MacFamilyTree for Mac

MacFamilyTree for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 78 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    24,948
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (Save disabled); $49.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    283.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"Simply the best for the Mac"

July 27, 2009  |  By stevedubya

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 5.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I tried the other genealogy programs for the Mac and they all fall short except for Mac Family Tree. MFT has the best visual presentation and features by far. Updates are frequent and they address software issues and add new features very quickly. The best $49 I've spent in a long time!

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT PROGRAM"

April 24, 2013  |  By usrid42

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.3.8

Pros

Attractive interface
Import/ export capabilities
Synchronisation with mobile devices
Publishing to http://www.macfamilytree.com/
Regular free updates

Cons

Can be little hard to get used to

Summary

I've been using Synium MacFamilyTree since version 6.1 in 2011 (now 6.3.8) and have never had a problem. I am a bit of a beginner and found it a little hard at the start but didn't have any problem importing a GEDCOM of a family tree I had been working on in a Windows applications.

Of particular use to me has been the version I have on my iPad which I can do work on and then come back and synchronise with what's on my iMac. It works seamlessly.

I see that others have had problems but I hav not had any of these experiences.

Upgrades have been regular and useful.

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1 stars

"DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE"

December 19, 2011  |  By irisheyesjennifer

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.2.1

Pros

It worked until they issued an update.

Cons

Abysmal customer support.

Summary

On Wednesday 14 December 2011, I updated my MacFamilyTree software with 6.2 as recommended in software updates on my Mac (running OSX Lion). Prior to updating I was not having any trouble with MacFamilyTree; I did not ask for the update; I did not require the update. After I updated, the program crashed. I contacted the company, Synium, and sent my crash log; they did nothing.

On Friday 16 December 2011, I updated with the 6.2.1 update which they issued in order to fix the crash; it did nothing. Again I sent them the crash report.

This morning, Monday 19 December 2011, I received an email from them. They actually had the nerve to send me an update this morning called 6.2.2 which is nothing more than a new version of MacFamilyTree. They have done ABSOLUTELY nothing to help me restore the huge database I lost because of their update.

DO NOT BUY THIS SOFTWARE. The support people clearly have no clue about what they are doing. So now I have software on my computer that is completely unusable (by the way I paid full price for it through their website). I have lost my entire family tree on my Mac, although I do have backups on my iPad and iPhone; however the backups no longer interface with the software.

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1 stars

"Stay away from this product"

June 21, 2011  |  By jgoddarad

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.1b15

Pros

It hasn't formatted my hard drive...yet

Cons

Buggy
Horrific customer service
Setting a simple property requires digging many levels deep, it would take forever for a person to enter the most basic information with this app.

Summary

I'd be very careful about choosing this software. The interface is clunky at best, often requiring digging 5+ levels deep just to inter a simple piece of information. There are tons of bugs and customer service is practicably nonexistent. When they do respond they lie through their teeth.

I'd highly recommend looking at the other programs in this category and steering clear of anything made by Synium.

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2 stars

"Reunion is better"

May 08, 2011  |  By scoville--2008

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.1b8

Pros

Still looking.

Cons

No reason to switch from Reunion

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4 stars

"Great for Macs"

April 16, 2011  |  By orwoff

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.1b2

Pros

Generally easy to use. Visually pleasing interface.

Cons

Not simple to send to non-Mac users in an editable form.
GEDCOM input not intuitive and questionable when overlaying different branches of same family.

Summary

Suits my needs. Would like to see ability to send/receive editable reports to/from other family members. Something akin to editable PDF would be great, especially at the person report level. This would resolve cross-platform problems.

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4 stars

"Nice program, reporting is not flexible"

November 13, 2010  |  By Pichounette

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.0.9

Pros

Very nice visually, easy to use. Can support large number of entry.

Cons

Cannot transfer data into Excel sheet for exemple, that would help to sort family that have missing info. Cannot chose what to see in report, not flexible enough.

Summary

Familytree must work on reporting.

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3 stars

"Good but navigation is tough. Hard to share info."

November 13, 2010  |  By Greek Pastry

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.0.9

Pros

Easy entry. Captures most relevant data.

Cons

Can't send a neat picture of a tree to other family members. There should be a family tree "reader" so that others can at least view the reports and trees. I have resorted to building tree diagrams in excel or word to share information.

Summary

Best you can get for the Mac.

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3 stars

"Good basic genealogy program."

October 23, 2010  |  By JerryWilcox

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.0.7

Pros

Good choice of viewing options.

Cons

Somewhat complex

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5 stars

"Intuitive enough for beginner, complete enough for pros"

October 21, 2010  |  By mlivingstone

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.0.7

Pros

The dev team constantly find new ways to use the existing data, as well as finding new ways to add to its value with timely innovative upgrades. One of those products you can really enjoy using.

Cons

None that immediately come to mind.

Summary

Fun product to use regardless of how deep you are into genealogy.

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3 stars

"simple software lacking in printing features."

October 12, 2010  |  By Greek Pastry

 |  Version: MacFamilyTree 6.0.6

Pros

Easy to input data. Easy to see different graphics

Cons

cannot customize graphic output. A real minus

Summary

Easy to use. Easy to view screen charts. Impossible to cutomize charts for printing.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6
  • New Virtual Tree
  • Drastic performance enhancements by using multiple processors/cores when available
  • Much improved 3d alignment, especially in complex scenarios
  • Can only show partial subtrees within a database
  • Displays pictures of persons directly in the 3d tree when available
  • New palette to directly jump to near ancestors or descendants
  • Improved Media Management
  • One picture, audio, web page or video can now be assigned to multiple persons, families, events or sources
  • Persons or families can be tagged on group fotos for easy identification
  • Pictures can be edited from within MacFamilyTree (cropping, hue control, saturation and noise reduction)
  • Images with embedded DPI information are now handled correctly and are displayed in full resolution
  • Media can now be bookmarked as it has already been possible for Persons or Families
  • Improved playback of Video and Audio media entries
  • Virtual Globe
  • Improved rendering performance on slower Macs
  • More detailed map
  • Other Improvements
  • Text-based Descendant and Ancestor Reports are now available in the Person Report
  • Full screen mode for the Virtual Tree and the Virtual Globe
  • All dialogs or sheets have been improved to a consistent and user friendly look
  • Further performance enhancements throughout the whole application as well as a reduced memory footprint
General
Publisher Synium Software
Publisher web site http://www.synium.de
Release Date July 09, 2009
Date Added July 09, 2009
Version 5.6
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Hobby Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 283.39MB
File Name MacFamilyTree 7.5.2 Demo.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,948
Downloads Last Week 7
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License Model Free to try
Limitations Save disabled
Price $49

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