really like this app. Like everything Apple, I found it to be intuitive to use. The global view was a huge help to me given how widespread & relatively convoluted my family's ancestry was/is. The search capabilities are also as promised... a huge help.

Okay, could be bettet

Looks interesting, but needs a much better way to input gedcom files, such as via email.

Branches for iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2014
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 2.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Sherwood Electronics Laboratories, Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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