Apple Mac & iPad Corner Genealogy programs - Spoiled for Choice!
with some personal comments by the webmaster
Current availability: √ indicates runs under OSX Lion, √√ runs under Mountain Lion
ReUnion by Leister Productions Version 10.0.3 √
US$99, rather expensive, can export data to an iPhone or iPod Touch (see video) ,
Can be purchased from Beehive Books NZ
Family Tree Maker for Mac 2 √
Developer/Publisher: Ancestry.com and Nova Development ,
Transfer files to and from the Windows version. Integrate with Ancestry.com.
Retail: USD 69.95
plus Ancestry app for iPads and iPhones/iPod Touch App Store
iFamily for Leopard , now updated to version 2.752 √√
(excellent, US$30, can export data to an iPhone or iPod Touch)
MacFamilyTree by Synium Software now at version 6 √
(US$27.99, popular in Europe, can export data to an iPhone or iPod Touch click for details)
See also Mobile Family Tree for iPad
Personal Ancestry Writer II (based on PAF, free, basic, last updated 2007)
Now replaced by PAW2U by Howard H. Metcalfe Version 100, July 2011 (free)
of these support GEDCOM
so much choice, what are the important features? They are likely
to be influenced by your hardware, screen size, preferred method of
working and of sharing your tree, etc.. I suggest that modern
genealogy programs will be built around an efficient database, with a
excellent user interface/experience.
In my case using an iMac with a 27 inch screen, iFamilyForLeopard (Lion compatible) stands out.
like the the large graphical display that allows to see as much of the
tree as I want, to have my web browser open alongside, entering and
updating data directly onto the display, instantaneous updating of the
A good way of sharing your tree is to export it as web
pages. This can uploaded as a web site, but can also be written
to a CD or DVD which can be used on any computer.
allow upload to iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad. All of these provide navigation around the tree.
Link to list of iPad programs For a Keynote presentation, email the webmanager
Updated July 2012 by Neville Thomas