Family Tree Maker for Mac 2
If you’re new to family history, you’ll appreciate how this intuitive program lets you easily grow your family tree with simple navigation, tree-building tools, and integrated Web searching. If you’re already an expert, you can dive its more robust features, options for managing data, and a wide variety of charts and reports. Continue reading to learn more about the exciting features available in Family Tree Maker for Mac 2.
TreeSync gives you the freedom to access and update your tree no matter where you are. All you need is an Internet connection. First, create your tree in Family Tree Maker. Then upload and link it to Ancestry.com. Now you can access and update your tree through Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.com, or even your iPhone or iPad. When you’re ready sync the changes in Family Tree Maker and your desktop and online trees are both up-to-date.
TreeSync also makes it easy to share your tree with friends and family. Simply send an email invitation and relatives around the world can view your tree (and even collaborate with you) without any software or an Ancestry subscription.
New Mac-Only Features
Now you can capture photos using your iSight or built-in camera and import it directly into Family Tree Maker. And if you’re using OS X Lion, you can take advantage of the new full-screen capability—with one click fill your entire desktop with the Family Tree Maker workspace.
Easy-to-understand Combined Family View
The family group view has a new “blended families” option that lets you display all of a couple’s children in one location. An icon next to a child’s name lets you see at a glance whether he or she is the child of the father, the mother, or both parents.
Better Ancestry Integration
Ancestry.com has millions of members all over the world. And now you can find out which members are searching for your ancestors by viewing Member Connect activity in the expanded Web Dashboard. You’ll also see links to message boards and notification of your new Ancestry messages.
Now you can choose the type of Internet connection you’re using, which allows Family Tree Maker to tailor how it downloads information from the Web. Uploading and downloading speeds have been improved, and there is an increased ability to upload large files to Ancestry.com.
New Image Collection
Create beautiful family trees and reports with a variety of new backgrounds and images.
Quick Start Guide
We want your first experiences with Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 to be satisfying and enjoyable, so please take a few minutes to read our Quick Start Guide. It contains important information about how to install the program, use the built-in Help program, and create your first tree.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about Family Tree Maker for Mac? We’re here to answer them.
What operating system does this software require?
Your Mac must be running Mac OS X 10.5 or later (including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion).
What Macs will the software work on?
Your Mac must have an Intel® based processor to accommodate the Family Tree Maker for Mac software. If you purchased your Mac after 2006, you should be fine.
Can I share my Mac files with people using the Windows version?
Yes. We have a migration tool you can download
for free. The tool runs on a Windows-based computer and it can convert Family Tree Maker files between Windows and Macintosh formats.
How does Family Tree Maker for Mac compare to the PC version?
Family Tree Maker for Mac has the same innovative features as Family Tree Maker 2010 for the PC with several additional features such as TreeSync.
Why do I need Family Tree Maker for Mac, considering all I can do on Ancestry.com?
Family Tree Maker for Mac gives you an easy way to save and organize your family tree conveniently on your Mac. It also gives you a variety of helpful tools that can help you share your tree in charts, reports and other creative formats. Just like previous versions of Family Tree Maker, the Mac version is made to work with Ancestry.com to help you learn more about your ancestors in billions of historical records — and the software comes with a trial Ancestry.com membership. However, you can also just as easily use the software without Ancestry.com.