MacFamilyTree 6.0.5

Version 6.0.5 of MacFamilyTree 6.0 has been released. The web research function has been upgraded, with support for MyHeritage added. If you are MobileFamilyTree user (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), this is of particular interest to you since there were some MobileFamilyTree synchronization issues fixed. Changes/updates: * MyHeritage added to web … Read more

Mac Genealogy FAQ updated for iPhones and iPads

I’ve updated the Mac Genealogy Software Frequently Asked Questions page and added a new page, in response to a question that was asked of me. The question was in regards to iPhone and iPad versions of Mac OS X genealogy software. Right now there are basically two dedicated iOS/iPhone OS … Read more

Family Tree Maker for Mac – Before End of November, 2010

I’ve gotten questions from some of you about when Family Tree Maker for Mac would be available, now that Family Tree Maker 2011 for Windows/PCs has launched. Back in May, official word from was that it be released before the end of 2010. Now it looks like it will … Read more

MacFamilyTree 6.0.4

That really didn’t take long – just a day or two for a new update to MacFamilyTree 6.0, to MacFamilyTree version 6.0.4. This time around, nothing as major as the database changes in MacFamilyTree 6.0.3 to improve performance, however the media loading performance has been improved, and some of the … Read more

MacFamilyTree 6.0.3

A new update for MacFamilyTree 6.0 is now available, bumping the version number up to 6.0.3. With version 6.0.2, support for Apple’s Aperture imaging software was added. There are now some fixes supporting some issues with Aperture. More importantly, there are, and I quote, “major database changes” which were implemented … Read more

PAW2U – PAWriter Version 95 (3 Sep 2010)

Howard Metcalfe has released a major update to PAW2U (Universal), a free Mac OS X genealogy application. This is Version 95 (3 Sep 2010) and the focus is being placed on generating genealogical books and articles, with a major update to the RTF format handling.

* In line with a primary objective of PAWriter to produce for publication genealogical books and articles, the following changes to RTF reports were made:

RTF Reports
* RTF files can be opened by a number of word processing and desktop publishing programs. By default, RTF files will launch Nisus Writer Pro ($79 download at the Nisus store web page). Nisus Writer Pro is a fully functional desktop publishing program for MacOS X. Macworld awarded Nisus Writer Pro four and a half mice (out of five) in December 2009, and William Porter said in their review that “Nisus Writer Pro competes with [MS] Word better than any word processor I’ve seen in a very long time.” Nisus Writer Pro was also the winner of the Reader’s Choice Awards of 2010 for word processors, with Pages ’09 and MS Word 2008 as first and second runners-up.

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