MobileFamilyTree with Native iPad Support

Two weeks ago, there was a mention in MacFamilyTree 5.7.5 that native or full support for Apple’s new iPad would be coming to MobileFamilyTree. With version 2.5 of MobileFamilyTree, support for the iPad’s native resolution has been added. Updates to version 2.5: * First Version to fully support the iPad … Read more

MacFamilyTree 5.7.6

Synium Software has released version 5.7.6 of MacFamilyTree, their Mac OS X genealogy application. It’s mainly some printing fixes and better online MobileMe web site exporting. Changes: * Multiple bugfixes when printing to multiple pages in the graphics editor * Norwegian translation updated * Improved GEDCOM parsing for person and … Read more

MacFamilyTree 5.7.5 Released, iPad Version Coming

MacFamilyTree, a Mac OS X genealogy application from Synium Software, was released today. Just like with version 5.7.4, this is mainly targeted towards MobileFamilyTree users. It’s also recommended for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger users. The update mentions that there is an upcoming MobileFamilyTree release for the iPad, which is … Read more

More Details About Family Tree Maker Mac 2010

Family Tree Maker - Mac Last week, I mentioned that after a long drought, would be bringing Family Tree Maker for Mac back to the Mac world, and that they would try to match the Windows version of Family Tree Maker 2010.

Since then, they’ve posted some more information along with screenshots (link). Here then, in no particular order, are my notes/thoughts on what they’ve posted since the initial press release. Keep in mind I’m not familiar with the Windows version and am looking at it from the perspective of a Mac user.

* Mention is made that it will be available later in 2010 at “major retailers.” If this means (in the USA) Best Buy, Office Max, Target, Wal-Mart, etc., then it’s great for Mac users no matter what genealogy software you use. Right now if somebody is looking at buying a Mac and they check for genealogy software in a retail store, unless they are in an Apple Store, they are not going to find any. The Apple Stores near me carry MacFamilyTree and Reunion, but good luck at finding either of those two at a retail store that isn’t run by Apple. It may not seem like a big deal to a lot of us who are used to finding our genealogy software online, but there are plenty of people who buy their software at retail stores.

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