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)
ohmiGene 6.09.04 was released last week, and it’s mainly minor bug fixes, and some feature improvements. It is French-only (as of earlier this year) and is a cross-platform genealogy application (Mac and Windows, although Windows XP support is being dropped).
ohmiGene 6.09 Changes (my translation is not perfect)
– Illustrations/photos are shifted properly
– Fixed a problem with date ranges
– Fixed a problem with erasing date-of-death
– Illustrations/photos can be cropped to different dimensions
– Improved websites created with ohmiGene (site logo, favicons)
– Dynamic maps are displayed by default (Google Maps)
– Improved GEDCOM support
– Added options on Character Sheet panel
If the translation is right, it appears the developer will be taking something of a sabatical, working on bugs here and there.
The “Lite” version of ohmiGene (free) is limited to 509 people.
It requires Mac OS X 10.7, and a 1280×768 display or larger.
First, I’d like to note that this is not through the Mac App Store, this is through MacUpdate.com/Scrivener.
What is Scrivener? Scrivener is an amazing piece of software for writing e-books, as well as lengthy documents. It supports a large number of formats, and gives you complete control over every aspect of the formatting. It’s not a word processor, but it can easily take the place of a word processor. It’s focused on helping writers organized their projects. The developers behind it describe it as a “complete writing studio” and having used it for a few years, I can agree with that.
If you are a genealogist looking to put together a book on family history, I would highly recommend it. I’ve been meaning to put together some articles on using it in conduction with genealogy software.
You can try it for free through the official website.
To take advantage of the 50% off, you’ll need to purchase it through MacUpdate.com before May 8, 2014.
Last week, a large update was made to The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding (aka “TNG”) by Darrin Lythgoe, bringing it to Version 10.0.2.
TNG is a website-based online genealogy program that allows you to collaborate with others on the internet and display your family tree on the internet.
Highlights of this large update include:
– Various bug fixes, concerning branches, installation, notes, pedigree charts, places, and media
– Custom Events can be entered without a date, place, or anything in the “detail” field.
– Search message has been improved (when no results were found)
– Template fixes
If you are a registered user, you will be able to see the full list of changes through the login information provided to you.