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Offline Gen List Lass

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Tablet for archive research?
« on: Monday 20 May 19 20:45 BST (UK) »
I used to have a great little ASUS notebook that went all over the world with me. When it died of exhaustion, I tried to find something similar but technology had left notebooks behind and tablets were the thing. I bought a laptop instead.

Now I am finding it too heavy to lug it around everywhere especially as it needs charging after 1 and a 1/2 hours. The charger is a universal replacement and weighs a ton.

I run Windows 10 and FTM 2017 on my laptop so I would need something compatible. Also, I would like a keyboard with the tablet and a much longer battery charge.

Any ideas anyone?
P/S  I have a SamsungGalaxy mobile, my 4th!

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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 07:50 BST (UK) »
I donít have a definitive answer to this question, but posting to bring it back up the list.

If you have an ancestry account I would just put the Ancestry app onto which ever device it suited you to have.

Iím sure FTM must have an android compatible app.  But I am fairly sure they do not have one for iPad.  So probably a Samsung Galaxy or something like that is worth looking at.
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 07:56 BST (UK) »
I've just checked and Google Store has a version of FTM for Android.  I'm very happy with my Samsung Galaxy phone so I'd recommend a Galaxy tablet.

Added - just checked and the consumer evaluation site recommends  the Samsung Galaxy and Lenovo as the best android tablets.

You can also get Windows tablets but they are more expensive - Microsoft, Samsung  and HP
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 13:36 BST (UK) »
My preference is an ipad fitted into a case with a Logitech keyboard. I don't think there is an FTM app for the Apple platform, but I have never felt the need to look for one. I work in Ancestry when I am out and about then synchronise to FTM when I get home.
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 13:42 BST (UK) »
App for iOS (ie ipad) is available - see here https://www.rootsmagic.com/app/
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 14:25 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure that you can run FTM on ipads. 

Gen List Lass's spec was:

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I  run Windows 10 and FTM 2017 on my laptop so I would need something compatible

That was why I recommended the ones I did, as well as they are (according to the Which site) as good or better than the ipad.

Added - I've checked but have to run conversions.
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 16:51 BST (UK) »
Correct Gadget, There is no way to run FTM on an ipad. My point was that you donít actually need to. You can work on Ancestry on the ipad then synch to FTM on a Windows PC. I did this back in the days before I replaced my Windows laptop with a MacBook. I usually use the website rather than the Ancestry app when I am working on my ipad.
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 17:25 BST (UK) »
It might help if GLL gives us some idea of the amount she wants to spend on it.

I keep my Microsoft machines for admin stuff and FH  and my Macs for images/art work  ;D
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Re: Tablet for archive research?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 21 May 19 18:26 BST (UK) »
I have a Lenovo Yoga Book. It's like a mini laptop, in that it has an attached keyboard, but this can be folded back on itself to (effectively) be a tablet. Less than 1cm thick and weighs about 1.5kg, so nicely lighter than a laptop. Battery life is coming in around 10-11 hours, although obviously that would depend on what you are using it for (manual says "up to 15 hours"). Charges using a standard mini-USB cable (like a lot of phones).
My one is a Android version, but they do have a Windows 10 version, but that is a bit more expensive (have to pay Bill Gates' pension I suppose  ;))