Reunion 10 for Mac

Reunion 10 for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 32 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    7,850
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (Only 50 people can be entered in a family file.Import/Export is disabled.Charts and slideshows can't be saved.Printed output will be watermarked.); $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    51.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    30
  • Platform:
    Mac
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5 stars

"well-thought-out"

January 18, 2010  |  By rjreiser1

 |  Version: Reunion 9.0b

Pros

the best for Mac users

Cons

nada - had no problems- just gets better

Summary

Easy, fun, thorough

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4 stars

"By far the best for the Mac"

October 08, 2009  |  By Dog Whisperer

 |  Version: Reunion 9.0a

Pros

The interface and display are both extremely intuitive. Reports are easy to generate and modify. Adding photos is also very easy. I haven't tried other AV media. I have never had to contact technical support. Allows adding pets, non-relatives.

Cons

I only wish it had a Windows version, because Reunion spoiled me for any of the Windows-based genealogy apps, which I find much less intuitive to use.

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5 stars

"A vessel for the ages"

August 25, 2009  |  By Ido Baji

 |  Version: Reunion 9.09

Pros

Fourteen years I've been a Reunion user. Nothing else comes close. I have 240,000 relatives entered. I've got pictures, the text of entire books, voice recordings. Staggeringly stable!

Cons

Gee, it's not ported from windows. It's Gedcom files will preserve your information for the ages. It's really cheap for what you get. It' simple and intuitive. Can't think of much else WRONG with it.

Summary

One time I somehow fouled the file. They fixed it promptly; told me who was involved (their names and file numbers), so that I could restore the information--they did this cheerfully, quickly and with great regard to the irreplacible nature of my scholarship. I just love these folks. And the author plays a stunning guitar too.

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3 stars

"Good but with limitations"

August 18, 2009  |  By AlisoninVancouver

 |  Version: Reunion 9.09

Pros

Easy entry, generally very easy to use as one would expect.

Cons

Distinction between facts and events annoying (eg can't have a fact such as occupation with a date)
Can't have more than one name per person
No custom reports
GEDCOMs do not export/import very well with other programs
Some trees confusing.

Summary

Having used (and at times cursed) Family Tree Maker, I bought this for my MAC having heard how good it was. I expected to be able to transfer my files (in GEDCOM format) back and forth with ease. However, partly because Reunion distinguishes between an 'event' (which has a date) and a 'fact' (which does not), the import/export is only about 70% successful which is not good enough. So I am largely using Reunion just to keep a copy of a file on my lap top to take with me for reference.

Input is easy and straightforward. However, there is often more than one spelling or version of older names and Reunion doesn't allow for this. Their support people suggested creating using the 'alias/aka' fact, but this isn't very satisfactory as it may not be an aka.

It is not easy to get a quick overview of specific information. eg. you might want to do a quick look at all the people with a certain surname to see where and when they were born. No can do.

The trees and reports are easy to use but it's annoying that it always tries to save them. Most often, all you want to do is a quick look. It's choice of charts is also limited.

Features like tree tops are good and it is easy to change the layout of what is displayed.

The index has some excellent features such as the ability to search on married names, update in the index. However,I've yet to find out whether it is possible to list death date in the index, which would be useful.

Overall, it is a good product which would be a lot better if the authors had looked at the best features in a few other programs and incorporated them and also made the GEDCOM function more standard to facilitate interworking and increase their market by making easier for potential customers to move to Reunion. Moving existing files is always a major impediment to change.

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5 stars

"Quick Response to Enhance/Fix Major Upgrade to..."

June 16, 2007  |  By dgkanter

 |  Version: Reunion 9.05

Summary

...Great Program
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Same Title, and same reasons, I gave for my feedback on 9.03 are valid for 9.05 (and while not submitted, were also for 9.04. As you'll see from the list of changes, some are to squash bugs, but others are in response to specific requests by users.

The primary reason for this Feedback is that the VersionTracker statistics fail to recognize that a single Feedback has provided a rating and continues to report the software as "This Version: Not Rated". I'm hoping that by providing a second rating this version of Reunion will now include imacmike's rating.

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5 stars

"Quick Response to Enhance/Fix Major Upgrade to..."

March 30, 2007  |  By dgkanter

 |  Version: Reunion 9.03

Summary

...Great Program
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Same Title, and same reasons, I gave for my feedback on 9.02 are valid for 9.03. As you'll see from the list of changes, some are to squash bugs, but others are in response to specific requests by users.

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5 stars

"Quick Response to Enhance/Fix Major Upgrade to..."

March 16, 2007  |  By dgkanter

 |  Version: Reunion 9.02

Summary

...Great Program
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Easy to use, but powerful, genealogy program continues to improve. What Gib Henry noted with regard to v9.01 can be said, too, for v9.02. Another free maintenance release for owners of v9 has promptly brought both enhancements and squashing of bugs. Developer really listens to its users' comments and then does something in direct response--and quickly.

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4 stars

"v9 More Elegant"

March 16, 2007  |  By Gib Henry

 |  Version: Reunion 9.01

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I found Reunion 8 to be an excellent program--easy to use yet powerful and sophisticated under the hood and very long on features--but v9 surpasses it in elegance and resolves the few minor quirks and non-standard behaviors that bothered me somewhat in in v8. The responses to squash the bugs that are inevitable in a major rewrite like this were rapid and effective, and support response was quick and substantive, showing a true dedication to the quality of the software. V9 appears to inherit the rock-solid stability of its predecessor.

