19
Thank you for your review
http://www.macupdate.com/download/8018/macfamilytree.dmg
$49.99
Email me when discounted: 

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: it's modern, interactive, incredibly fast, and easy to use. We're convinced that generations of chroniclers would have loved to trade in their genealogy tools for MacFamilyTree. It helps you collect and record facts and data about your family history and turns them into informative reports and charts.

MacFamilyTree comes with countless features to record and visualize your family history - use them to create reports, charts, or nifty 3D views within our Virtual Tree feature. It offers the right solution for all your genealogy needs.

Synchronize your data via more...

What's New

Version 7.2.3:
  • Preparation for FamilySearch Private Spaces

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.5 or later

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

MacFamilyTree User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!

Most Helpful Reviews...

MacUpdate most helpful reviews user icon

I just love the new Mapping and iCloud Features!
Synium did a great Job redefining genealogy on the Mac.

4 people found this review helpful
Version 7.0.1
MacUpdate most helpful reviews user icon
from Whitebuck

Looks like Snow Leopard will be my last Apple OS X and MacFamily Tree 6 will be my last Synium Software. Their ill conceived logic or lack of and their insistence on the App store, destroy and stifle free and open enterprise! CHOICE!
They have more...

9 people found this review helpful
Version 7.0
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Billybob152 Member IconReview+57
Billybob152
+1

I have had absolutely no problems with MFT. MAS vs reg download is not a review of the software itself. Frankly, either way is good for me.

Please stick to how well it works or does not work.

Reply0 replies
Version 7.1.6
W_g Member IconReview+24
W_g
+2

this application is really becoming a pain. Everything has to be update via the App Store. Give me a break. Wish I had never bought it. Works well who needs this?

Reply6 replies
Version 7.1.2
Synium
+2

Sorry to hear that.

Isn't updating through the App Store easier than custom auto updater? In Mavericks, updates are automatically downloaded without any action required.

We're updating MacFamilyTree regularly to fix issues as quickly as possible.

Josh C.
+0

If your not having any problems with your current copy and no new features where added in this update, why update, why complain, why not just make this a comment instead.?

W_g
+2

The problem is that if you have more than one Apple account, you are constantly switching between stores. The complaint is that these guys use the App Store so I have to go there to update and I have to go the same store from which I purchased it. That is a pain. It was much simpler when updates were done within the application. You see MacUpdate can't update the software. It is a real fiddle so I try not to buy from the app store. If you look at other developers who use both the App Store and updates within their application, you will find notes to the fact that App Store apps are usually behind with bug fixes etc. So getting back to my review, this software is very low in my opinion because of updates. You have taken this as a complaint. I am just pointing out a fact of life.

Monkeyjunkey
+2

Synium: also you might be interested to know that some users do not want to use the AppStore. Neither do they want Apple to have a 30% cut from each of their purchases, but rather see the devs of the software receive the full amount. Nor are they happy about the MAS restrictions and the curated style of the MAS.

Synium
+0

@Monkeyjunkey
We're well aware of this and it has been a long debate internally at synium. But we could not have used iCloud or the new Maps in a non-MAS version and it could have let to much user confusion when we offered two version, one that is stripped down and one full version for the MAS.

Additionally, at the end of the lifecylcle of version 6, very very few customers opted to purchase the non-MAS version.

Feh-App-Store
+2

@Synium
Also (like myself), I'm sure at the start of the 7 MAS-only lifecycle, many users opted to not upgrade and look for alternatives. One of the main decisions contributing to buying the 6 version was it was non-MAS. =/

Dana Sutton Member IconComment+667
Dana Sutton
+0

I have a question about the possible use of this software for a very special purpose, but when I visit the developer's website I can't find any "contact the developer" option. I really hate it when such a website lacks that option -- developers can NEVER anticipate all the questions that may arise, and just fobbing users of with a set of FAQ's is a terrible substitute.

Reply1 reply
Version 7.1.2
Synium
+1

Hi! Here is the contact page: http://www.syniumsoftware.com/support/contact.html

You can send a mail or ask us on twitter if you like.

Imarc845 Member IconComment+41
Imarc845
+2

I have a question for Synium Software. Immediately after I post this comment, I will submit the same message through their web-based "Contact Us" form on their website. We shall see which gets answered and if the replies are similar.
-----------------------------------------------
I understand that Synium is ONLY distributing MacFamilyTree (MFT) through the Mac App Store (MAS) from now on. The MAS provides free updates for all software purchased there. Does this mean that ALL updates to MFT will be at no further cost? Synium states that updates such as 7.1, 7.2, etc will be at no charge. But what about version 8.0? Will that be introduced on the MAS as a whole new application such as "MFT Pro" and require a whole new purchase AGAIN?? And what about version 9.0? Will that be called something like "MFT Platinum" and require yet another full purchase?

Apparently, there was a period during which MFT 7 was offered at a discount. It is not Synium's fault I missed that window. I am willing to re-purchase MFT at full price IF I will not need to purchase it again and again to obtain the inevitable version updates. I would appreciate a prompt reply.

