Current Version: 8.2.3

Version History

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MacFamilyTree 8 Version History

13 Jul 2017
8.2.3
  • Support added to print to more than 32x32 pages
  • Issues displaying labels fixed
  • Children in the Fan Chart are now ordered correctly
  • The Hourglass Chart hides information marked as private correctly
  • Localisation updates
03 Jul 2017
8.2.2
  • Stability issue using FamilySearch fixed
  • Printing improved
  • GEDCOM import improved concerning Places and Notes
22 Jun 2017
8.2.1
  • Bugs exporting GEDCOM files corrected
  • Issue in the Narrative Report fixed
20 Jun 2017
8.2
  • New & Improved Charts
  • New Fractal Tree Chart
  • New Horizontal/Vertical Fractal Chart
  • New Symmetrical Fractal Tree Chart
  • New Fractal Circular Tree Chart
  • Completely rewritten styling of most charts
  • Many configureable styling options to choose from
  • Configureable event & fact display
  • Configureable line styles
  • Configureable shadow styles
  • Size of boxes can be increased/decreased depending on generation in nearly all charts for better space efficiency
  • Greatly improved performance rendering charts
  • Select custom fonts in all charts
  • Labels can now be displayed in each chart
  • New background styles
  • Improved Timeline (configureable coloring and styles)
  • Reference Numbers can be shown in all charts
  • Display of kinships now available in the Genogram Chart
  • Tree Chart now displays family events like marriage and divorce correctly
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  • Improved Fan Chart
  • Configureable styles added
  • Improved Fan Chart text rendering
  • Much improved performance
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  • Improved Chars Editor & Printing
  • Configureable pagination layout for poster printing
  • Option to automatically layout objects to a specific count of pages
  • When printing to multiple pages, a page number can be printed on each page for easy identification
  • Unlimited undo while editing a chart
  • Improved user interface
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  • FamilySearch improvements
  • Performance of FamilySearch integration in the Interactive Tree dramatically improved
  • Comparing local and FamilySearch persons improved
  • Coordinates of places are automatically downloaded from FamilySearch
  • LDS Ordinances added (reserve, print, share with Temple etc.)
  • Family Tree is automatically scanned for possible LDS Ordinances that can be reserved
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  • Other
  • Improved organisation of functions
  • Keyboard navigation added to the Interactive Tree
  • GEDCOM import and interoperability with other apps improved
  • Date interpretation when exporting GEDCOM files improved
  • Options added to configure which additional names to display in addition to the full name
  • CloudTree performance improved
30 Jan 2017
8.1.4
  • Issue syncing with CloudTree fixed
  • Issue merging persons in a family tree fixed
  • Touch Bar integration using the Interactive Tree improved
17 Jan 2017
8.1.3
  • Plausibility Check is now handling LDS events correctly
  • Hourglass Chart in the Person Report can now be configured correctly
  • Issues migrating databases from previous versions fixed
  • Right-click in the Interactive Tree works reliably now
  • Interactive Tree background colors fixed
10 Dec 2016
8.1.2
  • Rare issue fixed where CloudTree does not sync a specific entry type
  • Fixed FamilySearch "Reject all Matches" button
  • New LDS Temples added
04 Dec 2016
8.1.1
  • Problem displaying the Map Report fixed
  • Rare crash issue fixed during syncing with CloudTree
  • Touch Bar updating issue fixed
30 Nov 2016
8.1
  • MacFamilyTree 8.1 comes with the brand new CloudTree feature - it is now possible for the first time to work on the same family tree with any number of users and in real time. All changes to your tree will be transferred and available to all other users invited by you within a few seconds. CloudTree operates in compliance with the highest privacy standards and relies on Apple's iCloud infrastructure.
  • CloudTree Sync
  • CloudTree syncs only changes. Sounds like a no-brainer to you? Well, it isn’t. The old iCloud sync always needed to transfer your complete family tree file. If you change just one person’s birthday, the whole file had to be uploaded and download again. With CloudTree Sync, only that single event has to be synchronized. This means faster sync than ever while consuming just very little bandwidth. Even sync via cellular network is no longer an issue.
  • CloudTree Share
  • Invite other iCloud users to work with them on the same family tree. All changes are synched within seconds and are available on all other devices. Just have a look at the change log if you want to know which entries changed and who contributed to your tree. There’s also a read-only mode if you like to show your tree to family members but don’t want them to edit anything.
  • Other improvements:
  • Support for Touch Bar added, several contextual functions are directly accessible from the small display above the keyboard on the recently introduced MacBook Pro
  • Improved place selection and management
  • Better Web Site export performance
  • Improved configuration of the Kinship report
  • Timeline chart can now be filtered using Smart Filters
  • Place list can now be sorted by state, county and country
  • Many new Smart Filter options added
19 Aug 2016
8.0.10
  • Fixes for an upcoming release of OS X
  • Several fixes exporting and importing GEDCOM files
  • Norwegian localization improved
  • Maximum zoom factor in the Fan Chart increased
12 Aug 2016
8.0.9
  • Stability improvements when using FamilySearch
  • Bug fixed that could lead to a crash during GEDCOM import
  • Localizations updated
02 Aug 2016
8.0.8
  • Norwegian localization added
  • Fixes for an upcoming OS X release
  • Using URLs in the media section improved
18 Jul 2016
8.0.7
  • Issues searching for matches on FamilySearch fixed
  • Issue fixed that could prevent the Relationship Chart from displaying correctly
  • Localization improvements
