Comparing key features between kiwitrees and kiwitrees-nova

The primary purpose of kiwitrees-nova is to improve the display, and provide better options for it’s use on smaller devices such as mobile phones and tablets. There is no intention to dramatically change the underlying functionality existing kiwitrees users are accustomed to.

However, the need to re-code most parts of the system to achieve the first goal does provide opportunities to improve some features and to add new ones. All without interfering with the second aim above.

The following table serves to show where new features have been added, and where, if at all, that has altered existing ones. It is a work-in-progrees, so more information will be added over time.

CategoryItemKiwitreesKT-novaComments
Menu – Charts Ancestry
Compact Kt-nova – not available on small devices
Descendancy
Family Book
Fanchart
Google Maps™
Hourglass
Lifespan Wondering how useful this is?
Pedigree
Relationship to me
Statistics
Timeline Wondering how useful this is?
Menu – Lists Branches
Calendar
Families
Favourites A new option to view / manage favourites
Individuals
Media objects
Place Hierarchy
Repositories
Shared notes
Sources
Menu – Reports Changes
Ancestors
Census check
Changes
Descendants
Facts & events
Family
Individual
Marriages
Related families
Related individuals
Research tasks
Tree completeness Number and percentage of direct ancestors recorded at each relationship level
Vital records
Blocks – Home page Charts
Favourites
HTML
Login block
Most viewed pages
News Will be replaced as part of a new “blog” feature, involving a Blog page as well as a Block home page block of latest posts
On this day
Pending changes
Recent changes
Research tasks
Slide show
Statistics
Top given names
Top surnames
Upcoming events
Welcome
Who is online
Yahrzeiten
Blocks – Footer Contacts
HTML
Logo New feature – Kiwitrees logo, plus whatever else your require
Tabs – Individual page Album
Census summary
Changes
Cousins
DNA connections
Events An optional replacement for “Facts & Events”. It will be paired with another tab for “Attributes”
Facts & events
Families
Family tree
Google Maps™
Notes
Sources
Stories
Tabs – Family page Census summary New – a check of census entries for each family member
Changes New – A list of changes recorded for this family
Facts & events