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#1 mtwining

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:34 PM

We own a Macintosh desktop computer and absolutely love it. I also love to do family history research. However, these 2 "loves" of mine don't coincide, they don't mesh, they just don't seem to get along very well. We have been researching available family history products for Mac computers and while there are a few, and some that look like they would perform well, I am looking for something that is designed to be a personal genealogy program that can sync with new family search and sync all LDS ordinance information, but it just doesn't exisit. There are so many options for windows based computers that allow for this. Currently the suggestion out there is to partition the Mac hard drive to be able to use these windows based programs, but that is not what I'm looking for, that is not what Mac users need. We need a program that is designed for the Mac and that is "fully certified" by family search where we can store our personal family history information to access and compare it to what is on the family search website, to be able to better perform the research that we are undertaking.
So my question, my hope is: When will there be a Roots Magic Mac program available with all of the available features in your windows based program? There is a definite need for such a program to be designed.

#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

The Mac version of RootsMagic is under development but is rather difficult and time consuming to do this. Everything is having to be rewritten. No time frame on when it will be available.

You can run RootsMagic on your Mac with help - http://www.rootsmagic.com/mac/
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#3 Robert-Leigh:Pritchett

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

I use Wineskin Winery and it worked great for RM5. It tends to show the weak spots in RM6 however and we are beginning to address those issues.

WineSkin is not an emulation program, so RM6 runs much better than if it were running under Win7 on a Mac or using Fusion or Parallels. Try it by following the directions presented here - Drew Withers has done an excellent job getting it to play nice on the Mac -

http://blog.drewwith...n-mac-os-x.html

Duplicate post on http://forums.rootsm...rating-systems/