updated 01:40 am EDT, Tue October 2, 2007
Synium Software has announced a public beta of MacFamilyTree 5, the latest release of the popular genealogy software for the Mac. The company previously announced that with this release, it will complete the acquisition of all rights to the software and be responsible for development, distribution and support. Version 5 has been completely redesigned and rewritten application, and Synium claims it will provide biggest leap in performance and product design so far. The entire GUI as well as the underlying database have been dramatically changed while maintaining true backwards compatibility.
Also new are much improved Views, including a virtual globe to interactively visualize your family tree through time and space, and integrated web-hosting service, allowing all registered customers free of charge to upload their family trees as HTML to the Internet. In addition, views can now be edited like you'd expect from a DTP program and be easily prepared for printed output.
MacFamilyTree 5 is priced at $50, or $25 for an upgrade.