Family Tree Builder 7.0 for Mac

Family Tree Builder for MacFamily tree Builder 7.0 for Mac was made available last week. You can read the announcement here, and I’ll be doing an in-depth look at it later this week.

It’s exciting news, as many people use It does Sync with MyHeritage, and has all of the normal features that Windows users of have in Family Tree Builder, with a few exceptions: maps, note formatting, book reports (offline), and right-to-left languages. These are most likely due to compatibility issues with the underlying Windows system files (see my notes below).

There is a FAQ available if you have any issues.

    Some Brief Notes

  • Download:
  • It’s about a 175 MB download, with a very simple installation (open the DMG file, drag the application into the OS X Applications folder).
  • This is not a truly native port – it is a Windows application using CrossOver by CodeWeavers to emulate certain aspects of Windows so that it runs under OS X, HOWEVER, a truly native OS X version is being developed, complete with a UI that feels more at place within OS X.

I can verify that it installed properly and launched with no problems.

If you’re curious about Family Tree Builder 7.0, there is a year-old video available: