iFamily for Tiger version 2.250 has been released.
iFamily for Tiger is a Mac OS X (OS X 10.4+ required) genealogy application that focuses on individuals rather than families. You can download it here (iFamilyForTiger.com)
Changes/Updates in version 2.250:
* When you click on a Source-Reference (a Citation) and then invoke the Source dialog it will automatically preselect the Source that is relevant to the currently selected Source-Reference.
* Corrected a bug that caused incorrect display of Source-References in the Sources pane after a Source-Reference had been deleted elsewhere within iFamily.
* Added a button to enable direct referencing to the Active Source.
* Import Pictures – Prebuild All Thumbnails: The Import Pictures function now allows the user to Prebuild All Thumbnails. Although this takes a few minutes it results in faster response later because thumbnails do not have to be created on-the-fly. If you are importing a large number of pictures (1000’s) then you may like to take a coffee break while the thumbnails are being created.
* Thumbnails – instant display regardless of database size: A minor database change has been made to improve response when a database contains thousands of thumbnail images. Display of thumbnail images will now be instantaneous regardless of the size of your database or the type of processor in your machine (Intel vs PPC).
* Context diagram: The user can now set the colour gradient in the Context Diagram
Changes/Updates in version 2.245:
The cross-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) genealogy program ohmiGene 1.60.02 has been released. You can download the latest here (ohmi.celeonet.fr). The demo version will allow you to work with up to 500 people (there is a shareware/commercial version available that will allow unlimited records.
It’s unknown what was fixed at this time – the 1.60.x series has been referred to as a “transition series”, so this maybe preparing for ohmiGene v2.0
Osk 4.8 has been released and is now available from 305 Development (originally Studlar.net).
This is a fairly major update of the Mac OS X genealogy program as the toolbar is now unified.
* Improved media handling
* Unified toolbar
* Various bug fixes.
Big News. Really Big News.
First up: Synium has acquired MacFamilyTree:
Since version 3, MacFamilyTree has been developed by the Synium Software GmbH. Now, with version 5, we completely acquire the project in its entirety from OnlyMac Software, including development, distribution and support. Our long-standing experience within the Mac software market and especially with MacFamilyTree makes for a solid foundation in delivering reliable feature updates, continued support, quick bug-fixes and a true long-term perspective for your favorite genealogy tool.
Next: MacFamilyTree 5.0
They are making the claim that MacFamilyTree 5 is the most advanced genealogy software for the Mac.
Features of MacFamilyTree 5.0
* Brand new GUI (individually configurable)
* Completely re-written
* Apple’s Core Data technology is used to work with large databases that include: “information about tens of thousands of individuals, including digitized photographic images, sound files and movies”
* “Family Assistant” that is used to “graphically create” your family tree, including a fully animated editor that visualizes relationships.
* Still “fully compliant with GEDCOM import and export”
* Built-in graphics editor similar to a desktop publishing program for creating layouts of your genealogy data.
* World map replaced by a spherical earth – On the globe you can retrace the paths of your ancestors, aided by a huge database of locations worlwide and satellite imagery.
* HTML Export, for both standalone, hosted, and .Mac websites improved (including saved views being published with your HTML pages)
* Reports can now be modified and saved within the family tree.
Synium has posted a visual history of MacFamilyTree
A pre-release version of MacFamilyTree 5 will be available in the coming weeks. MacFamilyTree 5 will be a free update for those who have purchased MacFamilyTree 4 on or after August 14, 2007 or who have bought MacFamilyTree 4 as a boxed retail version from the Apple Store.
In the meantime, you can view the sneak preview of MacFamilyTree 5 here.
Osk 4.7.1 is now available from Studlar (Download: 305 Development (originally Studlar.net)). This update consists of bug fixes for the Mac OS X genealogy program. This update is free for existing users. Osk is available in the following languages: English, Icelandic, Russian, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, and Italian.
Some of the features of Osk included tracking illness, deaths, education, and occupations throughout a family tree.
Last month, Studlar Software added “Screen Casts” of Osk, which are basically videos showing you how to work with Osk.
The cross-platform genealogy program ohmiGene 1.60 has been released. Downloads for PowerPC and Intel-based Macs as well as Windows, here (ohmi.celeonet.fr). The demo version will allow you to work with up to 500 people.
This version adds editing of GEDCOM files encoded in UNICODE (UTF-16) format.
* This is a “transition” version (perhaps preparing for ohmiGene 2.0?)
* Correction of minor bugs
* Minor internal improvements
* Added manipulation/editing of GEDCOM files encoded in UNICODE (UTF-16)
* GmC file handling removed