COMPANY: Synium Software | URL: (See App Store links below) | TYPE: Database | PLATFORM: Mac/iOS | PRICE: $59.99/$14.99
|For over a decade, MacFamilyTree has been a highly popular, easy-to-use genealogy application for Mac users.
Your family tree
Easily enter and then visualize your family history. Be it creating reports, diagrams or browsing your data in the innovative 3D view called Virtual Tree - MacFamilyTree offers a solution for every task. Get an overview of where you hail from and maybe enthuse your relatives about exploring your family's past at your upcoming family reunion.
MacFamilyTree turns dates, names and facts into informative and impressive reports and diagrams. Explore your close and not-so-close relatives and easily spot persons whose history you might want to dig deeper into. Of course, standard Ancestor Charts, Fan Charts, Descendant Charts, Statistics, Person Reports, Family Reports and several other visualizations can be created and printed with ease.
Collect data and enter it in MacFamilyTree on your Mac or MobileFamilyTree on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Genealogy work has never been more convenient and rewarding.
MacFamilyTree's intuitive user interface makes the otherwise time-consuming work of entering all information about family members comfortable and purposeful. Whenever you encounter new information, adding it to your data is a breeze.
Built for Mac OS X
MacFamilyTree is not just another cross-platform application written for MS Windows and ported over to Mac OS X. Being developed exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, MacFamilyTree profits from the latest and greatest in Apple's Core Technologies.
Many convenience features in MacFamilyTree make heavy use of CoreAnimation to point out important information, create shortcuts for you and just make you feel right at home as a Mac user. The CoreData database technology performs well even when browsing family trees of tens of thousands of entries. And on the more recent Macs, MacFamilyTree even runs in 64 Bit, squeezing out that last bit of processing power so you don't have to wait for your Mac to catch up with your own working speed.
Supported languages & system requirements
MacFamilyTree has been translated into a total of 15 languages. This means that the entire user interface, including all buttons, labels and menu entries, automatically adapts to the language settings in your Mac's System Preferences.
What's new in version 6:
Visually create your family tree
With MacFamilyTree 6, Synium Software rethought the way you enter your family data. The new Family Tree Editor, a much enhanced version of the former Family Assistant, gives you both the structure, as well as the details. You'll see who is related to whom without searching lengthy lists, while editing a person's information is just a click away.
New user interface
MacFamilyTree's user interface received a major overhaul for version 6. Choose from four distinct categories when working with MacFamilyTree - Edit, Views, Reports, Export.
The greatly enhanced navigation bar above the main window allows you to move forward and backward through the last windows you opened or conveniently jump back from a Person Editor to the Person Overview List with a single click. The modern interface safely guides you through all required steps so you can keep a record of your family’s history and explore your own past.
MacFamilyTree 6’s charts scale up to a virtually unlimited number of persons and can be exported or printed, of course. All charts in MacFamilyTree can be aligned left to right, right to left, top to bottom or bottom up. Use charts the way you like.
Completely new: the Hourglass Chart which combines the Ancestor Chart and the Descendant Chart, as well as the Relationship Chart, which shows all the related persons who link person A to person B.
New and improved reports
Compared to the reports introduced with version 5, MacFamilyTree 6 has a lot more to offer. Use the Narrative Report, for example, as a starting point for your own written family chronicle. Another addition to the reports will compile marriage lists and the existing reports about birthdays, distinctive persons, places as well as the Family Group Report have been greatly enhanced.
New "FamilySearch.org" integration
Research your family members online by accessing one of the largest databases in the world. With several million entries, FamilySearch.org is one of the leading resources for genealogists. If you want to collaborate with other genealogists or family members, simply choose data to upload to FamilySearch.org so anybody who researches the same person can make the connections which turned up during your research.
