MobileFamilyTree 8 is exclusively available at the App Store and requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 8 or newer. iOS 12 is fully supported.
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What's new in MobileFamilyTree 8

MobileFamilyTree 8 is the largest update we've ever released for our popular genealogy software. Version 8 comes with a huge number of new features and improvements.

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
  • Support for Metal 2 when running on iOS 11 or later

CloudTree Sync & Share

  • Sync your family tree to all your Macs, iPhones and iPads
  • Invite friends & family to build your family tree
  • Participants can either be invited with read-only or read and write privileges
  • Complete privacy – only you decide who can see or edit your family tree
  • Works on broadband as well as on cellular internet connections
  • Near-realtime sync of changes to your family tree to all your devices

Completely new user interface

  • Much better usage of screen space
  • Global back and forward history similar to a web browser
  • New database management window

New & Improved Charts

  • Many configurable style options to choose from
  • Customize line styles, shadow styles, coloring…
  • New fractal charts: Fractal Tree, Fractal H-Tree, Fractal Circular Tree, Fractal Symmetric Tree, Fractal Horizontal/Vertical Tree
  • Greatly improved performance

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 ToDos
  • Also available for most reports to create specialized reports from a subset of persons from your tree

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

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

New Media Gallery

  • Easy and quick access to all media in your family tree – pictures, videos, web sites, PDFs and audio
  • Extremely fast: On modern Macs, 10.000 pictures are loaded in under one second
  • Many different sorting and grouping options
  • Easily mark persons in group photo shots

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

Much improved performance

  • All parts of MacFamilyTree & MobileFamilyTree heavily optimized
  • Improved memory usage

GEDCOM support

  • Much improved compatibility with other apps
  • Better handling of custom GEDCOM tags from other genealogy apps
  • Merging GEDCOM files with your current family tree has been vastly improved
  • Export a subset of persons from your current family tree as a separate GEDCOM or MacFamilyTree file
  • Improved importing performance
  • Detailed error reporting
  • Improved and configureable character encoding detection

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

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

Improved FamilySearch integration

  • Auto-Login option added
  • Improved performance when matching and downloading persons
  • Support for more event types


  • Unknown gender option added
  • Charts & Reports options revamped for better numerical input
  • Complete support for iPad Pro
  • More sorting & grouping options for the Person List report
  • Supports iOS multitasking/side-by-side view
  • 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