Synium Software GmbH announces worldwide Public Beta: MacFamilyTree 5

October 10, 2007 in Software (E)


Mainz, Germany - October 5, 2007 - After to incredibly positive feedback at the Paris Apple Expo, Synium Software GmbH is delighted to announce the prerelease of their popular genealogy application, MacFamilyTree 5, for a worldwide Public Beta test.

Rewritten from the ground up using XCode and Cocoa, MacFamilyTree 5 sports a much faster database engine, and a completely redesigned user interface, marking Version 5.0 as the most significant update in the application's history. Version 5 is fully Leopard-compatible, Apple's upcoming operating system for the Mac: Mac OS X 10.5.

* Completely configurable user interface:
- Windows and Panes for data entry manipulation can be fitted according to personal taste.

* Family Assistant:
- Dynamically and graphically guides users through the process of creating and maintaining family trees.

* CoreData Database Technology:
- MacFamilyTree can easily handle multiple thousands of individuals and families.

* Visualize Through Virtual Globe:
- Interactively visualize a family tree through time and space.

* Integrated Web-Hosting Service:
- All registered customers may upload their family trees as HTML to the Internet, free of charge.

* Made for Printed Output, Presentations or Screen:
- Views can be edited just like a DTP program and easily printed, prepared for online presentations or on the screen.

* User-Selectable Themes:
- New and improved HTML export now includes user-selectable themes.

* .Mac Integration:
- Facilitate sharing of family trees via Apple's own dedicated web-hosting service.

* GEDCOM Compatible:
- Fully compatible with GEDCOM for sharing genealogy data.

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, Italian and German

System Requirements:
MacFamilyTree 5 requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or higher, a PPC Macintosh with 512 MByte RAM (1024 recommended), ATI Radeon 7500 or NVidia GeForce 4 MX graphics chipset or better and a minimum of 16 MByte video memory. All Macintosh computers with Intel processors and Intel's GMA 950 graphics chipset or better are supported. MacFamilyTree 5 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Pricing and Availability:
MacFamilyTree 5 can be purchased for $49.00 USD. $25 USD upgrade. Demo is also available for download. Update from all previous versions of MacFamilyTree requires valid registration key from previous versions. For customers who purchased MacFamilyTree 4 on, or after August 14th, 2007 the upgrade to MacFamilyTree 5 is free. Registration codes will automatically work with MacFamilyTree 5.

Although MacFamilyTree 5 has already been submitted to heavy internal and public beta testing, crashes and even the loss of data cannot be completely ruled out. Version 5 should not be used in a live, or production environment, and users are advised to test at their own risk.

Synium Software GmbH is a software development and consulting company, based in Mainz (Mayence), Germany. Apart from being a successful publisher within the Mac software market, they offer a popular web-based news service on for the German-speaking audience. Copyright 2005 - 2007 Synium Software GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.