- Just ordered 'Family Tree Maker for Mac' from Ancestry.com.
- March 12th, 2011
I just ordered 'Family Tree Maker for Mac' from Ancestry.com. We will see if it really works (I just read reviews this morning and what I need it for, supposedly, works).
I am getting to the point where I am not sure if I will ever be able to use a software program to have my most recent family trees on both 'the cloud' (online) and on my laptop. I have done without all this time -- so why change? But, alas -- I try again. I even tried the PC version on my Mac and used WINE which works as an emulator -- but even that did not work and it really should have (have used WINE before with sucess). I had to return the PC software and get my money back from Ancestry (and bug them since they did not refund me until I noticed and bug them)
I ordered FTM for Mac from Ancestry.com since it was $55.00 + $5.00 shipping. Amazon has a deal with 6 months free Ancestry.com service AND the Family Tree Maker for Mac software for $99. A good deal if I could make use of it, which I cannot.
Having had other family tree software in the past for my MacBook Pro laptop I was never able to use those at all (a total waste of money) since Ancestry.com does not sync with other software (GEDCOM text files sync, but not all my hard work of photos, attachments, ect, do not sync - and having to put it all in by hand would take as MORE hours than what I spend researching which is hundreds of hours). I get very tired at the thought of trying to make this kind of thing work since I know how Ancestry.com is (kludgy sometimes). But, at least Ancestry.com is far better to use than the Family Library that Ancestry.com is associated with in Salt Lake City (I only got 1 piece of data out of the 3 day trip to the big library).
Note: I am not going from a PC software version to a Mac software version so I do not have to deal with any conversions there. People have complained that only the latest PC version of FTM will sync with the new Mac version.