I found another app that I like. It is called Oganizer HD, and it closely resembles the paper organizer that I gave up to go digital. There are also lots of bells and whistles that allow for maps, pictures, and voice memos to be added to your daily dairy. The program also syncs with google calendar and my calendar that is from the iPad attached to my home server. Still playing with it, but so far I really like it.
Being a thirty-something that is not tech savvy feels like a disgrace. My husband is the techie in the family and I constantly ask him for help with some piece of software or program I am interested in. The one thing that is all mine is my family history software. He did help me set it up, but I have been proud at how much I have done on my own. That is, up until recently. Over the last month I have more than once wanted to throw my computer out a window over the frustration it has caused.
I started using Family Tree Maker through Ancestry right after I began doing research last year. Everything has been grand, right up to the point where I updated the software so I could sync all of my trees (online, iPad, and desktop). In December I even spent 3 hours (no kidding) on the phone with tech support trying to figure out what in the worled was going on. Thought I had it all solved too.
Yesterday I discovered that half of my image files were no longer in my database. There was an odd thumbnail instead and a link broken message. I found them, luckily, in an old back up (ALWAYS back-up) and now have to go through the process of fixing it all. So while I am at it, I may as well make sure everything is correct and up-to-date. I feel a large project coming on...
If anyone has any tricks, tips or advice about using the program I would love to hear it. Sometimes I get very frustrated with the way it wants me to use their source citation prompts if anyone has any clues on exactly how to make that less scary I would be grateful.
*Image from Clipart Pal, eve picking from the tree of knowledge