Software MacKiev has recently published a FAQ for Family Tree Maker (FTM) that has some interesting information. Here are the main points as I see them:
- Free upgrades to FTM 2014 and FTM 3 will be pushed out around March 1st. Owners of older versions of FTM can get the upgrades for the discounted price of $29.95.
- The upgraded editions of FTM will also begin shipping around March 1st at a discounted price of $49.95 (the regular price will be $69.95). That’s quite a bit more than what Ancestry was selling it for. There will also be a family pack license for three computers for an additional $20. The software will be available from MacKiev’s online store and retailers such as Amazon and the Mac App Store.
- FTM is planned to support FamilySearch by the end of 2016.
- Synchronization between FTM and Ancestry.com will no longer use TreeSync after Jan. 1, 2017 but will use some new technology instead.
Thanks to Randy Seaver for pointing out this FAQ on his Genea Musings blog. I think some of Randy’s statements about synchronization are too speculative at this point (he doesn’t think there will be full synchronization like there is with TreeSync), but he has some other information concerning RootsMagic that you might want to read.