The long awaited Apple Macintosh version of the popular free software, Family Tree Builder, from MyHeritage.com is now available. I have been using a beta version of the program for sometime and it has been working virtually flawlessly on my iMac running OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. I have been able to synchronize my local Family Tree Builder file with my online Family Tree on MyHeritage.com without any problems. It does appear to be running under some type of emulation program, but it is working fine.
Here is a screen shot of the program as it appears on my iMac:
The intro message from MyHeritage.com states:
Many of our users have been asking us to provide our popular free Family Tree Builder software for the Mac.
We have good news: the wait is over! Family Tree Builder is now available for Mac users, in a special version just released called Family Tree Builder 7.0 Mac Extension.
Family Tree Builder Mac Extension looks and feels just like the Windows version, that is actively used by millions of genealogists worldwide. All main features work the same, including sync with MyHeritage, Smart Matches™, Record Matches, the Consistency Checker, charts, book report, etc. The file formats are also the same so you can easily transport Family Tree Builder projects between Windows and Mac.
It is true that it appears to be a ported copy of the Windows program, so don't expect any of the usual Mac-only features. I have been using Family Tree Builder on my PC for quite a long time and it has always been a lot better than you might expect from a "free" program. Of course, the tie in is to MyHeritage.com. If you do not already have an account, you will soon see the advantages of having the ability to take advantage of the advanced searching and record hinting features of MyHeritage.com.
Why Family Tree Builder?
Please note that Family Tree Builder Mac Extension is ported from Windows. We are busy working on a brand new version of Family Tree Builder for Mac, designed from the ground up to look and feel like a modern Mac application. But wait no longer and install the Mac Extension today and upgrade later for free to any new version.
- Excellent free software for people who have a Mac desktop computer at home.
- Works with your online family tree, syncing back and forth any changes made to your tree either online or in the application. You can even use it when your computer is offline.
- Compatible with MyHeritage family sites and the MyHeritage mobile app.
- Supports 35 languages.
- Enjoy the wealth of features and power tools available only on Family Tree Builder.
- Read more about Family Tree Builder 7.0 features or watch a short video.
Download Family Tree Builder Mac Extension for free
It looks like the genealogy program world for Mac computers has just come of age.