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We’ve released another major update for our powerful personal finance app iFinance 5, and it’s free of charge for all customers of version 5. or 5.1! Version 5.2 takes iFinance’s powerful financial reports to the next level and provides even more details than previous versions, for example a new cost report that shows the true costs for specific categories such as cars or hobbies.

iFinance’s new cost report helps you determine the exact annual and monthly totals spent on your car, your hobby, or your travels. iFinance 5.2 has also been designed with a strong focus on 2D charts, which we have refined both in terms of layout and functionality. To help you understand how you’re doing against your configured targets, iFinance’s updated budget feature now shows how much time has elapsed during the budget period at hand.

You haven’t upgraded to iFinance 5 yet? Purchase iFinance 5 for only US$19.99 (50 % Discount – only for a short time!) on the App Store. On Mac, you’ll need macOS 10.15 Catalina or later – on iPhone and iPad, it’s iOS 14 or later. The purchase always includes all versions for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. As mentioned, iFinance 5.2 is free for iFinance 5.0 or 5.1 users.
MacFamilyTree 10.3 and MobileFamilyTree 10.3 are here, introducing a major new feature to experience your family history: The reinvention of searching! How are we going to do it? By replacing classic search with powerful yet easy-to-use filters.

You want to search your tree for “John,” whose surname was either “Kramer” or “Cramer,” born either in 1945 or 1955? That sounds like a simple question – yet so far, no software is able to provide an answer to that on the fly. With MacFamilyTree 10.3 and MobileFamilyTree 10.3, we offer you a completely new and innovative approach to finding information in your tree. How does it work? By replacing “searching” with “filtering”!

Version 10.3 comes as a free update to version 10 customers. For new customers, MacFamilyTree is available for just $69.99 and MobileFamilyTree for just $29.99.

Welcome, VectorAI app! Turn your thoughts and ideas into impressive vector graphics – just type a few words and lean back. An acclaimed feature of Logoist 5.1 is making its debut as a stand-alone app for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Do you need high-quality vector graphics quickly, such as a muffin or cake for the party invitation, a stack of gifts and balloons for the children’s birthday, or landscape images for the intro of your vacation film? Simply provide a few terms, and VectorAI will take over the work as your very own personal graphic designer – thanks to Artificial Intelligence!

VectorAI sells for just US$9.99, that’s a 50% introduction discount. Your purchase automatically includes Mac, iPhone, and iPad versions.

Please also note the system requirements; it must be at least one of the following devices: iPhone 12, iPad Air (4th Gen.), iPad (10th Gen.), iPad mini (6th Gen.), or iPad Pro (4th Gen. 11″ or 5th Gen. 12.9″). Intel Macs cannot run VectorAI; instead, an M1, M2, or M3 is required.
Just two months after releasing Logoist 5, we are proud to present the next big update to our vector graphics and design software. Describe what you want to see, and VectorAI creates stunning Vector artwork for you, thanks to Artificial Intelligence.

Your new drawing companion comes included with Logoist 5.1, you only have to download the provided vector styles from within the app.

Please find further information and a demo video on the product page. Logoist 5 is exclusively available on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store. One purchase, all platforms (Mac, iPhone, iPad)! Version 5.1 is a free update for all version 5 users.
An important update for the popular finance software has just been released. Version 5.1 enhances the app even further and is available for free to all iFinance 5 users!

The new “Financial Health” report provides a quick overview of your financial situation. Additionally you can manually input stock prices or investments—for example, when a stock is not publicly traded. Numerous other improvements include trend charts for categories, configurable templates for split transactions, or the ability to remember the last section you worked in.

You haven’t upgraded to iFinance 5 yet? Purchase iFinance 5 for only US$39.99 on the App Store. On Mac, you’ll need macOS 10.15 Catalina or later – on iPhone and iPad, it’s iOS 14 or later. The purchase always includes all versions for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
Say hello to Logoist 5, a major new version of our widely acclaimed graphic and vector design software – for both professional and new users alike. Logoist 5 offers lots of impressive new features while still focussing on core values like ease of use, elegance and versatility. For the first time ever, Logoist is also available for iPad and iPhone – one purchase, use it on all three platforms. A powerful Mac app making its debut as a fully-featured desktop-grade vector graphic suite on iPad and iPhone!