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5 stars

"Fantastic Enhancements to an Already Superb Program"

March 06, 2007  |  By dgkanter

 |  Version: Reunion 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
What was already a fantastic, easy-to-use-but-full-featured program--for novice to expert user, has been enhanced with all sorts of great new or improved features. (For the full list, go to <http://www.leisterpro.com/doc/version9/newfeatures/newfeatures.php>.)

I have to respectfully disagree with noahchumleigh's review. In my opinion, MacFamily Tree isn't even in the same league as Reunion for ease and features. Nor do I find you need to miss out on all the features and output products (reports & charts) that Reunion offers by using a GEDCOM-based product as suggested by rayjay. Even as a "serious genealogist", Reunion is more than up to the task--and you can still do GEDCOM exports and imports to interact with fellow genealogists who aren't fortunate enough to be using Reunion.

Disclaimer: I have no commercial connection with Leister Productions, the developer of Reunion. I'm just a long-time Reunion user who found from day 1 that Reunion was a cinch to learn, actually fun to use, provided very efficient data entry and manipulation, and easily let me produce fabulous reports and charts with which to share my genealogy endeavors with others in my extended family. (That may sound like a paid commercial, but it isn't. In my opinion, Reunion just deserves the praise.)

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1 stars

"Not as good as Macfamily Tree"

March 03, 2007  |  By noahchumleigh

 |  Version: Reunion 9.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Not anywhere as good as Macfamily Tree. Unwieldy and difficult to understand how to use.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.6
  • Sources list - fixed a problem when using the ? character to find populated fields.
  • Date feasibility - fixed a problem where date feasibility checking was not working when a new parent was added.
  • Reports - fixed a problem when creating reports with notes containing double-chevron characters.
  • Reports - fixed a text styling bug in RTF reports.
  • Register and Ahnentafel reports - fixed a capitalization problem when a date modifier began a sentence.
  • Register report - fixed a problem reporting birth and death, when birth and death dates for children were set to "Narrative" and a child was marked as "private."
  • Register report - fixed a center alignment problem with web output.
  • Register report - fixed an issue where children could have duplicated birth and death information.
  • Register report - put a period after a child's name if it is to be followed by narrative information.
  • Person sheets and family group sheets - notes will be reported in the correct order when the button "Field order is set in Edit Person" is checked.
  • Fixed a problem with the Save a Backup Copy function, where contents of the free-form text field (in source records) marked as "Exclude from Endnotes" was being omitted from the backup copy.
  • Find citation detail - the first radio button will be disabled if no source is selected.
  • Find citation detail - clarified the wording of the 'not found' messages.
  • Find Relationship Between Two People - fixed a rare problem where an incorrect chart would be created for direct line relationships.
  • Find - fixed a problem where searching for more than 1 LDS status would yield incorrect results.
  • Chart boxes - fixed a problem with applying text styles to chart boxes.
  • GEDCOM import - notes can't optionally be excluded from the import.
  • GEDCOM Import - an empty ADDR tag will no longer cause a freeze or crash.
  • Chart titles - fixed a text positioning problem for some chart titles using text sizes over 110.
  • Edit Family -> Marriage - fixed a problem where marriage and divorce events would become invisible in some cases.
  • Multimedia Usage Report - missing items in the list are now updated when they are displayed and found in the sidebar.
  • Media window - fixed a crash when opening the Media window for a person.
  • Obituary Report - LDS Temple codes will be expanded to their full name.
  • Media - added a warning message when attempting to link more than 400 media items to one person or couple.
  • Media - fixed a crash when repairing media locations for files with a huge number of media links.
  • Media - videos too large to display in the media window will no longer be clipped; instead, the display of the video will be scaled down to fit in the window.
  • Quickbar - fixed a problem where some changes to the Quickbar's state wouldn't appear the next time a family file was opened.
  • Results lists - fixed a problem where column settings in the List window would be lost when the result list was displayed in the sidebar.
  • Calendar - corrected a sorting problem when listing items for "All Months."
  • Finding source field usage - now works properly when attempting to delete a source field.
  • List window - fixed some issues with the tabbing order in the list window.
  • Page up and page down keys will now work in the person notes fields regardless of what is in the sidebar.
  • Fixed a problem with the tab order in the Edit Person panel.
  • Fixed a problem that occasionally caused a "Rebuild Last Name List" message to appear when closing the Edit Person panel.
  • Fixed a problem with "UNNAMED" incorrectly appearing for parents in the family view.
  • Fixed a problem where multiple "Close All" menu items would appear in the File menu.
  • Fixed a problem where clicking on a person's note in the family view would occasionally open the wrong note.
  • Fixed a crash that would sometimes occur when closing the Edit Person or Edit Family panels.
  • Fixed a crash when closing multiple family files while sources were showing in the sidebar.
  • Preferences - changes to the option "Update lists as you type in search fields" will happen immediately.
  • Web reports - fixed a problem where a URL inside of another URL would generate incomplete links for the report.
  • Users with family files having a huge number of people (or huge person ID numbers) will no longer have long delays opening their family file on Reunion for iPhone 2.0 and newer.
  • A few minor changes to resources for localization.
General
Publisher Leister Productions
Publisher web site http://www.LeisterPro.com/
Release Date April 29, 2013
Date Added April 29, 2013
Version 10.0.6
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Genealogy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 51.71MB
File Name Reunion-10-0-6.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,850
Downloads Last Week 30
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Only 50 people can be entered in a family file.Import/Export is disabled.Charts and slideshows can't be saved.Printed output will be watermarked.
Price $99

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