After all these years of evolution, humans still seem to be pretty confused on what to do next. We are doing one thing, though, and that’s documenting almost everything we can in large databases. This can also be the case with us individuals, and the type of database is a family tree, and you can easily build one with Agelong Tree.
On the visual side of things, the application manages to do a good job at not making you feel overwhelmed. There aren’t any shiny elements, but the tab support for the different areas, large preview space, as well as side panel for quick navigation keep accommodation simple, and lets you better focus on details.
There’s a sample database you can load to see what it’s about and how relationships are created. However, the only effort needed to start from scratch refers to the details you have to know, remember, and write down.
First you get to add all individuals in a list, with the possibility to create links as they are added. The list also shows birth date, age, occupation, comments, status, and more, but you’re free to configure displayed columns.
Creating a new entry isn’t difficult at all. A new window pops up and takes you through several tabs, where you need to write down general details, but also add custom notes, sources, documents, or pictures. Where possible, you can pick relatives from corresponding drop-down menus.
Besides people, you can also save events, documents and places in different databases. These are then easy to link to a person, and can be accessed through the upper tabs. On the other hand, these details are automatically gathered from the tree so you don’t have to manually add them.
Sadly, the tree view can only be triggered after it’s been built. There’s not much customization when it comes to aspect, but colors can be changed. The tree is shown in a separate tab and has a center target you need to select from the persons list. You can view it in fullscreen and even save it to file either as an image or document for further processing.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Agelong Tree is a practical application you can surely rely on to build a solid family tree. Accommodation is a walk in the park, thanks to the simple, yet clever design. With the available resources, you can store large amounts of data in organized tables, build, view, and export custom family trees.