Support for iPhone and iPad, including Apple Pencil, “LiveShape” to paint with vectors, shared styles, and significantly improved performance are just a few of the various innovations of Logoist 5.

Please find further information and a demo video on the product page. Logoist 5 is exclusively available on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store. It’s sold at a special introductory price of just US$19.99 instead of US$39.99 – that’s a 50 percent discount for all new customers and users of previous versions!
You are a happy MacFamilyTree or MobileFamilyTree user, but want to collaborate with Windows or Android users on the web? CloudTreeWeb offers you precisely that opportunity, revolutionizing the way you work together. With its cutting-edge features, such as real-time synchronization and unrivaled privacy (only you and the invited participants can access your tree!), CloudTreeWeb provides two unique advantages.

After an intensive testing phase, we can now announce: CloudTreeWeb is no longer a beta! Try it directly and invite your relatives! For owners of MacFamilyTree 10 or MobileFamilyTree 10, no additional costs apply – and for CloudTreeWeb participants neither.

One of the most common questions in recent years has been: How can I have my family tree edited by people who don’t have a Mac, iPhone, or iPad? A few months ago we allowed you a very first look at a long-term vision, namely CloudTreeWeb.

This is much more than just a website, CloudTreeWeb can make the edit section from MacFamilyTree or MobileFamilyTree available to family members or friends as a web version. What’s special about that, you might ask? This variant also offers collaboration in real time, with changes automatically synchronized on all devices in seconds. Free for users of MacFamilyTree 10 and MobileFamilyTree 10 – and participants they invite.

CloudTreeWeb offers viewing and editing of people, families, and places. You’ll need an Apple ID to sign in, because it will directly access your entries stored via CloudTree. Only invited users will be permitted access to your tree via CloudTreeWeb, and these users can edit entries or even add pictures and notes after accepting an invitation to your CloudTreeWeb. Please note: Since CloudTreeWeb is fed directly with your CloudTree data, page loading and editing are sometimes slower than they would be the case with conventional websites.

CloudTreeWeb complies with the same immensely high data protection guidelines as CloudTree: No one but you can see the data, unless you invite others. Even then, only you and the invited participants will have access. Neither we nor others have the ability to view your entries.

MacFamilyTree 10.2 for Mac and MobileFamilyTree 10.2 for iPhone and iPad are here, introducing many new features and innovations. On top of helping you explore your family history, our popular family history app recently won Apple’s “Best App of the Year”⁠ award!

To celebrate, we’ve given some of our favorite features a special makeover, including the Interactive Tree, which now offers a flat mode and automatic face detection in photos. Version 10.2 comes as a free update to version 10 customers.

Get your copy of MacFamilyTree 10 for just US$69.99. MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad is available for just US$29.99.

MacFamilyTree 10 requires a Mac with at least macOS 10.15 Catalina (macOS 13 Ventura is of course fully supported). MobileFamilyTree 10 requires an iPhone or iPad with iOS/iPadOS 14 or newer.

Is there greater praise than being named “App of the Year” by none other than Apple? That’s exactly what happened: MacFamilyTree has won what is probably the most important award in the entire Mac world! Having already earned the “Editor’s Choice” on the Mac App Store this year, an even more prestigious award has now followed.

According to Apple, MacFamilyTree is a particularly inspiring, innovative and high-quality app that has achieved extraordinary things in 25 years of product history and 10 major releases. Of course, we also have to thank you, dear customers – because without your loyalty and support, that journey would never have been possible.

Welcome to the latest big update to MacFamilyTree & MobileFamilyTree – free for all owners of version 10. Have a look at all the great enhancements, for example the new “Story” feature to create stories about people or important events.

MobileFamilyTree 10 is now available in Dark Mode and automatically adapts to your system settings – or if you prefer one way permanently, you can also opt for light or dark mode in app’s settings.
MacFamilyTree 10 is available on the Mac App Store for only US$69.99, MobileFamilyTree 10 is available on the iOS App Store for only US$29.99.

MacFamilyTree 10 requires a Mac with at least macOS 10.15 Catalina (macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey is of course fully supported). MobileFamilyTree 10 requires an iPhone or iPad with iOS/iPadOS 14 or newer.
iFinance 5 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.

