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3.4 Addons

Outdated : This page listed Third-party plugins written by users and developers to work only with Gramps version listed.

Please make a backed up. and upgrade to the current version of Gramps 5.2.2 and use the associated Third-party plugins
These Third-party plugin's/addons unless stated are not officially part of Gramps.

Third-party plugins give you more tools to work with your genealogy data in Gramps. This page lists plugins written by users and developers to work with the Gramps 3.4 version. These plugins may not be officially part of Gramps. Feature requests and bugs with these plugins should be directed to the contact information below. Plugins for previous versions of Gramps can be found on the 3.2 Addons or 3.3 Addons page.


Installing Addons in Gramps

Gramps 3.3 introduced a new system for downloading and uploading Addons. Now you can have Gramps manage the process of checking and downloading updates.

To configure Gramps for Addons:

  1. Start Gramps
  2. Select Menu Edit -> Preferences...
  3. Go to the General tab
  4. Change "Check for updates" so when you start Gramps, it checks for updated Addons:
    1. Never - never checks for updates when you start Gramps
    2. Once a month - checks for updates when you start Gramps once a month
    3. Once a week - checks for updates when you start Gramps once a week
    4. Once a day - checks for updates when you start Gramps once a day
    5. Always - checks for updates whenever you start Gramps
  5. Change "What to check" so when you check for updates, it checks for:
    1. Updated addons only - does not check for new addons
    2. New addons only - does not check for updated addons
    3. New and updated addons - checks for all new and updated addons
  6. Change "Do not ask about previously notified addons":
    1. Check it so that new/updated addons are only asked about once; afterwards it doesn't show them to you
    2. Uncheck it so that new/updated addons are always shown to you

Addon List

Addons now are listed inside of Gramps through the interface described above.

See Addon List Legend for details of columns.

