MacFamilyTree 6.2.15

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree users who are testing out OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be interested in today’s update, MacFamilyTree 6.2.15. It corrects a critical bug dealing with date parsing under OS X 10.8.

There are other fixes, including some UI improvements for the My Tree pane, as well localization improvements.

Changes in MacFamilyTree 6.2.15
– Critical bug fix for date parsing when using OS X 10.8.
– My Tree pane improved.
– Many fixes publishing Web Sites.
– GEDCOM Export problems fixed concerning place coordinates.
– Several memory leaks fixed.
– Localizations improved.

Current MacFamilyTree users can update from within MacFamilyTree. It’s also available from Synium Software directly (including a trial download), or through Apple’s Mac App Store – MacFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH

MacFamilyTree 6.2.14

Genealogy Software for Mac OS X MacFamilyTree has been updated by Synium Software to MacFamilyTree 6.2.14.

If you happen to have one of the 15-inch MacBook Pros with the high resolution Retina display, you’ll want this update, as it adds support for Retina displays.

MacFamilyTree 6.2.14 Changes
– Enhanced for Retina displays
– Several bugfixes and minor user interface improvements

MacFamilyTree is available from Synium Software directly, or through Apple’s Mac App Store – MacFamilyTree 8 – Synium Software GmbH (Updated).

PAWriter version 101 (universal)

PAWriter version 101 (Universal) has been released by Howard Metcalfe. PAWriter (PAW2U aka PAWriter II) is a free Mac OS X genealogy application. This is the first update in a while.

PAWriter Version 101 Changes
– PAWriter has been code signed for OS 10.8 Mountain Lion.
– PAWriter was compiled using Real Studio 2011 Release 3 — a technical change only.

You can download PAWriter here at the official site.

Reunion 10.0.3

It seems to be a trend – every few weeks, a massive update to Reunion 10, which was a complete rewrite of the popular Mac OS X genealogy software. This time it’s version 10.0.3 and it brings with it a major upgrade to Reunion 10’s “Search the Web” feature, with 47 websites now available

Among some of the highlights:
– You can create custom web search groups with drag and drops.
– Numerous interface changes
– Improved compatibility with the Firefox web browser
– LDS Ordinances window has been reinstated.
– Numerous bug fixes

If you haven’t tried it yet, you can download it here. In addition to being avalailable for purchase through the Reunion website, it’s also available at Amazon.com If you have tried it, or purchased or upgraded it, you can select the update feature built into Reunion 10.

Full list of Reunion 10.0.0.3 changes below.
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ohmiGeneLITE 5.30.5

ohmiGeneLITE has been updated to version 5.30.5, with quite a few changes. The last public update back in April with the 5.24 series, and it looks like there is a lot of work being done for future updates/revisions, including a new organization

There is also a new picture/media management module.

ohmiGeneLITE 5.30.5 Changes
– Mandatory update going forward
– New organization for ohmiGene.
– New logical for the future updates.
– A new module to manage the pictures.
– Possibility to merge two genealogies directly.
– The calculation of the statistics was largely optimized.

Keep in mind that this is the free “Lite” version which is restricted to 509 individuals, and outputs a watermarked PDF.

If you are interested in the full version, it can be purchased through the ohmiGene website for $40.

There is also a companion iPad application that was available in the iTunes App Store, available for taking your ohmiGene data on the go.

Heredis for Mac 2.0 Released (And iOS Versions)

Back in March, I mentioned an upcoming upgrade for Heredis for Mac (what I called Heredis for Mac 2012). I included a Heredis for Mac gallery as well from screenshots posted on the Heredis site.

Well the upgrade is finally here, and really it’s a completely new version of Heredis for Mac. They’ve not only released Heredis for Mac 2.0 today, they’ve also simultaneously released Free iOS versions of Heredis for both iPhone/iPod touch, and the iPad in Apple’s iTunes store (links at the bottom of the article). A PC version that synchronizes with the Mac and iOS versions will be available July 4, 2012.

There is a trial version available for download at Heredis.com.

Those of you who received the recent July/August issue of Family Tree Magazine could not have missed the full page ad on the back of the magazine:

Their goals with this new version of Heredis are very ambitious:

Our objective is to offer to genealogists a software program which is very different to what already exists. This version is based on the principle that Heredis should always be easy to pick up and use. Our motto has been “Genealogy made easy” for many years.

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