Family Tree Maker for Mac Australia and New Zealand Edition is Coming!!

The long awaited (re-release) of Family Tree Maker for Mac is almost here. It was announced earlier this year as coming, and it is FINALLY coming!!! Due mid-late December 2010.

I know many of you have questions relating to this new version, so here are some of the common one’s that I’m hearing together with the answers:

Q. What type of Mac will the application run on?
A. You will need an Intel-based based Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later.

Q. I have been using the PC version of Family Tree Maker. Will I have to start over?
A. Family Tree Maker for Mac includes a migration utility (used on a PC) that will convert your Family Tree Maker Windows files (2010 and 2011) so they can be opened on a Mac (and vice versa).

Q. How is the Mac version different from the PC version?
A. The Mac version has the same functionality as Family Tree Maker 2010.

Q. Can I download the software from the Family Tree Maker website?
A. No, at this time the software is available on CD only.

Q. Can I import a tree I created in Reunion?
A. Yes. You will need to export your file as a GEDCOM and then import it into Family Tree Maker.

Q. I am used to using the PC version of Family Tree Maker and don’t want to learn a new program. How different is the Mac version?
A. The Mac version is based on Family Tree Maker 2010, so if you’ve used Family Tree Maker 2008, 2009, or 2010, the transition will be easy.

Family Tree Maker for Mac is now available for pre-order and you can do so from our Gould Genealogy website.

9 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Veronica Williams says:

    I have a question not a comment, hope that’s ok? Will the newsoftwarerunon an iPad? I am looking to convert from windows but don’t want to have to buy an apple pc.

  2. Alona Tester says:

    While I haven’t actually seen it said “FTM Mac won’t work on an iPad” I guarantee that it won’t, simply because I haven’t seen any advertsing saying that it will – which I’m sure they would be pushing if it did.

    However the program does come come with the ‘Tree To Go’ app which does work on an iPad, iPod and iPhone (but so does the PC version of FTM), but you will still need a main computer to store you FTM program on, which you can then links in with Tree To Go.

  3. John Simos says:

    Hi Interesting where can I find “Tree to Go” as have searched the program on my computer is it a separate ap that can be purchaced?

  4. John Simos says:

    Thank you Alona had a look the feed back is a bit scary. Are you using it and is it working OK?

  5. Alona Tester says:

    As I’m not a Mac user, no, I haven’t as yet tried it. But while the Mac version has been out in the US for a few weeks now (still coming here in Aus), I haven’t any heard any bad comments about it, in fact rather the opposite. Admittedly I haven’t checked the lists recently though.

  6. Veronica Williams says:

    Thanks Alona. Looks like I will stick with windows for the time being. I already use the ancestry tree to go but it does have limitations. I actually prefer the app ‘gedview’ for use when traveling as you can make notes and don’t need an Internet connection

  7. Kath Allen says:

    Q: Iam already using Mac Family Tree Maker which is very similar to PCversion2011 is there a chance that there isa Mac Version similar to PC2006 version as I am having trouble getting the handle on this Mac versionIt has some fantastic differences which I am enjoying but would really love to hold of a version similar to PC2006 version
    Regards
    Kathy

  8. Alona Tester says:

    Hi Kathy, Sorry this is the first (well, first for 20 or so years) of FTM Mac … so no there isn’t an FTM Mac one that is similar to the FTM 2006 version. The best I could suggest is that you can use Legacy Family Tree 7, which has the basic layout the same as FTM 2006. This is a PC program, but will work on a Mac if you use Windows emulation software (something like Bootcamp).

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