Sorry to compare everything to Facebook, but there are many nice features Facebook uses that would be wonderful on myHeritage.com. I have (as have many others) commented on the need for the Family News slot to be much bigger. It's size prohibits practically every complete thought one could have. It would also be nice if others were allowed to comment on that person's post. I don't know if I would go so far as to suggest the "like button" that Facebook uses, but that's also a possibility.
It would be nice to be able to change the title of a chart? I do not want the default name on it, would to create my own title for the chart for printing. It would also be great to be able to print all the chart and not show the spouses, currently they show up as "unknown" and I can't get rid of them. To print a chart without the spouses, I am limited to just the "Close Relatives" chart, it is the only one that does not show spouses. I would like to print a chart that does not have any spouses on it, and have a choice of any of the charts.
Not sure if this functionality exists, but after looking through the program for some time, I didn't found anything.. so. here's a new feature request..(a small and less time consuming one for a good programmer)
While adding people, I found after 200-300 people I don't always know who I've done completely and who not.
My family expands already 2^14 back into history = 16.000 people and more..
Also I want to add not just the line back upwards, but also their brothers, sisters, and where their decendants have settled and spread over the globe..
As you can understand, it's quite a problem to keep an overview. For this, I'd love an option to add to each person and then to mark him/her as "finished or done" in a checkbox!
Further, using this "mark ready, finished, done" checkbox to fill a list additional to the existing "tree"and "list" tabs There's room for extra tabs, and right now only "tree" and "list" exist. A new tab to show only the "finished" or "unfinished" people would really help me out keeping track of who'm I'm done with and who not.
alternative, using this additional "done, ready, finished" checkbox of people for a filter in the already existing "List" tab..
I could of course add something myself and using the "search for people" each time. But I consider a radio button or a checkbox as the only good solution for handling this.
Especially since I know from own programming experience, adding such a checkbox to a program with a new "list" tab or "filter" or adding this functionality to the "search people" will take just 1% of the time as it would take me as customer to add a custom note or similar each time instead of just ticking a checkbox
However, it's kinda wierd to assume a person doesn't use photo-editing software, album software, slideshow software, and doesn't publish his photos anywhere except only using this system. Maybe the devs don't know, but there are zillions of soft-packages and sites out there offering all kinds of publishing, editing, managing,etc
For this reason, people who want to do things right, usually set up their own folder/file name structure so they can easily find photos throughout the various services and programs or databases.
I miss this in MyHeritage Family Tree Builder. It's really a huge minus for this awesome program.
So the feature I want:
1) to be able to define my own folder structure where to store photos(not just all photos into photos but simply that I can store them anywhere I want
i.e. photoscentury16, photoscentury17, photoscentury18 and so fort and so on
2) to be able to choose where I want auto-renaming and impossible to know what the program is doing(give all control away and unable to verify what you're doing)
or to keep original file names, keep control in your own hands, see what you're doing, and able to check file versions/size/date of the same picture easily with those of other programs/slideshows/galleries/etc...
Many family members don't visit often, or use many of the features, relying only on getting their updates from the Newsletter in their emails. In the emailed Newsletter, the Home Page scrolls. When photos have been added & appear on the Home Page, they can be duplicated many times, depending on how many individuals have been tagged. This really takes up a lot of the Home Page space. A better option would be to allow configuring in "settings," so that only the initial uploaded photo were pasted on the Home Page. What I'm doing now is deleting each of the tagged pics, leaving only the original photo.
At the moment it appears that your forums are ordered by date of the original message in a thread. This means that if someone adds something to a thread started over a year ago (as I've just done), then this will stay potentially a few pages back and is not so easy to notice by new visitors.
Is there a way to set the forums up so that they are in order of the latest date something has been added to a thread? Would certainly make it easier to watch/participate in any of the more 'popular' discussions.
The message boards are not that easy to find for novice users. When the "activities" tab is selected, the default view is "articles." If there are no articles, the page appears empty. I think there needs to be something done to make the other options (message boards, polls, recipes, etc.) more visible...such as if the index was on the left side, appearing vertically, for example. I think those sub-tabs are blending into the other 2 rows of selection options.
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Sometimes, jumping from one branch of the family tree to another, one can loose a track of relation or navigation direction. For example, if one goes to a list of tree members (on Family Tree page) and open member X's personal page, then go to "View in tree" link, he or she could end up on family tree view page with member X as starting person and no trace how that person is connected to the principal one. One can always start form the beginning view of the tree, but it is not the point.
I think, it would be a great feature for the online tree to list the person's relation status to the principal person of the three (i.e. from the point of view of the person reviewing the tree after logging in). That relation status could be shown in the area where all personal data of the selected person are listed, for example, next to the picture below the name and years of birth and death but above the list of all pictures and events.
It becomes very important in big trees, where one could go too far from its own position to determine the relation visually or jump on tree branches that are displayed in their own pages without showing the principal person of the tree.
Further, it might be useful to indicate blood relatives on the tree (again more important in big trees) to help determine in which direction one should go from the given position on the tree to get back to him- or herself.
In addition, on pages that do not display the principal person of the tree, tree branch links that could lead to the principal person of the tree, should be marked somehow to indicate that.