MacFamilyTree free download for Mac


17 June 2020

Create and explore your family tree.


MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • Well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface
  • The new Interactive Family Tree: Lets you navigate your entire family tree, view all persons and families, and add persons directly
  • FamilySearch: Doing extensive research has never been more convenient - access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of person and family records from the comfort your home.
  • Genealogical research developed specifically for OS X in order to harness cutting-edge Apple technologies for optimized application performance

What's new in MacFamilyTree

Version 9.1:

MacFamilyTree 6.3.9 (OS X 10.5-10.8, Intel64/Intel32)
MacFamilyTree 5.7.8 (OS X 10.4.8-10.8, Intel32/PPC32)

Colorize Black & White Photos:
  • Magically create color images from your precious black & white photographs in a single click - with the help of Artificial Intelligence
  • MacFamilyTree’s Artificial Intelligence automatically recognizes grass, sky, and faces and then chooses the appropriate colors
  • Works especially well with Portraits, Landscape Photographs, and Group Pictures of up to 10 Persons
Image Enhancement:
  • Enhances pictures with the help of Machine Learning
  • Scales Pictures up to quadruple the size of the original to reveal details not present in the Original Picture
  • Removes noise and Compression Artifacts - especially useful for older scanned documents and low-resolution images
New Image-Editing Features:
  • Stepless rotation and easy to use crop function for photographs and scanned documents
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation of images
  • Non-Destructive: Every Operation can be reverted and Original Images are never altered
Further Media Improvements:
  • Drastic performance enhancements of the Media Gallery and the Edit Media Section
  • Smooth zooming using gestures on your trackpad or your scroll wheel in the Edit Media Section
  • Improved titles for Imported Images
New Reports:
  • New Status Report contains a summary of your Family Tree - for example, how many Persons or Families have been added
  • Timeline Report: Shows the chronology of a Person and Close Relatives
  • Change Log Report: Displays all changes to persons, families, sources and media
  • Today Report lists all events that have occurred on Today’s Date in your Family Tree
  • LDS Ordinances Report: lists all ordinances that have been reserved or printed (For LDS members)
  • Fact List: Displays all entered Facts grouped by Fact Type
Report Improvements:
  • The Places List can now display Media that has been added to a Place
  • Adjust the size of Person Pictures in all reports
  • The Person List Report can now display the Person Picture in an additional column
  • New minimalistic book style
  • Information may now be displayed as a List or Table in every Report
  • Display Notes, Labels, and Reference Numbers in the Person List Report
Further Improvements:
  • Improved editing of Custom Events and Fact Types
  • Improved compatibility with Family Search and the updated LDS Temple List
  • Web Site Export: Improved display of Notes
  • Large charts that have been exported as PDF files are now compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Plausibility Warnings now work correctly when using approximate date formats

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122 Reviews of MacFamilyTree

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01 April 2020
Version: 9.0.12

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I've been using MacFamilyTree for over 10 years and with every update, it gets better. Version 9 was a big step forward.
22 May 2020
Version: 9.0.12
the app may be good for some people but I am having problems with it, even after reading the manual. I have repeatedly contacted synuim through the address on their site. I received 1 text only saying to use the site which I have been. I also responded to that text but nothing back. I want my money back but can not get ahold of any one to demand it. any oe have ideas for me.
01 April 2020
Version: 9.0.12
I've been using MacFamilyTree for over 10 years and with every update, it gets better. Version 9 was a big step forward.
01 February 2020
Version: 9.0.10
I purchased the new version in November 2019, expecting that I would be able to continue using the macfamilytree software!! That, unfortunately hasn't been the case as version 9 does not facilitate my using the web search provider that I have always been able to use in previous macfamilytree versions. Find My Past no longer appears on the drop down list of web search providers that the latest software is compatible with. I have reported this to MFT by several emails and they promise every time that an update will be available that will allow the use of FMP!! That update was due end of November (didn't happen) end of December (didn't happen) and now end of January (didn't happen) I have now lost patience with MFT and requested a full refund from them and await their response!!!
10 January 2020
Version: 9.0.10
I like the interface. Used this app. for a long time. But I hate the yearly upgrade. Especially if you work with others.
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30 December 2019
Version: 9.0.10
It has some good elements, until you get to the reports, views, charts, etc. which are RUINED. They are terrible looking. The old great MacFamilyTree8 templates are GONE and replaced with ones so bad you cannot fix them. I'm afraid to even look at what some non-designer has done to the websites. They better fix this fast.
07 August 2019
Version: 9.0.1
Personally I was most impressed by the new interface, the new reports and the new statics. But there's a lot of other goodies for everyone. New is also the ability to store DNA information. It seems faster and it still is no 1 when it comes to intuitivity. Recommended!
31 July 2019
Version: 9.0
Just an fyi - MFT website says it's $30 at the Mac App Store for a limited time.
12 August 2016
Version: 8.0.9
Excelent! The best!
19 April 2016
Version: 8.0
Wow, you didn't accept having your GUI in lock step with Apple; thank you! You choose to pay attention to lots of good color and font choices and prefs to make your App pleasant to use for us who are legally blind/vision impaired. Many other Deves have refused to think outside the box to help their users; so have been forced to fight them. You respected the wise insights from the original HIG of 1985!
11 February 2016
Version: 7.6.2
I have had several email exchanges but the step-issue is yet to be resolved. Here is the difficulty, taken from the Manual. "Enter "patchwork" families with a biological and a step or adoptive parent If a child lives in a family where only one part of the family is the biological mother or father and the other part is in a step or adopted relation to a child. Such a relationship requires some steps to create, but can also be entered into the database. You actually have to create three families in order to enter the mentioned relationships correctly, because children are assigned to families and not persons." This could be easily done invisibly in the background. This is on page 48 of the Manual. How to call a child 'step' is done on about page 17!