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MacFamilyTree has been available for almost 20 years now. During this time, we kept receiving one frequent request from our customers: How can I work on my family tree and genealogical research with other family members? We have great news for you, because MacFamilyTree 8.1 and MobileFamilyTree 8.1 open up a new era in digital genealogy.

MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree 8.1 for iPhone and iPad come 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 MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree users in real time, without any additional cost. All changes to your tree will be transferred and are available to all other users invited by you within a few seconds. Apple is known for its highest-level data protection standards. CloudTree operates in compliance with these very standards.


Only you decide what happens to your data
Apple is known for its high data protection standards. MacFamilyTree’s CloudTree Sync feature operates under the same strict standards. Access to your family tree is restricted to yourself and only you decide who gets to see your data. Other people will only be able to view your family tree if you’ve sent them an invitation.

Real-time collaboration
Invite other users to work on the same family tree with you. Any changes will be synchronized and available on other users’ devices in a matter of seconds. Looking at the change history, you’ll be able to quickly identify which changes were made by which user. If you prefer, you can make your family tree available as a read-only version instead. Please note: Sync with other iCloud users is currently restricted to 5000 entries per “entry type”. An entry type can be a person, a family, a place, a note, etc. You may sync 5000 entries for EACH of these types.

Sync via CloudTree – and still have all your information stored locally
Although all entries are synced via CloudTree, all your information is still available locally on your Mac, iPhone or iPad, allowing you to continue your genealogical research when your device is offline. CloudTree will automatically sync any changes once you reconnect to the Internet.

Sync in record time
Instead of having to sync the complete document, CloudTree allows you to sync only the changes you’ve made to it. While this may sound like an obvious feature to many users, it is not. In the past, iCloud had to upload and download the complete file. However, going forward, if you enter a person event, CloudTree will sync only this one item. Get ready for a dramatically accelerated syncing experience requiring very little data transfer. This allows you to easily sync your data over mobile networks as well.

Creating a revolution in digital genealogy
There are countless providers and services for publishing and synchronizing genealogical information. However, CloudTree Sync&Share’s unique range of features remains unrivaled. No other service provides such speedy synchronization across any number of devices – directly from within the app, at no additional cost, and in line with the highest data protection standards.

Free update for Version 8 customers
If you’ve bought MacFamilyTree 8.0 or MobileFamilyTree 8.0, the update to Version 8.1 is free. Please open the Mac App Store on your Mac or the App Store on your iPhone or iPad to download the update for free from the Updates tab.

A huge update for iFinance is available. Version 4.1 is the first comprehensive update of iFinance 4 and offers a lot of improvements and enhancements. Some of the great new features are complete VoiceOver control, adaptive layout for all window sizes, automatic backups and a native Apple Watch app.


Today, we are announcing the brand new version 8 of both, MacFamilyTree for Mac and MobileFamilyTree for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – packed with lots of major new features. Please check out our product pages and see what version 8 has to offer.

Version 8 is the largest update in MacFamilyTree’s 18 year long product history and comes with a completely new interface, the best Interactive Tree ever, the all-new Smart filters“ and lots of further improvements and enhancements.

MacFamilyTree 8 and MobileFamilyTree 8

MacFamilyTree 8 is available at the Mac App Store for just US$ 59.99. MobileFamilyTree 8 for iPhone and iPad can be purchased at the App Store for US$ 19.99.

Screenium 3 has always been the fastest screen recording tool on for OS X. Screenium 3 lets you record at 60 frames per second, offering optimum performance even on ultra-high resolution Retina, 4K or 5K displays. But we did not stop here.

Screenium 3.1 ads a major new feature: Record the contents of your iOS and tvOS devices in the same brilliant quality you’re used to. On top of that, Screenium 3 is the only screen recording solution that will play your device’s audio while capturing.

Screenium 3.1 is a free update for all customers of Screenium 3 and available at the Mac App Store. For new customers, Screenium 3.1 is just US$49.99.


Have you heard the news? Ancestry has discontinued Family Tree Maker for both Windows and Mac. There won’t be any further updates or any new versions. As a fellow genealogist you will be definitely asked by your friends and family to recommend a great genealogy app for Mac and iOS.

We’d be very happy if you could spread the word that MacFamilyTree for Mac and MobileFamilyTree for iOS are the finest apps available to discover your family history, to export great charts and reports or family tree books and websites on our free hosting service

If you are switching from Family Tree Maker to MacFamilyTree, please have a look at our migration guide.

