MacFamilyTree 5.5 Public Beta: History Database, New Search, More Speed

April 21, 2009 in Software (E)

[] Mainz, Germany - Synium Software makes MacFamilyTree 5.5 available for download as Public Beta. With Version 5.5, the popular genealogy application for the Mac raises the bar even higher. Ever wanted to know who governed a country at the time of your great great grandmother? MacFamilyTree's brand new History Database allows you to view every person or family event in a greater historical context: Browse hundreds of predefined entries; or add your own data of global and regional relevance.

Our sample events are fully-localized and integrate with, your own entries may easily be linked to Web URLs, too. While viewing an individual's information or reports and when editing, MacFamilyTree displays important events taking place during one's lifetime or at any specific date. And, all the historical data is also available when exporting your family trees to the Web.

Users with huge family trees will appreciate MacFamilyTree's completely rewritten genealogy database technology. GEDCOM import, as well as viewing and editing of information in your family tree is much faster now. While the speed increase is dramatic for users of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard', it notably affects 10.4 'Tiger' too. And, since MacFamilyTree now also requires less physical memory, especially older Macs benefit from the new database engine.

MacFamilyTree 5.5 also introduces a completely new Search feature: With a more intuitive and powerful search interface, Searching for persons, families, sources and date entries has never been easier. Results now appear instantly while typing.

What's more?
* Customizable Auto-Save
* Additional Charts available for Statistics View
* Auto-Save
* Improved GEDCOM-Importer
* Enhanced user interface
* Improved editing
* and many more fixes and improvements.

System Requirements:
MacFamilyTree 5 requires a Mac with Mac OS X 10.4.11 or any version of Mac OS X 10.5, ATI Radeon 7500 or Intel GMA 950 or NVidia GeForce 4 MX graphics chipset or better. MacFamilyTree 5 is a Universal Binary running on Intel and PowerPC based Macs. Safari 3.0 or newer, which is available for free at Apple's 'Downloads' section, must be installed for MacFamilyTree 5.5 to work.

Pricing and Availability:
Version 5.5 is a free update for registered customers of MacFamilyTree 5. The full version of MacFamilyTree 5 can be purchased for $49.00 (USD), upgrades from Versions prior to 5.0 are $25.00 USD. A demo is also available for download.

Although this Public Beta of MacFamilyTree 5.5 has been submitted to heavy internal testing, crashes and even the loss of data cannot be completely ruled out. Beta versions of MacFamilyTree 5.5 should not be used in a live, or production environment, and users are advised to test at their own risk.

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