New in iFinance 5
  • Completely redesigned user interface now supporting dark mode
  • Account retrieval now also available for banks in the US, Canada, Austria, France and Spain (requires a paid subscription)
  • Annual budgets for year-round financial planning
  • Improved stock and portfolio management
  • Specify a custom storage location for databases and backups
  • Improved iCloud sync
  • You can now create rules for category assignment

iFinance 5 is sold exclusively through the Mac App Store and iOS/iPadOS App Store. For just US$39.99, you get both the Mac and iOS/iPadOS version with just one purchase.

Experience your family history more exciting and vivid than ever and welcome MacFamilyTree 10 (for Mac) and MobileFamilyTree 10 (for iPhone/iPad) – the most comprehensive update in the entire product history so far. Nearly every area of our critically acclaimed apps for exploring your family tree has been either re-developed from scratch or vastly improved.

What’s new in version 10? You’ll find hundreds of improvements across the apps – but let’s have a look at the most important new features:

  • Completely new, innovative edit section
  • New and modern user interface
  • Virtual tree – with AR walk through the family history (MobileFamilyTree).
  • New: Scanning via iPhone and iPad … without a scanner!
  • New, powerful Source Management
  • New Interactive Tree
  • New Virtual Globe with better look and new features
  • Person Groups to highlight specific people or branches by color
  • Improved charts/reports with new styles and options
  • Much more performance
  • …and so many more improvements across the board!

MacFamilyTree 10 is available on the Mac App Store for only US$69.99, MobileFamilyTree 10 is available in the iOS App Store for only US$29.99.

MacFamilyTree 10 requires a Mac with at least macOS 10.15 Catalina (macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey is of course fully supported). MacFamilyTree 10 is a Universal Binary running natively on Apple M1 and Intel-based Macs. MobileFamilyTree 10 requires an iPhone or iPad with iOS/iPadOS 14 or newer.

From the first idea to the finished story – FiveActs is the indispensable companion for anyone who wants to write screenplays or stageplays. Brand new in version 1.5: FiveActs now also supports novels, books and other genres.

With the so-called “Idea Cards”, individual ideas can be spun into complete stories while sociograms allow you to express the relationships between characters. There is also a versatile place and character management to assist you. Not only their characteristics, but also the development can be recorded (“Arcs”). Take a look at the demo video and get an impression yourself:

FiveActs requires a Mac with at least macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 12 Monterey is fully supported. The program is fully localized in English, German, Spanish and French. Until January, 30th 2022 FiveActs costs only US$34,99 – that’s a 50% discount compared to the normal price of US$69,99.

Meet Logoist 4.2, the newest version of our highly acclaimed graphic and vector design software. Our app has been made even more capable and diverse – with significant boosts to performance. A quick summary of some of the most important new features: Lens effects, Quick Color Adjustments, Blend Mode (for glow, shadow, and color effects), and so much more.

Create impressive color effects, adding depth to complex illustrations. For example, Logoist 4.2 now offers impressive glow effects and deeper shadows, possible through the optional multiplication of filters. Also new: Ranging from small light artifacts all the way to large rays and beams, you can now add lens effects to your graphics in Logoist. X-Ray Mode no longer creates just straight lines, it can also add pastel tones to objects. Logoist 4.2 works up to 50% faster on M1 Macs – and there are several adjustments for macOS Big Sur and Monterey (coming this fall).

Version 4.2 is a free update for all Logoist 4 users. For new customers, Logoist is available for only US$ 39.99.

Welcome to the latest big update to MacFamilyTree & MobileFamilyTree – free for all owners of version 9. We’ve introduced a new feature allowing MacFamilyTree to search for photos of your ancestors – you can now discover your family’s history better than ever with the new FamilySearch integration.

In MacFamilyTree 9.3, we’ve rebuilt the FamilySearch feature from the ground up. That means a new and improved interface, noticeably faster results (which are even saved after closing the program), better and simplified assignments, and we’ve even made the downloading of images possible in order to improve your research experience.

Purchase MacFamilyTree 9.3 for just US$ 59.99 and MobileFamilyTree 9.3 for US$ 29.99. If you already own MacFamilyTree 9 or MobileFamilyTree 9, the upgrade to Version 9.3 is available on the Mac App Store or App Store free of charge.

