MacFamilyTree Version 5.5 Released

The Mac genealogy software MacFamilyTree has completed beta and version 5.5 is released! Here’s what’s new in this version according to Synium:

  • New: World History Database
  • Displays all Events in your Database in a historical context
  • Our predefined database features categorized historical events in 22 topics
  • Additional events can be easily added and edited from a dedicated Preferences section.
  • Add custom regional and global historical data
  • Historical data is available in Edit Mode, for each person and family.
  • Historical information will be displayed in Time Line view, Person Reports and on Web pages generated using our powerful Web HTML Export.
  • Fully localized integration with Wikipedia (Internet connection required)
  • New: Completely Rewritten Database Engine
  • Dramatic speed increase throughout MacFamilyTree, especially on Macs running Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Full size images and large PDFs are stored in the MacFamilyTree database without compromising overall performance.
  • Changes to the MacFamilyTree database are now saved much quicker.
  • Reduced memory footprint, especially for larger databases
  • New: Search
  • Rewritten, fine-grained search with a new user interface
  • Search for Persons, Families and Sources with many options to narrow down and customize your search criteria.
  • New: Additional Charts Available for Statistics View
  • Age of Children at Parents’ Death
  • Age of Person at Partner’s Death
  • Month of Marriage
  • Added Auto-Save
  • GEDCOM Importer improved
  • Improved Black & White theme for Charts
  • Wood style now selectable in MacFamilyTree’s Preferences, as an option for the program’s entire user interface
  • The Ancestor Chart can now be flipped as an upside-down view
  • Added a parents of person popup menu to the man and woman palette
  • Editing of saved Reports improved
  • Person Report now includes notes from person events
  • Person List can be configured to show separate columns for name components
  • Many user interface refinements

I covered the history database in a recent screencast and I’m working on one for the new search feature now.

Here’s the download link for the latest version of MacFamilyTree.

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