MacFamilyTree

MacFamilyTree 7.1

Discover your family tree with this slick app

Creating your family tree offers an interesting insight into your past. MacFamilyTree makes it easy to enter and visualize your family history within a tailored OS X style interface. View full description

PROS

  • Slick OS X interface
  • Easy to build family trees
  • Search for family online feature
  • Publish family trees online

CONS

  • Hasn't got the search or interaction possibilities of similar online services
  • May struggle with large files

Good
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Creating your family tree offers an interesting insight into your past. MacFamilyTree makes it easy to enter and visualize your family history within a tailored OS X style interface.

Slick 3D presentation

MacFamilyTree does much more than just be used to create family reports and create contact information via ID cards for your family. The impressive 3D effects it adds to family trees makes navigating it really slick. Most recently, MacFamilyTree has been updated to allow users to search online for your family history, a service which currently is free to use. You can also publish your family trees and history to the web with iCloud

Lacks a wider network search feature

The main drawback of MacFamilyTree however is the fact that it doesn't have the search power and social interaction aspect that something like say Genes Reunited has. This means discovering your wider family tree isn't really possible. Some users have also reported that it's also prone to lags and crashes when family information files grow quite big according, meaning that you might have problems managing large family trees.

Brings your family tree to life

Overall however, MacFamilyTree makes discovering your family tree a slick and easy experience.

Changes

  • Completely new Web Site Export
  • Configureable Themes
  • Live preview
  • Direct FTP upload (secure connections supported)
  • Includes Videos, PDFs and Audio Media
  • Improved user interface
  • Free upload to our web service MacFamilyTree.com
  • View the complete release notes

MacFamilyTree is our highly popular genealogy application, and in version 5 sports a stunning, configurable user interface, animated charts, editable reports and powerful print and export options. Visualize migration of your ancestors over centuries and continents: built-in support for Google Earth to research geolocations is also part of our new multi-pane GUI.

Based on more than a decade of experience, MacFamilyTree 5 may be regarded as the most advanced genealogy application for the Mac and is fully compatible with GEDCOM for reliable exchange of genealogy information across OS boundaries. MacFamilyTree offers easy web page creation and is smoothly integrated into Apple's .Mac and our own exclusive Internet service on MacFamilyTree.com.

MacFamilyTree 5 has been completely redesigned and rewritten to leverage Apple's powerful programming and database technology Core Data to host a practically unlimited number of family members over time and space.

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— User reviews — about MacFamilyTree

  • David Wicks

    by David Wicks

    "More sophistication would be welcome."

    In early records most family names are recorded with several spellings. This is possible with MacFamily tree but not rea... More.

    reviewed on December 3, 2013

  • David Wicks

    by David Wicks

    "Frustratingly clunky!"

    I have tried using this software but find it does not behave very logically and can be very frustrating to get to work. ... More.

    reviewed on December 3, 2013

  • "Stay Away"

    I'd be very careful about choosing this software. The interface is clunky at best, often requiring digging 5+ levels de... More.

    reviewed on June 21, 2011