New places management
In MacFamilyTree 6, places are handled in a completely new and more approachable way. Every place name you enter for an event is memorized and offered by the auto-completion feature the next time you start to type that name again. The Places Editor allows you to merge duplicate entries, see all events that took place there, take a shortcut to edit any event and the geo-coordinates you determine are overlaid on a 2D-world map.
New media features
Quickly browse your collection of files in the CoverFlow view or have your Mac display a fullscreen slide show. And the new Narrative Report can even be included in that slideshow. See the photograph of Great-Great-Great-Great-Aunt Penny in her 19th century dress entering the ferry while MacFamilyTree overlays her biographical data.
Once you get started, you'll always face a large number of tasks waiting to be performed and who doesn't forget something every now and then? Let MacFamilyTree help you keep track of your tasks with the To-Do-List feature. Prioritize and categorize anything that comes to mind and make sure you get to the most urgent matters first but don't forget about the small details along the way.
MacFamilyTree doesn’t restrict online research to FamilySearch.org and the integrated FamilySearch feature. Other services like Ancestry.com, EllisIsland, FindAGrave, FootNote, WorldVitalRecords or Google Search can be accessed from within MacFamilyTree with the new Web Research tool.
Greatly improved performance
Name any feature in MacFamilyTree Synium improved its performance tremendously. Especially when dealing with very large family trees, you'll notice charts and diagrams are created instantaneously. Some areas that they paid extra attention to are the media file handling, the Virtual Tree and the data import/export process.
GEDCOM importer and exporter greatly improved
The GEDCOM format is the one standard format which allows exchanging genealogy data between different genealogy applications. MacFamilyTree 6 greatly improves the GEDCOM import and export.
How to update to Version 6
If you purchased any previous version of MacFamilyTree (versions 1 through 5), upgrade to the latest version for only $25. All version 6 updates (like 6.1 or 6.2) will be free for all version 6 customers.
If you purchased MacFamilyTree on April 20, 2010 or later, the update to version 6 is free. Your serial number is already valid for the new version and will unlock it after installation without additional cost.
|MobileFamilyTree Pro (shown directly above) is the first full featured genealogy software for mobile devices. It is no longer just a companion app for MacFamilyTree. MobileFamilyTree Pro is the first full featured genealogy software for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It comes with all the features you expect in a modern desktop genealogy software - on a mobile device! MobileFamilyTree Pro was rewritten from the ground up and is based on the same architecture as MacFamilyTree. This means that you can now use a full featured genealogy software while away from home, including all charts and reports found in MacFamilyTree. You do not even need a PC or Mac for your research at all, MobileFamilyTree Pro works without any desktop computer.
Easy to use
The main goal during the development of MobileFamilyTree Pro was an easy to use user interface which enables you to enter your data quickly and efficiently. The whole user interface has been created with mobile usage in mind while leveraging the full feature set of each iOS device. You will get used to the unique user interface of MobileFamilyTree Pro within minutes. The graphical edit mode you are used to from MacFamilyTree has been implemented in MobileFamilyTree Pro as well as a chart based way of entering your family history.
Charts & reports
MobileFamilyTree Pro brings a plethora of charts and reports that are directly viewable and printable on your iOS device. You can completely configure all charts and reports according to your needs. Creating a chart is very simple: Select the type of chart from the functions list and you will immediately see a chart of the start person in your tree. By touching a person´s box in the chart you can either edit the person or create a different chart or report.
You don´t even need a Mac or MacFamilyTree to use MobileFamilyTree Pro. MobileFamilyTree Pro is a complete stand-alone genealogy solution that works together with all genealogy software that support GEDCOM files ... If you use MacFamilyTree on your Mac, you can wirelessly sync your data between your Mac and your iDevice.
Supported languages & system requirements
MobileFamilyTree Pro requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS Version 4.2 or later. MobileFamilyTree Pro is a Universal App that runs at native speed and display resolution on all devices. It has specifically adapted to the large screen size of the iPad and fully supports the Retina Display of newer iPhone and iPod touch decices.