For your information: I am posting this same message to Macupdate.com. Please note that your reply to this question will be posted to Macupdate.com, as will any lack of a reply within a reasonable timeframe.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Reply3 replies
Version 7.0.12
Imarc845
+4

I have received a reply email from Synium. It says:
-----------------------------
Hi Marc,

we will offer a new, paid version roughly every three years. This means that you will get approx. three years of free updates (these are not only some bugfix releases, major new features will be added) like Version 7.1 (dues this fall) and 7.2 and so on.

Please compare our track record for free updates with other genealogy software vendors, I think we’re doing quite well on this topic :-) Just check what new features have been added to Version 5 or Version 6 for free for all users.

Hope this helps you!

Best,
Mendel

Dgeo
+1

@Mendel @Synium

So, does this mean that if I buy MacFamilyTree (let's say) 7.4 in 2016 for $49.99 I will have to pay $49.99 again a few months later when 8.0 is introduced?

Imarc845
+0

@Dgeo: Yes, that does appear to be the case. Though they MIGHT provide people who RECENTLY purchased the application a short while before a free upgrade. But it would be up to them how they define "recently".

Alexf Member IconComment+14
Alexf
+7

Love the app, hate the compromises it had to make to get on the App Store. Number one problem is this iCloud nonsense -- MFT used to have a wonderful, flawless local sync option so you could maintain two computers in sync at home. Your data never left the house. Now we have to sync it to iCloud and trust Apple with our personal info? I guess you can use Dropbox, but same problem.

Now that we know the government has access to all these cloud services, I don't know if I want to put anything up there. Please bring back local sync!

Reply0 replies
Version 7.0.7
Mareva Member IconReview+29
Mareva
+2

MFT not good, you must buy the upgrade only on store & only if u're on OS10.7. i'm on 1068 & don't want change for the moment. Very unpleasant, always "you have to, you have to"
So i can't benefit from this upgrade BAD
Reunion is not so boring

Reply0 replies
Version 7.0.6
Energizer Member IconReview+6
Energizer
+2

As a long time MFT user I moved to version 7 as I have always enjoyed MFT and appreciated the Synium support when running into trouble. To me this is one of the best pieces of software around.

I also bought Heredis, partly because of how duplicates are handled MFT 7: in V6 and didn't see the all info I needed to decide if a duplicate was there or not but learned to live and deal with it. In V7 this has become even more complicated: context of potential duplicates is limited and cannot be viewed in comparison. This kills my way of working on data.

That's where Heredis kicks in. Of course now I have to deal with the typical Gedcom troubles because MFT exports to Gedcom 5.5.1 and Heredis to Gedcom 5.5.

Still a 5 star app but no longer my one-in-all tool for my genealogy research.

Reply0 replies
Version 7.0.5
IanBlackbird3821 Member IconReview+4
IanBlackbird3821
+4

I just love the new Mapping and iCloud Features!
Synium did a great Job redefining genealogy on the Mac.

Reply1 reply
Version 7.0.1
Synium Software GmbH (Developer)
+2

Thanks! :)

Whitebuck Member IconReview+177
Whitebuck
+9

Looks like Snow Leopard will be my last Apple OS X and MacFamily Tree 6 will be my last Synium Software. Their ill conceived logic or lack of and their insistence on the App store, destroy and stifle free and open enterprise! CHOICE!
They have already stopped supporting my other "purchased" Synium Software, Chronories, because of their decision, for App Store distribution exclusivity. Below is their explanation on their web site for discontinuing Chronories and the reason why I choose to avoid the App Store Software whenever possibly.

"Why have we stopped selling Chronories?"

"Apple implemented some major modifications to the way applications are allowed to interact or access data from different applications. Unfortunately, Chronories is one of the applications that are severely affected by these decisions. While technologies like "Sandboxing" improve the general security of the whole system, several applications can no longer be maintained as before. Even updates to the existing app are nearly impossible because Sandboxing is required for any further update."

"This is we had to stop selling Chronories... although we really liked it a lot."

Reply1 reply
Version 7.0
Izdale
+4

By their same logic, they should have stopped selling CleanApp as well because that will never be accepted on the App Store with its current features. You're right about inconsistency and it does make me worry about supporting them when they stop supporting products with excuses that don't make sense.

Edknowles Member IconReview+7
Edknowles
+7

I own Version 6. Is version 7 worth another $30? I can't see it.

Reply1 reply
Version 7.0
Synium Software GmbH (Developer)
+0

You can download the free demo if you wish to decide for yourself. You can try out the demo while keeping your licensed version 6 as long as you like. Version 6 will continue to run.

If you want to update, please do it while we offer upgrade pricing for everyone. Afterwards, you won't be able to upgrade your copy at a discounted price.

user icon+0
Léonux
Version 7.1.3
user icon+0
angelolura
Version 7.1.3
user icon+0
rudirudisk6282
Version 7.1.1
user icon+0
Shadow-Runner
Version 7.1.1
user icon+1
dsimer
Version 7.0.9
user icon+0
micassaf1er
Version 7.0.7
user icon+0
Jockenorman
Version 7.0.7
user icon+0
Redrumer
Version 7.0.6
user icon+15
Bort1611
Version 7.0
user icon-1
Whuslik
Version 6.3.9
> 4 169

Ratings

Overall
(169)
Current Version (7.x)
(19)

Details

Downloads 261,579
Version Downloads 222
License Demo
Date 17 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $49.99