  • Sorting of partners in the descendant chart improved
05 Jul 2016
8.0.6
  • Several issues drawing connection lines in diagrams fixed
  • Sorting of family names improved when exporting web sites
  • Issues using the change log fixed
28 Jun 2016
8.0.5
  • Issue fixed that could lead to a crash displaying persons in the edit section
27 Jun 2016
8.0.4
  • Improved Printing of Charts with many connection lines
  • Various stability improvements
  • French User Guide added
  • Localization improvements
  • Interactive Tree improved on Retina displays
06 Jun 2016
8.0.3
  • Several issues importing GEDCOM files corrected
  • Issues migrating MacFamilyTree 7 databases fixed
  • Partners are now correctly ordered in the descendancy chart
  • Fixed an issue that could result in crashes editing persons
  • Fixed an issue correctly evaluating which person event should be displayed on exported web sites
  • Localization updates
24 May 2016
8.0.2
  • Performance of the Interactive Tree improved
  • Issues with plausibility testing corrected
  • Manual coordinate input improved
  • Sorting of person events improved
  • GEDCOM exchange with third party apps improved
17 May 2016
8.0.1
  • Several GEDCOM issues fixed
  • Place coordinate data is now correctly imported from GEDCOM files
  • Backup Manager now works correctly on MacBook Air 11"
  • Errors in the Descendancy Report corrected
  • Performance of several database maintenance functions improved
  • Bug saving the Fan Chart as a PNG file corrected
  • Shadows in the Interactive Tree can now be disabled
18 Apr 2016
8.0
  • New Interactive Tree
  • Much improved layout
  • Beautiful new look
  • Navigate, add and enter persons faster than ever
  • Better FamilySearch integration
  • Force Touch supported
  • Completely configureable
  • Display up to 8 generations of ancestors and descendants at once, including brothers & sisters
  • Full keyboard control for browsing the Interactive Tree
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  • Completely new user interface
  • Much better usage of screen space
  • Configureable functions layout
  • Hide functions you do not use often
  • Quick keyboard navigation
  • Global back and forward history similar to a web browser
  • New database management window
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  • Smart Filters
  • See only relevant entries from your database you're currently focusing on
  • Create and save complex search filters (all living women in Texas)
  • Available for Persons, Families, Sources, Places and ToDo's
  • Also available for most reports to create specialized reports from a subset of persons from your tree
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  • Powerful new Sidebar Lists
  • Completely redesigned Person, Family, Place, Source and ToDo sidebar lists
  • Much improved search options
  • Configureable grouping/sectioning options (for example by birth place, last name, creation date and so on)
  • Sorting options greatly enhanced
  • Available in the Edit, Views and Reports sections
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  • Custom Event & Fact types
  • Create your own Person Events, Facts or Family Events, and record any kind of information
  • All reports and views adapted to display custom events and fact types
  • Hide event and fact types you do not use often
  • Easily import data from other genealogy apps
  • More default event and fact types added
  • Improved management of event icons
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  • Improved edit mode
  • Adjustable font size for all edit sections
  • Improved keyboard navigation
  • Improved event, fact and source lists
  • Optionally larger sizes for parents, partners and children above and below the edit view
  • Better readability
  • Better performance
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  • Change Log
  • All changes in your database are recorded for further reference
  • Keep track of when you worked on which records
  • See all change log entries for a specific person or family directly in the edit sections
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  • Much improved performance
  • All parts of MacFamilyTree & MobileFamilyTree heavily optimized
  • Improved memory usage
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  • GEDCOM support
  • Much improved compatibility with other apps
  • Better handling of custom GEDCOM tags from other genealogy apps
  • Improved importing performance
  • Detailed error reporting
  • Improved and configureable character encoding detection
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  • Navigation Timeline
  • Quickly see and select persons related to the person you are currently editing
  • See when events happened in a person’s lifetime
  • Available in all edit functions
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  • Plausibility testing
  • Checks for many different kinds of data integrity problems like „buried before death“
  • Available for the Interactive Tree or when editing persons or families
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  • Improved places management
  • Map added to check if the selected place is the correct one
  • Improved automatic batch coordinate lookup
  • Rewritten places merge including automatic merge suggestions
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  • Improved FamilySearch integration
  • Auto-Login option added
  • Improved performance when matching and downloading persons
  • Support for more event types
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  • Other
  • Unknown gender option added
  • Charts & Reports options revamped for better numerical input
  • More sorting & grouping options for the Person List report
  • Name Distribution can now be displayed for first name
  • Labels can now be displayed in all charts
  • New Events & Facts statistic chart added
  • New search sites added to the Web Research feature
  • Performance of the Media Gallery improved
  • Improved import from Apple’s Photos app
  • Person List Report option added to separate name components into different columns
  • New user manual