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GEDKeeper

#1 Post by smaragdus » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:18 pm

Preamble
There are few portable geneaology tools and even less are in active development. Some time ago I discovered another free, open source and cross-platform (it runs under Windows and Linux) geneaology program- GEDKeeper, which looked very solid, customizable and powerful but it was not portable- data and settings were saved in AppData. I rummaged through Issues and I found one concerning portability, which was closed long ago. I requested portable version, the developer- Sergey Zhdanovskih, took my request seriously and as a result two days ago he released a fully portable version of the program. I am glad to introduce GEDKeeper to the community.

Synopsis
GEDKeeper program is developed for work with personal genealogical database.

The program is designed for extremely simple and intuitive interface. The program is very easy to install on the computer, fully supports the GEDCOM format, has no restrictions on the number of persons and generations, allows you to generate pedigrees, building several tree species, as well as print and save their images, provides fast navigation, filtering, searching and adding multimedia materials. In addition there is an output of geographic data on Google maps (© Google).

The aim of the program is as quick and effective means of conducting personal genealogical database.
Features
  • Save projects as GEDCOM (.ged) file and encrypted GEDCOM (.geds) file;
  • Export to Excel workbook;
  • Three types of tree diagrams- tree of ancestors, tree of descendants, complete tree;
  • Rich set of plug-ins (Calc, Calendar, Chronicle, GKCommunicatorPlugin, Data Quality, Stream input, HistoryData, Image viewer, Conway's Game of Life, Names book, Navigator, Import pedigrees, GKSamplePlugin, Full-text search, Time line, 3D Visualizer, Words Cloud);
  • Search;
  • Statistics;
  • Organizer;
  • Slideshow;
  • Scripts;
  • Database tools;
  • Shortcut keys;
Links Downloads
Direct download links for GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 (released on 2018-08-10):
Images

GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - program window (static image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - menu bar (animated image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - prrogram options (animated image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - sample family (static image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - sample individual (static image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - sample tree (animated image):

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GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 - about (static image):

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Portability
GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 is the first portable release of the program- data and settings are saved in appdata sub-folder inside program folder (GEDKeeper2.ini, GEDKeeper2.log and GEDKeeper2.nms files and imagecache sub-folder).
More about portable mode:
Portable application

A portable application, is a program designed to read and write its configuration settings into an accessible folder in the computer, usually the folder where the portable application can be found. This makes it easier to transfer the program with the user's preferences and data between different computers.

First method: to make GEDKeeper portable just create folder `appdata` (for Windows) in the directory where GEDKeeper2.exe is located.

Second method: the `GEDKeeper' has the `-homedir:path` command-line option which, for example, stores the application's configuration files. User may define a relative directory, if he/she wants to specify "the current directory" (the current for environment or for GEDKeeper binary, etc). If the option is not used, the "home directory" defaults to system dependent path (like `%APPDATA%\GEDKeeper2`).

In the case that the subfolder `appdata` is in the program start folder and the command line argument` -homedir:path` is given - the priority for the command line argument and the subfolder will be ignored.
Instructions
  • Download the portable archive;
  • Extract the archive to a folder of your choice;
  • Run the executable (GEDKeeper2.exe);
  • To retain portable mode do not delete appdata sub-folder;
Requirements
GEDKeeper requires Windows XP or higher and .NET Framework 3.0 or higher.

License
GEDKeeper is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0.

Note
GEDKeeper is not very bulky- when uncompressed it takes 33.7 MB of disk space.
GEDKeeper is not heavy- it uses about 22 MB of RAM (under Windows 8 x64).
GEDKeeper comes with comprehensive and detailed help file.
The developer- Sergey Zhdanovskih, is helpful and open to suggestions. I am glad that he took my request for portable version seriously and implemented portable mode quite fast. I would like to thank him again here.

Alternatives
A couple of somewhat similar programs:
Details
File details for GEDKeeper version 2.14.0 (released on 2018-08-10):

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Portable version:
Name: gedkeeper_2.14.0_win_portable.zip
File Size: 17183019 Byte(s) (16.39 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-10 19:15
MD5: 62bad83c067991ae73c499167ffb7c9b
SHA1: 88071694e5d7d03289b845cba99e3dd172537912
SHA256: 3b1453d47838aa4c24aef9b011820d0b16cdb781ec0cba1879aeb7362fa52cc0
SHA384: 93baa239594e164a65f9bebc821fd9b63f4c14fba6e42535844d43edb2caa675b39c2a82f9d880bb46829b06e9259c3c
SHA512: a22d6f7909e6fe137e2b2e8147b76d234c7b09ce58475459f5c35c4fb576b315c41d71ccfcb4532bbc3313987c5c77586897779a44ce67033f6443f91a0421bd
RIPEMD160: 1a1baf324593a82df4464829f36d22c6f68db6e3

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Installer version:
Name: gedkeeper_2.14.0_win.zip
File Size: 8001854 Byte(s) (7.63 MB)
Modified Date: 2018-08-10 19:15
MD5: 37bfd82685965fa1b5e4c01862dc7917
SHA1: 4b7866275eb6264dcfab95ded54b7ee8229173d2
SHA256: c7bb0e1b84776705f35b5e6799cd64a25c35a3cf4a9487a368500574118109bb
SHA384: 0d3094f1c27adc2dc9fb38411aaf526841963a4fa932f62e6b9cc707dc1d56d7e46d966e3ef58e14f2c6ad51eb71019e
SHA512: 14ed6a542070ea71508b6d3c8064411616b6a99cfd06790097a535e1ef817c7736a2b9bc4fecc8f7e3e0bf65c1e6675445c7a540fdd164540f4debc5d1f69709
RIPEMD160: 01f37d051e416d61779fc190f5522fe576458331

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