Let your creativity roam free and become an author! It doesn’t matter if you’re writing a story, theater, or even a stage play – FiveActs is an essential companion. Our brand new program supports you throughout the entire writing process, all the way from idea development to a finished piece. As a genuine Mac application, FiveActs relies on current macOS technologies, providing you with the elegance and performance which you have come to expect.

FiveActs lends aspiring writers a new hand – and offers the professionals everything that they’ve come to expect from quality screenwriting/script applications. From automatic formatting, to Idea Cards and Sociograms – and even advanced features such as revision management, FiveActs is the perfect companion for your next theater or film project.

FiveActs requires a Mac running macOS 10.15 Catalina or later. The app is fully localized in four languages, English, German, French Spanish.

These are exciting times! Apple not only released macOS Big Sur, but also introduced their brand-new Mac lineup with Apple’s own M1 processors. We are happy to announce: All our apps run perfectly on macOS Big Sur – and native versions of MacFamilyTree, iFinance, Logoist, Screenium and Vectorize are already available.

MacFamilyTree 9.2, iFinance 4.6, Logoist 4.1, Screenium 3.3 and Vectorize 1.1 are free updates for all customers of the respective major versions. We are thrilled to see how smooth our apps run on macOS Big Sur and can’t wait to hear your feedback. We hope you love the design and speed as much as we do!

We are proud to announce a brand new app: Vectorize! It’s the perfect tool for quickly and easily converting any pixel graphic into a resolution-independent, scalable vector format—and not just on Mac, also for iPhone and iPad.

For Mac, Vectorize! requires macOS 10.14 Mojave or later. For iPhone or iPad, iOS 12 or later is necessary. Please also have a look at our Product Page – or purchase Vectorize! right now for just US$8.99 (that’s a huge 50% introduction discount, one purchase gets you Mac and iPhone/iPad version).

We at Synium have just released a huge update to MacFamilyTree and MobileFamilyTree. If you are a user of MacFamilyTree 9, you’ll be sure to appreciate that this update comes to you free of charge. Have you launched the Mac App Store yet? When you do, you’ll notice that Apple is impressed by the latest release and features MacFamilyTree 9.1 big time.

Version 9.1 offers an impressive and seemingly magical new feature, colorization: create color images from your precious black & white photographs with a single click — with the help of our Artificial Intelligence. MacFamilyTree’s Colorizer automatically recognizes grass, sky, and faces and then adds the appropriate colors to your black & white images.

But that’s not all! There are even more amazing new features waiting for you. For example — the Image Enhancer: with the help of Machine Learning MacFamilyTree removes image noise and compression artifacts, improving the quality of low-resolution images and the readability of scanned documents.

MacFamilyTree 9.1 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store and MobileFamilyTree 9.1 for iPhone and iPad can be found on the iOS App Store. Version 9.1 is free for all owners of version 9. New users can purchase MacFamilyTree for only US$59.99 and MobileFamilyTree for only US$29.99

Logoist 4 has just been launched – welcome a brand new version of our popular graphic and vector design app! Developed for both professional designers and graphic artists as well as beginners, Logoist 4 provides impressive features but still incredible ease of use. Go and get your copy of Logoist 4 for just US$39.99 at the Mac App Store.

Here are a few examples for great new features Logoist 4 provides: The „Vectorizer“ turns images into vector graphics while the Image Enhancer removes noise and compression artifacts – both assisted by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. „Artboard“ let you create any number of workspaces within a given document, a new focus mode allows you to hide all objects except the one you are currently editing. Multipoint gradients, many new filters, generators, presets as well as dramatically improved performance are further major improvements of Logoist 4.

Logoist 4 comes fully localized in eight languages and requires macOS 10.14 Mojave or later. Please also have a look at the Demo Video and our Product Page. Purchase Logoist 4 today for just US$39.99.

MacFamilyTree 8.5 has just been released – another huge yet free update for customers of MacFamilyTree 8. The new version offers a lot of new features, for example the entirely re-developed media section.

Browse through all images or video clips, add search filters and find who you are looking for in the blink of an eye Mark persons on pictures, use different sorting options or start a slide show – and enjoy the great new media capabilities of MacFamilyTree.

