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In Topic: Sharing RM databases with Apple product users

30 December 2018 - 12:59 PM


1. send your rootsmagic file to people using either email or one of the free send large files websites.

                  Apple Mail drop, Firefox send, wetransfer, pccloud. Google these to learn more.

2. they can connect their ios device to their computer and access the file through itunes. Even a crippled windows pc should handle this.

             Click the phone/pad icon->summary item->file sharing->rootsmagic app.

3. If you have these files on ancestry you could share them and they could perhaps see them with ancestry's free ios app.

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

08 December 2018 - 01:08 PM

Bonsam;  PH3 probably refers to personal historian software from rootsmagic.


A cloud based service is not available many places and puts your data out of your control and at risk in the hands of third parties.


One reason for the shift cloudward may be the slowness of developers to keep their software current and make it available on popular platforms like the mac. 

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

05 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

In an optimistic vein, perhaps climate change will allow Hell to freeze over. Only then may we see a native mac RM8 (or not).


Losing data in Gedcom transfers between software programs is a real problem that ties customers to their first choice after creating a significant database. My file is still small (300 people) and I was able to move to the much improved MacKiev mac family tree maker which matches Ancestry's data structure pretty well compared to RM7.


I would give RM8 mac a real try if it ever appeared but have low expectations since even the crossover wrapper version has yet to be fixed for problems that surfaced two mac OS's ago.

In Topic: Sharing RM databases with Apple product users

24 November 2018 - 07:46 PM

1. In itunes you must choose the phone icon on the top right to get to the summary screen. Then scroll down to options and click sync with this phone over wifi in the future. Syncing is slow compared to a usb connection.


2. dropbox has 2 gb free storage and you can earn more but why not use icloud and share the appropriate file. Google share icloud file for details. Apple gives you 5GB free and more space is quite cheap.

In Topic: Release Date for RM8

24 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

Perhaps they will finally have a mac version in a year. May explain failure to release a fixed wrapper version for Mojave.


The rootsmagic for mac forum has no recent posts--have users given up due to no wrapper fix for Mojave?