GedStar Pro for Android

Android IconGedStar Pro is an Android app that lets you view all of your genealogy data in detail on your Android smartphone or tablet. A companion Windows program is used to extract and convert the data that is stored in a genealogy program on your PC. The resulting file is then transferred to your device for easy and convenient viewing.

The app runs on any Google-approved device that uses Android version 2 through the latest version 4 (Jelly Bean).

TMG Users: Changes in V8.07 affect the handling of roles in such a way that GedStar Pro is not displaying them correctly. Update to V4.4.8 or later for a (hopefully temporary) workaround.

Legacy Users: Mandatory update to V4.4.9 or later of the GedStar Pro Windows program required in order to convert data from Legacy V7.5 or V8.x.

Sample Smartphone Screens

Person View
 

 


Tablet-Specific Screen Layouts

Support for large (10-inch) tablets provides various side-by-side views for easier navigation and better viewing of details.

Person View
 
  • Person View
    Person view with event list and tree navigation panel.
  • Family View
    Family view with spouses and children.
  • Event Details
    Event details in right-hand pane.
  • Photo
    Photos are also displayed in the right-side pane.
  • Person View
    Person view with descendant navigation pane.
  • Tree View
    Four-generation ancestor tree.

Easy to Use

GedStar Pro is a two-part product consisting of a Windows application that is used to convert your data from the genealogy program that you use on your PC, and the Android application that is used to view the data on your handheld device. The steps to viewing your family tree on your smartphone are simply as follows:

  • Run GedStar Pro on your PC to convert from your genealogy program or GEDCOM file.
  • Copy the converted database to the file storage on your device using a USB cable, or use the third-party Dropbox service to transfer it wirelessly through the cloud.
  • Run GedStar Pro on your Android device to view all your data!

Major Features

Although you can not edit data on your Android device, GedStar Pro has many other features that are unmatched by competing products, including:

  • Direct import of data from The Master Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree.
  • Import of GEDCOM files to support all other genealogy programs.
  • Display of photos (including those linked from GEDCOM files).
  • No known limitations on the amount of data that can be handled.
  • Selectable options on what data to include.
  • Relationship calculator.
  • Graphic indicator for your direct-line ancestors.
  • Show locations on Google Maps by place name or GPS coordinates.
  • Support for your To-Do List or Research Log (Legacy and Master Genealogist only).
  • Several ways to navigate from person to person (and back!).
  • Optional On This Day widget for daily reminders of important events on your smartphone or tablet's screen.

Free Updates and Enhancements

We have plans to continue to add features and will provide free updates of the applications to all registered users for the foreseeable future.

The latest version of the product can be downloaded from this site for the Windows application, and you can go to the Android Market from your device to download the Android app, or use the QR Code graphic below with a barcode scanner app on your phone.

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