GEDitCOM II
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GEDitCOM II is a new genealogy application for MacOS X that sets the standard for Mac ease-of-use editing of genealogy files, for customization of the user experience, and for power features allowing the greatest access to your genealogical data. GEDitCOM II is a complete rewrite of the former GEDitCOM application.

GEDitCOM II is a rewritten version of GEDitCOM using Apple's Cocoa environment. It will greatly exceed user-interface features of GEDitCOM. It will retain the philosophy of GEDitCOM to be a customizable genealogy application for editing and viewing GEDCOM
What's New
Version 1.8:

This minor update is mainly to sign the code in the Apple-approved (and insisted) manner so Mountain Lion will not warn you the code is unsiged. Besides this fix, a few minor changes are:

  • New menu command to empty cache used for Place Advisor display.
  • Improved relationship calculations. The calculations are now symmetric between two individuals, and certain relations (that were not really unique) are now removed.
  • The method used to control labeling in tree chart view compared to tree outline view has been changed from the previous, cumbersome trick of inserting a special character at the start of the label to a more intuitive pop-up menu under the column name
  • Minor bug fixes in scripts ("Event Place for Window Records" and "Create Web Site") and in one interface format ("Default Format").
  • The search panel remains visible now when you switch to a different application.
Version 1.8:

This minor update is mainly to sign the code in the Apple-approved (and insisted) manner so Mountain Lion will not warn you the code is unsiged. Besides this fix, a few minor changes are:

  • New menu command to empty cache used for Place Advisor display.
  • Improved relationship calculations. The calculations are now symmetric between two individuals, and certain relations (that more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later





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GEDitCOM II User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Rayj reviewed on 14 Nov 2010
The best by a long way.

When I started working on our family tree I tried most of the genealogy programs available for the Mac but it didn’t take a lot of thought to settle on GEDitCOM. I checked back on the others from time to time and never saw anything to make me change. When GEDitCOM II came out my comment on another review site was “the best just got a whole lot better”. Since then each revision has added a further swathe of improvements.

You can use it “out of the box” and it will do pretty much anything you want; you can tweak it a little using the inbuilt customization options or by fairly simple editing of the formats to suit your particular needs or your preferences about how it looks; or if you’re more adventurous you can make major changes. But underneath it all is a rock-solid base built on the Gedcom standard. Other programs use Gedcom but often adapt it in ways that hinder the transfer of information to other users: GEDitCOM even provides ways to correct these idiosyncracies.

The developer, John Nairn, is very responsive to requests for help or to suggestions for future changes. (Contrast the adverse comments about the developers of one of the other major programs who, according to one reviewer, had “even gone to the length of contacting me regarding negative feedback on third party sites and telling me that the program simply MUST work. It has to be me that is causing the problems.”)
[Version 1.6]


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Whiterock reviewed on 20 Apr 2010
This is the best gedcom editor I have seen. I have used it since its inception.
[Version 1.4]


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Citizenvern commented on 07 Apr 2009
Cool, uh... does it DO anything? You haven't described its function.
[Version 1.0b7]

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Gregm replied on 08 Jun 2009
" a customizable genealogy application for editing and viewing GEDCOM genealogy files."

GEDCOM is a standard used to shared genealogy files digitally --- every genealogy program that I know of is capable of importing and exporting information in that format in order to **share** information in a way that does not require a specific OS or proprietary program.

GEDitCOM uses GEDCOM files as it's "native language". "Customizable" means you can change the way it looks, feels, and presents information.
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Gregm rated on 10 Feb 2011

[Version 1.6]


Downloads:4,418
Version Downloads:512
Type:Home Personal : Genealogy
License:Demo
Date:01 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $64.99
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GEDitCOM II is a new genealogy application for MacOS X that sets the standard for Mac ease-of-use editing of genealogy files, for customization of the user experience, and for power features allowing the greatest access to your genealogical data. GEDitCOM II is a complete rewrite of the former GEDitCOM application.

GEDitCOM II is a rewritten version of GEDitCOM using Apple's Cocoa environment. It will greatly exceed user-interface features of GEDitCOM. It will retain the philosophy of GEDitCOM to be a customizable genealogy application for editing and viewing GEDCOM genealogy files. Users of GEDitCOM, should find GEDitCOM II easy to use.

The installation will replace any prior installed beta versions of GEDitCOM II (if you have it in your main "Applications" folder); it will not affect the original GEDitCOM application (if you have that on your computer).

GEDitCOM II, as a new application, will not be a free update of GEDitCOM. It will be significantly discounted for current GEDitCOM users (with a few free copies for those who have been providing input during development).


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