The fourth major update for Logoist 2 is now available. The brand new version 2.6 features SVG and EPS export, new rulers and user-defined templates. Also, Apple’s new graphics system “Metal” has been integrated to speed up computation on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

With Logoist 2.6, it is much easier to create graphics for publishing on the internet: Using SVG files, Logoist can export small and scalable vector files made for the web. All objects without pixel-based effects are exported as vector, other objects using pixel-based effects and filters are substituted with images within the SVG file.

Using the new template management, sharing common graphics between documents couldn’t be simpler: For example, if you’re using your company logo in all your new projects, simply paste it in your new project using the new template management.


Logoist 2.6 requires OS X 10.9, we recommend using OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Version 2.6 is a free update for all customers who bought Logoist 2.0, 2.1 or 2.5. For new customers, Logoist 2.6 is just US$ 29.99.
iFinance 4 allows you to keep track of your income and expenses in the most convenient and fastest way. By taking a quick look at its useful evaluations and charts, you’ll immediately know what you spend money on and where your income comes from – optimizing your finances becomes a breeze.

iFinance 4 supports several different banking file formats like CSV, QIF, OFX, or mt940. Import your data by using one of these formats or retrieve your bank account transactions via OFX direct connect. iFinance 4 offers a broad range of easy-to-customize charts and reports. According to your specifications, iFinance analyzes precisely where your money comes from and where you spend it.


iFinance 4 for Mac iFinance 4 is sold for US$39.99. iFinance 4 for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch is offered separately at the iOS App Store and sells for USS$9,99.
Another major new version of MacFamilyTree 7 and MobileFamilyTree 7 has just been released – already the fifth huge and free update for the popular genealogy application. MacFamilyTree 7.6 and MobileFamilyTree 7.6 offer a new source management, the person analysis report, and a new fractal ancestor chart. In addition to these new features, version 7.6 also comes with lots of other improvements.

New source management

Managing your sources becomes even more versatile and functional in MacFamilyTree 7.6. Add notes to source citations, rate the quality and evidence of a source, or browse your sources by using the much-improved source overview. See all sources attached to family or person events at a glance. You can also copy and paste source citations if you want to use them for multiple entries.

Person Analysis Report

The person analysis report comes in handy for answering specific questions or seeing group traits: How many persons share the same occupation, eye color, or place of residency? MacFamilyTree gathers pieces of information from 18 different data sources in your family tree and presents the results in a comprehensive report. The report will also display some general statistics about your family tree.

Fractal Ancestor Chart

Let MacFamilyTree 7.6 display all ancestors of a person in your family tree in a particular compact way. Just like all reports and views in MacFamilyTree, the new ancestor chart can be configured to your liking, too.

MacFamilyTree 7.6 is a free update for all customers of MacFamilyTree 7 and can be downloaded or updated at the Mac App Store. For new customers MacFamilyTree 7.6 is offered for US$49.99. Same applies to MobileFamilyTree 7.6, which is a free update for all MobileFamilyTree 7 customers and US$14.99 for new customers.

A big day for screen recording and screencasting: Screenium 3 has just been released. Record exactly what you see on the screen and turn it into a screencast in next to no time. Screenium 3 lets you record at 60 frames per second, offering optimum performance for your tutorials, gameplay recordings or any other screen content you wish to record.

Screenium’s powerful video editor comes with a comprehensive tool kit that helps you create the most sophisticated screencasts. You won’t need any additional software to edit screencasts like a professional or produce impressive films.

Check out Screenium 3, download our free demo version or purchase it directly at the Mac App Store for just US$49.99. Screenium 3 requires OS X 10.9 or later and is available exclusively at the Mac App Store.


We have released a huge update for our popular genealogy app MacFamilyTree. MacFamilyTree 7.5 now offers heritage books and vastly improved Places management with maps, images and notes.

Access original documents such as certificates, indexes, police documents, and much more via FamilySearch. MacFamilyTree 7.5 supports Apple’s new Photos app and comes with tons of enhanced details.

MacFamilyTree 7.5 is a free update for all customers of version 7 – despite being a substantial update with lots of new features. MacFamilyTree is exclusively available at the Mac App Store. Have a look at the product page for more information.