Plugin / Documentation Type Image Description Use Rating (out of 4) Contact
All Names Quickview Quickview Shows all names for all people All 4 Doug Blank
AttachSourceTool Tool A tool to attach a source to a group of people. All 1 Doug Blank
Cairo Clock Gramplet Gramplet A sample Cairo clock gramplet. Developer 1 Doug Blank
Calculate Estimated Dates Tool A tool to set estimated birth and death dates. All 2 Doug Blank
Census Gramplet Gramplet Lists census events for the active person. Allows users to create and edit census data in a single form. Expert user 3 Nick Hall
Census Report Report N/A Prints census events in a format similar to the original census entries. All 3 Nick Hall
ClipboardGramplet Gramplet Allows one to group items together for quick access. All 2 Doug Blank
Command Line Merge Tool N/A Merge primary object via the command line. Developer 3 Michiel D. Nauta
D3 Ancestral/Descendant Charts Web Report   Create ancestral/descendant web based interactive D3 charts. All 3 Matt Keenan
Data Entry Gramplet Gramplet Quick Data Entry for People data Expert user 4 Gramps Bugtracker
Deep Connections Gramplet Gramplet Finds deep relationships between home and active people All 3 Gramps Bugtracker
DenominoViso Web report Creates interactive graphical ancestor/descendant tree on a webpage. All 3 Michiel Nauta
Descendant and Detailed Descendant Book Reports Report   Create a book of descendant or detailed descendant reports using a filter. All 2 Matt Keenan
DescendantsLines Report   Generates a graphical descendants tree using orthogonal edges and routing ("square edges"). Developer
Expert user
Intermediate user
3 User:Romjerome, User:Lcc, Adam Sampson
Descendant Count Gramplet Gramplet Gives a count of descendants for each person All 4 Doug Blank
Django Import/Export Importer/Exporter Code to import and export your data from gramps-connect. All 3 Doug Blank
DownloadMedia Tool N/A Download media from web pages All 1 Gramps Bugtracker
ExportRaw Exporter A GRAMPS exporter that will dump your BSDDB database into a flat text version (.raw) of the Python objects. Developer 4 Doug Blank
Family Tree Report Generates a graphical tree of a family with its ancestors and/or descendants. All 3 Reinhard Müller
Family Sheet Report
Sample Family Sheet
Generates a form with all information about a person, its spouses and its children. All 4 Reinhard Müller
Filtered Reports Report Create a descendant report using a filter. Developer
Expert user
2 Adam Stein
Graph View Experimental View A view that displays a descendant tree based on the active person. Requires PyGoocanvas and Goocanvas. Testing N/A Gary Burton
Google Earth Mapservice Show places with GoogleEarth.. All 3 Peter Landgren
GRAMPS SQL Database Exporter/Importer A GRAMPS exporter and importer that will export/import your BSDDB database as a fully-relational SQLite database. Expert users 3 Doug Blank
Headline News Gramplet Gramplet Shows GRAMPS breaking news, once per hour All 4 Gramps Bugtracker
ImportGramplet Gramplet Interface to import Gramps XML text directly Developers 2 Doug Blank
LastChange Report and Gramplet A gramplet and report to display the last ten records changed in the open family tree. The gramplet only displays persons, while the report can display changed famlies, places, and events too. All 1 Jakim Friant
Lines of Descendency Report Report Prints out all descendency lines from a given ancestor to a given descendent in text. All 2.5 User:Lcc (e-mail)
libaccess Library An experimental gen.lib interface. Developer 1 Doug Blank
Media Verify Tool Tool Verify integrity of files in the media directory. Allows users to use a file manager of their choice to manage media objects. All 3 Nick Hall
NoteGramplet Gramplet A data entry gramplet for notes. All 3 Doug Blank
Number Of Descendants Quickview Quickview Shows the number of descendants of the current person All 4 Reinhard Müller
PedigreeChart Report A version of the classic pedigree chart that is suitable for printing. All 1 Jakim Friant
PersonEverything Report Report Show absolutely everything about one person, including all events, notes, citations, sources, attributes, media and the family information about the families they are involved in. All 4 Gramps Bugtracker
Place completion tool Tool A tool to fill in places. All 3 see package.
Python Gramplet Gramplet Interactive Python Shell Developer 4 Gramps Bugtracker
QueryGramplet Gramplet and Report A SQL-like query system. All 1 Doug Blank
RepositoriesReport Report Description All 3 Jérôme Rapinat
RelatedRelativesGramplet Gramplet   Display all persons in the database with a relation to a relative. All 1 Heinz Brinker
SetAttributeTool Tool A tool for setting attributes and their values on people. All 2 Doug Blank
SetTagTool Tool N/A Select a filter and mark people as "ToDo" (or anything else). All 1 Doug Blank, Nick Hall
Timeline Quickview Quickview Shows timeline of events in immediate family members' lives All 4 Doug Blank
ToDoReport Report Tag notes as ToDo (or anything else) and you can generate a report with the notes and the records they are attached to. Another way of maintaining a to-do list within GRAMPS. All 1 Jakim Friant
TimelinePedigreeView View Pedigree showing timeline and relationships. All 3 Doug Blank
Thumbnail Generator Tool N/A Generates thumbnails for media files. All 3 Nick Hall

Manually installed Addons

A few addons have to be installed manually (or are scripts and need to be installed as described in the documentation).

  1. Click on a download link from the list of Addons below.
  2. Open the .ZIP or .gz file and save the contents to your GRAMPS User Directory, in the gramps34/plugins folder
  3. For some addons, you may need to restart Gramps

The Plugin Status window will show you which plugins failed to load, double click on such an entry shows you the error. You can email this error to the plugin contact.

Plugin / Documentation Type Image Description Use Rating (out of 4) Contact Download
InformationGraph Report N/A Generate detailed GraphViz graphs by spidering over the database. All N/A Bob Ham
Handle.bash External utility A bash script which makes it possible to work with multiple databases merging select branches at will without collisions. All 3 User:Lcc (e-mail) Handle.bash.tar.gz

See Writing a Plugin for information on developing your own addon.