The Virtual Globe is the perfect tool to see how your family has spread across the globe over the course of time. MacFamilyTree 8.5 raises the bar even further and will excite you by offering maps in higher resolution and more details.

MacFamilyTree 8.5 meets a desire lots of customers brought to our ears: Export single branches of your family tree, split a giant tree into two smaller ones or remove a branch.

MacFamilyTree 8.5 is a free update for all customer who bought MacFamilyTree 8. For new customers, MacFamilyTree 8.5 for Mac sells for just US$ 59.99. MobileFamilyTree for iPhone and iPad sells for just US$ 17.99.
We are delighted to announce another important update for iFinance. A new and even more powerful version of our intuitive and versatile finance management app! Please welcome iFinance 4.5 for Mac and iFinance for iPhone iPad.

iFinance 4.5 is a free update for all customer who bought iFinance 4. For new customers, iFinance 4.5 for Mac sells for just 35.99 US$ and iFinance 4.5 for iPhone and iPad for 8.99 US$.

iFinance users love the ease of tracking their account movements at all times, but the new Category Wizard now helps transform your data from mere figures into valuable insights. For iFinance to be able to analyze your biggest spending categories, you need to categorize your transactions – the Category Wizard will help you speed up this task by analyzing all transactions and suggesting appropriate categories, which not only saves you a great deal of time but also gives you greater insight into your finances.

Another handy new feature: In order to protect your database from third-party access , iFinance for Mac now also supports Touch ID (already a longstanding feature in iFinance for iPad and iPhone!
We’re happy to announce the launch of a new major version of our popular screencasting app Screenium! Create tutorials, record your gameplay or other videos – Screenium 3.2 records whatever happens on your screen. The convenient editor lets you cut your recordings and add transitions, effects, and fade-ins. You can also export or share your screencast, or upload it directly to video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

The new version offers a wide range of new features and is free of charge for all customers of Screenium 3.0 and 3.1! For new customers, Screenium 3.2 is offered with a 50% discount until June, 3rd.

Perfect performance at 5K resolution
Previous versions of Screenium were already able to smoothly record an impressive 60 frames per second at 4 K. Version 3.2 now offers even better performance and effortlessly handles even 5 k recordings at maximum frame rate. No other screencasting app on the market offers smoother recording or is more powerful even for graphics-intensive applications such as games – making Screenium 3.2 best-in-class in terms of performance!

Scaled recording – reduced memory usage
It is not always necessary to record screen content at the highest possible resolution. To minimize memory usage, Screenium 3.2 offers a “Scaled Recording“ feature, which optionally scales to a lower resolution (for example 25% or 50%).This significantly reduces memory load, particularly for very long recordings.

As of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Apple has been using the new HEVC video standard, which is also referred to as H.265. All recordings created with Screenium can now be exported in HVEC format. This achieves the same quality as H.264, but significantly reduces the file size; of course, you can also import HVEC videos.

Master/Slave audio tracks
Screenium 3.2 offers a convenient new feature to manage multiple audio tracks: for example, if you’d like to add background music and a narrator voice to your recording, you can now define one of the two as the master track. The other track – in our specific example the music track – will then automatically be set as the background track and played back at a lower volume.

Record Keystrokes
Screenium 3.2 has yet another handy new feature in store: you can now optionally record keystrokes. To protect your privacy, passwords remain hidden at all times – no password entered during a screencast recording will be displayed and/or recorded. The editor allows you to place the virtual keyboard at any position in your screencast, show or hide the keyboard during select sections, and specify the desired display mode.
We have just released a huge MacFamilyTree update. If you are a customer of version 8, you’ll surely appreciate that it’s another free one for you. New customers pay just US$ 59.99. Have you already launched the Mac App Store? Then you are going to see that Apple is more than impressed with the latest release and features MacFamilyTree 8.3 big time.

MacFamilyTree 8.3 offers a greatly improved Interactive Tree. It’s way faster, it’s more flexible – and from now on it’s even printable. A lot of customers asked for it and we are hereby fulfilling this wish.

