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Family Tree is the new genealogy app in the App Store offering great value for your money.

Family Tree represents a brand new approach to the app interface used to build genealogical trees. No more complicated, never-to-be-quite-filled forms and cards hogging up the screen. No more complex or convoluted transitions between family tree views. Family Tree has a smart, simple and user-friendly interface aided by an attractive modern design and a reasonable price.

Grow your family tree!

What's New

Version 1.2.1:
  • Bug fixes.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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lemon-kun Member IconReview+256
lemon-kun
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I am no professional genealogist, the only use I have for an app like this is to make a family tree of my own family – just for fun. Therefore, apps like MacFamilyTree or Reunion seemed to much of an investment, because I would most probably never need all those features.

So I bought Family Tree in April 2013 – there was no demo, but it was just cheap enough to give it a try, and well, it was a surprisingly positive experience when I opened the app for the first time. Some things not entirely "mac-style", and well, some improvements possible in regards of UI and speed, but I guessed that would happen over time. It is a very straight forward app, quite easy to use, simple, exactly what I needed. Of course, the tree view – in which everybody in the family is always displayed – got terribly cluttered the more people I added. Lines and names collided, it was cumbersome to rearrange family members; but I was OK with it – considering the price, I would have recommended the app, even I didn't use it all to often, probably because of the shortcomings of the UI and the performance.

However, for over six months there were no updates, and under Mavericks, the app doesn't really work as it should. UI elements get missing, gestures suddenly stop working, glitches in the displayed content (lines all over the place, names missing, boxes incomplete, etc.), "undo" often not working, when trying to close the app the file always pops up again (so you have to force quit the app), immediate very slow performance.

Shame on me, I haven't contacted the developer about the bugs – instead I just bought MacFamilyTree, which is 50% off until July 13th 2014. I discovered that I really like the extended functionality of MFT, so it would be even worth the 50$. And well, it's just fun to play with an app that actually works.

However, shame on the developer of Family Tree selling an app that has so many bugs at this point WITHOUT PROVIDING A DEMO VERSION.

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Version 1.2.1
Steinarh Member IconReview+22
Steinarh
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Yo a certain degree I agree with an earlier statement here. that this is an "app for cosmic design fan". I would like to add that this is an app for absolute beginners. It¨s ok for entering data, but forget about doing any sophisticated editing that you find in any other apps with self-respect in the field of genealogy. It crashes all the time and it doesn´t import Gedcom as romised. Add a few bucks and by MacFamilyTree. It has a beautiful design, is intuitive and has every option you need in your struggle entering, editing, presenting and printing your data.

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Version 1.2.1
Zz-Type Member IconReview+0
Zz-Type
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I bought this today off the Mac App Store. Six times have I launched this software, then tried to import the GEDCOM file of my family tree. And six times, I get the Spinning Lollipop of Death. It completely freezes my machine, stopping ALL processes. The last time, No. 6, I let it sit for SIX HOURS, thinking it needed time to import the GEDCOM with 1,700 names. Nope. Returned to a computer completely frozen, stuck on the screen saver initialization screen. I sent email to the company support department. 8 hours later no reply.

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Version 1.2.0
MaksymMorokko2427 Member IconReview+3
MaksymMorokko2427
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App for cosmic design fan, for those who like the spicy unconventional design

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Version 1.0.0
Simon the Cat Member IconReview+2
Simon the Cat
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Does everything I need. Love the price :-)

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Version 1.0.0
Surfspirit Member IconComment+442
Surfspirit
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64 bits only, 10.7 or later only, oh well what a good start...!

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Version 1.0.0
Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+304
Lord-Lightning
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The developers say that "Later, we will add an optimized set of all must-have features expected to be seen in a genealogy app."

So, in other words this iteration is not optimized nor does it incorporate must-have features expected to be seen in a genealogy app.

Why would I buy it then?

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Version 1.0.0
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Simon the Cat
Version 1.1.0
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Simon the Cat
Version 1.0.0
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Downloads 688
Version Downloads 210
Type
License Commercial
Date 06 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $9.99