COMPANY: Synium Software | TYPE: Database | PLATFORM: Mac/iOS | PRICE: $29.99/$7.99
See our review of the new MacFamilyTree/MobileFamilyTree 8

MacFamilyTree celebrates its 15th birthday this year. Seven big versions and a vast number of smaller updates have been published in that time.

Welcome, MacFamilyTree 7!

Discover your family history! Learn where you hail from, who your ancestors were and find out intriguing facts about your family.

MacFamilyTree 7 helps you explore and visualize your family history in many ways – whether you want to display family relationships in reports, charts or our innovative 3D Virtual Tree, MacFamilyTree 7 is the right solution for you. Investigating and managing your genealogy data has never been easier – synchronize it with iCloud, create websites or do your online research using the gigantic database. Or install MobileFamilyTree on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and you're good to do your research on the go!

New User Interface

Many valuable suggestions from users have been implemented in the new and improved MacFamilyTree 7, which is now even easier and more comfortable to manage. Some features, such as person and family entry have been revamped for you from scratch. Switch between persons, add new relatives at the click of a mouse and browse your data faster than ever to find out who's in your database already or where you're still missing important information.


It takes just one glance to see who you're related to or who your direct ancestors are. Have your family take a peek at their history by bringing printouts of ancestor charts, fan charts, descendant charts, statistics or personal and family reports to your next get-together. MacFamilyTree turns data and facts into informative reports and charts.

Made for Mac

It's fast, reliable and has beautiful design – here's why: MacFamilyTree is not just another Windows app that's been ported over to Mac OS X. Developed exclusively for Mac OS X, MacFamilyTree draws on a wide range of core technologies from Apple's latest operating systems. Many user interface elements are based on Apple's CoreAnimation technology, making sure that MacFamilyTree is a pleasure to work with on your Mac.

Core Data, a modern database technology, is ready to take on even the biggest challenges – your Mac will run smoothly even when handling a 10,000 person family tree. Recent Macs running OS X 10.7 or 10.8 execute MacFamilyTree in 64-Bit mode to harness even the tiniest last bit of your Mac's computing power.

Top New Features in Version 7:

User Interface & Edit

Completely New Edit Mode
The edit mode has been fully redesigned in order to offer you much faster navigation.

New User Interface
A new, easy-to-use interface that is beautifully arranged, and faster than ever before!

Associated Persons
Enter associated persons, such as godparents, or witnesses of births and deaths.

Improved Source Management
New edit user interface for entering and managing your sources and repositories.

Vastly Improved Person Merge
Searching and merging of persons has been redeveloped and greatly improved.

Global Search & Replace
Having misspelled one family’s name, has this now spread to dozens of entries? No problem at all! The new search and replace feature allows you to easily correct this kind of mistake.

Online Features & Collaborations

iCloud Integration
Use iCloud to keep your devices up to date. If enabled, MacFamilyTree 7's iCloud feature automatically synchronizes the data on your Mac with your mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Search and Share Using FamilySearch
Access the world's largest genealogy archive and its one billion entries. It's completely free – no additional cost or subscription fees!

Improved GEDCOM Import and Export
The GEDCOM format is the one standard format that allows the exchange of genealogy data between different genealogy applications. MacFamilyTree 7 further improves GEDCOM import and export.


New Virtual Tree
The Virtual Tree has been rewritten from scratch, offering increased reliability and performance, and displaying even the most complex family constellations.

Virtual Globe 2.0
Maps in High Definition... and simply beautiful! The freely rotatable globe automatically displays all personal and family events such as births, graduations, weddings and emigrations

Name Distribution Chart
This completely new chart shows you the distribution of last names in your family tree and the changes that occurred over time

Figures in All Charts
Do you love how the interactive family tree looks? With MacFamilyTree 7 you can now apply this look to all of your charts!


New Plausibility Report
Plausibility Report is a completely new feature that analyzes your family tree, and points towards possible erroneous entries. By using this feature you can discover inconsistencies, and easily resolve them.

Improved Navigation in All Reports
Every name you see in a report is clickable, enabling you to quickly navigate directly to the specific person's information.

More improvements

Improved Media Management
Import media much more quickly, and without any loss of quality.

Backup Manager
Create and manage backups directly from within MacFamilyTree.

More Speed
MacFamilyTree 7 has undergone intense speed tuning. Countless optimizations and performance enhancements have resulted in a user experience that is snappier than ever before.

Better Coordinated Look-up
Searching for coordinates has been vastly improved. You can now find more towns, and find them faster than ever!

Dropbox Folder
If you prefer not to use Apple’s iCloud, you now have the option of setting your Dropbox folder to be MacFamilyTree’s data storage location and sync option.

All updates to Version 7 (like 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and so on) will be free of charge for all customers who updated to Version 7.0.
5 years of MobileFamilyTree

MobileFamilyTree (shown directly above) has been one of the first apps for iPhone and iPod touch. Apples iTunes App Store launched in June 2008 and we started working instantly on a mobile companion for MacFamilyTree. Five years later, MobileFamilyTree is a powerful standalone product, assembling the whole feature set of MacFamilyTree for Mac.

MobileFamilyTree 7 is the first fully-fledged mobile genealogy app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It comes with all the features you'd expect from a modern genealogy application, provides you with everything you need for genealogical research and works like a charm – without a Mac or PC!

Exchange GEDCOM files, send your family tree by e-mail or synchronize your data with other iOS devices or Macs using iCloud. MobileFamilyTree 7 is based on the same architecture as MacFamilyTree 7 and offers all charts and reports available in MacFamilyTree, making it the only mobile app of its kind and therefore unrivaled!

Charts & Reports

MobileFamilyTree 7 offers a large range of widely configurable charts and reports that are perfectly suitable for printing. Intuitive navigation allows for easy switching between reports and charts - you can even select a chart, pick a person and have direct access to all editing options for that person right in the chart!


Using MobileFamilyTree 7 doesn't require a PC or a Mac with MacFamilyTree installed. MobileFamilyTree is a fully independent product that allows for data exchange with all major genealogy apps using GEDCOM files. You can generate GEDCOM files on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and share them with your family members (sharing requires a Mac or PC with iTunes installed). If you use a Mac with MacFamilyTree, you can synchronize your data with your Mac and other iOS devices by using the optional iCloud-Sync feature. If activated, it works automatically, no configuration necessary!