Apart from the all-new Interactive Tree, MacFamilyTree 8.3 comes with a completely new merge feature. Combining two separate trees is one of the most challenging tasks in computer genealogy – especially if there are duplicate or contradictory entries. We are proud to announce that MacFamilyTree 8.3 is the first genealogy app to get this issue right.

MacFamilyTree 8.3 (and MobileFamilyTree 8.3 for iPhone and iPad) are available from the Mac App Store or iOS App Store – free for all users of MacFamilyTree 8 or MobileFamilyTree 8. Apple automatically converts the US$ price (without VAT/Sales Tax) into you local currency.
We are delighted to announce our recent launch of iFinance 4.4 for Mac and iFinance 4.4 for iPhone and iPad, a new and even more powerful version of our intuitive and versatile finance management app!

iFinance 4.4 is a free update for all customer who bought iFinance 4. For new customers,iFinance 4.4 for Mac sells for just 38.99 US$ and iFinance 4.4 for iPhone and iPad for 8.99 US$.

Interactive 2D Diagrams
While iFinance’s wide range of clearly arranged charts and reports has always provided great at-a-glance overviews of your income and expenses, version 4.4 takes the reporting feature to a new level! Its 2D diagrams are now interactive – you can optionally display auxiliary lines for better readability or have the mouse pointer show the exact amount corresponding to its current position by simply placing the mouse (or your finger if you’re using iFinance for iPhone or iPad) over any spot in the diagram.

Time Comparison Charts
iFinance 4.4 features time comparison charts as an entirely new chart type. Specify two time periods you want to compare and iFinance will indicate any increases or reductions in spending. The time comparison feature also lets you display comparison bars for absolute or relative comparisons. You can make comparisons by day, week, month, year, and any custom time periods you enter manually.

Reports and Diagrams Folder
iFinance 4.4 provides a new feature to help you organize your reports and charts. If you’ve saved more than one report or diagram to a given folder, iFinance will now let you display up to four of them at a single glance. Of course you can also continue to display one statistic at a time.
We are excited to share some amazing news with you, Logoist 3 has just been launched! Logoist provides you with everything you’ll need to put your creative ideas into practice or find fresh inspiration – and it’s suitable for professional graphic designers and illustrators as well as first-time users alike. Please welcome the brand-new Logoist 3 – the critically acclaimed graphic app which even received an editor’s choice award by Apple in 2014.

A much improved user interface (offering light and dark mode), generators to quickly add effects snowfall, grass, tree branches, flames or other elements, the preset lab, SVG import, a pixel artwork mode, batch export for multiple resolutions and formats at a time and vastly better performance (relying on Metal 2, Core Image and Core Animation) are just a few examples of Logoist 3’s new capabilities.

Have a look at these beautiful sample graphics, all created completely in Logoist 3. Go and get your copy of Logoist 3 for just US$29.99 at the Mac App Store. Logoist 3 comes fully localized in nine languages and requires macOS 10.12 Sierra. 10.13 High Sierra is completely supported, of course.
The popular finance management software iFinance is now available in version 4.3, offering lots of handy improvements. Besides working much faster, iFinance 4.3 comes with better CSV import and export to get you bank data including all transactions into iFinance.

iFinance 4 for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch has been updated, too. You can now change the sort order of accounts on Apple Watch and the iOS Today widget from your iPhone. Several interface improvements throughout the app, better memory management and bug fixes will make your work with iFinance 4 even more pleasant. View our product page, download the free demo version or get your update through the update pane of Mac App Store or iOS App Store.

We have just released a huge update for the popular finance management app iFinance. The brand new version 4.2 offers interactive 3D charts to show where your money goes to and where it comes from.  There are tons of other improvements like copy & paste of transactions, better CSV import or import of PDF based bank statements. The iOS version of iFinance has been updated to version 4.2, too. It assembles almost the complete feature set of iFinance for Mac.

Do you already use one of the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Then you’ll be happy to know that iFinance 4.2 makes use of the handy bar above the keyboard. Navigation, adding transactions or configuring reports becomes so much more convenient this way.

iFinance 4.2 is available at the Mac App Store, iFinance for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch at the iOS App Store. iFinance is offered for US$ 39.99, iFinance for iOS is available for just US$ 9.99. Customers of iFinance 4 can update to the latest version for free.

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.


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.


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.