Kintraks
Kintraks 5.07.02
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Record system for breeders and animal enthusiasts.   Demo ($17.20)
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Kintraks is an animal record and pedigree system which is useful for any breeder or animal enthusiast. Simply enter the species and breed to customize it to any animal of your choice. Use a variety of storage options and functions to enhance and simplify your animal breeding and record keeping.
What's New
Version 5.07.02:
  • Calendar displays correctly
  • Date columns on every page now sorts correctly
  • Finance page fiscal years added
  • Improved picture loading speed
  • Fixed custom pedigrees not saving
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later



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ver. 5.x:
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Gregm commented on 13 Jan 2014
The $18 needs some clarification:

1. The trial is limited to some number of animals. I've seen the number vary with each version.

2. $18 actually depends on the exchange rate for Australian Dollars.

3. Lion and older OS: runs with no limitations. Visit the developer's website for details

Also note that it has versions for multiple platforms. The registration "key" and the data files are not platform specific -- which means I can work my wife's BrandX OS files on my Mac.
[Version 5.07.02]


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Gregm reviewed on 04 Apr 2012
Just gets better. NOTE the "intel" thing here isn't exactly right -- matching PPC version (along with Win and Linux) is available at the developer's website.
[Version 4.02.01]


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Gregm reviewed on 22 Dec 2011
Year and a half later --- nothing else really compares. Went ahead and registered my wife's PC version (even though she doesn't have 60 critters) to support it.
[Version 3.01.02]


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Gregm commented on 30 Jun 2010
Nicely done for the Mac.
Plus side: Lots of species -specific built-ins (breeding/weaning calendaring, etc), features for health, treatments, photos, genealogy, accounting and more.

Minus side: different data base for each species. Soooo --- if you do chickens, goats, sheep, horses, and cattle --- you will have 5 databases to work with.

Entertainment point: I tried this thing on my PPC to see if my farm hobbiest wife could use it. I downloaded it on her 64 bit WinVista machine and it crashes there. (teehee).
I'll follow up on that, when I can.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Kintraks (developer) replied on 30 Jun 2010
The different database (minus) is actually a big plus for many people.
It means one breeder can breed different animals with a different stud name, breeding particulars, pedigree background, layout etc. and share just the related data with other breeders of that animal. It also reduces database size making opening and searching large amounts of data much quicker.
Switching databases takes only a second and without leaving the program. It really is no bother at all considering the advantages. You are also not required to outlay for a separate version to accommodate a new species as with other programs.

I'll have a look at the Windows version playing up on 64 bit Vista. (yes teehee for Mac users). Thanks for the feedback.
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Kintraks commented on 03 Jun 2010
I beg your pardon! There has never been a charge for the Mac version of Kintraks, only for the Windows version.
Not only is it free but there is no nag screens, delays, spam lists or any obligation to buy, forever.
Updates are regular with plenty of new feature and completely free to all users and everybody receives my absolute attention and 100% free support.
[Version 1.1.7.1]

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Sea-Mac replied on 20 Sep 2010
Duly noted.

I added your program to my list of useful free software. Might drive a couple of users a year to your site (Big Whoop).

AND I gave you four "100%" ratings and a very positive comment on your sites' Web of Trust http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/kintraks.com Scorecard

Five of 5 stars.
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Sea-Mac commented on 02 Jun 2010
Miscategorized. It is NOT Free!
[Version 1.1.7.1]

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Planetary-Paul replied on 18 May 2011
The Mac version is free, as stated on the developer website.
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Budgie reviewed on 31 May 2010
This is the first really good animal program I've found that actually runs properly on a Mac so some congratulations are in order fro the author.
And of course what better program than a free program which does everything the expensive ones does.
The program is fairly self explanatory which is good because the help file is quite basic, although a more comprehensive one is promised soon.
There's obviously a lot of more advanced features contained within such as an inbreeding calculator but no info on how to use them.
Still as a record system which keeps all the main animal details plus twelve more of my own creation and allows you to customise your pedigree layout i don't think you'll find better than Kintracks.
Grouches - It doesn't open in full screen, i have to maximise it each time I open and then it doesn't remember how i had it last time. The fonts seem a little small and apostrophes look weird but i do like the way it lists previously used choices at the top of lists. The icons look crap, too big and ugly.
[Version 1.1.7]


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Propadeutic had trouble on 28 Dec 2011
Seems like it's a good application, but it keeps crashing on me. It seems random and difficult to duplicate each crash. It doesn't happen on its own, but when I click on something. One time it was clicking on an animal's name. The next time I clicked on the same animal's name the operation was fine. Another crash was trying to add a mating. I'd love to use this program, but can't seem to go more than 2-3 minutes without a crash. Any others with the same problem? I don't have my system tricked out. I'm running 10.6.8.
[Version 3.01.02]

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Kintraks (developer) replied on 31 Dec 2011
That's unusual, if the program crashes intermittently when an operation is performed but doesn't crash other times with the same operation it could be a system error which can be quite hard to track down.
Be sure to setup your database in the correct order so Kintraks has the information it needs to perform other functions eg. Create a database, enter all the compulsory User Settings and Save, Add all your records ensuring a name and sex is entered. Then you can use the Matings functions etc.
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Kintraks (developer) replied on 15 Feb 2012
There has been major updates to Kintraks recently to make it compatable for Mac Lion. The program is now compiled differently for Intel processors and as a result is now more stable.
Kintraks is now available as separate downloads for Intel Macs as well as older PPC.
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Propadeutic replied on 15 Feb 2012
Indeed, it is far more stable now, and useable. I've just tried recreating my database and had no crashes during the first 2 entries. Previously, I would have had several crashes. It's MUCH better now, thank you so very much!
[OSX 10.6.8, Kintracks 3.01.06 Core 2 Duo 1.83 MHz iMac]

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Propadeutic rated on 15 Feb 2012

[Version 3.01.02]



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Kintraks rated on 16 Apr 2011

[Version 2.01.07]


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Date:13 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Kintraks is an animal record and pedigree system which is useful for any breeder or animal enthusiast. Simply enter the species and breed to customize it to any animal of your choice. Use a variety of storage options and functions to enhance and simplify your animal breeding and record keeping.


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