Current Version: 10.0.7

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MacFamilyTree 10 Version History

05 May 2022
10.0.7
  • Source citations are now ordered correctly in reports
  • Merging families now works as expected
  • Improved merging of event types
  • Sorting families bei marriage date now works as expected
  • Fixed an error uploading places with spaces in their names to FamilySearch
  • Configuration of source citations is now correctly exported to GEDCOM files
  • Localization improvements
11 Apr 2022
10.0.6
  • Virtual Tree: Compatibility with various GPUs improved
  • Sources list report: Sorting by reference number fixed
  • Option added to filter todo's by label
  • Ancestor chart now displays correct kinship relationships
  • Ascending/descending sorting option added to the changes list report
  • Relationship types (adopted, biological) are now evaluated correctly in the statistics chart
  • Parents, partners and children now display birth and death date when shown in the edit section
25 Mar 2022
10.0.5
  • Events entered after the death of a person no longer display the persons age
  • Searching ToDo lists improved
  • The Timeline report now correctly displays world history events
  • Selecting associated persons improved
  • Sorting of person and family events improved
  • Importing GEDCOM files with invalid UTF characters now works correctly
10 Mar 2022
10.0.4
  • Connection line width may now be adjusted in the Interactive Tree
  • Improved display of persons from FamilySearch in the Interactive Tree
  • Same-sex relations are now displayed correctly when editing families
  • Display issue of the Virtual Tree on Macs equipped with an Nvidia graphics card fixed
  • Dialog while adding media now fits on smaller screens
  • Memory management when using FamilySearch improved
  • Labels for events are now displayed while editing places
  • Labels are also displayed in the source list when editing persons or families
  • Issues adding persons to person groups fixed
  • Issues exporting reports as text files fixed
28 Feb 2022
10.0.3
  • Copy & paste for source citations added
  • Labels are now displayed on person boxes in the edit mode
  • The sidebar can now be hidden when displaying the Virtual Tree
  • Person Report now displays additional names correctly
  • Sorting of person and family events improved
  • Stability improvements
  • Localization updates
24 Feb 2022
10.0.2
  • Improved sorting of partners in the person report
  • Performance of the event list report improved if many events are present
  • Issues in the Tree Chart fixed
  • Improved reliability of CloudTree sync
  • Localizations improved
22 Feb 2022
10.0.1
  • Corrected error message from CloudTree at first start
  • CSV Export of Reports improved
  • Distribution Chart now displays Illness and Occupation correctly
  • Performance editing charts improved
21 Jan 2022
10.0
  • New: Edit Section
  • Completely new edit section – redeveloped from scratch for macOS and iOS
  • MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree now come with the exact same feature set in the edit section
  • Automatically adjusts to small and large screen to make the best use of the available screen estate – from an iPhone screen to a large 4K screen
  • Edit most information directly in lists: A click on a list expands a specific row and reveals a form to enter data
  • Completely configureable: Specify what forms should be present when editing a specific entry and where they should appear
  • Separate edit and display mode: In display mode, only forms with information present will be displayed. In edit mode, all forms are shown (you may specify in the preferences what mode will be used as default)
  • Use speech recognition to fill in long texts
  • Customizable additional name types: When entering further names (for example, the stage name of a person) you may now add your own, custom types of additional names
  • Improved auto-complete: When entering data in forms, automatically see a list of suggestions of previously entered data from other entries
  • When adding media like pictures and videos, you may now specify a recording date
  • Reference numbers can now be viewed and edited directly for each entry
  • Child-Parent-Relations: Much easier to specify if children are adopted by which parent
  • Much easier to specify Sources of person and family events and facts
  • Mark persons as dead, even if no further information is available (like a date or place of death)
  • Bookmarks for places for often use place names
  • You may now specify a time of an event in addition to the date
  • Vastly enhanced to do management: Add media (pictures, PDFs, websites, audio or video) to to do’s as well as notes
  • Edit places with either a vertical or horizontal layout
  • Copy person events: Simply copy an event from one person to another – useful for events like the place of residence when persons moved to a new living place together
  • Media of events and facts are now displayed as thumbnails in the event and fact lists
  • All questions if a certain entry should be deleted may now be suppressed
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  • New & Improved: User Interface
  • Redesigned function selection list in the sidebar
  • Assign unique colors for genders and function categories for dark and light appearance
  • Specify the appearance (dark/light) separately from the macOS appearance
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  • Improved: Interactive Tree
  • Greatly enhanced appearance: New person symbols, new generation sections and connections
  • Vastly improved performance, especially on M1-based Macs
  • Improved editing of persons and families – all forms present in the edit section are now present in the Interactive Tree as well
  • Parent-Child-Relations (for example, for adopted children) may now be edited directly in the Interactive Tree
  • Customizable font size for forms in the Interactive Tree
  • New camera orientations added
  • New lighting modes added
  • Improved display of numbering systems in the Interactive Tree
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  • New: Virtual Tree
  • Vastly improved appearance
  • Simulates depth of field for impressive visuals
  • Greatly enhanced alignment of persons in the Virtual Tree – even for elaborate family trees
  • Faster performance: Most of the family trees will be displayed instantaneously without delay
