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In Topic: Not optimised for Mac

Today, 02:34 PM

Mac users do tend to install OS updates more quickly than Windows people due to the stability of the mac os and the yearly cycle. Microsoft tends to focus on a 5 or 10 year cycle with major changes (and a generous supply of impressive bugs).


However, wise mac users wait for one or two bug fix updates to a new version and check what expert software reviewers say about the OS. This puts cautious users in a December timeframe after the normal yearly late September launch.


It is amazing to me how many people install beta OS versions and stand hours in line for the newest iphone, etc.  Such cannon fodder paves the way for the rest of us.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

14 August 2019 - 03:50 PM



Sources in FTM are far too complicated and confusing. I have finally ended up creating my own simpler format and ignoring theirs so long as I capture the what where how and have left links back to data source and media.


Macfamilytree has a seductively wonderful mac interface that is better than any other program I have tried. however, using it is not good with its really weird pedigree tree and stacking of data entry screens with sources push way to the bottom.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

13 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

A native mac user interface with less clicks and windows required  is much preferable to new features.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

13 August 2019 - 07:09 AM

I too use FTM 2017 with the near term promise of the 2019 update. Except for the tiny text size I like FTM fairly well. What do you not like about it?


RM8 remains vaporware but I also hope it finally appears (this decade). It will certainly be worth a try despite all the likely initial bugs.

In Topic: Rootsmagic Mac version 8

09 August 2019 - 04:13 PM



The customer loss window has begun to close so that pressure is gone. However, Bruce will probably release something 12/31/19 but as you said the first pass will be full of bugs for we consumers to find. Feel good that you will get RM8 much cheaper than the rest of us skeptics.




MFT did seem to be a supurb mac program. Everything was very fast and smooth and there was a decent PDF manual. I really had trouble with the odd and tiny tree layout and never could find a way to mark and return to the root person which is a one click deal in other programs. Even large text size was very tiny for old eyes.