Two major announcements for fans of RootsMagic – one, as has been mentioned/hinted at in the past, the folks behind RootsMagic are working on an OS X-native version of RootsMagic, the popular Windows genealogy program.
The other major announcement, one that concerns the here and now, is that they have released MacBridge for RootsMagic, a utility that allows you to run the Windows version of RootsMagic 6 on top of OS X without the need for a virtual machine (such as Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion) or a WINE or CrossOver environment/layer. It does use the native filesystem of your Mac. It’s on sale for $9.95 (normally $14.95).
This is welcome news for those RootsMagic fans who are wanting to switch to Macs, and who don’t want to go through a full install of Windows, or deal with compatibility layers/emulators.
Below is the press release:
Just a reminder – In about 40 minutes, 1pm Easter, 12pm Central, 10am Pacific, Apple will be holding a major event/announcement, expected to focus on the following:
iPhone 6 (including larger screen)
Possible new iPads
iOS 8 (Apple.com)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Possible new products (including the fabled iWatch)
You should be able to stream it here: Apple.com (September 2014 Event)
Heredis 2014, version 3.3.0 released. Heredis is a cross-platform (Mac/OS X and Windows, along with iOS versions) genealogy program.
Heredis 2014 3.3.0 has an improved interface, including various improvements to the interface and data entry, and a more visible progress bar during synchronization, and improved exporting of genealogy data.
MacFamilyTree 7.2 was recently released. MacFamilyTree 7.2 is a huge upgrade to the popular OS X genealogy application, which also has an iOS component – MobileFamilyTree, that is able to sync/share genealogy data between Macs and iPads, iPod touches, and iPhones using iCloud. Much of the changes in MacFamilyTree were carried over to MobileFamilyTree as well.
Celebrating the MacFamilyTree 7.2 release, it’s temporarily on sale for $24.99 (USD).
Among the major changes: Reports were completely rewritten, with many new features (and reports) added. The Interactive Tree was improved, including the interface and navigation. FamilySearch Integration was improved/rewritten. In general, MFT’s user interface was refined, aong with improved search functions and better performance.
ohmiGene 6.10.9 is now available, as of a few weeks ago. It is French-only and is a cross-platform genealogy application (Mac and Windows Vista and above).
ohmiGene 6.10.9 Changes (Google translation)
- Improvement/listing of cousins of a character.
- Lock a cropping option for displaying image.
- New looks for the tree display
- Surname notes/aliases (if there are root characters)
- Parents/grandparents listed in Foyer panel
- Change of a spouse happens on the family/union page
- Minor bug fixes
The “Lite” version of ohmiGene (free) is limited to 509 people. It requires Mac OS X 10.7 (or Windows Vista and above), and a 1280×768 display or larger.
Heredis 2014, a popular Mac OS X genealogy application (and it’s cross-platform for Windows, although that is a separate purchase), is currently 25% off through May 25, 2014 through the Mac App Store.
This brings the price down to $44.99, from $59.99.
Heredis is focused on making data entry easier, and is one of the few genealogy programs that allows for easy synchronization of your genealogy data between Mac, PC/Windows, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, using a WiFi connection.
Download/purchase: Heredis 2014 – Mac App Store
The iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) app is free through iTunes: Heredis – (App Store)