  • Relationship paths: Display, how two persons are related directly in the Virtual Tree – like in the the Relationship Chart
  • Completely rewritten from scratch – now based on Apple Metal for increased performance and efficiency
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  • New: Numbering Systems
  • Henry, D’Aboville and Kekulé/Sosa numbering systems are now supported
  • Correctly handles complex relationships, like incest relationships
  • Automatically updates the assigned numbers for the current numbering system if new persons or relationships are added – and the specified numbering system is now saved in the family tree
  • Improved user interface to specify what numbering system should be used
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  • New: Person Groups
  • Branches and specific parts of your family tree may now be separated using Person Groups
  • Option to only display members of specific person groups in charts – this way, you may only display a chart for a specific group of persons
  • Also, the Statistics Chart may be limited to specific person groups allowing only the evaluation of specific branches or set of persons
  • Person Groups consists of a description, media (like a family crest), to do’s and notes
  • The Interactive Tree as well as all charts may now show persons in the colors of their person group
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  • New: Support for GEDCOM 7
  • Specify if a GEDCOM file should be exported using GEDCOM 5.5.1 or GEDCOM 7
  • On import, it is automatically detected if the file is a GEDCOM 5.5.1 or GEDCOM 7 file
  • Support for GEDZIP: Export and import GEDZIP files that contain a GEDCOM file as well as all media like pictures in a single file
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  • Improved: Import from Address Book
  • Greatly improved selection of persons from the Address Book that should be imported
  • Imports person images, relationships and the place of residence
  • Simultaneously import multiple persons at once
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  • New: Virtual Globe
  • Improved appearance
  • New timeline control: See when events took place and adjust the date range of what should be displayed on the Virtual Globe
  • Pictures of places are now displayed on the Virtual Globe
  • Augmented Reality: Walk around the Virtual Globe using AR – place it in front of you on a table or in your room
  • Completely redeveloped from line one – also based on Apple Metal for increased performance and efficiency
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  • New: Sources
  • Completely new template system for sources
  • Large number of included source templates for all commonly used sources – but you may also add your own, custom source templates
  • Fully configureable source templates: Add your own or remove seldom used fields from source templates
  • Completely configurable source citations: Specify how source citations should be displayed in reports. Edit the used fonts, separators, order and brackets of each field in a source template
  • Record further informations: Add fields to a source even if the field is not part of the currently selected source template
  • Source repositories may now contain a complete postal address, web site address, phone number and email address
  • Unknown GEDCOM tags may now be added as new source template fields when importing a GEDCOM file
  • Duplicate source templates or source fields may be merged to avoid duplicates
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  • Improved: Reports
  • The event list report may now be limited to a specific date range so only events from this date range will be displayed
  • Vastly improved source citations for all reports
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  • Improved: Charts
  • Many new chart styles and templates added
  • Improved Double Ancestor Chart: Compact mode added for better space usage
  • New options for text colors in charts: By gender and by generation added
  • Performance enhanced when used in macOS Big Sur or macOS Monterey
  • Icons of custom person fact types are now displayed in all charts
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  • New: Scan using the iPhone or iPad camera
  • Take pictures of photos or documents and import them into your family tree
  • Documents and photos will be automatically straightened and cropped
  • No scanner required – the camera of your iPhone and iPad is all you need
  • Also usable directly from your Mac: Using the special menu item, your iPhone and iPad camera may be used to scan documents and photos
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  • Improved: Cloud Tree
  • Vastly improved performance allowing you to edit your family tree while syncing is in progress
  • Syncing will now be much faster than before while using considerably less processing power
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  • Improved: Performance
  • Restructured family tree database resulting in greatly enhanced performance
  • Zooming in larger pictures is now much more responsive
  • Vastly improved performance when using FamilySearch – especially in larger family tree with many found results
  • Performance of media slideshows improved, now using the build-in fullscreen mode of macOS
  • Reports are now displayed using considerably less processing power, especially when a report includes many pictures
  • Improved performance when adding media from the photo library
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  • Improved: Welcome Window
  • Sections: Local family trees, family trees on Cloud Tree and iCloud and family trees from previous versions are now displayed in separate sections
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  • Other
  • Share media using share sheets with other persons
  • When scanning documents on a Mac, directly specify the title of the scanned document
  • When managing bookmarks, the search feature has been vastly improved
  • Greatly enhanced search & replace feature: To Do’s, media, person facts and person groups are now supported
  • Specifying the location of where to save your family trees on your hard drive has been improved
  • Configureable AirPlay mode: Select if the whole display should be shared on an AirPlay screen or if only the content of a report or chart should be shown on the big screen