Is there any update as to whether there’ll be a new App for RM with RM9? Really liked to old App as a quick reference point on my Android phone when out and about and a question arose.
No, no word if or when there will ever be a mobile app update.
Since it looks like there won’t be another ipad-capable app to read RM files. Does anyone have any suggestions for iphone/ipad app that will work with the GEDCOM files that RM can export?
Someone posted that you could upload your information to Ancestry and use their app. It will even let you edit your file, something that the RM app wouldn’t do.
- the phone/pad app was from 3rd parties and is defunct.
- a simple solution is to put your trees on ancestry and use their excellent free mobile app which displays your trees with media and allows editing. I think a free account will let you add trees and the app is free and kept updated.
@rooty, we all know that you are a big ancestry advocate. But many of us do not wish to donate our research to Ancestry to monetize (which they do.). I am looking for an independent app
You can mark your tree as private and not indexed on ancestry, if you are concerned your research helps the conpany
Right, and by marking it as private Ancestry doesn’t have any access to it? My, and many other researchers concern is that Ancestry will have access to all these trees to enhance their search results and hints.
@Andylong677 --when you mark your Ancestry tree as PRIVATE-- that only means that anyone with a subscription does NOT have access to your info unless you grant them access BUT ANCESTRY does
You also need to select that it is not indexed by Ancestry, that way it will not show up in any hints or search results.
As a side note, Ancestry has given huge benefits to those searching their trees, I do not see why the hatred towards it is so strong in some quarters
Sentiments can be strong without hatred.
Much of the focus in these discussions is on end user access and overlooks partner access. I am not aware that Ancestry makes any privacy claims about partner access.
That aside, the fundamental issue is that if the data is intended to be private, why post it on someone else’s Internet platform and trust that they will respect your wishes in perpetuity or, even if they want to respect your wishes, that they will be successful in doing so. In that sense, it seems a reasonable request to want your desktop application to provide robust capabilities that will enable you to prevent data that’s intended to be private from being uploaded to the Internet.
Ancestry and internet use is a personal choice. If you are terrified on the internet or secretive about your genealogy then ancestry is not for you. For many of us the benefit of easy record hits and data are worth the internet exposure with the assumption that anything on the internet is never really private nor secure
I copied the RM9 file with thge RMTREE extension to another file and renamed the extension to the RMGC… I was able to successfully import that into the iphone RM App. Might give it a try, key is to copy it so you are not affecting your RM9 file.
That’s what File, Export Data, Dropbox is for. It will give it the .rmgc extension to use with the RM App for iOS.
Here is an alternate suggestion that I have not tried. Just buy one of the low cost Windows laptops with an 11 inch screen for travel or library use. A quick search listed prices in the $190 to $210 range.