MacFamilyTree 7.5 Books

Almost every feature from MacFamilyTree right on your iPhone or iPad! Version 7.5 further improves the first and only full-featured mobile genealogy app even more. Access millions of original documents using FamilySearch and store them as sources in your tree. Managing places has been enhanced, too. If your tree contains a lot of images, you will require much less storage on your iPhone and iPad due to our new compression feature.

MobileFamilyTree 7.5 is a free update for all customers of version 7. Have a look at the product page or purchase MobileFamilyTree for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

MobileFamilyTree 7.5 News
Logoist earned Apple’s “Editor’s Choice” recommendation last year and was rated as one of the best apps of the year – and it has just become even more versatile, convenient and powerful with version 2.5. Welcome Logoist 2.5, the latest version of our popular image editor! Create logos, banners, postcards, and so much more. Logoist is your ideal tool to translate your ideas into images.

It boasts a brand new color management feature providing automatic color proposals, automatic alignment of objects in your images, dramatically enhanced performance, it’s fully adapted to OS X Yosemite, and we have added countless additional tweaks to make it even easier for you to create stunning illustrations – or even get inspired with new ideas when you aren’t sure what you want your final illustration to look like.

Wondering about the best choice of colors? Just ask Logoist 2.5 for some inspiration and it will get back to you with automatically created color proposals. Trying different color options has never been faster or easier!

Logoist 2.5 News

Logoist 2.5 is a free update for all customers who bought Logoist 2.0 or 2.1.

Your Mac is getting slower and slower and you’re running out of disk space on your hard drive? Get help from the brand new version of CleanApp. Have CleanApp 5 look for unused or unnecessary files on your hard drive and free up valuable disk space.

Accelerate your Mac by running a quick yet safe system sweep with CleanApp 5. CleanApp 5 looks for zombie files that no longer serve a purpose but may bring your system to its knees if you let them pile up. You’ll be amazed how much disk space CleanApp 5 will free up for you!

CleanApp 5 is a free update for all users of CleanApp 4. The full version is $14.99, an update for users of CleanApp 1,2 or 3 is available for $4.99.

Have a look at the demo version or visit our product page.

Editor’s choice back in September, now one of the „Best Apps 2014“ on the Mac App Store – and version 2.1 makes our popular vector drawing app yet more powerful and convenient to use.

Version 2.1 comes with completely new and versatile path tools, allowing you to create and edit an infinite range of shapes. Add embellishments as you please with our new brushes for paths and shapes.

Logoist 2.1 has of course been adapted to OS X Yosemite and matches its new, modern look. Users of Logoist 2 may download the new version from the Mac App Store free or charge. For users of Logoist 1, the upgrade is avaiable from the Mac App Store for as little as 14.99 US$.

Have a look at the demo version or visit our product page.

Logoist 2 at the Mac App Store

… and Welcome OS X Yosemite! We have just released another important update for MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree – free for users of version 7. MacFamilyTree 7.3 matches OS X Yosemite’s new look and will speak to you with a clear visual language and enhanced navigability, making your genealogical research yet more convenient and fun.

MacFamilyTree 7.3. makes navigating around your family history easier and faster than ever. Use the top bar to navigate to previous views just like you would in a browser and you’ll never lose track of the persons you edited or features you ran previously. MacFamilyTree 7.3 and MobileFamilyTree 7.3 also offer Apple’s new feature called Handoff – Edit any one person in your iPhone family tree, and the same view will open in MacFamilyTree.

MacFamilyTree 7.3 at the Mac App Store
MobileFamilyTree 7.3 at the App Store

From simple logos, banners, icons, postcards and buttons to complex vector art- Logoist 2 for Mac helps you create impressive illustrations and images. Logoist 2 has grown to be a powerful vector drawing app, for beginners and professional users.

It provides professional users with powerful and unique tools while ensuring an easy start to vector graphics editing for complete beginners. From simple collages to complex projects using Boolean operators, Bézier paths, a combination of pixel and vector effects – Logoist 2 has the right tool for every idea.

Logoist 2 is available at the Mac App Store and requires OS X Mavericks – the upcoming OS X Yosemite is also completely supported. Logoist 2 is offered for an upgrade and introduction pricing of just US$ 14.99 until December, 7th. Have a look at the demo version or visit our product page.

Logoist 2 at the Mac App Store